Skip to comments.Texas House to cheerleaders: Don't shake it
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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Cheerleaders to Texas House: "Bring It On".
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.
"Cheerleaders to Texas House: "Bring It On"."
Oh no she di-'int!!
There is no sponsor of this bill in the Senate, which means it likely won't even be brought up.
Sorry, someone had to.
Shake it like a salt shaker?
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.
Spiffy to Cheerleaders - Shake It
"Shake it - don't break it!" placemarker.
Moderation in all things ... including moderation. ;^)
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.
"Sorry, someone had to."
No problem. That movie (and that "Oh no she di-int!" line) cracks me up!
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.
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.
Shake it like a Poloriod picture?
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. : )
Thank you. I posted my second post before I saw your response.
Imagine that, a comedy bit on the local news show.
Gimme a T, Gimme an E, Gimme a...what's next? Oh, X, Gimme an X....
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...
You've got to set it to "safe search." I know. My wife checks the history on the computer.
Just as long as the cheerleaders are still allowed to shake their bums. :-)
On behalf of the drooling old men, it is rough on us too.
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
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.
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.
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.
No Shake it like a polaroid picture
Not exactly an intellectual film, was it?
Heh... I like that!
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.
Shoot ... I was just about to post that line. Phooey.
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???
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'.
Ha! I knew you wouldn't let me down! ; )
Can I be part of the observation team?
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.
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.