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Tax Dollars At Work - UPDATED

OK, this is presently running in my head for the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time...which should say something.

Apparently, John Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.

Yep, you read that right. Christian uber-moralists don't like the number of a highway. As a 'back-up' plan, they mention that the numbering of the highway is out of line with numbering guidelines, anyway...and that is true. But, somehow, we've all got along just fine with it being the way it is for all this time. That's not the reason.

They don't like the 'sexual undertones' that the number has. You know, the more you try to "fix' things like this, the more you call attention to it. It's like the whole deal with the fact that women cannot walk around topless, but men can. The problem these Puritanical groups has is the 'sexual undertones' of breasts...regardless of the fact that they are thereby PROMOTING that feeling. Like anything taboo, it cannot survive the cold light of day. The one way to kill a taboo urge is to legalize it, make it open and no big deal. Suppression only ensures that it will never die.

Get over it. People will always have sex, and they will enjoy it. If YOU don't, that's your business, and you are welcome to your feeling, but you are not going to stop the rest of us from bumping uglies, nor should you. And, as for this road? Fuck off; find soemthing better to do with your time than to go SEARCHING for things to be 'morally outraged' about. You're probably the kind of people who look for sex references in Disney films and such.

Thanx to savrille for the link.

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UPDATE: Thanks for the word from miraclesmom, an Indiana resident, who says that Hostettler's office has been on the news claiming this is a hoax.
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