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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 01:05 PM

http://sfgate.com/cg...MNGEA3O52I1.DTL

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A Texas housewife is in big trouble with the law for selling a vibrator to a pair of undercover cops, and the Brisbane vibrator company she works for says Texas is an "antiquated place'' with more than its share of "prudes.''

Joanne Webb, a former fifth-grade teacher and mother of three, was in a county court in Cleburne, Texas, on Monday to answer obscenity charges for selling the vibrator to undercover narcotics officers posing as a dysfunctional married couple in search of a sex aid.

Gahhhhhhhh. Now, I could understand if it was something about sales tax or a merchant's license or somesuch. It would still be a stupid waste of manpower, but it would be expliciable.

But 'obscenity'?

And 'undercover narcotics officers'? Seriously? What, precisely, would make a vibrator an addictive drug that would reduce pain, alter moods, and... actually don't answer that last question.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:24 PM

Well the buzz is she should get off. :rolleyes:
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#3 Kimmer

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:36 PM

Well, about the time I think I've seen it all, read it all ... I discover I haven't. Good grief.

#4 Bad Wolf

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:46 PM

Leave it to Texas to use narcotics agents to set up sting operations on vibrator selling mothers.  :p
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#5 Jid

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:51 PM

[sarcam] You know what's wrong with America today?  Corruption of the masses!

You know what's corrupting those masses?   Sex!  Hot, Enjoyable, "Experimental" sex.  These people are using *toys* in bed.  

We all know sex is meant for procreation in a union of missionary style, married affection.[/sarcasm]

Hooray for trying to legislate America's bedrooms? :p

This is ridiculous.  How is it any business of the state how people have sex?

I sincerely hope she gets off... I mean gets her charges dropped... I mean... is exonerated.  (Third time's the charm)

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#6 Shalamar

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:58 PM

Hides face in shame at the antics of some of Texas law enforment officers, county DA's and over the top morality enforcement...

but sad to say there are counties in Texas ( especially in that area of my fair state ) that apparently have nothing better to do than idioticy like this...and yes they are remarklably serious about such stuff up there...
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#7 Rhea

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:55 PM

This *is* Texas, after all. :p I was stunned to learn on SS that there's a transvestite who hangs out in downtown Austin. When I lived in Austin if they had transvestites they surely weren't allowed out on the streets!  ;)
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#8 AnneZo

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 06:12 PM

G1223, on Dec 16 2003, 12:24 PM, said:

Well the buzz is she should get off. :rolleyes:
Groan.  :D

Seriously, this is one of those cases, isn't it?  

Sane people from the state or anywhere near it are busy pretending they're just in town on business and that it ain't their fault.



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