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Death to Dildos

I am posting this link to a Dan Abrams "Sidebar" about Mississippi making sex toys illegal.

I do this because he has a good point. I also do this because it ties into that "what other people think of MS because of the foolishness that goes on in our courts".

Well, I am glad to see that the local legislators are focusing on the most pressing issues of the day. I've long believed that a three-dimensional, possibly battery-operated device is far more menacing than a handgun. In Mississippi, people can buy guns at a gun show with no background check and certain weapons can be carried almost anywhere. Sure, guns and toys can bring joy and a sense of comfort to the user, but apparently the legislators concluded that a genital replica is a far greater threat to society.

This, from a state that levies only an 18-cent tax on cigarettes, 55 cents below the national average and where 62 percent of residents are overweight, making it the fattest state in the country. Yet still the public schools don't make gym class compulsory. Mississippi's laws would make you believe sex is the single greatest threat to public safety and well-being. After all, it's illegal in Mississippi to have sex with someone you're not married to or to live with someone other than your spouse.

He asks an important question, "is making dildos and sex toys illegal what we REALLY need to be doing right now?"

I mean, beyond making sure Paris Hilton never visits the state (which is the only "upside" to this I see) it seems like we have some pressing budget concerns that need attendin' too.

How about we let everyone else attend to their OWN sexual needs...hmmm.....sound good?

Previous Comments

ID
105435
Comment

You talk about some uptight, insecure legislators we have here in MS. You know Larry Flint gives every member of Congress a subscription to "Hustler." Maybe it is time "Adam and Eve" got the mailing list of our Legislators.

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T15:20:10-06:00
ID
105436
Comment

He lays pipe so often and well that he can pry into other peoples and give advice. I am in no such category. All who are please bask in your glory and enjoy the supreme realization that is you.

Author
*SuperStar*
Date
2006-03-21T16:40:10-06:00
ID
105437
Comment

I wonder if you could still operate a mail order warehouse in MS through the internet excluding any sales to people in MS (and the other backwards a$$ states)?

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T17:00:46-06:00
ID
105438
Comment

This is why William Bill Clinton is more of a hero than we will admit. He wouldn't waste his time trying to stop a sexual act or the enhancement of it. He would be all for it, and trying his darnest to get in on it. Our legislators have to be insecure and stupid to waste their time on this crap. Those objects could never replace the good and mighty men carrying the real thing. Those objects don't have the skill and know how the real weapon of mass production has. If I had my way I would give every woman one to try out then wait briefly (it will be brief) on her to come back begging me for the real thang. Then, as punishment for her mutiny I would then charge good and valuable consideration (big money) for my services just as she paid the sex shop for the object. This way fellows, we could really spend our days on the couch with one hand on the tv control and the other one you know where. Hopefully, most people elsewhere would ignore Dan's story.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-03-21T17:09:29-06:00
ID
105439
Comment

Ali, you know this has been my rant the whole time. I'm all about protesting gun shows with signs that say "Dildos not Guns" and "Guns kill people; Dildos Don't!" At least the victims of Katrina can sleep well at night knowing they won't be robbed of their last possessions by an, er, armed robber carrying a vibrating butterfly! You women (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) need to get OFF YOUR ASSES and put your men, including fathers, sons, brothers, cousins, husbands, and exes, in place. They're taking away ALL of your choices.

Author
kaust
Date
2006-03-21T18:11:52-06:00
ID
105440
Comment

"Guns kill people; Dildos Don't!" True... Although, I can't think of that saying without thinking of the scene in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"! "...and then Harry proceeded to beat him with a 10" black rubber....." ;-p

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T18:25:56-06:00
ID
105441
Comment

Maybe we should have a mass demonstration and "plant" a bunch of "toys" at the Capitol like little headstones!

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T18:30:22-06:00
ID
105442
Comment

BAH! pikersam, I love it! Ali, let's do it? ;-)

Author
kaust
Date
2006-03-21T18:33:51-06:00
ID
105443
Comment

On a serious note, it all goes back to these guys (and gals) twisting their religious beliefs with natural human desire. I mean really, which came first the vegetable or the "clone your bone"?

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T18:36:11-06:00
ID
105444
Comment

I'm gonna take a picture and send it to Greenville!

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-03-21T18:37:46-06:00
ID
105445
Comment

I think it would make a great picture! I know a few folks that would participate. Always better when it is a group thing!

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-21T19:08:03-06:00
ID
105446
Comment

Knol, at the end of this post I almost put the sentence *Ali is now waiting for Knol to appear and begin yelling* ;) I'm all for burying random sex toys in strange places around the capital. I think that would be hilarious. This legislation is so ridiculous that I almost can't talk about it. Welcome to Mississippi, "The State Of Sexual Frustration"

Author
Lori G
Date
2006-03-21T19:14:55-06:00
ID
105447
Comment

Lord. I leave y'all alone for a day—24 HOURS—so I can get some work done. Then I come back and see a whole string of comments under the header "Death to Dildos." You bunch of heathens.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2006-03-21T19:23:19-06:00
ID
105448
Comment

I wonder if there is a connection between this and the Novelty store fire on Terry road? The mayor foghts so hard to keep us from having any pleasure whether it be from dildos, lap dances or anything else. I guess now people will have to travel to Louisana, Tennessee, or wherever they can to fulfill their animal instincts ;-) and try to smuggle them across the state line.

