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(Sun Sentinel)   Concerned citizen wants an elected official who's been living in sin with an unmarried partner for eight years to be arrested for violating state cohabitation laws. This is not a repeat from 1916   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 140
    More: Florida, elected officials, City Attorney Lynn Whitfield, cohabitations, Hallandale Beach, soul mate, citizen wants  
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2012-10-15 03:09:32 PM  
I like the response they got. It sounds like the City Attorney basically said "I don't want to deal with that. Go bother the state."
 
2012-10-15 03:11:20 PM  

ABQGOD: Wonder if there's an old law discriminating against foreigners still on the books. "Takahashi" don't sound very 'murrican to me. Maybe her ancestors violated some interracial law in the past.


I was going to suggest a surprise mattress inspection. If those little tags aren't all there, she's toast. 

/Nobody expects a surprise mattress inspection
 
2012-10-15 03:14:18 PM  

JesseL: Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?

Some puritanical harridan wouldn't shut up about it 100 years ago and it was either pass a law or have her killed.


And the second option wasn't considered why? Don't kill people because you disagree with them, kids.
 
2012-10-15 03:15:09 PM  

Cheron: What is the odds on Linda Takahashi being a small government type.


Dunno, but someone needs to remind Ms. TAKAHASHI that Korematsu v. US was never overturned and she can be shipped right back to Manzanar anytime we like.
 
2012-10-15 03:17:06 PM  

oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 350x246]


Yes, Professor McGonnegal is very strict. No boys in the girls' dorms and vice versa.
 
2012-10-15 03:17:08 PM  

Killer Cars: This does remind me; it has been awhile since I last remember seeing a submission on the all of the zany state laws still on the books.

/In Marshalltown, Iowa, it is illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant.


There's one somewhere in NC about throwing a pickle across the street.

/you're not allowed to...
 
2012-10-15 03:17:13 PM  

ABQGOD: Wonder if there's an old law discriminating against foreigners still on the books. "Takahashi" don't sound very 'murrican to me. Maybe her ancestors violated some interracial law in the past.


Takahashi sounds like someone we should round up and put in a camp. Although if her first name is Linda, perhaps only half of her, or even a quarter. So the moral is we should bring a chainsaw when we solve this.

/sorry sweetie, it is still on the books
 
2012-10-15 03:17:41 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?


Generally speaking, once power is given, granted or ceded, it's hard to take back.

Plus it gives old dickhead busybodies something to play with.
 
2012-10-15 03:17:45 PM  
"I don't think this law goes far enough. Obviously it hasn't been updated for a while, but now we need to think about all of the new sex that we don't want happening. That is why I call for single 6ft by 6ft cells for each and every living thing. We can't have men living with other men. What if they liked the man sex? Upon expulsion from the womb all children should be removed from their homes and kept in complete isolation for the safety of their souls and ours. And pets... seriously who hasn't thought of banging their mastiff? I know I have. Thats why I leave temptations like that in his own shed on his own private property. That way I won't be tempted from Jesus."

-Linda Takahashi
[citation needed]
 
2012-10-15 03:18:49 PM  
I though all these laws went away in the 1980s. Well, this is Fla-rid-a...
 
2012-10-15 03:19:14 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Killer Cars: This does remind me; it has been awhile since I last remember seeing a submission on the all of the zany state laws still on the books.

/In Marshalltown, Iowa, it is illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant.

There's one somewhere in NC about throwing a pickle across the street.

/you're not allowed to...


Kids and gorillas in the back seat in MA.
 
2012-10-15 03:21:13 PM  

ciberido: /Nobody expects a surprise mattress inspection


Pillows, too.

quizilla.teennick.com
 
2012-10-15 03:22:13 PM  
I assume she wishes to cast the first stone.
 
2012-10-15 03:22:17 PM  
Not to herp the derp, but if the law is on the books and a citizen makes a complaint, isn't law enforcement obligated to pursue it?
 
2012-10-15 03:23:47 PM  

ChipNASA: theknuckler_33: thatboyoverthere: olddeegee: Cythraul: I also want legislation against women wearing clothing that shows their ankles. Those sexy ankles, they're responsible for all the debauchery in the world.  There we go.

Think about how many women and people in general who should always be clothed.

[thefamilyjules.com image 425x340]

Harry Freakstorm: Ankle Thread!

Can't post sexy ankles from work. The Internet Cops have my IP address and IPCONFIG /renew does nothing.

[images1.parentsconnect.com image 280x280]

/moo means moo


Threadjack by nipples?
 
