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Sally Kern doesn’t like obscenity…

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Today in irony, I’d like to introduce you to House Bill 2349. Presented by Sally Kern, it will beef up mandatory fines and sentences for any person convicted of “obscenity.” Yes, you read that right. Sally Kern, the lady who makes her mark by offending gays, women, minorities and just about everyone else, wants to toughen up obscenity laws.

From KFOR:

One Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing to strengthen punishment for anyone convicted of obscenity and in the process has shed some light on the wording of laws involving such crimes.

We’re talking about House Bill 2349.

Sometimes things we get in the mail can make us blush but what exactly is too hot to handle?

One Oklahoma lawmaker wants to strengthen an Oklahoma law that basically says no one can publish anything that is obscene.

But what is considered obscene?

“It is patently offensive to the average person. It has a theme of interest in lewd sex and then to the average person has no literary, artistic or scientific value or purpose,” Kern said.

If obscenity is something that’s “patently offensive to the average person,” does that mean Sally Kern could go to jail for her hair cut, or would they arrest the barber from Bethany who gave it to her? Maybe both? Seriously, it’s a legitimate question. Who’s charged with obscenity in these cases? Is it the person who publishes the A&F catalog or the weirdo without Internet access who masturbates to it once it arrives in the mail?

Fortunately, KFOR went to a legal analyst who knows a thing or two about obscenity laws and/or masturbation:

Attorney David Slane argues cases like this all of the time.

One you might remember involved a former Oklahoma City Police officer by the name of Maurice Martinez.

One of his many charges included possessions of obscene material.

“Say you were to receive a brown paper package in the mail and you can tell this is probably obscene material, my guess is you’d probably throw it away, but lets say you didn’t lets say you opened it and looked at it. Have you committed a crime? No.”

But according to the law, whoever posted it online or sent it in the mail could be committing a crime, especially if it carries a generic label like “current resident” as many catalogs do.

“I think something like a Victoria’s Secret magazine or something on Facebook posting because you distribute it to others when you send it could become something that a person could be prosecuted,” Slane said.

Slane said while Kern’s intentions are good because it draws attention to a law that may be so unconstitutionally vague, it won’t hold up in court.

He said it will ultimately waste tax payer dollars to defend it.

Thanks for playing along with the irony game, KFOR. Maybe the next time you get criminal defense attorney David Slane on camera you should sneak in a question about the trip to Peru where he and a couple of buddies rescued a village from snakes and floods and did not visit underage prostitutes. Remember that one?

Anyway, the only positive thing about this proposed law is that it might cut down on pornographic junk mail I never receive. I guess that would save a tree or two. Actually, we should just get the word out that strengthening “obscenity” laws is good for the environment. That will change Sally’s mind.

Also, instead of calling this legislation House Bill 2349, can we give it a cool name? Maybe “The Sally Kern Vagina Anti-Obscenity Act.” An offensive bill definitely deserves an offensive name, right? We should call it that at least until it passes and is signed-in to law by the Governor. Then we’ll go back to calling it HB 2349. It’s not worth all of us going to jail over it.

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  1. No doubt this was a reaction to that “gay” play put on at Civic Center around Christmas. I’m only surprised Dan Fisher didn’t co-sponsor the bill.

    • Rep. Fisher is doing much more to retaliate against the “gay” play, he is the sponsor to the bill that eliminates all funding to the Oklahoma Arts Council (HB2850). What happens when you elect preachers. Or in Sally’s case, preacher wives.

  2. Someone please find her address so we can all send her offensive material before this law passes, and inevitably gets overturned.

  3. I’m not sure if her pic for this story or the crying divorced weatherman pic is harder to look at. Both kinda creep me out a little.

  4. I wonder if she would say the posters showing chopped up fetuses that the Abolish Human Abortion group walk
    around with are obscene.

  5. Sally seems to have that same gleam of fanaticism I always see in the eyes of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Run…run as fast as you can!

  6. How do we find out what the average person finds offensive?

    Who’s the most average person we know? I think it’s Jason White, that guy from all of those air conditioning commercials.

  7. “does that mean Sally Kern could go to jail for her hair cut”?

    No, however, she would go for her inability to stop running on the c word platform. Then, she would see her stay extended for those dead, satanic “Buscemi” eyes… blech.

    • Also, I learned from my fiance’ this last weekend, as someone who went to NW Classen during Kern’s tenure there, Kern was the adult sponsor for the LBGT club. I sort of wonder if this is some weird truth or if my better half is trying to make up stories to get me to Ooo and Awe…

  8. So glad to see our fearless leaders are using their powers to make real change in our state. *eyeroll*
    We can’t buy wine in a grocery store but dammit our eyes won’t be offended by anything “obscene” in the mail!

  9. “We make laws down here at [the state House] every day to protect children and there hasn’t been one made that’s been perfect yet. If we could only pass perfect laws, we would have very few laws. Which I think it wouldn’t hurt to have fewer laws anyway.”

    -Rep. Sally Kern, in 2006, when talking about legislation she drafted to create a special section for books deemed sexually explicit for minors.
    (SOURCE: http://www.ocolly.com/article_85fe488f-a0c2-55ed-a55a-e54d611ea021.html)

  10. So Patrick,

    Does this mean that my TLO featured, on-line graphic novel: “Kally Sern – Lesbian Group-Sex Bible Whore”, is on hold?

  11. There is no way to understand Sally Kern or her actions other than to just realize that she is batshit crazy.

  12. From the looks of the photo, someone should probably tell our Ms. Kern that lipstick doesn’t go around the eyes or up the ass.

  13. Even tho Slane is correct here, he is still a media whore. Look back a few years ago and you’ll find a case where he sued a sitting judge for wearing her robe while making a campaign commercial.

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