Monday, April 21, 2008

Florida says no to Truck Nutz

There are so many things that need to be discussed today -- Like... how Martin Brodeur rightfully dissing Sean Avery Friday night in the handshake line, the Devils ass-kicking at the hands of the Rags$, KRS-One's "Stop the Violence" tour being postponed after he got bottled on-stage in New Haven, the Boston Marathon ruing my life, the Daisy beatdown on the Rock of Love reunion and of course, my ever-growing desire to be elsewhere.

But all takes a back seat, for the time being, to the Florida senate trying to ban Truck Nutz!. Story after the jump!

TALLAHASSEE - Motorists could face a $60 fine for displaying an increasingly popular attachment to the trailer hitch of their pickup trucks.

Carey Baker, R-Eustis, the Florida Senate's transportation chairman, won a two-day fight over decorations that resemble male genitalia -- devices dubbed "truck nutz."

"Just as it would not be appropriate to show that device on the Senate floor, it's not appropriate to have that hanging from the back of a truck on a public road," Baker argued.

His provision was amended onto a larger transportation bill (CS/SB 1992) passed Thursday.

A companion House bill does not include the prohibition -- which was vigorously opposed a day earlier by Sens. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, and Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach.

"There's got to be better things for us to be spending our time debating," said Senate Minority Leader Steve Geller, D- Cooper City.

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