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Debating Bull Bits in Annapolis

In Maryland, state lawmakers are debating weighty issues such as the death penalty and global warming. But much of the chatter this week was about...fake bull bits.
State Del. Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. (R) has proposed banning them and other vulgar objects from vehicles. Myers, who represents Washington and Alleghany counties in rural Western Maryland, says it has become a popular fad to dangle outsized plastic testicles from truck trailer hitches.
Important moral issue? Or just a waste of time?
What do you think?

By  |  February 23, 2007; 12:11 PM ET
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Absolute waste of time. I have seen them sparingly while driving around my neck of Maryland and I find them pretty humorous. They kinda bounce from left to right once the truck starts to really move. While that is immature and juevenille, it's makes me snicker. Come on folks, we're not a bunch of puritanical Republicans in this state. Crack a smile and get on with your day!

Posted by: InMoCo | February 23, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I think it's disgusting and I don't get the "joke". There is a time and place for everything and they don't belong on someone's trailer hitch. I realize a
40-ish mom must seem ancient to these morons, but I'm not "an old woman in tennis shoes".

Posted by: Amy H. | February 23, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe this Delegate has the balls to bring this up!

Posted by: Old Lady in Tennis Shoes | February 23, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I agree, I think it is totally disgusting. You would think that tax-payer dollars could go toward something more substantial, like stamping out online pornography, non-state sponsored religion and individual rights. It really gets me going when there are others out there who don't think the way I do, there should be a law...

Posted by: ChrisnDC | February 23, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Don't they have more important things to worry about than this? Seriously...

Posted by: Gentry | February 23, 2007 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I for one will sleep better at night knowing that Maryland's highways are free from the scorge of plastic testicles hanging from the back of trucks.

I have seen some utterly stupid crusades by politicians before, but this takes the cake....thanks Del. Myers for making Maryland into a national laughingstock...

Posted by: DA | February 23, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

How is this any more offensive than the Calvin figures peeing on everything from other brands of cars/trucks to Iraq that are on the back windows of numerous vehicles. Bad taste? Absolutely ! Worthy of a piece of legislation? Please, just grow up and spend your limited amount of meeting time on some real problems or opportunities for the State

Posted by: jmsbh | February 23, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I think this is excatly what the legislature should be discussing. The more time they spend on this, the less time they have do do something that will cause real damage.

Posted by: Ken | February 23, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

What a waste of time.

Why not spend the time and money on discussions like fixing our roads, stopping gang related crimes, and making our schools safer and better?

Posted by: James | February 23, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse


Brilliant observation of their movement. Do they do the same when they're dangling from your chin?

Posted by: BG from PG | February 23, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Well that is certainly a way to avoid wasting time on less serious issues such as crime and illegal immigration issues, huh?

Posted by: BigQ | February 23, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Wow BG, a gay joke...that's a riot. OMGLOL!!!1111

Posted by: InMoCo | February 24, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

God, BG, when you Republicans try humor, it's just not funny. Is it possible to make a joke that doesn't involve insulting someone else? I realize that's all your political party can do, but if I were you, I'd be embarrassed.

Of course, that joke probably qualifies you to be a senior writer for that new Fox show that's trying to be the conservative Daily Show. Good luck with that. Don't quit your day job.

Posted by: Hahahaha . . . . not! | February 24, 2007 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Gay joke? That's presumptuous, how do I know what your gender is? Maybe I'm implying that your head is made up of the third and most important part of male genitalia. Liberals are so willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt-except conservatives. As tough as it might be for you, don't pass judgement and look beyond the surface next time.

Posted by: BG from PG | February 24, 2007 9:31 PM | Report abuse

..and tell me how do you know about this Fox program? Been tuning in lately? I guess it'll be like a car don't want to see it but you just can turn away. Fox does have it's conservatives but don't forget that they also give air time to people like Greta Van Susteren, whose husband is a big O'Malley contributor, so you owe them some thanks. Unlike you, I can take the news from any source and weed out the spin to draw my own conclusions.

Posted by: BG from PG | February 24, 2007 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I live in Myers district and word is he wants to ban Calvin peeing and any other bumper sticker that the gestapo, umm, I mean Radical Right doesn't like also.

Myers is a GM guy though so he'd probably be OK with Calvin peeing on Ford symbol.

Posted by: evan | February 25, 2007 12:12 AM | Report abuse

The most alarming aspect of Myers' introduction of this legislation is that he is wasting time and ignoring serious problems that the people of Western Maryland are faced with. Sure, this bill makes Myers look like a clown, but his lack of substantial contributions to the community and his lack of desire to effect positive change are what people should really be talking about. Myers shouldn't be judged on the silliness of this bill - he should be judged on his consistent level of inaction and lack of productivity. He's wasting his constituents' time and he's wasting Maryland's resources. He is not an effective leader.

Posted by: AllCo | February 25, 2007 10:42 PM | Report abuse

The voters in Myers' district have made serious mistakes. First they voted out the Speaker of the House. Then they re-elected Myers over a guy that actually had something to say. In the words of the old bumper sticker, "Don't Blame Me," I Voted for Brian Grim.

Posted by: CumbNative | February 26, 2007 3:39 AM | Report abuse

Better schools? With Democrats toeing the Teacher's Union Line?

Yeah, when pigs fly you'll get better, safer schools! LOL!

Posted by: Rufus | February 26, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

There is a big rush on to be the person most offended by something. I guess people think it gives them the look of moral superiority, but instead they look like idiots.

It is not the job of governments to tell you can't wear teasticles from your trailer hitch, it is the job of your friends to do that.

Posted by: Scott | March 3, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

What a huge waste of time

Posted by: P_O_P | March 10, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

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