As it turns out, there are people dedicated to preserving the right of a nigga to get a table dance. From jon's mind, by way of Skippy the Bush Kanga, but in the local-for-me Sun-Times, Fearful strip clubs register voters to oust President Bush:
Strip club owners are putting a little bada-bing in the presidential campaign by asking patrons to turn their eyes away from the stage for a moment to fill out a voter registration form -- and then vote against President Bush.
''It's not to say our industry loves John Kerry or anything like that,'' said Dave Manack, associate publisher of E.D. Publications, which publishes Exotic Dancer magazine. ''But George Bush, if he's re-elected, it could be very damaging to our industry.''
Amazing, how many agree with the statement that John Kerry Is A Douchebag But I'm Voting For Him Anyway. Dot com.
Not all are convinced, alas:
On a recent night at the Isabella Queen, Christopher Ness, a 35-year-old patron, filled out a registration form. But he said if he goes to the polls in November, he'll probably vote Republican.
''I like the way it is right now,'' Ness said.
Demonstrating that voter registration isn't enough, there also has to be voter education on the issues. Well, anyone else want to set up tables at strip clubs to explain the impact of Ashcroft's crackdown on. . . do you ever find yourself unable to finish typing or saying a sentence? Keeps happening to me. I should have that looked at.
Want to know more? Wait, stupid question. There's the apparently-not-updated-recently Sex Workers' International Media Watch page, I suppose, although that's the employees, not the owners, but that gets into all sorts of discussion of labor issues and. . . yep, doing it again. See also: Sex Workers Alliance of Vancouver, if you're worried about having to flee north should bad come to worse and
God the Supreme Court the electorate put Bush and company back in the White House come the fall. Can't get The International Union of Sex Workers site to load, for some reason. . .
[Introduced by California Congressman Duncan Hunter (R), H.B. 4239, also called the "Parents’ Empowerment Act,"] allows compensatory damages starting at no less than $10,000 for any instance in which a minor is exposed to “harmful to minors” entertainment products. The bill also allows that punitive damages and reasonable fees may be awarded to the prevailing party at the discretion of the court. The bill also seeks to strengthen the current test courts utilize in determining what is obscene material by providing a separate definition of obscenity specifically for children. It is an affirmative defense to action under this bill if a parent or guardian of the minor owned the material.
From the write-up/press release at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Perhaps comics stores, in Cali and elsewhere, could also encourage their patrons to get out and vote?
Do I want to think about the number of comics shops nationwide versus the number of strip clubs?
Think there's much crossover in patrons?
Should I have stopped typing a long time ago?
The type of bitch that turn the party out.
I met a bitch named Dynasty wit'
so much back, she made a blind man see.
What's really happenin'?
Too many clothes, not enough booty slappin'.
Now, I don't need romance.
All I need to know is CAN A NIGGA GET A TABLE DANCE?!
("SHAKE IT UP! SHAKE IT UP! WOO! SHAKE THAT THANG!")
CAN A NIGGA GET A TABLE DANCE?!
("SHAKE IT UP! SHAKE IT UP! WOO! SHAKE THAT...")
Sorry, sorry, sorry. . . Management does not approve of misogynist lyrics in hip-hop, or the use of such terms generally.
Unless, you know, the bitch deserve it.
Sorry, sorry. . .
And yes, I know it's stretching things to include the links to the sex workers' sites. But if you want to explain why, feel free.