Scott Nerlino – @FakeTuckerson
Attorney, software developer, comedian, political commentator, and user of oxford commas. I decided to start the Political Asylum when I got tired of talking to myself and having no one listen. We have the chance to change America. To bring joy and humor back into our culture.
“If a man makes the press utter atrocious things he becomes as answerable for them as if he had uttered them by word of mouth. Mr. Jefferson has said in his inaugural speech, that “error of opinion might be tolerated, when reason was left free to combat it.” This is sound philosophy in cases of error. But there is a difference between error and licentiousness.” ~ Liberty of the Press, 1806
“Sooner or later the people in this country are going to realize: the government does not give a fuck about them. The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare, or your safety. It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.” ~ George Carlin
Never forget that as recent as 1966, a comedian was tried and convicted for the crime of obscenity for having the nerve to use words that others might find offensive. ~ PEOPLE v. BRUCE (Criminal Trial Court of the City of New York, Nov. 4, 1964)
At trial, the prosecution relied on testimony from the investigators sent to attend Bruce’s performances. Some of the investigators read from hand-written notes they had taken during Bruce’s acts, recounts that butchered the performance of Bruce’s material. This caused Bruce to lament, “I’m going to be judged by his bad timing, his ego, his garbled language.” In addition to the investigators, the prosecution presented testimony from sociologists, professors, and literary experts who commented on the merit, decency, and community impact of Bruce’s act.
Billy Geisen – @FakeRoddyLush
Brendan Blakemore – @FakeATwit