Frank Juliano of the CT Post reports in this story:
Back in 2004, when the ordinance was passed by the Board of Aldermen, it was hailed as the toughest in the state. The measure requires dancers and patrons to remain at least 6 feet apart and prohibits performers from going from the stage into the audience.So, our city's tax dollars (to the eventual tune of a half million) are going towards keeping the gentry safe from boobies.
But the rules are not being enforced while a complex federal lawsuit drags on. No hearings are scheduled in the case, in U.S. District Court in Hartford, and the city's legal expenses have topped $258,000, officials said this week.
Daniel Silver, the lawyer for Keepers Gentlemen's Club, called the case "an expensive quagmire" last week. "We've got years to go and there is a lot of money at stake," he said. "I wouldn't be surprised if the city's legal fees topped $500,000."
The story goes on to describe regulations regarding "turgid male organs", but I decided it wouldn't be appropriate to discuss the subject on this, the most holy of Christian holidays.
Speaking of keeping the town safe from boobies, Milford also responded to a complaint about a painting on public property that depicts a tasteful rendition of a lady with nary a stitch covering her lovely bosom.
I've included a censored image of the painting below, with a warning bar that means "Not Safe For Public Property".
Frank Juliano again reports:
Several paintings of nudes, including one by noted artist Roger Van Damme that was installed in late February and one by Meddick that has been hanging for more than 20 years, were removed from the Parsons Government Center three weeks ago.What's next? Are we gonna bring back the witch burnings?
I really don't need to comment further, except that I look forward to the flood of Google Image Search hits I'll get later today because I named the picture "boobies.jpg"!
Have a Happy Easter y'all!