Here's one that really gives new life to the term "big government": a sleazeball representative from Lousiana is trying to put an age and weight limit on strippers.
It started with a bill in Louisiana which was proposed to raise the minimum age for dancers from 18 to 21 with the intent to prevent sex trafficking. Republican Rep. Kenneth E. Havard didn't think that bill went far enough, so he added his own fun little amendment to protect his personal preferences.
If he had his way, strippers would be:
"between twenty-one and twenty-eight years of age and shall be no more than one hundred and sixty pounds in weight."
It sounds almost too ridiculous to be on an effing legal document, so here's a screen cap of the amendment which will live in perpetuity online:
So, what beautiful man with incredible standards proposed this restriction? That name again is Kenneth E. Havard. And he looks like this:
In case you want to ring him up and have a chat about his public service, here's his phone number: (225) 634-7470.
He also has a fax number listed, because it isn't just his views on women that are antiquated: (225) 634-7477.
Here's a video of him on the senate floor defending his position. He says he is "keeping the spirit alive of trimming the fat."
First question comes from Rep. Nancy Landry. The entire senate "oohs" like he just got called to the principals office.
Landry asks, "Are you saying that women who are over 28 or over a certain weight are not fit to be dancers?"
Havard responds, "No ma'am, I'm just worried about their health and I wouldn't want them to hurt one another."
Gross. The public spends their tax dollars on the BS. That money would be better spent at any strip club.
Landry follows up with, "Do you not find this amendment offensive?"
Havard comes back, "Well I'll pull it, Ms. Landry."
Of course, he will. No doubt he's been pulling it for quite some time.