2012-10-15 03:24:03 PM  
Adultery is a criminal violation in a lot of states still. However, it's almost universally never prosecuted in the US' states

VA Code § 18.2-366 (2001 through Reg Session)
 
2012-10-15 03:24:14 PM  
While I dnrtfa...I like the idea of shoving teh book of inane laws up an elected official's arses.

/in fact, I would just do this shiat out of spite.
 
2012-10-15 03:25:24 PM  
I don't know who I hate more, Concerned Citizens or Worried Residents.
 
2012-10-15 03:27:49 PM  

trippdogg: Not to herp the derp, but if the law is on the books and a citizen makes a complaint, isn't law enforcement obligated to pursue it?


If I were the target, I'd sue for malicious prosecution. Granted, that doesn't address the problem of the law still being on the books. But the law cannot be selectively enforced.

The larger problem is that we don't regularly review the law to see if it's still applicable, relevant, or just a good idea. It takes stupid situations like this to purge them.
 
2012-10-15 03:28:37 PM  

pute kisses like a man: to me, it's similar to the states that still outlaw sodomy and oral sex... thanks to texas v. loving (i think, could be wrong), all of those laws are unconstitutional. legislatures forget about them and never revoke them.


Lawrence v. Texas, and yes, it's a rational assumption that under that ruling any private, adult sexual relationship would also have to be legal under the 14th Amendment's protection of liberty. A law that takes away liberty has to have a better reason than a majority doesn't like what you do.
 
2012-10-15 03:30:02 PM  

Diogenes: The larger problem is that we don't regularly review the law to see if it's still applicable, relevant, or just a good idea. It takes stupid situations like this to purge them.


That's why a lot of this stuff should have built in sunset clauses. Honestly even stuff like the manslaughter laws, just to ensure they get revised and brought up to modern times (ex: Vehicular manslaughter becoming a thing, etc). Even if it is once every 50 years or so for the standard ones.
 
2012-10-15 03:31:27 PM  

namegoeshere: CapeFearCadaver: Killer Cars: This does remind me; it has been awhile since I last remember seeing a submission on the all of the zany state laws still on the books.

/In Marshalltown, Iowa, it is illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant.

There's one somewhere in NC about throwing a pickle across the street.

/you're not allowed to...

Kids and gorillas in the back seat in MA.


Just found one with teh googles, also in NC:

It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.
 
2012-10-15 03:33:04 PM  
TFA doesn't say that Londons partner is another man. Probably is a man though.
I wonder how the law against co-habitation defines co-habitation? I'd bet my beer money that co-habitaion is between a man and a woman. Because two men sharing a house together is just two bachelors sharing a house together. Unless they're homos. That's covered by another law entirely.
 
2012-10-15 03:33:16 PM  

Albert911emt: funzyr: Albert911emt: Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?

Why do dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving? Different species, same sort of intelligence.

So you're saying that it's a form of masturbation?

Um.....yeah, sure......OK.

\Do you have the weirdest boner right now?


As a matter of fact, I do. Who told you that?
 
2012-10-15 03:33:41 PM  

Matthew Keene: Can I get my ex-wife stoned to death for cheating while we were married?


Dude, nobody has ever died from getting stoned but weed is illegal in some states so there ya go.
 
2012-10-15 03:34:06 PM  

Nem Wan: pute kisses like a man: to me, it's similar to the states that still outlaw sodomy and oral sex... thanks to texas v. loving (i think, could be wrong), all of those laws are unconstitutional. legislatures forget about them and never revoke them.

Lawrence v. Texas, and yes, it's a rational assumption that under that ruling any private, adult sexual relationship would also have to be legal under the 14th Amendment's protection of liberty. A law that takes away liberty has to have a better reason than a majority doesn't like what you do.


aww crap.... loving was the marriage case, lawrence was the sodomy case.
 
2012-10-15 03:35:10 PM  
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.
 
2012-10-15 03:36:29 PM  
Round up republicans and put them in a cage.
 
2012-10-15 03:37:37 PM  
Sometimes enforcing existing laws is not the best option, which is why we have lawmakers.
 
TWX
2012-10-15 03:38:40 PM  
Wanna really mess with the couple? Declare them common-law married...
 
2012-10-15 03:41:09 PM  

Reyito: Remember this the next time you see furor over repealing "sodomy" laws. Everytime it comes up to remove the old anti-gay statutes from the books, the argument is "why waste time on this... no one will ever prosecute it anyway".

Please. We're only 2-3 election cycles away from a groundswell christian authority. Not saying it WILL happen, just that it's possible. And of course, their excuse will be "see? It's already on the books, and has been for 100 years! It's our tradition!"

