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Ron Paul Banned from DC! Roommates Banned in NY! (Nanny of the Month, Feb '13)

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Maybe in hindsight it was inevitable: Ron Paul has been banned from Washington, DC! (The personalized license plate that bears his name, that is.) 

A Freedom of Information Act request from GovernmentAttic.org, has yielded a hilariously infuriating 68-page list of vanity plates banned by Washington, DC's DMV. In the list you'll find everything from sexual innuendos (including nearly 2000 variations of the number "69") to calls for "LSSGOVT" and, of course, countless references to marijuana, from the obvious (POTHEAD) to the clever (POTOMAC). 

But this time the Nanny of the Month comes to us from Watertown, New York, where the city council has banned roommates from residential neighborhoods (which would include everyone from unmarried couples to domestic partners and soldiers sharing a home). 

Seems that a local woman named Deborah Cavallario wasn't keen on her neighbor living with his fiance and two friends, so she persuaded three out of five council members to zone away un-related roommates. (She insists it wasn't a "dirtbag" move.)

And you thought you got to say who stays under your roof! That rumble you hear is the sound of a thousand lawyers heading to this Empire State town. 

1 minute, 45 seconds.

"Nanny of the Month" is written and produced by Ted Balaker (follow him on Twitter @tedbalaker and submit nanny noms). Research by Matt Edwards. Opening animation by Meredith Bragg.

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