Great YouTubed Historical Vid (until they censor it)

Here’s Frank Zappa being libertarian, political and funny as hell all at the same time. From the YouTube description:

On February 14, 1986, the Maryland State Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill proposed by delegate Judith Toth to modify the existing state pornography statute so as to include records, tapes and CDs. (…)

H/T to Casey.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • Andrew

    Frank, we sure could use a guy like you right about now. You are and always will be sorely missed.

  • Kevin

    I miss that guy too – a true classic. Can you imagine having a Zappa-type ‘witness’ during the ridiculous Congressional hearings on steroids in baseball or oil company profits…we definitely need more of those.

  • Kevin

    Jeez…nice command of the english language. I meant we need more people like HIM, not more of ‘those’..

  • http://thatsridonkulous.blogspot.com/ Rob D.

    Awesome vid… Zappa – 203 (i lost count) Government – 0

    Check out an equally great debate on censorship (video games) here…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmJ7IXeqG7k

  • http://thatsridonkulous.blogspot.com/ Rob D.
  • http://caseyshoaf.blogspot.com Casey Shoaf

    Here’s another one…

    Zappa for President
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2Dg48LhD86w

  • http://thatsridonkulous.blogspot.com/ Rob D.

    Zappa called it in the Crossfire vid., “fascist theocracy”. Take a look at their reactions to his (ACCURATE, mind you) assumptions about what America was to become.

  • http://www.massthirdparties.blogspot.com Nick Archer

    Frank was a visionary taken from us way too soon.

  • http://libspot.org/member/mlaursen/blog1/ Mike Laursen

    Is this John Lofton idiot in the Crossfire video the same guy that is now a figure in the Constitution Party?

  • http://www.steveperkins.net Steve Perkins

    Is this John Lofton idiot in the Crossfire video the same guy that is now a figure in the Constitution Party?

    One and the same.