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(CF News 13)   Marion County, Florida wants to ban billboards for strip clubs and adult video stores on I-75, thereby taking away the only really interesting thing to see on I-75 in Marion County, Florida   (cfnews13.com) divider line 59
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2013-07-25 01:06:30 AM
Boobies?
 
2013-07-25 01:06:33 AM
WE BAR ALL
 
2013-07-25 01:08:57 AM
Back in the early '80s, Alachua County (just north of Marion) wanted to close its strip clubs, but the county attorney said they couldn't close the existing ones because there was no ordinance against them in effect before the first one opened.

Hearing this, the county commissioners in nearby Bradford County, which had no such clubs, voted to ban such clubs. The only city of any size in Bradford is Starke, the county seat.

After the vote, the Lake City Reporter, a few miles away, had one of the all-time greatest small-town headlines: "There'll be no Starke nakeds."
 
2013-07-25 01:09:38 AM
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-25 01:11:25 AM
I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.
 
2013-07-25 01:12:50 AM
drove through florida a few years ago. on 75.  after seeing 60 or so billboards for café risqué (as depicted in article) of course I had to go.

/best 14 dollar eggs and bacon breakfast ever.
 
2013-07-25 01:13:23 AM
The ACLU must have a big regional office in Florida to keep up with this stuff.
 
2013-07-25 01:15:12 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.


The corollary of that is that if the lack of advertising leads to lower patronage of the establishments, then the economy suffers and the voters can toss the representatives out on their ear.
 
2013-07-25 01:16:25 AM

cybrgeezer: Back in the early '80s, Alachua County (just north of Marion) wanted to close its strip clubs, but the county attorney said they couldn't close the existing ones because there was no ordinance against them in effect before the first one opened.

Hearing this, the county commissioners in nearby Bradford County, which had no such clubs, voted to ban such clubs. The only city of any size in Bradford is Starke, the county seat.

After the vote, the Lake City Reporter, a few miles away, had one of the all-time greatest small-town headlines: "There'll be no Starke nakeds."


In NE Georgia a few years ago one of the local communities got so fed up with the miles of billboards for an awful trucker strip club on I-85 that they bought it and burned it to the ground, releasing what I presume was a towering pillar of meth fumes and aerosolized herpes.

/40% of the billboards on that stretch of I-75 are for strip clubs or asian "massage parlors"
//another 40% are anti-abortion ads
///the remainder are for Disneyworld tickets or oranges
 
2013-07-25 01:16:37 AM
We need to deal with these problems on a case-by-case basis. Any statistical racial anomalies that occur within the population of families that are sent to the FEMA death camps is purely coincidental.
 
2013-07-25 01:17:07 AM
"They shouldn't have that out for kids, when the kids are in the car and they say, 'What's that mommy, what's that daddy?' No they shouldn't have that out there," Peggy Breedenburg said.

Oh shut up you prudish coont.
 
2013-07-25 01:18:41 AM

Hector Remarkable: We need to deal with these problems on a case-by-case basis. Any statistical racial anomalies that occur within the population of families that are sent to the FEMA death camps is purely coincidental.


It's always when taking a bold stance like this that you want to post in the thread one up from the one you really meant to.
 
2013-07-25 01:19:08 AM
I once took three blind guys to a strip club in St. Pete. It was hilarious

/no relevance, just thought I'd throw it out there
// /csb
 
2013-07-25 01:21:09 AM

7th Son of a 7th Son: "They shouldn't have that out for kids, when the kids are in the car and they say, 'What's that mommy, what's that daddy?' No they shouldn't have that out there," Peggy Breedenburg said.

Oh shut up you prudish coont.


I remember when I was younger I was driving to florida from Nebraska with my mother.  in Missouri there were serveral billboards for clubs,  I just had to comment on how many of them were advertising for their buffet.

if this woman cant talk to her children about things, then she needs to reevaluate herself.
 
2013-07-25 01:24:14 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.


If the businesses are otherwise legal they shouldn't be banned from advertising.  Now, I could see an argument for the content of the ads being held to community standards - if the community wants to say no scantily clad ladies on billboards, then go for it, but that would need to be enforced across the board.
 
2013-07-25 01:24:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.


That game has been played before. That's a losing argument.
 
2013-07-25 01:24:21 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I once took three blind guys to a strip club in St. Pete. It was hilarious

/no relevance, just thought I'd throw it out there
// /csb


I've heard this story. One of them thought the stripper was very much like a rope or a snake, and the next one thought the stripper was like a tree or something, and one thought she was like a wall. Yeah, it's a famous story - the blind men and the stripper. That was you?
 
2013-07-25 01:26:20 AM
I say outlaw billboards all together, they're nothing but a blight on the landscape and scenery.
 
