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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:28 AM
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Lawmaker Seeks End to Vulgar Cheerleading

http://www.statesman.com/hp/content/shared-gen/ap/Featu... \UbTTUWUXUTUZT
Lawmaker Seeks End to Vulgar Cheerleading
By APRIL CASTRO
Associated Press Writer


AUSTIN, Texas The Friday night lights in Texas could soon be without bumpin' and grindin' cheerleaders. Legislation filed by Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston, would put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances at athletic events and other extracurricular competitions.

"It's just too sexually oriented, you know, the way they're shaking their behinds and going on, breaking it down," said Edwards, a 26-year veteran of the Texas House. "And then we say to them, 'don't get involved in sex unless it's marriage or love, it's dangerous out there' and yet the teachers and directors are helping them go through those kind of gyrations."

Under Edwards' bill, if a school district knowingly permits such a performance, funds from the state would be reduced in an amount to be determined by the education commissioner.

Edwards said he filed the bill as a result of several instances of seeing such ribald performances in his district.

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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:32 AM
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1. Yeah, ok
You'd think the sob would get down on legislatures taking bribes and once that was controlled, he'd worry about cheerleaders. Methinks he has it ass-backwards.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:44 PM
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55. Be careful ELVIS don't shake your ass!!!
LOL
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:32 AM
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2. Hmmm. "Moral values"? From a Democrat? n/t
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:57 AM
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11. Egads, yes, a Dem. Couldn't believe it either.
Edited on Fri Mar-18-05 12:59 AM by Justitia
If I hadn't seen him say it on TV myself, I would have sworn it was out of context.

Maybe he'll make more sense when he wakes up tomorrow. :eyes:
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 07:40 AM
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24. Don't be surprised.
Many red-state Democrats are DINO. In our state senate race, Middle Tennesseans had a choice between a Republican pro-lifer who wants Christianity acknowledged as the foundation of American values and a ban on gay marriage, and a Democrat pro-lifer who wants Christianity acknowledged as the foundation of moral values and a ban on gay marriage.
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:39 PM
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40. Many red-state Democrats are DINO.
Edited on Fri Mar-18-05 10:41 PM by ElectroPrincess
You got that right Flammable Materials.

This SIT reminds me of our embarrassing Virginia Democratic Representative who wanted to arrest and charge people $50 for wearing their underwear above their jeans.

Thank goodness it was "laughed out" on a final vote. Yes Virginia, there's a few non-sexuality uptight, relatively sane folk in these here parts, i.e., red states. :-)
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:08 PM
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62. Nice photo Flammable!
I haven't laughed that hard in a while. I copied it and sent it off to 3 of my friends!

:+
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 11:16 PM
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43. Southern Dems are probably more conservative than Northern Repubs.
It makes me wonder why politicians vote along their party platforms instead of with those with similar beliefs.

This country has been messed up for a while now though.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 10:17 AM
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47. A Democrat! Democrats don't have moral values!
eh whatever, that's Texas.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:32 AM
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3. Finally! Someone's addressed what's wrong with America!. . .
Teenage T&A, that's what's wrong with America! Clean up the "smut" under those Friday Night Lights and everything will be A-OK!

What a putz.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:34 AM
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5. Teen Spirit Killer
:)

Although I too, think they are a bit "extreme". But them I do not go to sporting events and if the guys like it, it will continue :)
(Until enough girls and women finally decide they don;t want to bump & grind anymore)
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Colorado Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:33 AM
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4. Oh fer pete's sake. nt
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:42 AM
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6. He actually said that stuff in public?
LOL!
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:43 AM
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7. This is Texas' biggest problem. Once this gets sorted
the rest is cake!
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:48 AM
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8. He must have gotten turned on
then felt guilty about it.

Whatever happened to the outcry regarding figure skaters' skimpy attire?
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 06:32 AM
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20. Or, maybe,
he DIDN'T get turned on, and his machismo was threatened.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:49 AM
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9. Oh come on!
Yeah. Let's outlaw all the "breakin' it down" ... all over this great land of ourn.

