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Sagging brains against baggy pants

August 30, 2007

OK, I’ll just be honest and say that I think baggy-pants styles look moronic.  But illegal? 

In Delcambre, Louisiana, wearing sagging pants will cost you $500 or maybe even land you in jail.

Who thought up this law?  A Democrat?  A Republican? What was their reasoning?  I want details! 

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  1. August 31, 2007 at 07:20 | #1

    Too late!

    Lake Charles, Louisiana, my birthplace, joined many other towns and cities in passing the saggy pants ban.

    The local police’ll pass up a kid selling a grocery bag full of crack cocaine and go after his buddy with his butt showing…


  2. Ted
    August 31, 2007 at 09:30 | #2

    An issue that transcends politics.

    I’m usually against jails but in the case of saggy pants I’m willing to be too busy to care. However, jail should be a place where retraining to come back into society occurs.

    I’m thinking making them wear a nice pair of properly fitting Levi’s, a belt, and a properly sized polo shirt (tucked into the pants).

    I was at Wal*Mart the other day, and they replaced the old blue vest—with a polo shirt and slacks uniform. Good lord, but the shirts worn by “associates” are 4 sizes too big and hang down to the knees. The pants are saggy and oversized. This is no improvement. Bring back the blue vests!

  3. August 31, 2007 at 12:03 | #3

    I think Cajun makes a good point.  This gives Police another issue to address and likely cause other crimes to go unnoticed.  Why are we fining and putting tax paying citizens in jail when that punishment should be reserved for those truly out to do harmful things?

    Maybe if we forced politicians to pay more in taxes than the average American they would think twice before instituting stupid ideas like this one that will just waste money.

  4. August 31, 2007 at 12:13 | #4

    I always thought the term “fashion police” was just an expression.  But I’d love to hear from someone who could explain the reasoning behind the law.

  5. james old guy
    September 1, 2007 at 08:45 | #5

    It is not reason it is reaction, an attempt to enforce so called communtiy standards on individuals. I doubt if this law will stand pass the first appeal and I wonder how many hours of debate, discussion were wasted on something that can not be enforced. Passing any law to enforce so called social community standards that tend to change with the passage of time is shaky at best.  I am sure back when I was a teenager there were attempts to pass laws prohibiting rock and roll music, long hair and blue jeans worn to school.  Yes at one time it was prohibited to wear blue jeans to school.

  6. Ted
    September 1, 2007 at 18:34 | #6

    Yes at one time it was prohibited to wear blue jeans to school.

    I remember those days. Maybe it’s what kept autism down in the previous geneartion. Or maybe not.

    Ants have a highly structured society and have been doing the things they do for a pretty long time. Less individualism in the ant society, and probably less thinking, but I suspect they’ll collectively outlive us.

    Score one for the powers of a) not overthinking it, and b) enforced socialization.

  7. September 3, 2007 at 21:18 | #7

    James:  I too remember not being permitted to wear blue jeans to school … and duck tails were a sign of wanton rebellion.  Now when I see someone with duck tails I say, “COOL!!!”

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