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Texas House to cheerleaders: Don't shake it
CNN ^ | Thursday, May 5, 2005 | Reuters

Posted on 05/05/2005 9:44:51 AM PDT by bigLusr

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) -- Texas lawmakers sent a message to the state's high school cheerleaders Wednesday: no more booty-shaking at the game.

The state's House of Representatives voted 85-55 to approve a bill that would forbid sexy cheers and give the Texas Education Agency authority to punish schools that allow "overtly sexually suggestive" routines at football games and other events.

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1 posted on 05/05/2005 9:44:51 AM PDT by bigLusr
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To: bigLusr

Cheerleaders to Texas House: "Bring It On".


2 posted on 05/05/2005 9:46:04 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: bigLusr
Some graphics would help me understand the concept here.

(steely)

3 posted on 05/05/2005 9:46:17 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: bigLusr

I guess they need to dress them up in black burkas, head to toe.
Make the cheerleaders stand totally still and keep their mouths shut.

Somehow, I dont think Texans are gonna go for this.


4 posted on 05/05/2005 9:48:21 AM PDT by 76834
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

"Cheerleaders to Texas House: "Bring It On"."


Oh no she di-'int!!


5 posted on 05/05/2005 9:48:23 AM PDT by Blzbba (Let them hate us as long as they fear us - Caligula)
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To: bigLusr

There is no sponsor of this bill in the Senate, which means it likely won't even be brought up.


6 posted on 05/05/2005 9:50:38 AM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: Blzbba
"Oh no she di-'int!!"

Sorry, someone had to.

7 posted on 05/05/2005 9:51:37 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: bigLusr

Shake it like a salt shaker?


8 posted on 05/05/2005 9:52:09 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: bigLusr

Okay, I know I'll be called a prude, but I say good for Texas on this one. It sends kind of a mixed message to tell kids to abstain from pre-marital sex and then encourage them to dance like strippers in front on all the drooling old men in the stands. I know I'm a party pooper.

:-(


9 posted on 05/05/2005 9:53:06 AM PDT by RepublicMan4U
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To: bigLusr

Spiffy to Cheerleaders - Shake It


10 posted on 05/05/2005 9:53:22 AM PDT by spiffy
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To: Steely Tom
Hmm. This is one of the photos from the CNN page. Does this help? ;)
11 posted on 05/05/2005 9:56:10 AM PDT by bigLusr (Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: bigLusr

"Shake it - don't break it!" placemarker.

Moderation in all things ... including moderation. ;^)


12 posted on 05/05/2005 9:57:02 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: bigLusr

Of all the pressing problems facing the glorious Republic , excuse me State of Taxes (this is the new spelling after th rinos killed property tax reform)they are wasting O2 on this. It may be time throw all the bums out.


13 posted on 05/05/2005 9:57:46 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who's bringing the chips?)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

"Sorry, someone had to."


No problem. That movie (and that "Oh no she di-int!" line) cracks me up!


14 posted on 05/05/2005 9:58:05 AM PDT by Blzbba (Let them hate us as long as they fear us - Caligula)
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To: bigLusr
Hmm. This is one of the photos from the CNN page. Does this help? ;)

LOL.

(steely)

15 posted on 05/05/2005 9:59:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: RepublicMan4U

I told my daughter she was forbidden to become a cheer-leader.

I'm no prude, but that sort of thing is for adults as far as I am concerned.


16 posted on 05/05/2005 9:59:27 AM PDT by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: RepublicMan4U

Sheesh, am I the only one? Where's the heavy-handed pseudo-fascist religious right the liberals gripe about all the time? I'm feeling kind on lonely here.

:-)


17 posted on 05/05/2005 9:59:31 AM PDT by RepublicMan4U
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To: headsonpikes

Shake it like a Poloriod picture?


18 posted on 05/05/2005 9:59:42 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Steely Tom

You're on your own. I made the mistake of image Googling "cheerleader" once whilst here at work. I'm lucky to still be employed. : )


19 posted on 05/05/2005 10:00:01 AM PDT by TheBigB (Can we shave some fuzz off these woofers?)
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To: tiamat

Thank you. I posted my second post before I saw your response.


