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Old 08-23-07, 09:43 AM
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Atlanta bans baggy pants

Well, seems a bit draconian to me, but here it is:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070823/..._sagging_pants

My issue: I am a multi-mode commuter.

I change into my cycling shorts at last break before I go home, and wear them under my slacks for the last two hours at work.

I carpool to the park-n-ride, where I discretely slip off my slacks and my bike shorts are already in place. I'm ready to bicycle the final leg of my commute home.

Under this law, I may be in for a fine, depending on how surly the LEO is at the time.

It bans showing underwear, but what about bike shorts? Swim suits? Slip off your sweats and expose your running shorts? Yeah, try and enforce this one.

So, y'all in Georgia, be careful!

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Old 08-23-07, 09:46 AM
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Ummm...the law hasn't passed yet.
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Shouldn't be hard to enforce at all. It's easy to pick out those that dress for shock value, or in this case "stupid" value.
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Old 08-23-07, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by eubi View Post
Well, seems a bit draconian to me, but here it is:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070823/..._sagging_pants

My issue: I am a multi-mode commuter.

I change into my cycling shorts at last break before I go home, and wear them under my slacks for the last two hours at work.

I carpool to the park-n-ride, where I discretely slip off my slacks and my bike shorts are already in place. I'm ready to bicycle the final leg of my commute home.

Under this law, I may be in for a fine, depending on how surly the LEO is at the time.

It bans showing underwear, but what about bike shorts? Swim suits? Slip off your sweats and expose your running shorts? Yeah, try and enforce this one.

So, y'all in Georgia, be careful!

While I share in most of normal society's disdain for morons who wear their oversized pants without a belt (thus showing their underwear, and is usually accompanied by having to walk whilst using one's hand to keep the pants up) in order to emulate the clownish hip-hip thug culture icons...or I should say ex-cons (they take belts away when you're in jail so the inmates don't hang themselves or produce a weapon from said belt...and we all know that jail is COOL!) I still say the government is overstepping its bounds here.

Anyone that dresses like that is an ignorant moron — and he’s advertising that fact...and he has every right to do so. After all...dressing up like a moron is a form of free speech, and plus, I love the stories of all these wannabes running from the cops and tripping over their own pants.
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The baggy pants always looked a bit clownish to me. . . but a law? Really now. . .

What I don't understand is why folks will pay perfectly good money for something that looks like they stole it from a wino. . .
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Old 08-23-07, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by eubi View Post

It bans showing underwear

So all the overweight plumbers will be criminals?

Seriously, even if that law passes, I think it will be used on a case by case basis. For example having a bikini showing under your shorts at the pool or beach would probably be ok, but having the same bikini with pants pulled down at the mall may be seen as offensive. The key difference would be if the person intended for the underwear to show and the location of the event.

Though, I do think such a law is a bit extreme with the exception of it covering such dress at public schools.
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Old 08-23-07, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
Shouldn't be hard to enforce at all. It's easy to pick out those that dress for shock value, or in this case "stupid" value.
Yeah, let's arrest that gal who's bra strap isn't 100% covered by her shirt sleeve, or that cyclist who is wearing spandex that's just a little too revealing.
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That's the least of what we have to deal with in Georgia

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Old 08-23-07, 01:02 PM
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Tuesday afternoon I spent about ten minutes following a gangbanger wannabe in Bridgeport wearing the aforementioned baggy pants. Trust me, ten minutes following a**crack is far more than any human being should be forced to endure.
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Originally Posted by Steve Hamlin View Post
The baggy pants always looked a bit clownish to me. . . but a law? Really now. . .

What I don't understand is why folks will pay perfectly good money for something that looks like they stole it from a wino. . .
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One of the stupidest laws I've ever heard of. If they ban showing of underwear, then they can't stop there -- they have to ban the wearing of swimsuits without a cover over them. After all, swimsuits are just as revealing. Hell, why don't we just install the Taliban, and have them create a dress code for all of us?
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This is for real too: On May 1, 1982 the city of Kennesaw, Georgia {aka Gun Town, USA** passed an ordinance [Sec 34-1a] requiring every head of household to maintain a firearm together with ammunition.
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They're trying to legislate poor taste??? How the heck do these folks expect to get a plumber?
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Someone better round up every plumber in town.
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If they are not under something then they are NOT underwear!
On first glance it looks like it bans underwear showing, but does not ban no underwear at all!

I think this is ripe for a sitcom!
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Originally Posted by Link Info
Gary Kleck, a criminologist and gun-control critic attributes a drop of 89% in the residential burglary rate to the law. Kennesaw is often cited by advocates of gun ownership as evidence that gun ownership deters crime.

Current statistics indicate that Kennesaw's crime rate is definitely lower compared to surrounding cities like Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, or Atlanta.
What's that they say about an armed society? D
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What a stupid thing for lawmakers to be doing; Fashion Police; good pay with excellent benefits and early retirement.

Most of these fashions are nearly "so yesterday" anyway. Didn't they just pass the law last month banning shiny disco shirts and bell-bottom pants?
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What is this? Slashdot?
They said they're considering banning it and automatically you assume they've banned it in the title.
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The man who proposed it was on the news tonight. He says he knows it won't pass or hold up in court, he wants to stimulate debate about community standards. Kinda one of those old skinny men who shake their fist.
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The residents rather like the low crime rates there though.
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The man who proposed it was on the news tonight. He says he knows it won't pass or hold up in court, he wants to stimulate debate about community standards. Kinda one of those old skinny men who shake their fist.
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Baggy pants , American style is totally laughable. I hate telling one how one must dress; but , it will make America look better to the world. No where else do I see the ultra baggy thing.
As to cycling shorts. As long as cycling shorts are considered appropriate clothing while on the bike, how can this be a problem . Now should Georgia ban cycling shorts, I'd have to move to another state. Just use a belt to keep the pants over the bike shorts while in pants . In that case is not bike shorts, sort of like underwear?
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Atlanta has bigger problems.
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^. agreed. but the whole look like a gangster , I just find bizarre. I fear it causes our kids to emulate the wrong people. Not that I want to impose state wide dress standards.
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