"We pledge allegiance to the Bible. The Old Testament shall be our sole and only Constitution"

.
s14.postimage.org
 
2012-10-15 03:44:04 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?


It's the American way. Make everything illegal and prosecute selectively.
 
2012-10-15 03:45:23 PM  
In the American System of Justice, there are 3 forces at work: the Police; the Courts; and the (expletive deleted) Batman.

/chong-chong

//ching-ching?
 
2012-10-15 03:46:11 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.


And if I sign the register as "La Gran Contessa Matilda of Tuscany, duchess of Lorraine" do I get to legally keep all four Qattro Castelli

/Plus, free Quiche Lorraine for life!
 
2012-10-15 03:46:33 PM  
Listen this needs to be said more. MIND. YOUR. OWN. DAMN. BUSINESS. for farks sakes.
 
2012-10-15 03:48:40 PM  
Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?

Oblio13: It's the American way. Make everything illegal and prosecute selectively.


Damnit, you're going to make me quote Ayn Rand again, you bastard.

"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon. That's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

/must go take show and scrub the Objectivism off
 
2012-10-15 03:50:52 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: Why do we have laws on the books we never have any intention of enforcing, just so we can have that threat there?


This isn't an immigration thread.
 
2012-10-15 03:51:34 PM  

ciberido: CapeFearCadaver: If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.

And if I sign the register as "La Gran Contessa Matilda of Tuscany, duchess of Lorraine" do I get to legally keep all four Qattro Castelli? 

/Plus, free Quiche Lorraine for life!


if the concierge has fringes on his coat, then he is a concierge in admiralty and is the master of the inn of court. therefore, your declaration may be ratified by the captain of the vessel in admiralty and given the full force and weight of law of the commonwealth of the several united states in admiralty and the common law of england.
 
2012-10-15 03:51:50 PM  

mortimer_ford: I don't know who I hate more, Concerned Citizens or Worried Residents.


Shoot them, shoot them both.
 
2012-10-15 03:53:37 PM  

mortimer_ford: I don't know who I hate more, Concerned Citizens or Worried Residents.


Go with Concerned Citizens. Worried Residents usually just lock themselves in their house and fret. Sometimes they panic if they see a Brown Person in the immediate vicinity. Concerned Citizens want to insure that the world conforms to their reality and cause everyone heartburn.
 
2012-10-15 03:55:16 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.


You may be an unwitting polygamist.
 
2012-10-15 04:00:04 PM  

m1ke: This woman sounds like kind of a dick.



She wouldn't be complaining if some helpful Florida Farker would give her a good dickin.
 
2012-10-15 04:01:53 PM  

olddeegee: Cythraul: I also want legislation against women wearing clothing that shows their ankles. Those sexy ankles, they're responsible for all the debauchery in the world.  There we go.


Not that I would have a problem with this even having to deal with all the women I would not want to see nude. I do have one question though. Wouldn't women be very cold? Maybe we could allow them to wear coats and clothes in the fall and winter times. I am just trying to think of the women and what is best for them.
 
2012-10-15 04:03:39 PM  
but the important question...are any of the women involved...hot or anything? not hot and bothered...just hot.
 
2012-10-15 04:05:16 PM  
Johnny Mnemonic: You can't shoot me.
Takahashi: Not in the head.
 
2012-10-15 04:08:14 PM  

heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.

You may be an unwitting polygamist wife.


/Not married... I don't think.
 
2012-10-15 04:10:15 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Aw shiat. I've done this one.

You may be an unwitting polygamist wife.

/Not married... I don't think.


Now you know better.
 
2012-10-15 04:10:22 PM  

pute kisses like a man: if the concierge has fringes on his coat, then he is a concierge in admiralty and is the master of the inn of court. therefore, your declaration may be ratified by the captain of the vessel in admiralty and given the full force and weight of law of the commonwealth of the several united states in admiralty and the common law of england.


So, logically, if I ADD fringes to the concierge's coat, then I get duchess-ized!
 
2012-10-15 04:12:50 PM  

Profedius: olddeegee: Cythraul: I also want legislation against women wearing clothing that shows their ankles. Those sexy ankles, they're responsible for all the debauchery in the world.  There we go.

Not that I would have a problem with this even having to deal with all the women I would not want to see nude. I do have one question though. Wouldn't women be very cold? Maybe we could allow them to wear coats and clothes in the fall and winter times. I am just trying to think of the women and what is best for them.


If they'd stay in the kitchen making sammiches like they're 'sposed to they wouldn't git cold.

/That is all.
 
2012-10-15 04:12:57 PM  
This is a great idea. If these idiot politicians want to keep pasing more and more oppressive laws, then they'd better stand ready to be charged with a few themselves.
 
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