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There are no serious problems in Texas. It's official.

by Dan McC / May 5, 2005 12:42 AM PDT

When they have to start debating crap like this it's time to consider that that the Texas legislature is meeting too often.


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off subject - this site allows you to skip registration
by kmarchal / May 5, 2005 12:56 AM PDT
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How does that differ from our shared passwords here?
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I understand the US Congress was going to get involved....
by Josh K / May 5, 2005 3:03 AM PDT

...right after the steroid hearings were over, but then they got called into an emergency session to decide whether Jennifer Wilbanks' fiance should still have to marry her.

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(NT) Busy lil' beavers, ain't they?
by Dan McC / May 5, 2005 3:57 AM PDT
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Actually, the Texas legislature doesn't meet enough, Dan.

It only meets for 140 days every other year, which is not nearly long enough or often enough for the second largest/most populous state in the nation. As a result, the only professionals in bill-writing are the lobbyists!

But such nonense is by no means limited to Texas -- remember the low-riding pants bill (Louisiana?) Just visit any of the "dumb law" sites and consider those were all passed by some legislative body or other, and signed by some executive!

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I know, Dave. I was going
by Dan McC / May 5, 2005 3:56 AM PDT

for the whole irony thing. Wink


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hey, don't insult Lousiana like that...
by Dick White / May 5, 2005 6:50 AM PDT

The low-rider pants bill was here in VA (not LA). But then, it is my distinct impression that Lousianna is plenty capable of their own silliness...


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Oddly enough ...
by Evie / May 5, 2005 6:40 AM PDT

... it is a law initiated by a Democrat. Wink

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Something needs to be done
by kmarchal / May 5, 2005 7:24 AM PDT

Until you go to a Jr High School sporting event and you see young Jr High Ladies/Girls doing routines that mimic pole dancing. You have no idea on this subject?.The ACLU is wrong on this one? this is not artistic expression for Jr. High Girl. If this is the artistic dancing that someone want to indulge in maybe one should wait until they graduate. This is truly IMO

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You've mistake my point.
by Dan McC / May 5, 2005 7:38 AM PDT

There is no civil liberties issue here, nor have I suggested that there is. My point is to mock the Texas legislature for wasting their time on this.

To address the action of the cheerleaders you should really approach the parents, principal, and school board.


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So we have you on board ...
by Evie / May 5, 2005 7:40 AM PDT

... to abolish the federal Dept of Education and those at the state level as well. Educating our children should be a matter between parents, principal and school board. I'm with you!

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Wow! That came out of nowhere, Evie,
by Dan McC / May 5, 2005 7:42 AM PDT

even for you.

What are you talking about?


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Well ...
by Evie / May 5, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

... if the behavior of cheerleaders at school (public funded) events/supervision/sponsorship is not the business of the legislature, why is anything else that goes on in school?

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You're comparing apples
by Dan McC / May 6, 2005 12:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Well ...

to many things that are nothing like apples, Evie.

There are a variety of issues in education and schooling that must be handled in a variety of ways.


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Not really ...
by Evie / May 6, 2005 12:19 AM PDT

... but I don't expect you to see the parallels.

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I don't see what isn't there.
by Dan McC / May 6, 2005 12:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Not really ...

I leave that to others.


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I agree, Ken.
by crowsfoot / May 6, 2005 7:41 AM PDT

There are lines. Not to abstruct, but to give a little space for kids not to have to deal with adult matters till just a little bit later on.

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But the Texas Senate isn't on board...
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(NT) *whew*
by Dan McC / May 6, 2005 12:13 AM PDT

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