Sunday, January 17, 2016

234.4 - Clown Award: Clown Award: New Hampshire State Rep. Josh Moore

Clown Award: New Hampshire State Rep. Josh Moore

It's time for one of our regular feature, the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity.

This week, we can show the difference between a clown wannabe and a true clown in close competition.

Our wannabe, who gets hit with the pie, is New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro, but our winner of the Big Red Nose this week is his colleague and fellow twit, state Representative Josh Moore.

You may be surprised to learn that in 33 states, there are no laws against women going topless in public. Fourteen states have some sort of nuanced nudity laws; only three ban female breast exposure outright.

New Hampshire, it develops, is one of the 33, not the three, and doggone it, Moore wants to do something about it. He has introduced a bill that would make a woman showing her nipples in public a full-fledged misdemeanor of "lewdness" and "public indecency." Not men, mind you, just women. Repeat offenders would have to register as sex offenders.

Yes, there is an exception for breastfeeding - be thankful for small favors - but still, this is the crisis that Moore thinks needs addressing.

State Representative Amanda Bouldin has been a vocal opponent of the bill, arguing that it's just another attempt by men to control women's bodies and that the state should not be enacting laws that only apply to women.

Rep. Josh "Grabber" Moore
In response, our wannabe, Rep. Baldasaro, said of Rep. Bouldin that "your nipple would be the last one I would want to see" - real classy, Baldy - before saying she wanted to "turn our family beaches into a pervert show."

Not up to his usual standards - he once call the head of the NH Dem Party, who is gay, a "pervert" (he seems to have a hand-up on the word) and said he was "disgusted" when a gay Marine came out during one of his town meetings - but still a nice try. But Baldy, you got outclassed.

Josh Moore's response to Rep. Bouldin was on Facebook and it was this, quoting:
Don't give me the liberal talking points Amanda. If it's a woman’s natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that, the you should have no problem with a man's inclination to stare at it and grab it.
Okay, a woman goes topless in public. Look at it, okay, you've sort of got to expect that. Stare at it, um, that's really creepy and no. "Grab it?" NO! And what kind of numbskull pervert would even propose such a response? What is wrong with you?

Actually, we know what's wrong with you, Josh Moore: You are an absolute clown.

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