20 posted on 05/05/2005 10:00:23 AM PDT by RepublicMan4U
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To: bigLusr
The whining has already begun. One of the Tulsa, OK, stations had a "news" piece about this, showing bites from cheerleader coaches saying, "It'll be soooo hard to prepare for meets in different States. Some States will let us do a certain routine and others won't."

Imagine that, a comedy bit on the local news show.

21 posted on 05/05/2005 10:00:50 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Steely Tom

Gimme a T, Gimme an E, Gimme a...what's next? Oh, X, Gimme an X....

22 posted on 05/05/2005 10:01:00 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: RepublicMan4U
Okay, I know I'll be called a prude, but I say good for Texas on this one.

Prude. :-)

23 posted on 05/05/2005 10:02:51 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: RepublicMan4U

I won't call you a prude, but I'd wager that you have one or more daughters. I do, and I understand the thinking behind this, but the notion that this can be legislated is kind of silly.

Reading the regulations would be like reading Penthouse letters.

Rule 1: Shaking your breasts is OK if and only if the movement is linear (up/down, left/right), circular shaking is strictly prohibited.

Rule 2: Bending over at an angle of greater than 30 degrees while shaking your a$$ is strictly prohibited.

Rule 3: Simulated autoeroticism is strictly prohibited.

You know, I'm having a little too much fun with these rules...


24 posted on 05/05/2005 10:03:54 AM PDT by dmz
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To: TheBigB

You've got to set it to "safe search." I know. My wife checks the history on the computer.


25 posted on 05/05/2005 10:04:03 AM PDT by RepublicMan4U
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To: TXBSAFH
It may be time throw all the bums out.

Just as long as the cheerleaders are still allowed to shake their bums. :-)

26 posted on 05/05/2005 10:04:03 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: RepublicMan4U

On behalf of the drooling old men, it is rough on us too.


27 posted on 05/05/2005 10:04:06 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: RepublicMan4U

I'm not even a Christian.

I just don't want my daughter being mauled by the players or acting like she works in Las Vegas


28 posted on 05/05/2005 10:05:02 AM PDT by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: RepublicMan4U

After watching a middle aged referee check out the tush of a 12 year old (middle school) cheerleader, the sweet young things do not have to shake anything in any kind of suggestive way to get the kind of attention you're talking about.

IMO, parents at the school district level should be the ones to put a stop or allow whatever is within "community standards", rather than having state legislation about this.


29 posted on 05/05/2005 10:05:41 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: TheBigB

Too funny.

I was a technology trainer for years, and when teaching folks how to do internet searches, one of the women in the class (who had a daughter who was a cheerleader) did the same. I knew something was up when she turned a color seldom seen in nature.


30 posted on 05/05/2005 10:06:01 AM PDT by dmz
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To: RepublicMan4U

I agree with you completely. Good for Texas, I hope Oklahoma follows suit. Let me say in advance, which you probably already know, get ready for the bashing and trashing coming your way.

Disclaimer: to anyone reading this, this is only my opinion. If you disagree, please do so with a civil tongue.


31 posted on 05/05/2005 10:06:56 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (FR is so popular that people repost our thoughts on different message boards! It is an honor!)
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To: gopwinsin04

No Shake it like a polaroid picture


32 posted on 05/05/2005 10:07:58 AM PDT by oceanperch (It's not those who know their crazy that worry me. Watching my back for the ones claiming sanity.)
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To: Blzbba

Not exactly an intellectual film, was it?


33 posted on 05/05/2005 10:08:24 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative; yarddog; dmz; Steely Tom; Blzbba; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; ...
"No, Tiffani, put your feet here, no, HERE...Dammit, I CAN'T SEE WITH THIS THING ON!"

