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Arguments laid bare at nudity ban hearing
SFGate: City Insider ^ | 11/5/12 | John Reilly and John Cote

Posted on 11/05/2012 6:57:56 PM PST by SmithL

Let’s face it, it would’ve been weird if everyone’s clothes stayed on for the entirety of Monday’s hearing on legislation that would ban public nudity in San Francisco.

For two hours, speakers tussled over whether the Castro “naked guys” were a few harmless individuals just expressing themselves, or a growing public nuisance that San Franciscans should no longer have to tolerate. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the Castro, is proposing legislation forbidding genital exposure on city sidewalks, plazas, parklets, streets and public transit while exempting street fairs, festivals and parades.

“Over the past two years, the situation on our streets and particularly in the Castro has changed,” Wiener said. “Public nudity is no longer random and sporadic it’s no longer an occasional quirky part of San Francisco.”

Nudist activist Gypsy Taub was removed from the proceedings after she disrobed during the public comment period, standing at the lectern naked touting “body freedom” and deriding Wiener’s legislation as “fascist.”

“Down with Scott Wiener!” Taub cried before a sheriff’s deputy led her from the hearing room. In the hallway, deputies had Taub up against the wall and were holding her arms for several minutes before she agreed to put her dress back on and was led out of the building. She was not arrested or cited for violating City Hall rules against nudity in the building, . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; pubicnudity; publicnudity; sanfranciscovalues; weiner
Only in San Francisco!
1 posted on 11/05/2012 6:58:04 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Down with Scott Wiener!

At a nudity hearing. You can't make this stuff up. BTT

2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:00:04 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SmithL

SmithL~:” Nudist activist Gypsy Taub was removed from the proceedings after she disrobed during the public comment period, standing at the lectern naked touting “body freedom” and deriding Wiener’s legislation as “fascist.”

At least she didn’t offer the ultimate insult : “flacid” to Weiner !!


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:02:32 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: SmithL
Running a city council in a liberal city must be like raising five year olds that never grow up.

Oh and please strictly enforce the no pictures rule.

4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:03:40 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SmithL

And I thought this was sarcasm!!!!!


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:08:31 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

'There vill beeee no peectures!'

6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:37 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: SmithL

This kind of thing is why stand up comics will never, ever run out of material...


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:15:57 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SmithL

Another Wiener? What’s up with dat?


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: SmithL
Wiener, who represents the Castro, is proposing legislation forbidding genital exposure

Uh, hmm.

9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:23:53 PM PST by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: SmithL
Supervisor Scott Wiener Nothing subliminal here...
10 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:12 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SmithL; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

One of the advocates stood up and the chairman of the panel said, “I can clearly see your nuts.”


11 posted on 11/05/2012 8:34:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: SmithL; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the Castro, is proposing legislation forbidding genital exposure on city sidewalks, plazas, parklets, streets and public transit while exempting street fairs, festivals and parades.

All this news about the looming election is suppressing reports of the Weiner legislation.

12 posted on 11/05/2012 8:36:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: SmithL
I believe these are the inflaters.
13 posted on 11/05/2012 8:38:02 PM PST by Domangart
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To: SmithL

San Francisco. Where culture left art and crawled into a petri dish.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 8:49:00 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: SmithL

Thank You for not posting pictures of the naked truth of San Francisco —


15 posted on 11/05/2012 9:07:03 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Let’s face it, it would’ve been weird if everyone’s clothes stayed on for the entirety of Monday’s hearing on legislation that would ban public nudity in San Francisco.

At least everyone got to air their differences.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 9:41:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Let’s face it, it would’ve been weird if everyone’s clothes stayed on for the entirety of Monday’s hearing on legislation that would ban public nudity in San Francisco.

At least everyone got to air their differences.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 9:42:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SmithL
Read my lips. No. Bad. Naked.

When you’re too freaky for San Francisco...you’re too freaky.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 9:49:43 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SmithL

Ah, San Francisco - a town where you can go and let it all hang out!


19 posted on 11/05/2012 10:06:53 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: SmithL

20 posted on 11/06/2012 4:27:49 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
At least everyone got to air their differences.


"...And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

21 posted on 11/06/2012 5:51:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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