Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dept. of Things we shouldn't have to legislate: "Va. Lawmaker Seeks Ban on Replica Genitalia After Girl Spots Rubber Testicles on Trailer Hitch"

From the AP:
It's one thing to dangle fuzzy dice from a rear view mirror, but decorating a trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles might be a bit much in Virginia.

State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers.

Under his measure, displaying the ornamentation on a motor vehicle would be a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

He said the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter spotted an example of the trail hitch adornment and asked her father to explain it.

"'I didn't know what to tell her,'" Spruill said the constituent told him before Spruill vowed to stop such displays.

I don't even know what to say about this except ... Yay for no more rubber nuts at the traffic light!

The "item" below is marketed by Your Nutz as a way to "support the troops": "We’ve Respectfully placed the Yellow Ribbon designating Support the Troops on our Exclusive 8” Customized Desert Scheme Camo Nutz."


Vox Populi said...

I live in Florida. The new people who have moved here are extremely nasty. (sorry hate to sound judgmental but I am a teller of the truth) At any rate, MANY of them hang these balls from their hitches (some hang coconuts) I believe it has a dual-purpose of course. I've taken a lot of pics of same and posted them. Whenever I want to use the statement 'that takes balls' I try to remember to use my shots of same.
Isn't it NASTY?
I found you because you are just under me in 'top linking' sites for the cheney impeachment.

GO WEXLER !!!!!!!!!!
nice blog.

Sue J said...

I know. I find the "Desert Scheme Camo Nutz" to be in particularly bad taste. I know there are plenty of folks who think the idea of banning these is legislation gone too far. I just think it's a sad, sad commentary on our society that people don't have the sense to not put these things on their vehicles.

Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!