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Banning "Truck Nutz"

Some Florida lawmakers are trying to ban ... er... let me start from the beginning.

Apparently there's a thing in the south where people hang fake plastic testicles from the trailer hitch of their trucks. Jeffrey Rowland has already railed against them, but then righteously says today "I never wanted the government to get involved in the vehicular genitalia adornment industry!"

The Florida house has moved to ban these, but the senate hasn't included that part in their version of the bill. This is an interesting question of freedom of expression and such, but one sentence in the linked article caught my eye:
In a spirited debate laced with double entendre, Senate lawmakers questioned whether the state should curtail freedom of expression in vehicle accessories.
It gives me some hope that it's at least being debated, but more importantly, it gives me hope that they clearly have a sense of humor about it. I would really like to see that transcript...

Gore's The Assault on Reason complains about the lack of debate in the federal legislatures, how the ability to convince or be convinced is no longer part of the job. Seeing that the people getting elected to lower offices are at least capable of debate is a little bit heartening.
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