FOR some reason, today’s news brings to mind these lines from a certain movie:
Wherever there is injustice, you will find us.
Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there.
Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find…
The Three Amigos!
YOU recall the news from last month: Mississippi Creationism Bill: It’s Dead, Jim. That was about the shabby “equal time” creationism bill sponsored by Representative Gary Chism, an insurance salesman who apparently does something to promote creationism year after year.
Although Chism’s creationism bill is dead for this session, our news coverage doesn’t stop there. Your Curmudgeon is a caring, sharing kind of guy, with a deep concern for the feelings of others, so we’ve been wondering how people like Chism deal with such setbacks. We learned that Chism isn’t the kind of man to let a defeat keep him down. No, Gary Chism is a man among men — a real fighter.
We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Bill to regulate Miss. strip clubs goes to gov, which appears in Business Week. The bold font was added by us:
Outrage over a 20-foot, anatomically correct stallion outside a strip club in rural northern Mississippi could lead to a new law allowing counties to regulate such establishments.
This is important legislation. Let’s read on:
The bill was filed in response to a strip club called The Pony that opened about three years ago in Lowndes County, bringing with it the shiny silver stallion that locals say is wearing a pink bikini.
The Pony sits just off U.S. 45 outside West Point — a highway frequently used by sports fans traveling from Tupelo down to Mississippi State University games in Starkville. Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said he’d receive numerous complaints from residents about The Pony’s horse.
“Since I’ve filed the bill, I’ve gotten a lot of telephone calls and encouragement from pastors and others. But really what started it all was that bikini on that stallion,” Chism said.
You see? It pays to have a reputation for righteousness. When the people are afflicted by the sight of a giant naked horse statue, they naturally think of Chism.
So how did things go in the legislature? We continue:
The discussion on the bill Friday was brief, but a few comments drew snickers in the Senate chamber.
“Are y’all abreast of what’s going on in my county over there?” said Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, whose district includes Lowndes County.
Oh, how disrespectful! Wait, this is good — the article quotes Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks:
“I don’t drink, but I’m not trying to close down bars,” said Brooks, who inspected the club after receiving calls from residents. “The place was clean. They had security guards. I wasn’t really interested in looking at the women, but they looked OK.“
Our Mississippi operatives inform us that not only has Chism’s bill passed, but it has already been signed by Governor Haley Barbour. Yes — here’s confirmation: Barbour signs bill on strip-club regulations. That news source says:
Mississippi counties can pass rules to restrict new strip-club operations July 1 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Haley Barbour.
“I’m tickled to death that he signed it,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Gary Chism of Columbus.
So there you are. This has been a deeply inspirational story. And let Darwinists everywhere remember:
Wherever there is blasphemy, wherever there is indecency, wherever people cry out for goodness, there you will find … Gary Chism!
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