34 posted on 05/05/2005 10:08:58 AM PDT by TheBigB (Can we shave some fuzz off these woofers?)
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To: headsonpikes
Moderation in all things ... including moderation. ;^)

Heh... I like that!

35 posted on 05/05/2005 10:09:15 AM PDT by adaven (umop ep!sdn)
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To: dmz

I see your point. I personally think this should be taken care of on the family level. I'm no idiot, and I am a man, so yeah, yeah, of course I know why folks here want to SEE cheerleaders. But I can't understand how any self-respecting father could let his underaged daughter bump and grind in a mini-skirt, showing off her panties for the whole town. I'd want to punch every guy in the stands.

I don't have a daughter yet, but I my feelings about eventually having one border on terror. I've posted about this before.
:-)


36 posted on 05/05/2005 10:09:27 AM PDT by RepublicMan4U
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

37 posted on 05/05/2005 10:10:22 AM PDT by demlosers (Rumsfeld: "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy.'')
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To: bigLusr
"This is not a democracy, it's a cheerocracy. I'm overruling you."
-- Torrance Shipman, Bring It On
38 posted on 05/05/2005 10:13:12 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: demlosers

39 posted on 05/05/2005 10:15:11 AM PDT by adaven (umop ep!sdn)
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To: B-Chan
All hail Torrance!

40 posted on 05/05/2005 10:15:23 AM PDT by TheBigB (Can we shave some fuzz off these woofers?)
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To: TheBigB

41 posted on 05/05/2005 10:17:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: B-Chan

Shoot ... I was just about to post that line. Phooey.


42 posted on 05/05/2005 10:17:22 AM PDT by kemathen7
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To: RepublicMan4U
Sheesh, am I the only one? Where's the heavy-handed pseudo-fascist religious right the liberals gripe about all the time? I'm feeling kind on lonely here.

No, you are not. The only problem I have with forbidding that kind of stuff is that it is the legislature doing it. Where in Hell are these girls' PARENTS???

43 posted on 05/05/2005 10:17:34 AM PDT by Aarchaeus
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To: bigLusr

Following this logic, Elvis the Pelvis should have been banned in the 50s and 60s. And the movie Dirty Dancing should have been rated 'R'.


44 posted on 05/05/2005 10:17:51 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Constitution Day

Ha! I knew you wouldn't let me down! ; )


45 posted on 05/05/2005 10:18:08 AM PDT by TheBigB (Can we shave some fuzz off these woofers?)
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To: Aarchaeus
The only problem I have with forbidding that kind of stuff is that it is the legislature doing it. Where in Hell are these girls' PARENTS???

Ditto

46 posted on 05/05/2005 10:18:32 AM PDT by bigLusr (Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: bigLusr
The state's House of Representatives voted 85-55 to approve a bill that would forbid sexy cheers and give the Texas Education Agency authority to punish schools that allow "overtly sexually suggestive" routines at football games and other events.

Can I be part of the observation team?

47 posted on 05/05/2005 10:18:41 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: RepublicMan4U

I'm a dad and have 2 daughters. 13 and 19. Thankfully, we've not done the cheerleader thing, as they prefer to be the ones being cheered for.

I really do know where you're coming from, though, and I tend to agree with you,

Oh the summer a few years back when the oldest thought braless spagetti straps were the "uniform" of the day. I may be the least socially conservative person on this site - except when it comes to my girls. I lost that battle that day, but boy howdy did I win the war.


48 posted on 05/05/2005 10:18:55 AM PDT by dmz
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To: bigLusr

I was a cheerleader in high school (and for the record, I also participated in track and cross-country; cheering wasn't my only activity). We didn't shake our breasts, act like Vegas showgirls, or walk around half naked. We did cheer at games, ran pep rallies, danced and tumbled and practiced and practiced some more. I had more injuries in cheerleading than I did in track and cross country.

This is much ado about nothing.


49 posted on 05/05/2005 10:20:31 AM PDT by kemathen7
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To: Constitution Day
Wow. I know where their Spanky Pants are.
50 posted on 05/05/2005 10:20:33 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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