Norwegian Blue

NOON -- This just in from the Tax-Dollars-Well-Spent desk at Reuters:

    Texas lawmakers sent a message to the state's high school cheerleaders on Wednesday: no more booty-shaking at the game.

    The state's House of Representatives voted 85-55 to approve a bill that would forbid sexy cheers and give the Texas Education Agency authority to punish schools that allow "overtly sexually suggestive" routines at football games and other events...

    "People are calling and telling me how disgusting it is to see sexually suggestive routines on the part of marching units or cheerleaders," said State Rep. Al Edwards, a Houston Democrat who sponsored the bill.

    He complained of cheerleaders "shaking their behinds, breaking it down," but the proposal does not define what constitutes suggestive cheering.
Well. I think we all know "suggestive cheering" when we see it. Disgusting! Kudos to Lone Star lawmakers for recognizing "breaking it down" as the malignant threat it is to our undefiled body politic.

Meanwhile, in a quasi-related Reuters dispatch from another foreign country:

    Striptease is art like opera or ballet, an Oslo court has ruled in a victory for nightclub owners over Norway's tax authorities.

    "I'm very pleased. Ninety percent of the guests here tell me that what I'm doing is art," a female stripper at the Dream Go Go Bar in the city of Trondheim told NRK radio Wednesday...

    Lawyers for the Blue Angel... argued that undressing as nurses, police women or flamenco dancers demonstrated artistic flair...
Hell. Just undressing in Norway demonstrates artistic flair. My macadamias shrivel at the thought...

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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