|As a "joke" about overregulation, Louisiana|
House of Reps member Kenny Havard proposed
legislation banning strippers who are
over 28 years old or weigh more than 160
pounds. Yeah, the guy's icky.
Well, Kenny Havard did just that, and -- What luck! --- he's a lawmaker. He's a Republican member of the Louisiana state legislature.
This week, he briefly introduced an amendment that would require strippers to be at or under the age of 28 and weigh less than 160 pounds.
That would rid the world of old, ugly strippers, Huzzahhh!
If your first thought was why in the world would a politician be that concerned about strippers when there's so many other pressing issues, join the club.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Louisiana legislature was considering a bill that would raise the age at which you could be employed as a stripper from 18 to 21.
The concern is the younger women are being exploited, possibly by human traffickers, so they want to raise the age limit.
It looks like the bill will pass both the Louisiana House and Senate, and it appears the governor of that fine state will sign the measure.
The law will not include Havard's amendment, though. Mostly because idea is so icky. And that Havard would introduce such an amendment makes him icky.
"I've never been more repulsed to be part of" the House of Representatives, said Rep. Julie Stokes R-Kenner, as quoted in the Times-Picayune.
I suppose he would want to go from strip club to strip club as an "inspector" to make sure the strippers are sufficiently beautiful, to his eyes anyway.
Havard said he introduced the amendment as a kind of "joke" to protest government overregulation.
He also said criticism of his amendment was political correctness and he won't apologize for it.
Still, Havard was unsuccessful. Next time you skulk around the strip clubs of New Orleans, there's a chance some of the strippers will be over 28 years old.
I'm sure you'll survive.