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(Daily Mail)   Louisiana town bans baggy pants on young men. "They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress," explains mayor   ( divider line
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2007-06-13 02:42:37 PM  
Camel toe is still good though, right?
2007-06-13 02:42:50 PM  
Delcambre Mayor Carol Broussard said the ordinance would apply to all residents, regardless of race.

"I have nothing against the black man," he said.

2007-06-13 02:43:26 PM  
The irony here-

The people who support this are the same people who hate "nanny-state libruls".
2007-06-13 02:43:34 PM  
fenrael23, I think it has more to do with the fact that he is an HR guy than the fact that he is in LA.

"Those turds in LA smell like shiat, they smell like roses here in wherethefarkever. Glad I got outta there."
2007-06-13 02:43:34 PM  
"They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress"

I would, but I just don't have the legs for it.
2007-06-13 02:43:39 PM  

Atleast he didnt go with his first instinct and call them darkies.
2007-06-13 02:43:46 PM  
flagrante 2007-06-13 02:33:58 PM
Gawd, why do I have to share a country with these idiots? I say California and New York ban together and start a new country. Come on New York, whaddaya say?

Ah yes, the "everything in between the coasts sucks" solution I've been hearing so much about.
2007-06-13 02:44:48 PM  
mmm... pancakemjcarr01: It's about time the government stepped up and fulfilled their responsibility to make decisions about the way people dress. Im pretty sure that was in the constitution. No? Really? You mean the government has no right to make these kinds of decisions? Huh.

Commerce clause and general welfare clause. 'Nuff said.

I never realized that people in baggy pants were a part of interstate commerce or that my welfare depended on someone not having bagging pants.

Good to know.

Now go read some actual law.
2007-06-13 02:45:35 PM  
What does a 250 euro fine work out to in Picayunes?
2007-06-13 02:45:38 PM  
Thats it , hero tag is officially dead. It is to hero what Fark TV is to comedy.
2007-06-13 02:45:48 PM  
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Fines for baggy pants?
So, thats the real reason he went broke...
2007-06-13 02:47:02 PM  
Are they banning baggy pants or just the goofy practice of wearing your pants down to your underwear hang out for everyone to see? I know I don't want to be looking at someones drawers when I'm out at the store or in public.
2007-06-13 02:47:12 PM  
I am not that damn old (41) - you think you invented the jeans below your underwear, but it's actually been around since back in my day, it just keeps going lower.

I am generally tolerant of personal style choices and don't care much about clothing choices really and remain a jeans and t-shirt guy even though I'm in management myself.

Mini-skirts - don't care
tattoos - don't care
men with skirts - don't care
crazy colored hair or mohawk - don't care
piercings - don't care

But I must admit that I do not care to see your underwear in public. That includes your thong ladies - even if you are hot. I don't care if it's silk. The exposed material has probably been in recent contact with your anus. I do not care to view anything that has been in contact with your anus unless wear about to experience an intimate moment. And you boys... I'm sorry, but the underwear goes inside the jeans and you look like an idiot. If you come to me for a job and feel it necessary to show me your underwear, you will not get the job. I'll have to lie and say it was for something else, but there it is.
2007-06-13 02:47:20 PM  
Dammit, i was hopening this story wouldnt make it to fark. I live in lafayette and know several people from delcambre pronounced (del - come). Its true Louisiana is a backasswards state. But dam there is good food here and some of the hottest ladies in the country.

if you take away the political system here, its not that bad...btw when did we become part of the UK? must be some of that chocolate city crap maken its way over here. Jus raise the rent rates an they want come

2007-06-13 02:47:29 PM  
"Anybody who wears [sagging] pants should be held responsible."

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Shall we all dress like this then?
2007-06-13 02:47:31 PM  
loki see loki do: That said, I saw some dumbass crackhead attractive and successful African-American on the street with obvious pubic hair bush displayed.

What's it like, having teh ghey?
2007-06-13 02:48:09 PM  
Are they going to start arresting plumbers, too, or just punk-ass kids?

/Didn't read TFT
//Sorry if this has already been asked 20 times
2007-06-13 02:48:09 PM  
Not that I support the ban - the ban is stupid. People should be free to look like idiots if they choose to do so.
2007-06-13 02:48:11 PM  
Land of the free!=land of the free to beable to stop people doing things.

unlucky though.
2007-06-13 02:48:11 PM  
Ok, the headline made me laugh. But it is retarded. Showing boxers? Oh no! Did the town ban swimsuits, too?
2007-06-13 02:48:18 PM  
All of you going on and on about constitutional rights, and the mayor paying legal fees, and so on don't have a clue what your talking about.

Public indecency is already illegal and this just includes showing your underwear in public as public indecency.

No different than beaches outlawing thongs or being required to wear clothes in public.
2007-06-13 02:48:46 PM  
Hurray for more laws!!!
2007-06-13 02:49:03 PM  

Then why are the banning something that is already illegal?
2007-06-13 02:49:06 PM  
If you want people to see your boxers that bad just wear them OVER your pants.

/I know, that'd be stupid.
2007-06-13 02:49:17 PM  
Can we ban nappy headed hos as well?