Give me a break! They're trying to turn the whole country into the Donna Reed Show!

Hey, Rep. Edwards ... as Kirsten Dunst once said in a cheerleading movie: "BRING IT!"

(And just why is it that Rep. Edwards is watching teenage girls shake their behinds? Hmmmm?)
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:53 AM
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10. Careful whtat you wish for righties...no more T&A for you!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:06 AM
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12. Cheerleading has become very competitive.
Our cheerleaders are better than our football team. They win the national championship nearly every year.

The types of moves the lawmaker finds offensive is not just happening in Texas, that is cheerleading. It is sexual and always has been.

I don't like seeing young girls sexualized, but legislation is not the answer.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:56 PM
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57. Hard to execute those moves in burkas.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 06:12 PM
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75. And no one will know if they are nekkid under them.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:08 AM
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13. laughable yet sad
This is TEXAS folks. There are far worse problems than sexually suggestive cheerleaders.

Shall I make a list.

Rick Perry
Tom Craddick
Tom DeLay
John Culbertson
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison
A rightwing Supreme Court
Fundies who decide what goes in textbooks (truly scary!)

Sue
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:17 AM
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14. Oh yeah? Well I say..
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:17 AM
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15. While we're at it, let's ban those tight outfits in major league baseball
Hubba-hubba!! :evilgrin:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 07:20 AM
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22. .....and baseball players rubbing their cock and spitting during
the National Anthem.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:13 PM
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63. That's the only thing that makes it worth watching.
;)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:24 AM
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16. Well HE certainly has made a study of all that arousing goings on
Edited on Fri Mar-18-05 01:28 AM by Nothing Without Hope
He describes it quite carefully. One suspects a bit of sweat on his forehead. Oh yeah, lots and LOTS of research...

As for the "Friday night lights," I actually attended High School at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas many years ago, and its football games at Ector County Coliseum (the only venue big enough then to hold the crowds) really WERE the biggest thing going in the city. I was amazed to learn of the book and then the movie about it.

Edited to add: His effort at suppressing sexy female cheerleading is never going to go anywhere. All the male fans consider them a high point in the events. Why, it's UNAMERICAN to want those girls to wear sedate, non-sex object uniforms! I'm sure he's getting laughed at from pretty much every direction.

He sounds like the "Church Lady" on Saturday Night Live: "Could it be....SATAANNNN?"
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 01:47 AM
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17. He means this kind of vulgar display? (Bush in drag)


"...GEORGE W. BUSH'S JOURNEY The Cheerleader

Earning A's in People Skills at Andover
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

ANDOVER, Mass. -- Perhaps there have been other presidential candidates who have dressed in drag, flaunting their legs from beneath a (fairly short) white skirt. But George W. Bush is probably the only one who has done it in front of a camera.

A photograph showing George and friends wearing wigs and employing falsies to fill out their sweaters appears in a yellowed copy of the school newspaper of Phillips Academy here in Andover, near Boston. It was 1963, and George, then a high school senior and head cheerleader, was leading a skit intended to mock rival schools. ..."

http://www.nytimes.com/library/politics/camp/061000wh-b...
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:09 AM
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18. Oh my. Only a Texas politician would try this.
Do you think it's possible he's trying this approach to teach the Pubs they should think before they demand things they might not want when they get them?

I don't know this guy at all, os I have no idea, but it could be a good plan.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 03:34 AM
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19. yep. repression. always worked, always will. yep. mind passin' me the
spittoon?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 07:14 AM
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21. OMFG!! What next? The Scarlet Letter?
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 07:20 AM
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23. Cheerleading has always been suggestive.
Even in the 1950's, when they wore skirts that covered their knees and they jumped up and down and clapped, it was suggestive. Cute little girls strutting in front of a cheering crowd is suggestive by nature.

Today, some of those girls are very athletic. They are gymnasts, and great dancers. If you like cheerleading, okay.

