It may be illegal to hang fake bull genitalia from the back of your vehicle, at least if my state delegate gets his anti-genitals bill passed. This from the local newspaper of record, the Herald-Mail:
Washington County Sheriff’s deputy Matthew Bragunier figures that he sees, at least once a day, fake bull genitals flopping from the hitches of pickup trucks.
They’re only a toy, but they’re also unpleasant to look at, said Bragunier, worried what his 2-year-old girl might think someday.
“My daughter’s going to see this,” he said. “She’s going to ask what this is. I don’t want to be put in that spot. I don’t think I ever want to be in that spot.”
Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, agreed.
This week, he filed a bill for Maryland to ban the toys and others like them.
The bill prohibits any “model, sign, sticker or other item” that shows uncovered human or animal genitals, as well as human buttocks or female breasts, from motor vehicles.
I too saw a pickup truck with fake bull genitals flopping from a trailer hitch. Once.
I thought it was stupid. I didn’t think a special law needed to be passed. What’s next? What part of the redneck culture will be regulated with a special Maryland law? Rebel battle flags? Dale Earnhardt tribute decals? Worn out 2000 Bush/Cheney stickers? If you take away a redneck’s right to hang fake bull genitals from his trailer hitch, what will be taken from him next?
It’s a slippery slope, a slope comprised solely of slippery, rubber bull testicles.