Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Texas Boob Police?

     It is claimed* that Texas state legislator Debbie Riddle wants to restrict breastfeeding by moms with breasts "larger than a C-cup."  Presumably there'd be breast-size police.  Maybe they can train with the North Carolina Washroom Patrol?

     The critical difference between Texas and North Carolina would be that in the Lone Star state, it's a legislator's notion; NC has got themselves a law.  As nearly as a websearch can tell, there's been exactly one (1) case of a male-looking male showing up in the women's locker room and that instance appears to be attention-grabbing agitation akin to the anti-gunners who circulated a petition to allow open carry at the GOPs national convention.

     Over here in the real world, publicly breastfeeding mothers are in fact feeding their offspring, people using the washroom are there to eliminate waste (with the exception of a subset of gay men who are, at least, not in the wrong loo and who society can now shame for not gettin' married to some fellow and settling down, since it's legal), and the reason you can't carry a gun at a national political convention is not because "guns're bad, mmm-kay?" but because there are plenty of guns there already, in the hands of nervous Secret Service types, who really don't want to have to shoot you when a crazed loner™ goes after a candidate and you try to be helpful.

     There's plenty of real crime and real cruelty in the world; there's no need to go dreaming up new types that are way simpler to enforce (mostly by doing nothing) and then loudly declaring victory.  If people put half as much effort into soup kitchens and job programs...well, if pigs had wings they could hover over the mud, but they wouldn't be happy.  And thus, too, legislators and the shouting mob.
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* It's a satire site -- click on "show facts" for the only marginally less goofy reality.

10 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I'm more and more of the opinion that Heinlein's "House of Repeal" ought to be a thing.

TWForeman said...

That's a satire site, hate to tell you...

Though the fact that it reads like real news is depressing.

OldTexan said...

Satire site or not, it sounds like something one of our Texas Legislators would try to do however we don't have another legislative session until 2017 when it will probably be introduced, our legislators only meet every other year to screw things up and mess with us. Meanwhile, there is no law against topless womenfolk in Texas unless they are being disruptive or something. And in Austin, the capitol of Texas, there is a specific city law that allows topless women cause it's their specific right to air things out, no matter how large or small, or something.

Every time some government person does something stupid and/or obnoxious I give a little sigh of relief when I find out it was not one of our Texas men and women. Now, back to the real world conundrum of selecting the best goober-head of the current current pack to lead us, as a nation, forward into something better with sunshine, sprinkles and sparklers so we can all be happy.

Roberta X, remotely said...

It's a fact-based satire site -- click on "show facts" for the slightly-less-outrageous version.

fillyjonk said...

That all said, "Texas Boob Police" would make a good band name.

D.W. Drang said...

AAMOF, Texas Book Police is the name of my ZZ Top Tribute band...

D.W. Drang said...

(Stupid autocorrect...)

pigpen51 said...

the boob police could probably be more correctly headquartered in DC, not in TX.

DownStateIN Dale said...

To paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart:
The Texas Boob Police will know a "C" cup when they see it...

Ken said...

Well, as far as the Secret Service is concerned, it's a fair point owing to their job requirements. No sensible person wants to spend any more time than is absolutely necessarily (and that generally by coincidence) in the presence of a presidential candidate -- or a President -- anyhow. ;-)