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Late Night: Florida is NUTS! Bestiality IN, Fake Testicles OUT!

vintage postcard: riptheskull/creative commons

Gosh Florida just keeps getting zanier. Sure, along with being God’s Waiting Room, a theme-park megalopolis and the world headquarters of a goofy space alien religion, the state is also the home of holy homophobic hypocrite George “Rentboys” Rekers–and last week the state legislature declined to ban bestiality.

But today the wacky state of Eff-El-Lay just got way nuttier when the State Senate voted to ban “Truck Nutz,” decorative testicles that dangle from trailer hitches on cars and trucks from Tallahasse to the Keys. And the ban may cause a seminal rift in the state’s Republican Party which was already somewhat castrated by Charlie Crist’s anticlimactic departure.

Calling the dangling adornments offensive, Republican Sen. Cary Baker, a gun shop owner from Eustis, Florida led the no-balls brigade, while fellow GOP member Senate Rules Chairman Jim King would like to see the proposal sacked. King bagged on the measure and other Republicans also said bollocks to nanny state interference in vehicle decoration. While the measure got hung onto a broader transportation bill in the Senate, testicles are not attached to the House version.

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Florida is NUTS! Bestiality IN, Fake Testicles OUT!

vintage postcard: riptheskull/creative commons

Gosh Florida just keeps getting zanier. Sure, along with being God’s Waiting Room, a theme-park megalopolis and the world headquarters of a goofy space alien religion, the state is also the home of holy homophobic hypocrite George “Rentboys” Rekers–and last week the state legislature declined to ban bestiality.

But today the wacky state of Eff-El-Lay just got way nuttier when the State Senate voted to ban “Truck Nutz,” decorative testicles that dangle from trailer hitches on cars and trucks from Tallahasse to the Keys. And the ban may cause a seminal rift in the state’s Republican Party which was already somewhat castrated by Charlie Crist’s anticlimactic departure.

Calling the dangling adornments offensive, Republican Sen. Cary Baker, a gun shop owner from Eustis, Florida led the no-balls brigade, while fellow GOP member Senate Rules Chairman Jim King would like to see the proposal sacked. King bagged on the measure and other Republicans also said bollocks to nanny state interference in vehicle decoration. While the measure got hung onto a broader transportation bill in the Senate, testicles are not attached to the House version.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.