Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Holier Than Thou

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- An Indonesian lawmaker who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law resigned Monday after he got caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate.

The scandal has transfixed this predominantly Muslim nation since a local photojournalist filmed Arifinto, a member of the staunchly Islamic Prosperous Justice Party, gazing at the downloaded porn sites Friday.


The anti-porn law was used in January to sentence Nazril "Ariel" Irham, lead singer of the country's most popular band Peterpan, to 3 1/2 years in jail after two homemade sex tapes found their way to the Internet.

Last year, the editor in chief of Playboy Indonesia was given two years behind bars.

Hypocrisy, like irony, is a tough concept to get right. But unless this censorious Quran bothering prig tosses himself behind bars for several years, he has bemerded himself in its stench.


Blogger erp said...

How do you say, "The Onion" in Indonesian? Is it possible this guy is this dumb to watch porn openly in parliament?

April 12, 2011 6:38 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Well, I suppose sitting in parliament is so boring that it requires extreme measures. It's not like the rest of us who have real lives.

April 12, 2011 8:03 AM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

One could wish that politicians would show as much imagination in legislation as they do in ways to bring about their own downfalls.

I think my all-time favorite was Kenneth McKellar, who pissed on the leg of the Belgian ambassador during a reception in the White House.

Although the Grand Dragon of the KKK in Indiana who ran off with an aged virgin of the Indianapolis elite and bit her to death is a contendah.

21st century pols are pipsqueaks compared with the giants of our past.

April 12, 2011 9:05 PM  

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