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Terrorists, Teens, and Sex

Osama’s Dirty Mind

When Osama was killed, and the SEALs were hauling out the treasure trove, I read comments on a number of sites. Osama having a “goat porn” stash was the joke used over and over. Turns out they weren’t too far off. While there was no mention of bestiality titles, he did have a stash.

From the article:

Hours after the news of the porn stash, Christine Fair, a Georgetown University terrorism expert, wrote on her Facebook page, “Of course they found porn! Every damned jihadi loves porn.

The 9/11 hijackers boozed it up and got lap dances before they carried out their mission. The Fort Hood shooter was a regular at the local titty bar. I guess they just couldn’t wait for their 72 virgins.

When I read this article, I wasn’t really surprised. Pornography in Islam is haram, or forbidden. And in Christianity, pornography is about lust, exploitation, and the perverting of the conjugal act. In many religions, porn is a no-no.

Still, the porn industry is a billion dollar business. The nation leading in porn queries on the internet is………Pakistan. Here in the United States, the state that leads in the purchase of online adult entertainment is………Utah. It also happens to be one of the most Conservative states with deeply devout Mormons.

I believe that our society needs to drop the whole pseudo-puritanical BS. People are going to buy porn, “read” Playboy, and go to strip clubs. There will always be customers for the ladies of the evening. They don’t call prostitution the “world’s oldest profession” for nothing. And teenagers will experiment with sex. No matter how much we tell them to keep their legs closed, it’s hard to fight biology. If we teach kids about sex, in a comprehensive way, maybe we won’t have as many teen pregnancies. Abstinence only education doesn’t work.

Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. Take away that, and it just becomes common. It’s no longer, exciting, dangerous, and illicit. If that factor is taken away, you can look at it more rationally. “He’s hot, we’re probably going to do it. I should get some condoms.” If more teens thought like that instead of, “Crap. I hope we don’t get caught,” I think there would be a lot less pregnancies.

It’s way past time to be more open about sex.

The Money’s in Abstinence! Ask Bristol

Bristol Palin Earns $262,000 as Abstinence Ambassador

Dang, the Palins sure know where to find the money. It’s in books, E-List celebrity dance shows, and apparently, abstinence advocacy. Bristol got paid many pretty pennies for imploring teens not to have sex, even though she did and has a baby to prove it.

That, in itself, is a little weird. I get that the message is, “learn from my mistake,” but it comes off as, “do as I say, not as I do.” She says that being a teen mom is hard so girls should think twice before having sex. Yet, she was on Dancing with the Stars and making really bad PSAs with Mike “The Situation” from Jersey Shore. She looks like she has this carefree, glamorous life. Definitely not the reality of 99% of teen moms.

BTW, no one from Jersey Shore should be anywhere near an abstinence education video. Everytime I catch that show, I want to power wash every inch of their house with bleach.

How about shooting a video of a sleepless Bristol at 3:00 AM trying to soothe a colicky, crying Tripp. That is way more realistic. It makes being a teen mom look as difficult as it really is.

The stranger part of this story is how much the Candie’s Foundation spent on abstinence-only education vs. how much they paid her to be their spokesperson. Bristol Palin’s Nonprofit Paid Her Seven Times What It Spent On Actual Teen Pregnancy Prevention. $35K on grants to clinics and health education centers, but Bristol gets a cool quarter mil.

Not only that, their abstinence only campaigns are laced with sex. Check out these tank tops they sell that say, “I’m Sexy Enough To Keep You Waiting.” Huh? That is just bizarre-o to me. Vow not to have sex, but wear that top to tease your boyfriend and his blue balls?

The Candie’s Foundation is serious about selling their branded line of Juniors clothing, accessories, and shoes. They’re obviously not serious about selling abstinence-only education because they suck at it. Mixed messages and very little money going to actual, real-life education shows just how much.

Bristol is more than happy to take their money, I’m sure. I wonder if she gets their cheap, slutty shoes for free. Even without them, what a sweet deal.