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Old 01-16-08, 03:12 PM
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Va. lawmaker seeks ban on replica genitalia

Maybe this should be in political forum but I thought is was sort of a strange article worthy of the other forum.


http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/n...testicles.html

Va. lawmaker seeks ban on replica genitalia after girl spots rubber testicles on trailer hitch


By Bob Lewis
ASSOCIATED PRESS

2:14 p.m. January 15, 2008

RICHMOND, Va. – It's one thing to dangle fuzzy dice from a rear view mirror, but decorating a trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles might be a bit much in Virginia.
State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers.

Under his measure, displaying the ornamentation on a motor vehicle would be a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

He said the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter spotted an example of the trail hitch adornment and asked her father to explain it.

“'I didn't know what to tell her,'” Spruill said the constituent told him before Spruill vowed to stop such displays.

“I said, 'Sir, I'm going to be a laughingstock, but I'm going to do it,'” he said.

The Virginia General Assembly has some experience with offbeat bills. Three years ago, it drew widespread attention with an unsuccessful effort to outlaw baggy pants worn so low they expose underwear.

Spruill, 61, said the indignity of the “droopy drawers” debate wouldn't deter him. He said he won't hesitate to bring a set of $24.95 trailer testicles with him for a legislative show-and-tell.

“I'm going to do it,” Spruill told a handful of reporters after Tuesday's House session adjourned. “I'm going to bring them out here and show them to you till they tell me to stop.”
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“I'm going to do it,” Spruill told a handful of reporters after Tuesday's House session adjourned. “I'm going to bring them out here and show them to you till they tell me to stop.”
Here's a guy not afraid to let "all the boys out".
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I think banning stupid stuff like this isn't a bad idea at all. I don't care if you want stuff hanging all over your house if that's what turns you on but don't bring it outside where kids are exposed to it.
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I'm in VA, and on one hand I don't wanna see your stupid truck carrying around truck balls, but on the other at least it lets me know who the idiots are that attach them to their trucks.
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When the young girl asks what they are, the constituent should have said "they are fake testicles, which tell you that the driver of that car is an idiot."
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They are called "Truck Nutz"

<img src=http://www.bumpernuts.com/IMG_0126.JPG>

I think they need to ban bulls, dogs, and horses from displaying their nuts in public as well.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
I think banning stupid stuff like this isn't a bad idea at all. I don't care if you want stuff hanging all over your house if that's what turns you on but don't bring it outside where kids are exposed to it.
I don't really disagree, but I am more offended by "Visualize World Peace" bumber stickers than these.
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Couldn't the dad just lied to the daughter and said "I don't know." What's so hard about that?

I think they need to ban bulls, dogs, and horses from displaying their nuts in public as well.


I can think of few siller things than putting those eyesores on one's vehicle. One of the sillier things is wasting time on a law (and the law itself) to ban it.
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NUTS!
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He said the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter spotted an example of the trail hitch adornment and asked her father to explain it.

“'I didn't know what to tell her,'” Spruill said the constituent told him before Spruill vowed to stop such displays.
Oh noes! As a parent, the LAST thing you want to do is talk to your kids about sex or human anatomy.
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Why don't they just outlaw public displays of stupidity and then report to their local police office for incarceration?
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I saw these on a truck a few weeks ago, and they look a little too much like an old dude's balls; bleh (not that a young dude's junk would be much better, but still).
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Originally Posted by TheDude
I saw these on a truck a few weeks ago, and they look a little too much like an old dude's balls; bleh (not that a young dude's junk would be much better, but still).
Something like that should never be posted by someone named "TheDude," especially not on a forum frequented by another poster named "OldDude." Thank you for your cooperation.
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I don't know enough about old guy's balls to really know if these are a good representation or not. I will defer to the experts.
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I actually wish my VA representatives wasted time and energy on this. Mine are trying to push public smoking bans through.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Something like that should never be posted by someone named "TheDude," especially not on a forum frequented by another poster named "OldDude." Thank you for your cooperation.
Fortunately we do not have this issue with Jason and JasonF.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
I think banning stupid stuff like this isn't a bad idea at all. I don't care if you want stuff hanging all over your house if that's what turns you on but don't bring it outside where kids are exposed to it.
Won't somebody please think of the children!!!

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I don't really disagree, but I am more offended by "Visualize World Peace" bumber stickers than these.
What is a bumber, and where can I go to learn more about it?
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I will hunt you down for mocking me, sir.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I don't know enough about old guy's balls to really know if these are a good representation or not. I will defer to the experts.
Surely you have a mirror.
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I don't believe mine are representative of the masses. Thicker where the scar tissue has formed, but not representative.
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I don't believe mine are representative of the masses. Thicker where the scar tissue has formed, but not representative.
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I think the guy does has a point about the safety issue, but couldn't the obscenity laws just be applied to this rather than make a law that singles out something this specific?
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I guess the state politicians are running out of ideas for new laws. Florida is working on their own version of a genitalia law.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/c...nts.html?imw=Y

Senate approves bill fining truck displays of male genitalia
By DWAYNE ROBINSON

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TALLAHASSEE — The Senate unanimously passed a bill this morning that would ban replicas of male genitalia on vehicles, commonly known as "truck nutz."

The Senate's Highway Safety Bill (SB 1992), however, conflicts with the House's version, which doesn't include the amendment banning the vehicle ornaments often seen hanging off the back of pickup trucks.

If made law, the bill would allow officers to ticket drivers $60 for the displays.

Weston Democrat Sen. Nan Rich, who has tried in vain for her bill allowing officers to stop motorists for seat-belt violations, criticized the amendment.

"I found it quite interesting when I looked at this bill and we see we want police now to stop people and use their valuable time stopping people for dangling replicas of male genitalia from their trucks," Rich said. "There is no (bill) that would allow police to stop people for not wearing their seat belts, which, I think you will agree, would save many lives - as a matter of fact, about 192 a year."

The vote was 37-2, with Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, and Sen. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, dissenting.
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