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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:01 AM
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New law bans images on adult business billboards. One club is suing.
DETROIT -- A new Michigan law, that restricts adult oriented signs from showing graphic photos, has sparked controversy. One strip club is even suing over the issue.

Last Wednesday the legislation, that was pushed by Senator Tupac A. Hunter, took effect. It forces adult entertainment or sexually oriented businesses from putting questionable images on signs that were visible from the outside of the establishment.

According to the new laws, those types of businesses are now only allowed to have words, numbers, and trademarks on the signs. If a company violates those rules, it could be fined up to $10,000.

Now, The Penthouse Club is suing. According to the Associated Press, the Detroit area club says the law violates the clubs freedom of expression.



http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.aspx?id=60...

How about if they just ban the words and leave the pics?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 AM
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1. just ban all billboards. they're shockingly ugly
I'm always appalled by them when I leave Vermont.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:14 AM
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3. Agreed
I would love to see just that happen across the country and it would solve this legislator's of message purity. Beyond that I would be willing to bet you could do more with the image of the young lady by just showing her face & eyes getting past the "purity issue" with some different photo editing.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:17 AM
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5. one can say purity, or continual onslaught of whorifying women for male use... nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:19 AM
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6. meh, those women exercised their body/their choice to be in the ads/etc
Whom am I to deny them that choice?
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:39 AM
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15. I wouldn't want my young niece seeing that every day
and messing with her concept of women's role in society and self esteem.
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:40 AM
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11. I know. Damn that Armani company!!!!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:28 AM
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13. or
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:24 PM
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17. You just had to go and do that, didn't you?
Now I'm really outraged!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:32 PM
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19. lol
for so long i have wanted to answer picture to picture. i just need a sense of balance. BUT.... i never knew how.

well

i know how now. i am sooooo excited, lol

it was so simple and all this time, i was afraid to learn

except, i want it bigger.... can i make it bigger. or is it what it is when you copy the whatever (http?) that you copy?
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:52 PM
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21. I don't know how to re-size images in posts
Or if that is possible. Certainly DUers who are more tech savvy than I could answer this question for us though
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:25 AM
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8. you don't have billboards in vermont? wow. that is awesome!
i hate billboards!
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:31 AM
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14. banned in 1968
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:09 AM
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2. Wait a minute. Exit I-675 to where?
:blush:
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:15 AM
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4. That's too funny ...
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:52 AM
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10. and I thought it was just me..
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:29 PM
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18. First thing I noticed on the sign...

I think that might be "ll" instead of "tt".
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:21 AM
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7. Good for the Penthouse Club.
Its a clear infringement on free speech rights.

I got no trouble with getting rid of billboards. But I do have problems with regulating what you can say on them.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:27 AM
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9. Senator Tupac?
He's back from the dead?

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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM
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12. GOOD! My old school, for sexually abused kids had a porn store open
across the street and they put up similar billboards (MUCH smuttier, actually, one man in underwear, a girl in panties and her hand over her breasts) facing our school. Great...here we are trying to help K-6 kids who have been sexually abused and looming over the school is a big billboard selling sex.

It made me sick.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:40 AM
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16. Seriously? A porn shop opened across from a school for sexually abused kids?!
Your city has a serious zoning problem.
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howard112211 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:55 PM
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20. First ammendment? Didn't we just argue extensively that burning a book is freedom of expression?
How is this different?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:57 PM
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22. Tittabawassee????
:rofl:
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:58 PM
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23. It's a violation of Truth in Advertising
Hint: The woman on the sign is NOT working at the club.



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