2013-07-25 01:31:20 AM

Hector Remarkable: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I once took three blind guys to a strip club in St. Pete. It was hilarious

/no relevance, just thought I'd throw it out there
// /csb

I've heard this story. One of them thought the stripper was very much like a rope or a snake, and the next one thought the stripper was like a tree or something, and one thought she was like a wall. Yeah, it's a famous story - the blind men and the stripper. That was you?


Nonono... you're thinking of the last Republican convention. This was the one where one of the blind guys spent $300.00 on lap dances while I kept up a Howard Cosell-like commentary of the onstage dancers for the other two

/the one kept getting his hands slapped and told not to touch
//over and over again
 
2013-07-25 01:32:11 AM

ReapTheChaos: I say outlaw billboards all together, they're nothing but a blight on the landscape and scenery.


I think they tried that, and SCOTUS smacked them down on First Amendment grounds.
 
2013-07-25 01:32:13 AM
cybrgeezer: Back in the early '80s, Alachua County (just north of Marion) wanted to close its strip clubs, but the county attorney said they couldn't close the existing ones because there was no ordinance against them in effect before the first one opened.

I suppose this might work.  Back in the '90s Houston went to war against strip clubs and one thing they did was say you couldn't have a strip club too close to a church and wouldn't you know it there were existing strip clubs that violated this.

I just checked one I remember in particular which was across an 8 lane freeway with a couple of lanes of frontage road and just a bit down the street from a church.  It's still open.  The club.  I'm sure the church is still open because ones the size of that church almost never close.

All I know for sure is there were a ton of lawsuits and I kind of doubt the SOBs lost many of them since the last time I was in Houston there were still plenty of strip clubs and the "modeling studios" and "massage parlors" seemed to be growing at an exponential rate.
 
2013-07-25 01:34:10 AM

morg: The ACLU must have a big regional office in Florida to keep up with this stuff.


Yeah, right off I-75, sandwiched between a strip club and an Asian "massage parlor".

/location, location, location.
 
2013-07-25 01:34:50 AM

meat0918: ReapTheChaos: I say outlaw billboards all together, they're nothing but a blight on the landscape and scenery.

I think they tried that, and SCOTUS smacked them down on First Amendment grounds.


Alaska, Hawaii, Maine and Vermont all ban billboards.  Other places heavily restrict them and there are smaller more localized bans.
 
2013-07-25 01:37:42 AM

meat0918: ReapTheChaos: I say outlaw billboards all together, they're nothing but a blight on the landscape and scenery.

I think they tried that, and SCOTUS smacked them down on First Amendment grounds.


Plus the Constitution guarantees my right to know precisely how many miles to the next Waffle House.
 
2013-07-25 01:40:48 AM

Vexed Thespian: 7th Son of a 7th Son: "They shouldn't have that out for kids, when the kids are in the car and they say, 'What's that mommy, what's that daddy?' No they shouldn't have that out there," Peggy Breedenburg said.

Oh shut up you prudish coont.

I remember when I was younger I was driving to florida from Nebraska with my mother.  in Missouri there were serveral billboards for clubs,  I just had to comment on how many of them were advertising for their buffet.

if this woman cant talk to her children about things, then she needs to reevaluate herself.


Or maybe take her kids to a buffet.
 
2013-07-25 01:41:03 AM
There's not much interesting to see on I-75 in Michigan, either... If you can even find a stretch that isn't under construction.
 
2013-07-25 01:48:57 AM
gee, growing up in the 70s I didn't think much of nothing about XXX DEEP THROAT XXX playing daily in downtown counciltucky
 
2013-07-25 02:10:51 AM
their cows looked healthy...
 
2013-07-25 02:11:48 AM

gfid: cybrgeezer: Back in the early '80s, Alachua County (just north of Marion) wanted to close its strip clubs, but the county attorney said they couldn't close the existing ones because there was no ordinance against them in effect before the first one opened.

I suppose this might work.  Back in the '90s Houston went to war against strip clubs and one thing they did was say you couldn't have a strip club too close to a church and wouldn't you know it there were existing strip clubs that violated this.

I just checked one I remember in particular which was across an 8 lane freeway with a couple of lanes of frontage road and just a bit down the street from a church.  It's still open.  The club.  I'm sure the church is still open because ones the size of that church almost never close.

All I know for sure is there were a ton of lawsuits and I kind of doubt the SOBs lost many of them since the last time I was in Houston there were still plenty of strip clubs and the "modeling studios" and "massage parlors" seemed to be growing at an exponential rate.


I would love to see if it is equally enforced and they don't allow any churches to be built within x miles of an existing titty bar
 
2013-07-25 02:25:08 AM
"They shouldn't have that out for kids, when the kids are in the car and they say, 'What's that mommy, what's that daddy?' No they shouldn't have that out there," Peggy Breedenburg said.

