The Lighter Side
Getting caught with your pants down may be costly
By Bev Conover
Online Journal Editor & Publisher

Aug 27, 2007, 01:04

Forget all that wimpy stuff about illegal wars, a crumbling economy and unelected madmen in the White House, we've got more important stuff to deal with: boxer shorts peeking above baggy pants and thongs.

Imagine, there are boys walking American streets wearing pants down around their thighs to show off their boxer shorts, not to mention girls wearing thongs that show off . . . well, just about everything below their bare navels. And you thought climate change was a problem.

What can match such disgusting, deviant behavior? Certainly not Bush and Cheney's trashing the constitution, taking away your freedoms, spying on you, killing a million or more in their wars of aggression, offshoring your jobs and piling up debts that will take generations to pay off, if ever.

No siree, nothing matches the depravity of exposed underwear and butts.

There is hope, however, of ending this degenerate behavior one city, one town at a time. Delcambre, Louisiana, has already done it by making it illegal to appear in public wearing such attire or suffer a $500 fine and/or six months in jail

Now we're talking! And in that great American metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, Councilman C.T. Martin, who also is a college recruitment counselor, has noticed.

Martin has introduced an amendment to the city's indecency laws that make "the indecent exposure of his or her undergarments" illegal in a public place, with the penalty yet to be determined.

Debbie Seagraves, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, said that under Martin's proposed amendment, women would be in trouble if they revealed a strap of a thong beneath their pants; that wearing jogging bras in public would be out and they dare not show a bra strap.


Seagraves maintained that such an ordinance wouldn't survive a court challenge and it's unenforceable in a nondiscriminatory way.

Nonsense. If Atlanta doesn't already have street cameras to keep an eye on what everyone is doing or wearing, install them. Then the perps can be caught and duly punished for violating "family values" or some such.

Claiming that baggy pants-exposed underwear is a phenomenon that arose out of black youth culture, Seagraves told the Atlanta Constitution Journal, "This is a racial profiling bill that promotes and establishes a framework for an additional type of racial profiling."

Really. Since Martin is black, is she accusing him of being an Uncle Tom? So what did you expect from an ACLU commie liberal?

But the good Councilman Martin plans to soldier on by convening public hearings and having churches, civil rights groups and neighborhood organizations vet his proposal. Meanwhile, the amendment will get its first public hearing August. 28 before the City Council's Public Safety Committee.

Onward, Councilman Martin or next people will be walking around naked in public!

Okay, everyone, now you can go back to your football game or check the latest on Paris, Britney and Lindsay.

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