Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Important New Florida Legislation

My apologies for the long absence; I will have some new posts up shortly (on behavioral economics, sex and game theory, combat mindset, the fiscal crises in Europe, and a few other topics that hopefully will entertain). In the meantime, you may be as devastated as I am to learn that...

Florida moves to ban fake testicles on vehicles

By Michael Peltier, Reuters

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Senate lawmakers in Florida have voted to ban the fake bull testicles that dangle from the trailer hitches of many trucks and cars throughout the state.

Republican Sen. Cary Baker, a gun shop owner from Eustis, Florida, called the adornments offensive and proposed the ban. Motorists would be fined $60 for displaying the novelty items, which are known by brand names like "Truck Nutz" and resemble the south end of a bull moving north.

The Florida Senate voted last week to add the measure to a broader transportation bill, but it is not included in the House version.

In a sometimes testy debate laced with double entendre, Senate lawmakers questioned whether the state should curtail freedom of expression in vehicle accessories.

Critics of the ban included the Senate Rules Chairman, Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican whose truck sported a pair until his wife protested.

The bill's sponsor doubted it would succeed.

"It's probably not going to make it through the process," Baker said on Thursday. "It won't be much of story in a few days."

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