Totally useless laws

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  1. Salty

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    Had a professor in university once say, "For every new law that is created, you will live long enough to regret."

    Proved true more often than not.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Arkansas: In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill "any living creature."
    Wow-- never boil water or use disinfectant.

    California: It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles courts.
    You would never know that from watching Perry Mason.

    Delaware: Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.
    Shouldn't all marriages have grounds for annulment then?

    Florida: Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.
    Maybe Florida women who should press their state to take a tip from Delaware.

    Georgia: In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road.
    The response to that one is so obvious I won't bother.

    Georgia: It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.
    This one I've heard of before. It was passed because there were several wrecks that took place in front of a store where they changed them in view of the street.

    Idaho: Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.
    And how much would the recipients of those gifts end up weighing?

    Kansas: In Lang, it is illegal to ride a mule down Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat.
    I used to wonder why Dirty Sally put that straw hat on her mule.

    North Carolina: In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
    Showering must be very difficult or sloppy.

    Oregon: In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
    That's scriptural; it says somewhere "let no filthy communication come from your mouths."

    Texas: It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
    Even if that other person milks yours? What is that saying?-- "Teat for tat?"

    Utah: A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
    I figured it was legal somewhere for a woman to murder her husband, as long she shot or stabbed from the front.
     
  4. Amy.G

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    Exactly why is this a useless law?
     
  5. Salty

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    I would say the man who sponsored the law, got in trouble with his wife? :tongue3:
     
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    Well shoot. I'll have to cancel my trip to South Dakota. I was really looking forward to staying awake as long as possible before the cheese factory tour started so I could properly pass out on a giant wheel of cheddar.

    It's kinda been my lifelong dream.

    What a world, what a world *sigh*
     
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    Oh no! Sharia Law has come to Charlotte! :eek:
     
  8. thomas not doubting

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    Sterling, Colorado:
    Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight
     
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    When I lived in Montana in the 60's, I remember that -according to law at the time - your cars and motorycles must be tied to a hitching post when you left them.
     
  10. Salty

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    You dont want them to go wandering off by themselves now, do you?:smilewinkgrin: :laugh:
     

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