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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:26 AM
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Underwear Police? Virginians May Be Fined ($50) For Low-Cut Pants
Underwear Police? Virginians May Be Fined For Low-Cut Pants
People Would Face $50 Fine

POSTED: 7:14 am EST February 8, 2005

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Norfolk, Va., legislator says the droopy-drawers bill may be his legacy.

The Virginia House of Delegates has tentatively approved a bill to crack down on people who wear low-riding pants.

Freshman Norfolk Delegate Algie Howell Jr. introduced the bill at the urging of constituents who are offended by the exposed underwear.

Howell said, "That's why they're called undergarments. They're supposed to be worn under something else."

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http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/4174793/detail.html




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cdb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:28 AM
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1. This is great
Ok, lets legislate our Dark Ages morality, shall we?
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:29 AM
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2. Oh yeah gotta crack down(sorry) on those low riders
Are they going to fine plumbers and truckers, etc. who show the crack of their ass when they bend over? Virginia must be a pretty good place to live if thats all they have to worry about.
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:31 AM
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3. Hmmm, what's next in this Virginian dress code?? n/t
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:56 AM
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16. burkas?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:32 AM
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4. But lying our soldiers to illegal wars of aggression is ok. AGAIN cutting
vets' benefits and foodstamps and education programs and first-responder funding and housing grants for the poor and heating subsidies for the poor...all of that is ok.

But don't you DARE wear them low-rider jeans!
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:33 AM
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5. Next: The chastity belt that must be worn under the underwear law.
Virginians are so much smarter than this.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:33 AM
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6. Will plumbers be targeted?
Will they raise their rates to compensate?

I'm glad to see elected officials tackling the important issues.

Stephen Colbert did a report on this when Louisiana tried the same thing. It's on the Daily Show website under the heading, "Thong of the South."

http://www.thedailyshow.com/tv_shows/thedailyshowwithjonstewart/videos_corr.jhtml?startIndex=13&p=colbert

TlalocW
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:35 AM
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7. Refrigerator repairmen and plumbers are cringing statewide in VA!
Oh the humanity!

This will affect blue collar workers more than anybody else.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:41 AM
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8. I'm so glad I escaped there
The state can't afford to repair highways and bridges because of budget cuts, but the legislature can spend it's time on shit like this, and on criminalizing miscarriages, and ensuring that gay people can't sit in the same room together?
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:55 AM
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15. Couldn't someone bring a court case? State legislatures
should not give themselves the right to become fashion police. If I were young again I would wear low-riders. Because that is my "pursuit of happiness."
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:43 AM
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9. wasn't it Virginia that was going to have that miscarriage reporting
law too? I used to think Virginia was somewhat not in the dark ages.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:45 AM
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10. That was Virginia as well
Same state that also made it illegal for unmarried people of the same sex to enter into contracts (e.g., mortgages, living wills) with one another.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:58 AM
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17. yes, it was a religious nut in Va. congress that wanted all miscarriages

to be reported to the cops within 12 hrs or the woman would be fined and or jailed.

Virgina, as a state, has always lived behind a facade of being civilized.
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cags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:46 AM
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11. Is it OK to wear underwear on your head? Would I be fined if
I was sporting a nice pink pair of panties on my head. If so. Then they should put all underwear behind "the red doors" in stores so only adults can purchase them without being seen. That is so stupid, I swear I'd get a movement going of underwear as hats all over that state. :eyes: :silly: :eyes: :silly: :eyes: :silly: :eyes: :silly:
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:53 AM
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12. What about "UNDER WARE ADS" in the Sunday Paper?
Oh for the LOVE of Gawd! And on the day I go to church! I am offended!

This is what you get when you blend the jerry fart-well-ism of Lynchburg with legislative action.
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:53 AM
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13. Freedom is on the march
Freedom to do what though?
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:54 AM
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14. Why is it always my state?
I'm ashamed of the ignorance pouring from Richmond.
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rqstnnlitnmnt Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:00 PM
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18. SERIOUSLY!
charlottesville, here.

what the HELL are they doing?! and more importantly WHO is doing all this crap?

we've got to get to the bottom of this.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:01 PM
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19. They are awful, but no one needs a law about them.
If saner minds don't prevail and this passes, Virginians better start kissing their rights away one by one.
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:28 PM
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20. the great state of Louisiana did it first.
Edited on Tue Feb-08-05 12:28 PM by MsTryska
this law cracks me up. but i have a tough time being mad about it, because frankly i believe people dressed like that should be fined.


next on the docket - Spandex - it is a Priviledge, NOT a right.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:46 PM
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21. every plumber in Virginia better beware . . . n/t
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