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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Long Way To Go

As nutty as Virginia's lawmakers have demonstrated themselves to be in the last week, both with legislation they've actually passed and with legislation that they merely proposed (including the "no visible underwear" bill that brought them unwanted international attention that's now been scuttled) they've thankfully got a long way to go before they come anywhere near Saudi Arabia.

Not only do Saudi women have to cover themselves from head to toe, they, thanks to the latest dictate from the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (the Saudi volunteer religious police) aren't allowed to receive roses or any other red flowers for Valentine's Day. Bummer. (Of course it does provide guys with a built in excuse for failing to give their sweethearts a Valentine's Day gift if they were expecting one.)

As far as I know, nobody in Virginia has proposed anything like this.

On the other hand, I'm sure if someone gave Dick Black or Bob Marshall the idea to found an organization called "The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice," they might well do it.


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