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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:11 PM
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students fight back & get droopy pants ban dropped

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-479...


Droopy-Pants Bill Dropped in Va. Senate

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Republican Sen. Thomas K. Norment said news reports implied that lawmakers were preoccupied with droopy pants.

``I find that an indignation, which dampens my humor,'' Norment said.

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The committee hearing drew a standing-room-only crowd that included about 75 government students from Surry County High School.

``If people in Florida can wear bikinis, a little underwear showing isn't going to hurt anybody,'' 17-year-old Elvyn Shaw said.

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In Southern California, hundreds of students walked out of classes Thursday at a high school east of Los Angeles in protest of a dress code banning drooping pants for boys and bare midriffs for girls.
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remember way back when, when huge bell bottom jeans were the rage for teens? and long hair on boys was going to take the country down?

one of my boys badly wanted a pair of these jeans so I got him one, which he wore for awhile. and I let both boys have long hair as long as it was kept clean and didn't hang in front of their eyes.

oy, what a sinful mamma I was :)
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:13 PM
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1. good for them
that's such a funny headline. LOL :)
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:17 PM
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2. Good.
Fucking fascists.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:18 PM
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3. Hell- they've got more guts than we do, lately!
Edited on Fri Feb-11-05 12:18 PM by fooj
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:23 PM
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4. Thank God
now maybe we can all worry about important things like piercings and tattoos.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:30 PM
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6. lol!
To sag or not to sag... that is the question.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:27 PM
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5. and I can remember sit-down protests
because the girls wanted to wear coulotts (sp?) to school....
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:35 PM
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7. Great!
I'm glad to see that people my age (I'm twenty) are standing up against silly conservative laws, instead of just rolling with the punches 24/7. If the sight of a little underwear were the greatest of our worries, we'd be living in a much better world.

As an aside, donsu, I have really long hair and would never cut it. It's a part of my identity, my style. Good for you, letting your kids do those things. :)
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:36 PM
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8. Now they can concentrate on the important things
Like golfers wearing striped shirts with plaid pants and white shoes and belts.

TlalocW
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 02:09 PM
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9. What I believe actually happened is that even the ...
dumb-ass repukes who dominate our House of Delegates finally came to the conclusion that they were making themselves look even stupider than usual (no mean feat).
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 03:36 PM
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10. Open Letter to Congressman Howell
Edited on Sat Feb-12-05 03:37 PM by lwfern
Dear Mr. Algie Howell

Thank you for your efforts to outlaw underwear on our streets. I am sorry that your law was dropped, like so many waistlines, as I, too, am tired of seeing satin and/or cotton or, God help us, leather - on a persons backside.

I would like to suggest that you ignore the media circus, and continue to focus on the concerns of your constituents. Please reintroduce this bill, this time with stronger language. Specifically, I would like to see running shorts also outlawed, since, as I am sure you are aware, they often are as revealing as underwear. Ive seen many people, particularly in the 80s, wearing nylon shorts. I suspect, though I havent personally verified it, that many of these people wore nothing but a jock strap under their shorts. I didnt like the 80s, and Im not a big fan of jock straps. I had to sell one once when I worked in a department store. It was embarrassing. In the end, I got fired from that job, and Im glad, because I didnt appreciate having to look at peoples underwear, even though it was still on the hangers with the price tags attached. I wish you could outlaw that, too. I dont like underwear being sold in stores.

I was wondering, when you reintroduce this bill, could you please add a line about haircuts? Ive noticed a lot of people recently with hair that is too long. I would like if men kept their hair under two inches in length, and perhaps if they are going bald they could have it a little longer, but not much not like Mr. Trump. We could have a catchy slogan for this rule, something the people could rally behind. I was thinking Lets Trim Our Hair (and Wear Our Pants) According to Democratic Lifestyle would be nice. I can make some posters if you want.

We will never succeed unless we address the wedgie issues!
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 03:41 PM
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12. Hahahaa - good one - you should send it to the local paper
I bet it would get printed.


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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 03:39 PM
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11. If they would only protest like that about Bush and the coming draft
We might have succeeded last election despite the vote stealing.


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