23 August 2007
we sure were happy to see central louisiana's main stream media finally catch up to the blogosphere yesterday, when both kalb here and the alexandria daily town talk here reported about the proposed 'baggy pants' ordinance -- the blogosphere only reported it....eight days previously. oh well.
this 'baggy pants' ordinance was introduced by councilman charles frederick smith who must be either a self-hating negro or is too old, too out of step, too senile or all of the above, to serve in this councilman capacity. he should resign his seat in favor of someone who has a working brain and compassion for his fellow men, women and children regardless of color or we might add choice of clothing style.
it just so happens that we were over on the drudge report earlier today and noticed that drudge had linked to a story about how the city of atlanta, georgia is considering an ordinance banning 'baggy pants' as well.
thankfully, in this story the ap interviewed ms. debbie seagraves with the american civil liberties union who explains the folly of cities like atlanta and alexandria who seek to introduce blatantly racist legislation:
Seagraves said any legislation that creates a dress code would not survive a court challenge. She said the law could not be enforced in a nondiscriminatory way because it targets something that came out of the black youth culture.with all the legal maneuvering going on in alexandria lately between the mayor and the city council wouldnt it be hillfreakinglarious if the american civil liberties union came in and handed both the mayor and the city council their respective asses over this ordinance?
"This is a racial profiling bill that promotes and establishes a framework for an additional type of racial profiling," Seagraves said.
mayor roy would be well advised that should this ordinance pass to veto it. we dont really put much faith in the mayor's resolve in protecting the citizens civil liberties though -- after all he signed the 'abandoned car' ordinance an ordinance so flawed that anyone who's taken high school civics could see was unconstitutional.
likewise, the black citizens of alexandria would be well advised to wake-up and see who the real racists are in alexandria city government.
meanwhile, some of the comments over on rogers cadenhead's drudge retort blog concerning the atlanta 'baggy pants' ordinance are gems.
heres a few excerpts:
Someone should outlaw asswipes like this C.T. Martin. Or at the very least, get him laid.you can view the complete thread here.
Posted by panchovilla====I'm sure that is the most important issue facing Atlanta today. What a fucking idiot. How much you want to bet that C.T. Martin is some sort of religious zealot???
Posted by danni====I don't see how that addresses baggy pants. Most people who wear their pants excessively low also have a 10XL t-shirt on hanging down to their knees, and you don't see any undergarments. I guess that's what you get when a bunch of 60 year old bureaucrats try to talk about fashion.
Posted by JOE====Burkas for all would solve the problem.
Maybe Islam IS on to something.
Posted by Manypaths===="How stupid is this?"
Stupid like a fox! This law is just like the seat belt law, driving while on a cell phone, tinted windows, headphones, etc. It's aimed at giving the police another reason to stop someone and search them for any other violation they might have committed.
While these laws do little to remedy a perceived problem, they certainly line city coffers. No, this law isn't "stupid" at all.
Posted by loonytarian