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Aw geez, just when I got done praising Texas – Lawmaker’s bill would license strippers

Home - by - January 8, 2013 - 18:45 America/New_York - 31 Comments

When did Mike Bloomberg move to Texas?

This is ridiculous on every level. This is not conservatism.

Star-Telegram

 

Dancers at strip clubs in Texas soon might have to add something to their attire: a state license to do their job.

State Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, has filed a bill to require employees at sexually oriented businesses – including dancers – to get a license and display it while working.

You’re doing it wrong, Zedler

The conservative lawmaker said he hopes the measure, if it passes, might encourage women to find another line of work.

“They won’t want to get a license as a stripper from the state of Texas,” Zedler said of his legislation. “I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives.

“This will force everyone to clean up their act,” he said. “Overall, it will be a benefit to everyone concerned.”

Hey, and you know what you can do next? You can ban soda if it’s more than 16 oz. Or maybe keep Walmart out of the city.

What is this guy thinking? First of all, we don’t need no more stinkin’ government licenses. Second of all, the government shouldn’t TREAD ON ME. Remember that? Am I advocating for stripping? No. I don’t go to the strip clubs. And that’s where my activism ends. The government should not be in the business of dissuading a legitimate life choice because some girls can’t handle it.

I would like to think that everyone that objected to Bloomberg’s government hammer which “curbs behavior” into his personal vision was an objection based on principle, and not what the targets of the hammer were.

 

» 31 Comments

  1. Immortal Fish

    January 8th, 2013

    Agreed. Walk the narrow path and you don’t need to visit such places. Don’t smoke and don’t gamble, but was against the ban and for casinos.

    Unlike the libprog collective, I understand that I share this rock with other ideologues.

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  2. cfm990

    January 8th, 2013

    I wanna know where they have to display, said licence.

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  3. Strippers?

    January 8th, 2013

    Do we need strippers?
    I have never been to a strip bar.
    I got along without them, just fine.

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  4. KF

    January 8th, 2013

    The locusts (Progs & Democrats) are invading Texas just like they did in CO. Hopefully it will not have the same results

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  5. orbitup

    January 8th, 2013

    They (politicians)don’t like strip clubs in Arlington, and they have a lot of them. A strip club owner even got busted trying to hire a guy to kill the mayor.

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  6. ironyCurtain

    January 8th, 2013

    They have to display it?!?! Where?!?! Oh, man… what a buzzkill!

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  7. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 8th, 2013

    The strippers will probably have to display 3 copies of the license while working.

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  8. Left Coast Dan

    January 8th, 2013

    I just hope they’re allowed to black out their home address, like hair stylists do…

    Ditto, Fur, and ditto Immortal Fish.

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  9. Dadof3

    January 8th, 2013

    I dunno, KF. I saw what happened to Texas in the 1979-1983 times of all those damn yankees coming into state.

    They all wanted to do things “the way we did it in Michigan or NY or Wisconsin” Very annoying that they didn’t get the message that the way they did it was a failure leading to their presence here.

    I know because I moved back home to Texas in 1980 and brought 6 of them with me. I AM SO SORRY GUYS! But, at least 4 of them became conservative as adults so there’s that.

    Most popular bumper sticker in Dallas 1982? The anti “I ♥ NY” ‘ ♥ NY ? Take I-30 east! ‘

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  10. Menderman

    January 8th, 2013

    So Zedlar is pushing for a “Pink Card”?

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  11. Menderman

    January 8th, 2013

    And then some local liberal rag will use an FOI law and publish all their names an addresses for ‘informational reasons’…

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  12. Unneutral

    January 8th, 2013

    Zedler sounds like a liberal infiltrator.

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  13. old_oaks

    January 8th, 2013

    It’s always more fun down at the jiggly room, which is amazing because there are no kitchens there.

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  14. Billy Fuster

    January 8th, 2013

    Unintended consequences: Strippers who fail to get their license will become hookers. Zedler will compromise himself with one of these harlots thereby ruining his political career and wrecking his marriage.

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  15. Annie P

    January 8th, 2013

    If this got enacted, it would be fun to get a license just so I could say I had one!

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  16. Jethro

    January 8th, 2013

    They should make the licenses about 2 inches in diameter, and adhesive backed, with a clip to hold the tassle…

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  17. Bad Brad

    January 8th, 2013

    Jethro, I could machine up some screw on models. Black anodized, purple tassles.

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  18. Johnny Freedom

    January 8th, 2013

    I guess this is where I part ways with the particular conservatives who use the liberal methodology of forcing their values on everyone else… paint me libertarian, but it’s not my business what they get up to just like it’s not the government’s business what resides in my gun safe.

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  19. Kairn

    January 8th, 2013

    Soooo, if Chippendale dudes or some such similar male stripper dancers come to Texas to perform, will they have to take out this license as well? Are male strippers also in need of being directed towards a different line of work?

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  20. mkultra

    January 8th, 2013

    How else will womyn’s studies majors make a living?

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  21. BigFurHat

    January 8th, 2013

    OT/ but what maniac did this Zedler hire to do his promotional pictures?
    I haven’t seen shoulders like that since Mike Dukakis.

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  22. Troy

    January 8th, 2013

    In Houston they tax the patrons to pay for “rape kits” for the police. Total BS.
    They have been fucking up the strip club revenue for many years.
    Ever since that tramp (now dead) took that 80 yr old billionaire for a ride.

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  23. mkultra

    January 8th, 2013

    He looks like Mr. Rogers after an accidental estrogen overdose.

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  24. Annie

    January 8th, 2013

    Still playing to the Baptists. 2 more rounds of funerals, please: our parents (almost there) and my generation.

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  25. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    January 8th, 2013

    Do they need examiners before issuing the license? If so, Texas – here I come.

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  26. theJadedBarrel

    January 8th, 2013

    @BFH,
    An optical illusion, He is inflicted with inflated cranium syndrome.

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  27. Rage against the ObamaRegime

    January 8th, 2013

    Probably pissed cause the good ones make more money than he does.

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  28. Rage against the ObamaRegime

    January 8th, 2013

    Picture looks like a casket shot.

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  29. Rick

    January 8th, 2013

    Republicans do better when they have a bare or slightly less than majority. They’re too busy trying to get serious legislation passed to worry about silly shit like this.

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  30. Pickled Liver

    January 9th, 2013

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see Zedler’s name in the news for some perversion or other! Where do they get these people?

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  31. Carlos The Jackal

    January 10th, 2013

    Why don’t you license welfare moms with 5+ kids instead?

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