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Put some clothes on, says fascist San Francisco city council

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Man, you’d think if there was one place in the United States where you could still be free of evil right-wingers putting their laws on your body*, it would be San Francisco. But no such luck, as Betsi Fores reports:

Take a walk through San Francisco during the city’s annual Bay to Breakers city-wide run and you will likely experience some less-than-decent exposure. All that could change as the 11-member city council seeks to vote Tuesday on banning public nudity in most parts of the city.

The measure was introduced by council member Scott Wiener, who represents the predominantly gay Castro district. He felt compelled after escalating complaints of a group of men who consistently bare it all around the city.

“Some people have tried to paint this issue as some sort of a gay rights issue, and it really isn’t,” Wiener, who is gay, said. “It has nothing to do with gay rights. This is about behavior in our neighborhoods and trying to be respectful of one another.”

If you want to respect people, Mr. Wiener, you could start by not telling them how (or whether) to dress. Whatever happened to free speech? Okay, maybe it’s not so much speech per se, but… Whatever happened to being able to show people your genitals in public? So what if most nudists don’t have anything that anybody wants to see. How about you just don’t look at it? Can you handle that one, wingnut? Well, not “handle.” You know what I mean.

Or better yet, don’t live in San Francisco. That one’s been working out great for most of us.

*Obamacare doesn’t count, teabagger. Go away. Shut up!

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Jim Treacher