Banning Bikini Baristas, Big Dogs, and Energy Drinks! (Nanny of the Month, March 2013)

They make it their business to mind your business, and this month America's busybodies have been working overtime.

Lawmakers are no longer loco for just one brand of energy drink. Illinois State Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) has penned a bill that would make it illegal "to sell, offer for sale or deliver" just about any kind of energy drink to anyone under age 18 (Arroyo's championing another top-tier issue--outlawing lion steaks).

Meanwhile, dog lovers in Oklahoma are sounding off against a plan cooked up by State Sen. Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) to allow cities to ban specific breeds of dogs (stay tuned for the surprise twist!).

But this time the Nanny of the Month comes to us from Shelton, WA where city commissioners and townspeople alike have united against a threat of bikini baristas!

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  • anon||

    Not gonna lie, I'd hit it.

  • ||

    For a second I thought the headline was Banging Bikini Baristas.

  • Art Vandelay||

    "city commissioners and townspeople alike have united against a threat of bikini baristas!"

    Let me guess, was it a coalition of concerned mothers and housewives?

  • ||

    NEEDZ MOAR BIKINIS

  • Scarcity||

    See, this is what happens when everybody bitches and moans about a little ass in the morning links.

  • ||

    I don't read the morning links. How gauche they are.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They had women selling hotdogs in thongs on the side of the road down here some time ago. Banned. And this was in Tampa, home of nudist colonies, webcam girls, strippers, and God knows what else.

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    Why would you put a hotdog in a thong?

  • Pro Libertate||

    A great idea, but these weren't women with brains as assets. They just wore the thongs on their well-proportioned bodies and (supposedly) caused accidents.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Seems as of late Reason threads have started to become some sort of gateway drug to youporn.

  • CE||

    More like an onramp.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I say nothing of the billboard for a plastic surgeon that I saw daily on my drive home that had a bare bosom (from the side) visible. I was actually shocked by that one--even for Tampa, that's unusual.

  • Tonio||

    You had to see your plastic surgeon every day? Dude...

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's not what I meant. I see my plastic surgeon hourly.

  • BiPolarMoment||

    This was the highlight of my bus ride home when I was in high school. Almost made it worth being bussed an hour away--almost.

  • ||

    IF:

    One of these nannies bans something I deem to be of value, can I claim they initiated force, beat the shit out of them and still claim to adhere to the NAP?

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yes. Yes you can. Especially if they are against bikinis because that clearly gives away the fact that they are lizard aliens bent on enslaving us all. Self-defence principles trump the NAP.

  • wwhorton||

    I'll tell you this much about the NAP. We just beat one of these breed-specific bills in Maryland (initiated thanks to a group in Austin, Texas, of all places), but if we hadn't, any cop (or anyone else) who comes onto my property to so much as bother my dogs is going home in a box, if they can find all the pieces.

  • Steve G||

    Wow, i was expecting the, er, photo-not-genic councilwoman to be the one opposed, but she was actually the voice of reas... sanity to say people could go get their coffee somewhere else. stunned

  • Mensan||

    In other words, you experienced cognitive dissonance when your sexist preconception was not realized. Congratulations, you've already reached a greater degree of enlightenment than most proglodytes ever will.

  • Tim||

    More cream baby, MORE CREAM!

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    Well, great. I was going to open a bar in Shelton where the beer was served from vaginas. I guess that's out.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Let me know if you change your mind on that. Also, I would suggest beer flight night.

  • grey||

    Not saying don't do it, but I can suggest better uses for vagina. Just in case you're curious.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    The long neck of a beer bottle?

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  • Irish||

    All of those people look exactly like individuals that would want to ban bikini baristas.

    It seems like prohibitionists are always the ugliest people in any society.

  • John Galt||

    Are you trying to say Carrie Nation wasn't one helluva fine looking woman?

  • godzleaf||

    A woman willing to shake her boobies in my face is welcome to try and sell me any goddamn thing she wants.

  • John Galt||

    My original intention was to post: Nanny don't cotton to no damn bikinis. Rotten old biddy. Then I watched the video. And as often as not these nannies are middle aged men (as usual).

    It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola La-la-la-la ... And the crazy politicians.
  • JeremyR||

    That's the thing though - sex is used as a proxy to sell so many things, only because selling sex itself is illegal in the US (for the most part).

    So the solution is to legalize prostitution.

  • Hopfiend||

    Notice how all the ugly girls don't like the idea.

  • Minarchian||

    This still pales in comparison to Bloomberg's Thugacracy

  • croaker||

    Want to give these bikini clowns vapor lock? Point out to them that the same people who ban bikini baristas today will ban guns tomorrow.

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  • ||

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