Skip to comments.NJ town OKs boardwalk ban on saggy pants
Posted on 06/13/2013 12:50:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine in this Jersey Shore resort.
Wildwood passed a law Wednesday night banning overly saggy pants on the boardwalk, prompted by numerous complaints from longtime visitors about having to see peoples rear ends hanging out in public. Subsequent violations of the law, which could take effect as early as July 2, could result in fines as high as $200, and 40 hours of community service.
Wildwood is a resort town near the southernmost tip of New Jersey. It is famous for its doo-wop 50s musical culture, its neon art-deco motels, and ridiculously wide beaches that are freea rarity in New Jersey, which forces most other beachgoers to pay for the privilege.
The law passed unanimously, and no one spoke against it. Several residents strongly supported the law.
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Well-intended law, but how does one judge “saggy pants”?
Like most Liberal programs, this punishes the ultimate results of a failed Liberal society. First you generate idiocy, then you punish idiocy; that is the very essence of Liberalism.
It would be far better to amend our social programs in such a manner that young morons didn’t wander around with their *sses hanging out and consider it stylish - or anything but what it is: simple-minded and fatuously ludicrous imbecility.
Hate to say this but...
It’s a boardwalk. How do you fine saggy pants for exposed crack and not thong bikinis?
And let NO ONE - EVER - fine those wonderful thong bikinis.
They’re far better than a bottle of vitamins for making us Old Farts feel young again.
It’s worth putting up with mancrack.
Kidding aside though, How LEGALLY can they do it? I hate the prison bitch look as much as most but...
Well, I think you’re making the mistake - quite understandable, but also quite untenable these days - that the law has to make sense.
Clearly, it doesn’t have to make any sense at all, and very often it’s simply horse sh*t, if you’ll forgive my French.
Hey it;s 2 o’clock in the morning! Can I get a pass for that lapse in reality? ;)
Ever think about the word “bikini”? Coined shortly after Bikini Atoll became something we didn’t want to think about. So now we think of a scantily clad woman.
Greatest line from “Inferno” (Dan Brown book): I’ve heard of denial, but I don’t think it exists.
OK. It’s late . . .
Would you mind if I used that as a tagline?
Be my guest. It’s Dan Brown’s line, though.
Think about it this way: we are driving on the same highways with people who are too stupid to pull up their pants.
For those of you who don't know this, Wildwood has long been a top vacation destination for visitors from Montreal and its surrounding area. You'll find a disproportionate number of cars with Quebec license plates driving up and down the Garden State Parkway and the New York State Thruway in the summertime.
Anything that is done by the municipal council in Wildwood that relates to summer tourists is done with a mind towards how it impacts their visitors from Quebec.
I suspect the town's biggest fear is that foreign visitors will stay away if the place gets a reputation for being a haven for thugs. Imagine that.
Wildwood also attracts the “Shoebees” from Philadelphia. With other locations along the Jersey Shore still under construction, Wildwood doesn’t want the “Jersey Shore” types discovering Wildwood. Wildwood has only a couple of bars on the boardwalk and wants to keep the family friendly reputation.
The Canadians are interesting. It’s a nice change of pace to hear French instead of Spanish as the dominant foreign language but they smoke like chimneys! If you stay in a motel with shared balconies, get ready to walk through a haze to your room.
See you all on the big free beach this summer!
Whats next? long hair, open toed flip flops,pierceings???
You have to cover up bathing suits on the boardwalk too.
That’d do it. Out here on the Colorado River in AZ, that’s blasphemy ;)
“or anything but what it is: simple-minded and fatuously ludicrous imbecility.”
You’ve just described the male members of the cast of “Jersey Shore!” Snooki is going to be all up in arms.
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