Author
lance
Date
2006-03-21T20:16:08-06:00
ID
105449
Comment

Oh yeah, there's always Ebay!

Author
lance
Date
2006-03-21T20:16:47-06:00
ID
105450
Comment

I totally didn't name this post. Pat did. Seriously. I told him we shouldn't do it. He thought it would be funny. I even said "Pat, are you sure? Don't you think a thread popping up at the end of the page several times called "Death to Dildos" would totally demean everyone reading it? I mean, this is Mississippi, for chrissakes. MISSISSIPPI. I just don't think its going to fly." Pat: "Ali, trust me. It'll totally work. People will love it." Ali: "Okay. But, if I do. I'm totally going to lie and say you did it." *Ali is looking anywhere but your eyes.*

Author
Lori G
Date
2006-03-21T20:18:07-06:00
ID
105451
Comment

I don't know much about law but I wouldn't be surprised if y'all got arrested for displaying those objects on the Capital lawn. I'll help win your release from jail for free. A better idea might be to send each senator and representative one in the mail. Be sure to use your name and address so they will know who to respond to. Don't expect any returns. You may have more secret support in high places than you realize.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-03-22T10:08:36-06:00
ID
105452
Comment

Oh goodness!! This is Very Interesting! These types of actions are the exact reasons i question that state of Ms and the way in which legislature handles certain issues. I'm from up North but I love me some Ms: been coming here ever since i was young. And now this is where i dwell but to see that the legislature is waisting all of our tax dollars for them to discuss banning sex toys when there are soooooo many other more important issues the state faces Um let's see there's drugs, poverty, crime, poor education, racism, the ridiculous grocery tax, obesity, Hiv and STD's, children having children...... I mean should I go on?

Author
jan2006
Date
2006-03-22T17:10:19-06:00
ID
105453
Comment

Go on and tell it jan2006. We are listening but the powers that be have wax in their ears. I believe that this is one more example of why we are always on the bottom of everything that recieves national attention/exposure. We, the legislature, do not want to tackle the hard issues because that means that we will have to really work and use the taxpayers money for the things that can help us get up from last place. We are so comfortable her on the bottom. Being on the bottom means that you do not have to compete with anyone. I'd be willing to bet that we are not on the bottom when it comes to ranking our legislators and senators pay and benifits though.

Author
rufus
Date
2006-03-23T05:46:08-06:00
ID
105454
Comment

*looks at ali* i swear, you take one picture of a world famous JFP Columnist burning her bra, and the next thing you know you get pulled into the dildo thread post

Author
William Patrick Butler
Date
2006-03-23T14:07:50-06:00
ID
105455
Comment

"We are so comfortable her on the bottom. Being on the bottom means that you do not have to compete with anyone. I'd be willing to bet that we are not on the bottom when it comes to ranking our legislators and senators pay and benifits though." -My thought exactly rufus. Competing would be too much like work! I mean I get sick to my stomach when I hear that certain senate sessions cost the tax payers X amount of dollars because they couldn't come to some type of conclusion on certain issues. And You are darn right. senators and congressmen probably have money & benefits falling out of their a$$*$, while the rest of the ordinary citizens struggle to make ends meet. You think poor people are are worried about where they'll be able to buy a dildo? He!! no. They're too worried about afordable housing and food! Go figure!

Author
jan2006
Date
2006-03-23T14:55:54-06:00
ID
105456
Comment

Well I for one am not going to get into this discussion and would not dream of commenting further...but I am certainly going to peek...I mean read...these posts...as they get more dicey.....I mean more "in depth"....yea that's what i mean....yea....

Author
ATLExile
Date
2006-03-23T17:35:12-06:00
ID
105457
Comment

:) sure that's what you mean :)

Author
jan2006
Date
2006-03-23T17:48:43-06:00
ID
105458
Comment

Check out this story about a class at UNLV that is teaching Sex Toys 101! I can think of a few insecure legislators who may want to sign up!

Author
pikersam
Date
2006-03-31T16:55:29-06:00
ID
105459
Comment

Pikersam, you better hope Readsome.... doesn't see this post.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-03-31T17:03:59-06:00
ID
105460
Comment

"Illusive!" We didn't know. William Bill Clinton, our most brillant x-president, and a well-known expert on women problems, was emailed a copy of the post. He has called for a world-wide meeting of all men to do something about that word illusive. The only men excepted from attendance are our on-duty soldiers. Most of them will be so glad to get with a woman again, they will accidentally perform better. I wish them well and a safe return home soon.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-03-31T17:31:21-06:00
ID
105461
Comment

What happened to Readsome? I hope that he didn't decide tp pack up and leave because no one agreed with him.

Author
lance
Date
2006-04-01T09:59:20-06:00
ID
105462
Comment

I meant "elusive" as stated in the article Pikersam posted. Y'all know I'm crazy and can't spell. Ater our convention and renewal the word "multiple" will be subsituted. Then I'll run for and be crowned King of the World.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-04-01T12:12:09-06:00
ID
105463
Comment

"Guns kill people; Dildos Don't!" I beg to differ. You ever seen an angry Dutchman with one of those things? Wields it like a mace.

Author
Nick
Date
2006-04-07T21:52:56-06:00

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