Saturday, February 12, 2005
"Senators reject visible pants fine" (Guardian,UK)
No, I could think of it happening elsewhere--Saudi Arabia for example. It made me laugh but it also made me wonder about the quality of people who represent us. And this guy is a Democrat !
The story in The Guardian,UK, and widely reported elsewhere stated that a bill put forward by Mr. Algie Howell (D), a member of the lower house of Virginia State Legislature, to ban undergarments from being visible over the waist line, was rejected.
The bill would have imposed a $50.00 fine for behaving in a "lewd and indecent manner". We should be glad that good sense prevailed in the Virginia State Legislature. I felt like exclaiming "Ya Habeebi" (not a dirty word,see footnote) as an Iraqi blogger often does.
Ya Habeebi: Oh my dear! My beloved!
"Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing - with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for the second and third place."
---Robert A. Heinlein (US science-fiction writer, 1907-1988)