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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

BREAKING: Ga. Legislature not as bad as Florida's

Truck Nutz, Draggin Nutz, Florida

We've given them a lot of hell, but at least this year's legislative session only saw Georgia take a couple of steps backward.

Down in the Sunshine State, the Legislature could outlaw neither a pair of dangling bumper "ornaments" nor the age-old practice of bestiality. Plus, their commuter-rail program died in the Senate. On second thought, maybe they are like us. Speak it, Associated Press, in succinct end-of-the-session rundown form! (Emphasis added, of course.)

Bestiality: Still legal in Florida

State Song: "Old Folks at Home," also known as "Swanee River," will be changed to leave out racially offensive lyrics. A second song, "Florida - Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky," submitted by a music teacher for a statewide contest, will become the state anthem.

Vehicle, um, decorations: Carry on with the popular pickup accoutrement: so-called Truck Nutz. The anatomically correct accessories, modeled after bull testicles, were outlawed by the Senate but had immunity in the House, so no $60 fine after all.

License plates: Added to the roster of 109 specialty plates now available are new ones touting Florida tennis, lighthouses and horses. Lawmakers declined to approve an "I Believe" plate promoting faith-based education, but endorsed a plate bearing the state motto "In God We Trust."

(Thanks to Christa at PecanneLog and Wonkette)

(Photo courtesy of Draggin' Nutz, Illustration by Thomas Wheatley)

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