Monday, April 28, 2008
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.
First of all, does the gun shop owner really advocate government intrusion in such trivial matters? Has he no sense of irony? (A rhetorical question, obviously.)
Seriously, it was bad enough when city councils around this great land saw fit to dabble in foreign policy. You'd think the state of Florida wasn't in the midst of a spectacular real estate meltdown, or anything.
I suppose we can look forward to any number of televised high speed chases as Sunshine State cops try to enforce this beauty.