Taking the Bull by the Horns… Er, by the…

The 2008 session of the General Assembly has barely commenced, and already we’re generating editorial copy for the amusment of the rest of the world. Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., D-Chesapeake, has introduced a bill that would ban the display of ornaments that resemble human genitalia on automobiles. The display of such ornaments would be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $250.

Say what? It appears that websites are selling ornaments resembling bull testicles to hang underneath trailer hitches. Not to be picky, but… do we really want a law that will prompt a lawsuit — just for yucks? Do we really want the state Supreme Court adjudicating whether ornamental bull testicles sufficiently resemble human testicles to warrant a fine?

On the other hand, this bill gives a whole new meaning to the term “abuser fees.”

(Photo credit: Associated Press.)

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  1. Anonymous Avatar

    What was it you were saying about the creative class?


  2. Groveton Avatar

    I am with Spruill on this one. You wouldn’t let a company put nude pictures of people on bulletin boards. Why should some doofus be able to hang model testicles from his truck? I am tired of explaining the actions of idiots to my kids. They should send the model testicles back to the company that sold it (them?) and try to apply the rebate to an inflatable woman. Then they should keep the inflatable woman in their home where my kids can’t see it.

  3. Anonymous Avatar

    ummm…..I am going to play devil’s advocate here…..

    I have seen these type of things advertised in various places and they are not advertised as “human genitalia”……they are known amongst the “lesser creative class” as “Bulls B#&^$” or “Truck Nut$”(fill in the blank).

    Google it….you will see what I mean.

    So, wouldn’t the bill need to be re-written to reflect this?

    If you took it to court you could always plead that you didn’t know the difference, right?

    Gee…slow news day here on the rebellion….

  4. Rtwng Extrmst Avatar
    Rtwng Extrmst

    And the Dems complain that conservative Republicans get side tracked on unimportant legislation to the detriment of getting the basics covered during session. So much for that…

  5. NoVA Scout Avatar
    NoVA Scout

    Perhaps we need a law to make bulls wear trousers. If you ever spend any time near them, you realize that they are absolutely without shame. If any of us walked around like that, we’d end up disgraced and in the calaboose. I say that if we can’t disply replicas of their equipment, they shouldn’t be allowed to display the real thing.

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