Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wiener Says Butts T'aint Clean
And you thought the Maryland jerseys were weird.
Well, in the city by the bay, there are bigger (well, perhaps better said, other) issues at hand.
Sometimes these stories just write themselves.
Apparently in San Francisco, it is not illegal to walk around naked. Anywhere.
Seems odd, but, that's the truth. However, it is illegal to walk around naked and be aroused. Now that's illegal. Even in San Francisco. Seems a rather sexist law if you ask me, but nobody's asking.
But that crazy-assed right wing City Supervisor Scott Wiener (who reperesents the Castro District) has proposed a new ordinance to limit those who can't limit themselves.
"San Francisco is a liberal and tolerant city, and we pride ourselves on that fact," said Wiener. "Yet, while we have a variety of views about public nudity, we can all agree that when you sit down naked, you should cover the seat. And, you should cover up when you go into a food establishment."
Thank goodness we can all agree on something, Mr. Wiener.
So, who is going to determine the adequacy of the seat cover? Won't this require a new civil servant force?
And, what if I am homeless and naked. Who will provide me with a free seat cover?
And, just what kind of food establishment will require covering up? Does that include Trader Joe's? Vegan establishments? A steak house? Surely, you don't consider that red meat as food do you Mr. Wiener?
The first offense, under Wiener's proposal, would carry a $100 fine. Breaking the law a second time within a year's period would land the offender a $200 fine. A third arrest would elevate the crime from an infraction to a misdemeanor and come with a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and up to a year in county jail.
Uh, Mr. Wiener. I have no place to carry a wallet, so just where am I supposed to come up with $100?
And if I DO get arrested three times, what about my civil rights in prison?
Whilst the rest of the country is dithering about deficits, wars, and other trivial pursuits, just know the good folks in SF are dealing with really ________________ (you fill in the blank) issues.
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