Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dumbasses in the news

Ok, I'm using the word dumbass a lot today, but it's just so appropriate. My wife forwarded me this link. I'm sorry but all I can say is C.T. Martin is a dumbass -

Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws.

The amendment, sponsored by city councilman C.T. Martin, states that sagging pants are an "epidemic" that is becoming a "major concern" around the country.

"Little children see it and want to adopt it, thinking it's the in thing," Martin said Wednesday. "I don't want young people thinking that half-dressing is the way to go. I want them to think about their future."

The proposed ordinance would also bar women from showing the strap of a thong beneath their pants. They would also be prohibited from wearing jogging bras in public or show a bra strap, said Debbie Seagraves, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

The proposed ordinance states that "the indecent exposure of his or her undergarments" would be unlawful in a public place. It would go in the same portion of the city code that outlaws sex in public and the exposure or fondling of genitals.

The penalty would be a fine in an amount to be determined, Martin said.

Not only is it virtually unenforceable and unconstitutional, it's idiotic. Hey, some people can't dress themselves. We should make this illegal? If you don't want your kids showing their underwear, then address it at home. It may look ridiculous when people's pants are around their knees (does it ever), but who's it hurting? It's not the government's job to enforce fashion. There's absolutely nothing indecent about any of the stated examples. I swear, these idiots really want to live in some dictatorship controlled by their own personal morality. I have an idea, Mr Martin, why don't you take care of your morality, and I'll handle mine and my kids'. Keep your fucking nose out of it.

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michelline said...

I know our daughter likes to wear spaghetti strap tank tops and she doesn't like a strapless bra so her bra straps show. It used to bother me, but I've gotten used to it as ALL the teens dress like that. And what's the big deal? I'm seeing a bra strap not nipples.

My nephew and cousin like to wear their shorts/jeans around their knees so we can see their boxers. So they look stupid. And they can't be very comfortable since they have to constantly worry about their pants falling down to their ankles. But hey - if they want to look stupid, it's up to them.

And what's wrong with wearing a jogging bra in public? If a woman can't wear one while jogging, then men shouldn't be allowed to go without a shirt.

This entire thing is stupid and I would think doomed to failure. I know I'd fight back if my daughter got tagged for a fine.

fridge said...

That is truly dumb-ass. Nothing in there about plumber's crack?

michelline said...

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