15 January 2008

Our tax dollars at work

One way to keep everyone off balance and not worrying about real issues is to focus on things that really have no bearing on anyone. Our friends in Virginny lead the way on this one...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Drive across Virginia with an outsized rubber replica of testicles dangling from your trailer hitch and you face a fine under a bill before the General Assembly. Delegate Lionel Spruill introduced the legislation Tuesday, saying the sight of masculine genitalia is a safety issue because it distracts drivers.

Spruill, a Democrat from Portsmouth, would make display of the ornamentation on a motor vehicle a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

He says the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter had spotted the facsimile sex organs and asked her father to explain them.

The Virginia legislature has some experience with offbeat bills. Three years ago, it attracted worldwide attention for its effort to outlaw baggy pants worn so low they expose underwear.

What's next? The silver silhouettes of women on mudflaps on big rigs?

1 comment:

Val said...

Wow-I can't tell you number of times I've nearly driven off the road staring at facsimile sex organs. They read my mind! *mouth agape*