"And every parent in [Florida] said, "Woah, we're going to have to talk to our kids? NOPE! Sorry [adult industry]. That's Esparanzas' job." -Daniel Tosh.
 
2013-07-25 02:29:44 AM

TuteTibiImperes: If the businesses are otherwise legal they shouldn't be banned from advertising.


I agree, but that's not how it currently is. Cigarette billboards are the easiest example.
 
2013-07-25 02:30:44 AM
Regarding that billboard in the article, I have seen realtor ads that were pornier than that generic looking billboard.

/I have seen these billboards with realtors on them and it looks like they should have a 900 number below them.

//Who goes to porn stores anyway.  Streaming vids can be found for anything that isn't illegal and gross.  Torrents are available if people want to collect the 0's and 1's.  Random latex things could be ordered online and you won't run into the cashier on wal-mart.  Porn stores must offer something the internet does not, but I am not sure what.
 
2013-07-25 02:34:48 AM

Enemabag Jones: Porn stores must offer something the internet does not, but I am not sure what.


Sticky floors.
 
2013-07-25 02:40:09 AM
Danger Avoid Death,
Enemabag Jones: Porn stores must offer something the internet does not, but I am not sure what.
Sticky floors.


First run movie theaters do as well.

I avoid first run movie theaters as well.
 
2013-07-25 02:46:04 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Enemabag Jones: Porn stores must offer something the internet does not, but I am not sure what.

Sticky floors.


Man, you don't know shiat about my floors.
 
2013-07-25 03:09:08 AM
www.theblindcard.com

.. heh

 
2013-07-25 05:06:54 AM
It's always funny that the moment you cross into the Bible Belt the billboards become full of basically two things: you're going to Hell unless you repent, and lapdances half price on Tuesdays.
 
2013-07-25 05:59:16 AM

theorellior: It's always funny that the moment you cross into the Bible Belt the billboards become full of basically two things: you're going to Hell unless you repent, and lapdances half price on Tuesdays.


Can I get an amen, brother?!
 
2013-07-25 07:16:10 AM
Marion County, and specifically Ocala, is a festering shiathole that anyone with sense would stay away from.
 
2013-07-25 07:26:12 AM

theorellior: It's always funny that the moment you cross into the Bible Belt the billboards become full of basically two things: you're going to Hell unless you repent, and lapdances half price on Tuesdays.


Yup.  One of the great contradictions that is the American South.

While there are always arguments about how close churches and strip clubs can be, there seems to be a rule, written or unwritten, that the billboards advertising the two can also never be too close together.  Too bad.  When I go south, I'm always on the lookout for a good photograph featuring fire and brimstone adjacent to fire and spice.
 
2013-07-25 07:31:53 AM
No more Cafe Risque billboards? Oh the huge manatee!
 
2013-07-25 07:43:27 AM
We just can't go around having children asking what things are!  That would be ANARCHY!
 
2013-07-25 07:52:32 AM
The strip clubs are not in marion county.
 
2013-07-25 07:56:54 AM

clintster: WE BAR ALL


Vermont does.
 
2013-07-25 07:57:23 AM
Why does Marion County hate University of Florida students trying to work their way through college?
 
2013-07-25 07:59:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.

The corollary of that is that if the lack of advertising leads to lower patronage of the establishments, then the economy suffers and the voters can toss the representatives out on their ear.


The reality is that by the time the damage is realized the politicians responsible are retired and the direct cause of the economic damage is obfuscated.

Ignoring of course, that community mores are already in effect by virtue of the fact that these places receive patronage. Absent of proven tangible harm, get your nose out of my morality.
 
2013-07-25 08:00:37 AM
LockeOak:
/40% of the billboards on that stretch of I-75 are for strip clubs or asian "massage parlors"
//another 40% are anti-abortion ads
///the remainder are for Disneyworld tickets or oranges


This, and I find the anti-abortion signs far more offensive than ones advertising bewbs.
/3% Bail bonds
//3% "Amazing" tourist attractions (brake -n- bake)
///6% Memos from Jesus
 
2013-07-25 08:00:59 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I have no problem with this. Local governments should have the right to enact regulations that conform to their communities mores.


Governments should have no rights, only very limited authority granted them by their constituency.
 
2013-07-25 08:16:33 AM
Approves.

www.tellmeallaboutyourday.com
 
2013-07-25 08:23:58 AM
Omahawg

gee, growing up in the 70s I didn't think much of nothing about XXX DEEP THROAT XXX playing daily in downtown counciltucky


In the early 70's the local theater had a movie poster up of a girl standing at a bar sans pants. Full moon shot. I must have walked past that place 500 times. I admired it mostly from across the street as I didn't want to look too pervy for an 11 year old.
 
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