Actually, while freedom of expression is a wonderful thing you would hope that people would at least have some sense of personal pride. When that personal pride no longer exists I guess someone needs to help restore it.

/I am tired of seeing other people's underwear.
//I don't care what race or gender you are.
//Or if you're a plumber.
2007-06-13 02:49:18 PM  
theflatlineLake Charles is Texas

2007-06-13 02:50:17 PM  
Does this apply to bra straps?

What if a woman's slip is showing?

Do women still wear slips?
2007-06-13 02:50:21 PM  
The baggy pants look stupid, but I'm old enough to remember the nut-huggers of the 70's. I'll take the baggies.
2007-06-13 02:51:01 PM  
If this law affects girls in low-jeans showin' that delicious butt-cleavage I may need to start a petition or website or something.

I like butt cracks, turns out.
2007-06-13 02:51:18 PM  
Why don't you tell us how you really feel Mayor. You hate black people. Listen, didnt enough get washed away? I guess the ones that are left will have leave because of your fancy pants law. Wicked smart. FU Mayor! Your town will be submerged again shortly. This is another example of our freedoms being taken away. I'm glad I live in the lawless state of south florida. lol ;]
2007-06-13 02:51:58 PM  
So will the cops also be ticketing the hot teenage girls wearing the low jeans that show off their thongs also?
2007-06-13 02:52:10 PM  
I'll change pants when you lose the onion

2007-06-13 02:52:11 PM  
Freedom in America is dead

2007-06-13 02:52:14 PM  
Bienvenue en Louisiane. Move your hippity hoppity urban ass back to Yankeeland if you don't like it down South. Or visit the Magnolia Projects if you like them darkies so much.
2007-06-13 02:52:18 PM  

"Well, it's a stupid law, but you have to admit that people who wear their pants like that look like complete morons."

I was a bit longwinded before, but that's it in a nutshell.

And I don't doubt that blacks might be singled out on this one.... but there is certainly no shortage of cacucasian gentlemen who have decided that wearing your jeans around your ankles is a good look.
2007-06-13 02:53:01 PM  
OLD NEWS. This was voted down in 2005.

That's what I thought. I have a feeling some soft-core british journalist came across this story and had a fit of giggles and just threw it out there.
2007-06-13 02:53:10 PM  
Something that should be common sense becomes a law? No, that's unpossible.

/seriously, pull up your pants
//You look like a farking idiot
///Yes, you. I don't care how "pimpin" your "ho's is", you look like a farking retard
//Almost as retarded as the ones that have the pants sagging and their shirt tossed over their shoulder with a rag in their mouth
2007-06-13 02:53:37 PM  
danlpoon: I should have posted 57 seconds earlier that would have been cool.
2007-06-13 02:53:59 PM  
Man, I wish California and New York would merge and start a new country.A country were you can wear your pants around your knees as long as you don't smoke as you do so.
//Still hate being the nation's punchline.
///personal freedom is a joke in this country on many levels.
2007-06-13 02:55:02 PM  
JohnBigBootay : But I must admit that I do not care to see your underwear in public. That includes your thong ladies- even if you are hot.

Suck dick much?
2007-06-13 02:55:15 PM  
You damn baggy pants wearin' hippies stay out of my yard!

//Seriously, I guess we should All wear those neat green commie jackets, pants, & hats so we all look alike.
2007-06-13 02:55:45 PM  
Next up, ban on maple nut crunch flavored coffee.
2007-06-13 02:55:47 PM  
I am quite aware of the white & black krewes. However, when I am told by onlookers "You are at the wrong mardi gras." then it becomes a segregation thing.

Deny the racial problems in LA if you'd like, but they are light years away from even the assholes in the Carolinas (which is pretty goddamn sad).

/I thought Mississippi was the state that voted to ban sex toys.
2007-06-13 02:56:44 PM  
Then why are the banning something that is already illegal?

They aren't. They are just expanding on the law. Just like when a new drug hits the scene. It has to be classified as illegal. Showing your underoos has been classified as indecent exposure.
2007-06-13 02:56:50 PM  
The proper way to wear jeans if you're a grown up:

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2007-06-13 02:58:38 PM  
Wow... I thought that the Fashion Police didn't really exist. guess I was proved wrong. yet again. on Fark.

/want to tell kids to pull up their pants, get off my lawn.
2007-06-13 02:59:05 PM  
SpinStopper: You did notice that this is taking place in Louisiana, right? As in the US?

Actually, Delcambre is down in the crawfish-and-peppers belt, not far from Avery Island (where the Tabasco bottles come from). Which means it's not quite in the U.S.

You see bumper stickers down here: "Louisiana! Third World and Proud of It!" They mean it, too.

/In any event, VERY old news.
2007-06-13 02:59:22 PM  
mvfreeman 2007-06-13 02:49:18 PM

I believe he was speaking metaphorically. Or at least I think he meant - "The only people who spend money in Lake Charles are Texans"... or as I say "The only people in the state of Louisiana with any money to spend are from Texas"

Yeah, but I can see how you'd get confused.

/Spent 3 weeks in Livonia last month.
2007-06-13 02:59:24 PM  
Hey LA,

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2007-06-13 02:59:47 PM  
Drop it like it's hot
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