I did not want my girls to be cheerleaders or homecoming queens. I don't like the values involved. But it is crazy to try to what this guy is doing. Why does he have to make a laughingstock of himself? Let the repukes do that.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 07:49 AM
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25. Maybe it's time to cut State Legilatures back to once ever 5 years...
They can pass a 5-year budget and address problems in the state that actually NEED a new law, then spare us this bullshit.

They do this in Indiana, too. State Rep gets a bug up his ass to get some "Face Time" in the press, so he wastes our money cooking up some cockamamie bullshit like this.

I wonder why WE didn't se a "Saggy Baggies" bill this session. It's most assuredly NOT because the House of Bubbas is smarter than Virginia or FloriDUH lawmakers...
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:09 AM
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26. Don't forget to outlaw
showing Elvis' pelvis on TV while you're at it.

And Dirty Dancing.

And Public Displays of Affection

And short skirts.

and sheesh al mighty
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:16 AM
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27. Onward Christian Taliban! Maybe cheerleaders can wear burkhas? nt
Edited on Fri Mar-18-05 08:16 AM by BlueEyedSon
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:42 AM
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28. Will I have to start dressing my cats?
I have a female who's a little promiscuous.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:51 AM
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29. Just another attack on teachers and public education
"Do what we say or we'll cut your funding!"

Notice he blames teachers and directors. I live in the south where parents push their baby girls into cheerleading from the time they can walk. Cheerleading is what parents want it to be.

I agree that some of the dances are too sexually suggestive. And I agree that some of the clothing is to tight and too bare and too small. But parents should be in control of that and not the Texas legislature. If parents are offended by something, they can stop it in a heartbeat by saying, "Our daughters are not doing/wearing that."

I can just see the riot that would occur in my town if politicians tried to cut funding to a whole school district because they didn't like a cheerleading routine!

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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:14 PM
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64. In our district, parents run the cheer squad.
It's a volunteer club.
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athenap Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:53 AM
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30. Either an idiot or a genius
...I wonder if this isn't a very very subtle rip at the FCC and the nimrods objecting to Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the Superbowl and the Desperate Housewives skit on Monday Night Football. Let's see how far those "moral values" dingbats really want to go with their "decency standards."
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 08:54 AM
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31. what a dweeb
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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32. kick to combine
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sonicx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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33. Lawmaker Seeks to End 'Sexy' Cheerleading
AUSTIN, Texas - The Friday night lights in Texas could soon be without bumpin' and grindin' cheerleaders. Legislation filed by Rep. Al Edwards would put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances at athletic events and other extracurricular competitions.

"It's just too sexually oriented, you know, the way they're shaking their behinds and going on, breaking it down," said Edwards, a 26-year veteran of the Texas House. "And then we say to them, 'don't get involved in sex unless it's marriage or love, it's dangerous out there' and yet the teachers and directors are helping them go through those kind of gyrations."

Under Edwards' bill, if a school district knowingly permits such a performance, funds from the state would be reduced in an amount to be determined by the education commissioner.

Edwards said he filed the bill as a result of several instances of seeing such ribald performances in his district.

J.M. Farias, owner of Austin Cheer Factory, said cheerleading aficionados would welcome the law. Cheering competitions, he said, penalize for suggestive movements or any vulgarity.

more = http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=8...
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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34. Gosh, Al, great to see you're on top of things in Texas!
After all, the current efforts to gut the budget by $11 Billion, end health care for teachers, tear up the retirement plan for teachers, continue the current obsession with high-stakes testing while killing many programs is nuthin'.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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35. Texas? Home of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders?
That Texas?

Bwaahahahahah!

It'll never pass.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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36. I've always found it odd
that the message is "abstinence only" all week long, but virtually "live nude girls" on Football Friday Night.

It was only a matter of time, I guess.

