Friday, January 20, 2012

The Scourge of the year 2012 - wearing pajamas is evidently some serious stuff.

Hello Friends;

  As you read this article, I'd like you to consider the following things not being considered high topic for consideration of this government official:  Food for the hungry, unemployment, gas prices, water shortage, health care for the elderly, heat, hope, care, consideration, peace, love, spirit, dance, song, laughter, life....

And, what is important?  someone wore pajamas in public.  My goodness!  Alert the Media!  Get my name in the papers!!!! 

Fools, damned fools, and politicians.....

Louisiana Official Moves to Ban Wearing Pajamas in Public

But will this apply to Pajama Jeans?

By Courtney Subramanian
January 17, 2012

The pajama party might be over for residents of Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana, the Shreveport Times reports.

Michael Williams, a Caddo commissioner, is proposing an ordinance that will prohibit locals from wearing pajama pants in public after an incident at a local Walmart offended the official and other customers. Williams said one of a group of young men clad in pajama pants revealed his private parts, inciting the idea for the ban.

“If you can’t [wear pajamas] at the boardwalk or courthouse, why are you going to do it in a restaurant or in public? Today it’s pajamas,” Williams told the Times. “Tomorrow it’s underwear. Where does it stop?”

Underwear tomorrow might be a little extreme. But some residents are bothered by the idea of banning pajamas in public. Tracy Carter, a resident of Shreveport, told the Times she and her three young children wear pajamas in public often. “I can get out of the bed and go to the store, and they’re covering everything,” she said. “I’ve got a 3-year-old, a 5-year-old and a 12-year old to deal with.”

A major issue with the ordinance is defining what constitutes pajamas. Williams said a possible solution is specifying any item sold in the sleepwear section of department stores. He also suggested violators do community service rather than serve jail time.

The city of Shreveport, which resides in Caddo Parish, has experience with public dress code. The city instituted a no-saggy pants law, and reported 31 misdemeanor summons for locals wearing pants too low in 2011, according to police spokesman Bill Goodin.

Perhaps pants prohibition will continue in Louisiana, when Williams plans to poll his commission colleagues in February on the possible ordinance.


Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
Inane. Politicians, hate them or despise them, you can't possibly like them.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

Scottie said...

I miss everything exciting. The only ones I ever see are overly large old ladies with curlers, cold cream faces, and fuzzy slippers. Oh well.

I am stunned at what gets a persons dander worked up. Personally if you don't like what another person is wearing, what they are eating, who they are having sex with...then don't keep looking....and stop day dreaming about the sex thing...please!


randy said...

You are so right. You know, at my work, I don't let anyone who is working "for" me to be so high and mighty. For that matter, i have a tendency not to hire people with funky attitudes. And yet, we seem to keep hiring these goofs to run our government. Why??? If it was because they were so good at what they did it made the rest acceptable, ok... but that surely isn't the case. Bah!
hugs to you;

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
It's phenomenal. I don't understand how these folks take themselves seriously. How does one decide that it's ok to legislate what a person wears? I realize we have the "fashion police", but I always thought that a joke of sorts.

I went into the store in early December and passed a fellow wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers. It was quirky, but not dirty. And, not a thing hanging out. So goes life.


Anonymous said...

Oh Scotty - with your remark to "fashion police" there comes "Knigge" to my mind.
I do not know if "Knigge" is a term for you. He wrote in Germany a "etiquette book" in the 18 century.
The contents of this etiquette book experiencing a renaissance here in these days,