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Lawmaker Files Bill to Repeal State Ban on Dwarf Tossing in Bars
NBC Miami ^ | Oct. 6, 2011 | Mary Beth Wilson

Posted on 10/06/2011 11:07:15 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would repeal a state law prohibiting dwarf tossing in bars.

Rep. Ritch Workman of Melbourne filed House Bill 4063 on Monday.

"To me it's an archaic kind of Big Brother law that says, 'We don't like that activity,'" Workman told the Florida Current. "Well, there is nothing immoral or illegal about that activity. All we really did by passing that law was take away some employment from some little people."

The cringe-inducing activity was outlawed in 1989, when national controversy over dwarf tossing prompted the Legislature to ban it in bars for safety reasons, the Current reports.

House Bill 4063 would repeal Florida Statute 561.665, which bans establishments who sell alcohol from activities "involving exploitation endangering the health, safety, and welfare of any person with dwarfism."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmiami.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dwarfs; florida; napl; workplace

1 posted on 10/06/2011 11:07:24 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

I bet it comes up short on the needed votes


2 posted on 10/06/2011 11:09:56 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Obama voters are dumber than you think, meaner than you can imagine)
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To: Beaten Valve
Bring back the midget missiles!
3 posted on 10/06/2011 11:10:53 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Beaten Valve

Does this mean the Lollipop Guild is back in business?


4 posted on 10/06/2011 11:13:05 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: humblegunner

midget ping

You be able to rent out your shed again if we get some midget jobs back in town.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 11:17:47 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Beaten Valve

Every day I learn something new on FR. I had no idea there was such a thing as dwarf-tossing. And that it was not illegal.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 11:22:15 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Beaten Valve
There was a 'national controversy' over dwarf tossing in 1989 and I missed it?

I don't believe it. I think someone must be exaggerating the scope and/or scale of the 'controversy'.

Dwarf tossing is NOT the kind of 'national controversy' that would have slipped by me.

PS - I am 'pro-choice' on the subject of dwarf tossing. Dwarf's should have the same freedoms as the rest of society.

7 posted on 10/06/2011 11:24:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: NEMDF

It IS illegal.

That’s the problem.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: Beaten Valve

For safety’s sake, Robert Reich drinks at home.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 11:26:14 AM PDT by JPG (America is worth saving. All hands on deck!)
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s my constitutional right to toss dwarfs, dammit!


10 posted on 10/06/2011 11:27:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Beaten Valve

I wonder how far Barbara Boxer would fly.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 11:30:23 AM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Navy Patriot
As someone with more than anyone's fair share of folks at or under 4'10" let me say this about that ~ Great Uncle Charlie had a big Harley Davidson motorcycle and when he was out there on US 31 going 125 MPH he was as big as any man on the road ~ and much less likely to be blown off!
12 posted on 10/06/2011 11:30:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Beaten Valve
Toss me... But don't tell the Elf...


13 posted on 10/06/2011 11:32:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Beaten Valve

You can have my dwarf when you prise it from my cold dead hands.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 11:32:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JPG

Okay, I laughed.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 11:34:12 AM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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To: Montanabound

They’re talking about physical dwarfs, not mental dwarfs.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 11:34:46 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: WayneS
Well, yeah, it actually was big news - at least in Florida - in 1989. Frankly, I can't imagine allowing myself to be thrown across a room for the entertainment of others (though it would take a team to throw me). In terms of employment, that's gotta rank down there even below "ditch digger" and just above "personal injury lawyer".

This is kinda one of those things in which you'd think nobody would have to say "this is just all wrong." But since they did, I can't really fathom a reversal.

P.S. - Is there a dwarf-tossing faction out there trying to actively lobby for re-instate the practice? Really?

17 posted on 10/06/2011 11:36:25 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

Don’t like the idea either but there are little people who making it illegal didn’t help at all. Some interviewed said that being tossed is how they make a living.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 11:41:00 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Dwarfs deserve jobs, too, and they don’t make very convincing bouncers.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 11:44:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; mcmuffin; ...
Brevard County, Florida ping.

Ritch, I surely hope someone asked you to file this and you didn't just come up with this on your own.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


20 posted on 10/06/2011 11:45:07 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Beaten Valve

It will get Robert Reichhhhh off Unemployment.

Another win for Obama!


21 posted on 10/06/2011 11:45:34 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: smokingfrog
Their putting all these people out of work is there no sympathy.

Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live

They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin’ great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
`Round here

22 posted on 10/06/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: Cicero

But they work great for a bounce pass.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 11:51:14 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: alancarp

....and now the only ones they’re going to have to toss are little illegals....they would have taken over eventually.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 11:53:33 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: old3030

another job saved and/or created.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 12:01:05 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WayneS

I remember hearing about it on the national news because it was the oddest thing to hear about on the news and it also sounded funny! Do we have any FR who are have dwarfism (not the mental midgets) and what they think of dwarf tossing?


26 posted on 10/06/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Beaten Valve

If they outlaw Dwarf Tossing, only outlaws will have drarfs.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 12:07:45 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Beaten Valve

Dwarf tossing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JklNc5DWPr8

Dwarf bowling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=219AYeeZjWw


28 posted on 10/06/2011 12:11:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Do these morons think people are grabbing little people off the streets against their will? Jeez, more jobs lost.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 12:20:54 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Glad they’re focused on the high priority stuff first /sarc


30 posted on 10/06/2011 12:24:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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31 posted on 10/06/2011 12:27:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Beaten Valve

Let’s sent robert reich down to wall street for some hilarious dwarf tossing. He might even make a great hacky sack.


32 posted on 10/06/2011 12:30:37 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: beethovenfan

“They’re talking about physical dwarfs, not mental dwarfs.”

We have a double winner! Boxer is both a physical as well as a mental dwarf. Just take a look at her standing next to a “normal” person, and then listen when she opens her mouth!


33 posted on 10/06/2011 12:46:01 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: beethovenfan

Levin calls Boxer “the Dwarf Senator”. I thought he meant physically, but mental dwarf works, too.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 12:57:50 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well then I am truly ashamed of myself for missing it. I try SO hard to keep up with the most bizarre of national news stories...


35 posted on 10/06/2011 2:13:55 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: Beaten Valve; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Will Robert Reich be moonlighting?


36 posted on 10/10/2011 8:33:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Back when working for Chicago Tribune in the ‘80’s (whore in previous life?) dwarf tossing was a weekly activity at a local watering hole. After some dimwit reported upon the event, Chicago city council banned the activity.


37 posted on 10/12/2011 5:40:29 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Sounds like Chicago.


38 posted on 10/12/2011 10:09:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Is there a Law against throwing Kenyan Usurpers out of Office?


39 posted on 10/12/2011 10:21:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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