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February 06, 2008

Humdrum Humpday

....don't wanna talk about it.

The best way of dealing with unpleasant subjects is complete avoidance. As dear ol' Ma always said, "Let it fester."

Hey, here's something:

TALLAHASSEE - Going to a topless bar or paying for a personal escort service could help nursing home residents afford haircuts or movie tickets if lawmakers agree to an unusual new sales tax.

A proposed law, House Bill 751, would create a sales tax on "adult entertainment services'' to provide nursing home residents and others more spending cash.

It's always fun n' easy to pass a law where you take money from people who are viewed as immoral and give it to people who are viewed as needy. Little political risk and you come out looking like a saint.

In the article, Rep. Rick Kriseman (D) shrewdly notes this fact, signaling that there's no social stigma against being a tool in public anymore.

The bill defines those services to "include lingerie, bikini or nude modeling; body shampoos or scrubs; private shower shows; peep shows; nude, seminude or topless dancing; nude, seminude or topless waitressing; lap, friction, couch or table dancing; erotic massages or performances; nude photo sessions; and personal escort services.''

There really was no reason to include that last quote from the article. Just thought you guys would appreciate having your minds diverted to more pleasant thoughts today.

Thanks to Eddiebear.

UPDATE [Dave in Texas]: The Texas legislature passed a "pole tax" here last session.


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