Does there really need to be a LAW, though? If it's truly our "values", wouldn't it happen organically?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:35 PM
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39. You would think the school boards would clamp down on it
I guess not

As far as the consequence for violating his law... he has it wrong.
Instead of forfeiting some school funding it would be more appropriate to penalize their cheerleading squad just like they do when a player is declared ineligible. But who would decide if they violated the rules?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:27 PM
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53. Nah
They might lose all that valuable revenue from ticket sales, which goes to... umm... ejumicashen (i.e. new uniforms.)
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 11:12 PM
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42. I find that dichotomy odd, too.
n/t
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:31 PM
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37. I can't WAIT...
...to hear what Molly Ivins makes of this one.

salivatingly,
Bright
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:33 PM
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38. From the subject line, I thought thiswas going to be about banning
the shrub's "dog and pony" shows.

Come to think of it, I remember * used bumpin' 'n grindin' cheerleaders during his visit to Germany. Believe it was in an air force base hanger........

pics at 11......
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:52 AM
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46. Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, February 23, 2005


A cheerleader performs for soldiers of the 1st Armored Division as they await the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany, February 23, 2005. Bush, on a fence mending trip to Europe, earlier met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, one of his most fierce Iraq (news - web sites) war critics. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

friggin' hypocrites!!!!!!!!!!
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:43 PM
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41. banning lewd dancing by young babes? must be pushing the homosexual agenda
.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 11:18 PM
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44. Think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts.
Damn, it didn't work for Homer either.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:19 AM
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45. Do the guys bump and grind too?
Are there still male cheerleaders anywhere?
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gatlingforme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 10:29 AM
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48. No, the guys usually tape the girls in sex acts, get drunk and grope
girls at parties... GIVE ME A BREAK.. they just don't do it on the field
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gatlingforme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 10:31 AM
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49. My first guess at who authored such BS would be Tom Delay. but
a Dem??? eeeek. Southern Politics is an anomoly
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 09:03 PM
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77. I don't follow you...
Who just doesn't do what on the field?
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MileHiStealth Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 10:45 AM
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50. Where's the videos ???!!!
We at DU can't make an informed decision
without videos ... Post 'em if you got 'em ...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:19 PM
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51. I would love to see them try to make a legal definition for...
"breaking it down"

I wonder how excited they get by talking about what's considered "lewd".
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:26 PM
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52. Yeeha!
"It's just too sexually oriented, you know, the way they're shaking their behinds and going on, breaking it down,"

Yo, break it DOWWWWWWWWWNNN, Mr. Edwards!
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:39 PM
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54. Yeah, that's an important matter that requires the attention of the House.
Get some real work done, idiot.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:47 PM
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56. Apparently no hungry children to feed In Texas
Apparently this "ass shaking" has priority for legislative action.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:58 PM
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58. And no schools to fund, right?
Well..there ARE schools we cannot fund and we's gonna fix that there problem w/ boob jobs and tummy tucks...no, I am not kidding. Thank God these fools only get together every OTHER year for only a few months at a time...they are quite embarrassing when they get going. We've had "let's put kids' body fat index on their report card", "boob jobs to help school funding", and now, gasp, our cheerleaders are the root of all evil in Texas!

BUT...Air America starts in Dallas on MONDAY!!!! So maybe there is hope for this place!

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sharedcontent/APStories/sto...


A nip and a tuck could cost Texans a few more bucks, if some state lawmakers get their way. The state House passed a 7.5 percent tax this week on elective cosmetic procedures like facelifts, breast surgery and nose jobs. It still needs Senate approval.


Almost 40 percent of U.S. plastic surgeons practice in California, New York, Florida and Texas a state where fashion and beauty is just as competitive as football and big business.

Nearly 140 of Texas' 324 board-certified plastic surgeons work in Dallas and Houston, according to perfectyourself.com, a national Web directory. When Dallas leaders searched for a city slogan last year, tongue-in-cheek suggestions included "Plastic Surgery Capital of the South" and "Flat Land and Women that Aren't."

