Let freedom fizzle

Howard 100 News reported tonight that a priest and a state legislator fought to get two Howard Stern billboards taken down in Chicago because they dared to make a joke: “Let Freedom Ring. And let it be run by a stripper.” The state legislator is quoted on Howard 100 saying that as a woman and as an African American — etcetera, etcetera — she is offended and so she and the priest pressured the owners of the billboards — none other than First Amendment woosies Clear Channel and Viacom — to take them down.

Well, Ms. State Legislator, as an American, I am offended by your disrespect for freedom of speech and your utter lack of a damned sense of humor.

Prigs, prudes, and pols will be our downfall.