Legislative “Nutz” Scraping “Bottom” of Issues Barrel

18 04 2008


Tallahassee Democrat editor Bob Gabordi today:

For the record, wearing baggy shorts or hanging Truck Nutz is probably
bad form, and the wearers of either should get sent to their rooms by
their mamas. But who really thinks we need or want the government
deciding what we wear and/or hang from our trucks
?

Meanwhile, the absolute s**t about Ben Stein’s documented propaganda as “evolution academic freedom” continues to be excreted in my state capital’s chambers, as the education funding crisis and all sorts of kid-harming school policy issues are sat upon or just “pooh-poohed” (thus keeping this juvenile lower body parts obsession going) . . .

Btw, will they be banning this Dr. Phil Favorite in Florida next??

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17 responses

18 04 2008
NanceConfer

Gosh, I hope not. We’re still using that brand around here.

Of course, I don’t actually hang a replica of a saggy butt from the bumper of my car.

It’s a good thing all those important issues have been solved in Florida. . .

Nance

18 04 2008
JJ

Um, maybe I was a little too roundabout or allegorical? That truck ornament isn’t a saggy, um, butt . . .

😉

19 04 2008
Nance Confer

Oh, I’ve been in traffic behind enough of these displays to know they are saggy balls and not saggy bottoms.

Are there no rubber replicas of young body parts? 🙂

I was just saying please don’t take away the diaper cream and I promise not to display any picture of bottoms — saggy or not.

Nance

19 04 2008
JJ

Seriously?? — I’ve never seen (or noticed, anyway) a single one of these stupid items. I was stunned both by the Butt Paste last year on Dr. Phil and the Truck Nutz in the legislative chambers this year. I had to go looking for online pictures of both to inform myself of these exotic products-practices. Your area of the state must be quite the cultural adventure!

19 04 2008
NanceConfer

Oh yes. We are so proud. 😦

Nance

20 04 2008
Crimson Wife

Ten bucks says the owners of the Truck Nutz have at least one “Coed Naked” t-shirt in their wardrobes. I had to expunge several of those from my DH’s wardrobe when we got married along with a number of other paraphernalia from his frat boy days such as a Pamela Anderson bikini poster and a number of copies of Playboy…

20 04 2008
JJ

Did I mention that I’m involved in an estate administration for a former in-law? It’s a pretty seamy story with — well, I guess trailer trash would be the most accurately descriptive phrase my vocabulary contains — and after a couple of weeks of nonstop steeping in that underbelly of human nature, I dropped the kids at the dance studio and went to a bargain clothes store I’d never been inside before, because I’ve lost almost 25 pounds since New Year’s and stuff was starting to fall off but I have more to lose (at least that much again) so I didn’t want to spend much on transition clothes.

Anyway, I had all these disgusting trashy world views and discouraging ways of living filling my mind, and thinking finally I’d escape for a bit and go get something for my own life on my own, just for an hour –when I realized I’d just escorted myself into the very belly of the tacky trashy beast!

Oh man, first a mixed race couple only 18 or 20 years old but already with two kids in a shopping cart nearly old enough for school, yammering and scolding them endlessly (and ungrammatically) and threatening, no, no, no, don’t, don’t, don’t, etc etc. And lots of other sniping, snarling people I wish I hadn’t heard or could forget, including the dressing room cattle call and the cash register line, oh I’m getting upset all over again just thinking about it.

What was hanging from the vehicles in the parking lot was beyond my ability to process!

21 04 2008
NanceConfer

Well, at least that sounds like something we do better around here. 🙂

We recently did a circuit of a number of “consignment shops” — you know, Goodwill and that thrift store for Habitat for the Humanities and a few others. All were really nicely managed, with pleasant shoppers and personnel. And fantastics prices!

Better luck in the second-hand shopping world next time, JJ.

And congrats on the 25 pounds. Unless it was a stress-related weight loss from the estate management. DH just went through a bout of that — and he’s one of those annoying people who never needs to lose weight! — and he’s still fighting to put some pounds back on.

Nance

21 04 2008
NanceConfer

And, P.S., I’ll pay you to post something new so those sagging balls move off the front page! 🙂

Nance

21 04 2008
JJ

LOL – I’ll get right on that!

22 04 2008
JJ

Nance, maybe I should’ve gone consciously second-hand instead of “new but cheap” then, to enjoy a more enlightened, less depressing atmosphere? Seems counterintuitive at first but hmmm . . .

22 04 2008
Crimson Wife

There’s a thrift store in San Francisco that I’ve always been very curious about called “Out of the Closet” because it always has interesting outfits in the window. One of these days when I don’t have my kids in tow I’m going to check it out. Anyways, they’ve apparently just opened a branch somewhere in FL. I’m not sure where Wilton Manors is (South Beach, perhaps?) but if it’s close you might want to check it out. All the proceeds go to benefit AIDS treatment and HIV testing.

23 04 2008
Nance Confer

http://www.outofthecloset.org/

I wish it were closer but Wilton Manors is about an hour south of me, in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

JJ, for some reason I read “bargain clothes store” as “thrift store.” And, yes, you might enjoy the thrift store environment more than the Walmart environment.

Nance

23 04 2008
JJ

Hey! I’ll have you know I’ve been in Walmart environments before, many times. [mock-indignant emoticon]

No, this was something called a Ross Dress for Less on one end of a reasonably nice mall and I figured with the Ross namesake thing and all . . . but as it turns out that didn’t serve me very well as a choice mechanism, big surprise, snarl. . . I actually prefer Walmarts although I’ve never bought clothes there, just movies, videogames, Legos, some sewing notions and stackable storage boxes for FavD, that kind of thing. Do they even have dressing rooms, hmmm, never noticed.

23 04 2008
JJ

Of course buying clothes and purses and shoes of any kind anywhere was NEVER my thing, just drop me at the bookstore please . . .

23 04 2008
Nance Confer

No, we just strip down naked in the aisle when we go to Walmart! Makes it so much more interesting! 🙂

Nance

27 04 2008
JJ

Florida as national flakes again, sigh. The attention we’re paying to this idiot legislation was featured (for a few minutes that seemed an eternity) on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” news humor program yesterday. Go to the link and click on “Panel Round Two” to hear the audio — and the derisive laughter we deserve.

“They debated this??”. . . Senator Jim King actually admitted to “owning a pair” . . . .HAHAHAHAHA . . . .

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