The Texas bill is part of a plan to change the way the state pays for public schools by reducing property taxes, which largely fund the $30 billion system, and raising or creating other taxes. Under the measure, which produced chuckles when introduced on the House floor, the tax would apply to facelifts "or any other kind of lift." Reconstructive surgery due to cancer or other medical problems would be exempt. The tax would bring in an estimated $37 million.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:10 PM
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59. Who'd 'a thunk it? Cheerleading a "ribald performance"???
ribald (adj.): crude, offensive, course, indecent humor

:wtf:

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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:12 PM
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60. And I would like to be rid of this VULGAR admin and government! eom
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woosh Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:17 PM
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61. Edwards closed his comments by saying "Schwing!"
and making an erection-like pose.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:22 PM
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65. figure skaters are next......
:silly:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:41 PM
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66. New cheerleading uniforms will do the trick!!!!!!
These oughta keep his dirty mind out of the gutter! Available in a wide variety of popular school colors!! Order today!
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 03:34 PM
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67. Where do I sign-up to be on the "Vulgar Cheerleading" police squad?? nt
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Conservativesux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:24 PM
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68. Texas cheerleaders face a bump-and-grind ban
Edited on Sat Mar-19-05 04:16 PM by Conservativesux
Texas cheerleaders face a bump-and-grind ban

Fri Mar 18, 2005

CHICAGO (AFP) - Cheerleaders and band majorettes in Texas could soon be barred from performing bump-and-grind routines in an effort to make Friday night football games more "family friendly," according to a bill working its way through the state legislature.



AFP/File Photo

Representative Al Edwards of Houston proposed last week to bar "sexually oriented" performances during sporting events at Texas high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.


"The way they're moving their bodies, it's not twirling or doing the splits. Those majorettes are doing things that are sexual," said Edwards, a 26-year veteran of the statehouse.


"The legislation said we don't want to see that anymore or we might cut your funding later." Edwards said the sexually suggestive routines send the wrong message to teenagers.

More at:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2005...
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Moderate Dem Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:24 PM
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69. Funny...
I somehow knew even before clicking on this thread that Texas would somehow be involved.
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Conservativesux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:24 PM
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71. Gotta make fun of the state that gave us eight years of BushAmerica..
...dont we?

Thankfully I don't live anywhere near that insane state !!

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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:24 PM
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70. But Isn't Sex The Reason That Most Folks Go To Football Games?
The men watch the cheerleaders and dream.

The woman watch the football players and dream.

I guess only woman will be attending Texas games in the future.
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Conservativesux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:24 PM
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72. Yeap. Take the cheerleaders away and what have you got left?..
...A bunch of ignorant Texas cowboys like *, thats what.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:55 PM
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74. will he clean up the language of announcing play-by-play action?
Edited on Sat Mar-19-05 06:02 PM by cosmicdot
e.g., the tight-end went all the way, penetrated the end zone, scored; and, received a deserved pat on the rear end


"Words From Sports" from How Men Talk About Women
by Iris Stewart

http://www.awakenedwoman.com/stewart_sports.htm


... and, after the game, the bump-and-grind cheerleaders, returned to their individual McMansions in their family gas-guzzling SUVs adorned with 'Support the Troops' magnets and W04 bumper stickers ... well, maybe ... in these Ironic Times ...

what about the Skirt Length Theory of Economics?

Skirt Length Theory - The idea that skirt lengths are a predictor of the stock market direction. If skirts are short, it means the markets are going up, whereas longer skirts mean the markets are heading down.

The idea behind this theory is that shorter skirts indicate that confidence and excitement is high, meaning things are bullish. In contrast, Long skirts indicate fear and general gloom, hinting that things are bearish.



what about those Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, Rev. Dr.? like Barney Fife said: "Nip it! Nip it in the bud!"


a "me" bio of Al Edwards, "Master Mason"
http://www.texasjuneteenthusa.com/about.html






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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:20 PM
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73. Well why doesn't he just
take care of the problems he sees "in his district" instead of penalizing the whole state?

What a waste of time.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 06:42 PM
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76. I just hope that after they tackle this massive "cheerleading"....
...issue, they can address the issues of underfunded education, job loss, millions without health insurance, criminal corporate deregulation, environmental problems, deteriorating infrastructure, etc., etc., etc.,......but first things first, we've got to address this cheerleading problem, before our Republic ceases to exist....
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