Monday, January 22, 2007

Hoosiers' right to bestiality in jeopardy

Today's Indianapolis Star lists some of the more unusual bills introduced in the legislature this term. We all know that Jeff Drozda is obsessed with a woman's right to reproduce, but other lawmakers apparently have their ahem, pet projects.

Representative Linda Lawson has introduced a bill that would make sexual contact with an animal a misdemeanor offense. It is a felony if the animal dies or suffers extreme pain. Now, I wonder how she plans on putting "extreme pain" testimony into evidence. Of course, the bill doesn't have any provisions to deal with the possibility that the animal might turn the table on you.

Sen. Connie W. Sipes introduced a bill that would make it illegal for hoosiers to own a number of exotic animals, including elephants and kangaroos. Oh come on. When Kangaroos are outlawed...well, nevermind.

Finally, Senator Dennis Kruse wants to make the Monarch Butterfly the state's official insect.

These are some of the 1420 bills up for consideration this term.


Blogger Old Broad said...

I'm so SORRY for laughing, but this post is freaking HILARIOUS!!!
BTW, nice to meet you. Welcome to the Hill Country of Texas. We despise Dubya here and get enraged when he pretends to be from here. Why don't ya'll adopt him? Please?

January 22, 2007  
Blogger torporindy said...

Hi, old broad, I am glad you find it funny because I hoped people would.

I am sorry about Dubya. I feel your pain because we had to be embarrassed about Quayle for years.

January 22, 2007  
Anonymous Joe said...

I wonder where they got the idea for this article from?

Wouldn't be from Doug Masson's blog, would it?

January 22, 2007  
Blogger torporindy said...

Probably true. Doug covers the legislature far better than the Star does.

January 22, 2007  
Blogger Timmy said...

arent there more important things to be discussing?

January 23, 2007  
Anonymous Kaj said...

Wow. Kruse is my hometown legislator (I don't admit that to most people--the only way we'd see eye to eye is if he cut off his legs)... the monarch butterfly thing started because of my second grade teacher (and classmate's mother) a few years ago.

Weird to read about it being introduced as state legislation.

January 25, 2007  

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