I Want My Erectile Dysfunction Ads

It’s a "hard" knock life for erectile-dysfunction commercials. So I’m having my morning coffee and reading the paper and I read that some stiff Representative in D.C. introduced a bill that would effectively ban broadcasters from airing any ads for erectile dysfunction, or "male enhancement," between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.   My first thought: […]

Last Updated: May 11, 2009 @ 6:29 PM

It’s a "hard" knock life for erectile-dysfunction commercials.

So I’m having my morning coffee and reading the paper and I read that some stiff Representative in D.C. introduced a bill that would effectively ban broadcasters from airing any ads for erectile dysfunction, or "male enhancement," between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

 

My first thought: WTF?

 

With world hunger, the economy, AIDS, unemployment, gas prices and 401Ks drying up like the Red Sea, these nitwits are worried about Cialis commercials??

 

CIALIS COMMERCIALS???

With all the lame crap airing on the networks these days, one of the things I look forward to is commercials. Particularly those erectile-dysfunction commercials. Ya know, where The Couple is sitting in separate hot tubs on a beach … a glum guy sitting on a couch staring aimlessly and forlorn at his backyard … long candlestick slowly melting.

 

I dunno. It makes an old broad think happy "warm tingly"thoughts. 

 

Hell, these commercials have been responsible for bringing down attendance at bingo games at Leisure Worlds nationwide. It’s not really a tragedy cuz there are smiles and blood pressures rising with other things. WINK!

Do these lame ass folks in Washington have a clue? Seriously, banning E.D. commercials from kids? Do these morons surf the internet?  Drive down the streets and see billboards? Kids aren’t stupid, and they are gonna see this information, anyway.  

 

Go on any playground. heck, ask little Miss Abstinence After the Fact, Bristol Palin. Kids, teenagers, all know about sex.

To think this all started with NIPPLEGATE, the infamous Janet Jackson Super Bowl nipple-glance episode. I remember that day like yesterday, I was actually at a lesbian Super Bowl party in Studio City (don’t ask … long story), and it was more of a celebration then an FCC Indecency issue. We were in the midst of the Bush Era conservatism. He and his right wing radical henchmen were out for blood and wanted to set immediate crackdown on "perceived" indecency in broadcasting.

What makes me irritated about this? It’s darn Democrats behind it alll!!

 

Three Democrats — Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) re-introducing it and Henry Waxman  (D-Calif.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) worried about drugs ads and the effects ads have on kids.

 

Have they gone soft in the Democratic Party? OY VEY! Most of the progressive world sits points and laughs at us, as some loudmouth loonies get all verklempt because of lame ass issues such as: nudity, condoms and … my gawd GASP. Erectile-dysfunction ads.

Come on, Washington. Come on, America. Get a grip on yourselves. (Not literally!) Your kids already know most of the crap you don’t think they know. Remember? You were young once. So get back to governing our wonderful country.

 

Moran, Waxman & Rockefeller … maybe you should get a prescription for what you are trying to ban. Might make you less grumpy.  Worry about handguns and AK47s and not some old farts shooting blanks and offending the street smart kids in our country.

OK. I feel better now … where’s my prune Danish?

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