8:15 a.m. KTSA Morning Edge Commentary 9/20/2002

War on Spam

Here's what was in my latest email.

Earn $10-thousand a month on the internet. Lowest long distance rates. 300% interest on my money guaranteed by the government. Lolita video dedicated to the beauty of young girls. Remove any form of skin discolorations: dark marks, acne or pimple marks, scars, under-eye circles, razor bump marks, spots, freckles, uneven skin tone, shaving scars, moles, stretch-marks, age spots, birthmarks, chicken pox marks, or any other skin imperfections.
Increase the length of my hammer, as they put it. Increase the size of my breasts, obviously not a very good mailing list they're using.

Human growth hormone therapy. Loans for people with terrible credit. Amazing 3-in-1 PocketCam free: it's a digital camcorder, webcam, and digital camera all in one. An opportunity to answer surveys and win big cash.

The really bad ones got left out.

Shouldn't the parts of the government that aren't busy, get up a war against spam? Maybe work it like the airport: make the spam-senders wait in long lines, search them, confiscate some of their stuff, inconvenience them.

If a politician wants my appreciation, he or she can do something about unwanted email ads. They're deceptive, fradulent, obscene, disgusting and plain ol' all-'round offensive. The Federal Trade Commission could do something, but they seem to want to just compile reports. Spam has doubled since last year, one report says. The FTC has made spam a priority, another one says (although it's hard to tell, isn't it?).

Those are all in reports. Someone spammed me with those, too.

I'm Brad Messer with commentary at 8:15 on KTSA's Morning Edge.

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