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Old 10-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Florida Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Dwarf-Tossing Ban

Citing his "quest to seek and destroy unnecessary burdens on the freedom and liberties of people," a Republican state legislator has submitted a bill that would repeal Florida's 22-year-old ban on tossing little people for sport at bars. He's doing it for job creation!

The bill's sponsor, Melbourne-based Rep. Ritch "Ritch? With a 'T'? Really?" Workman, told the Palm Beach Post that the "archaic" 1989 ban serves no other purpose than to "prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get...In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?" Make no mistake: Workman's no fan of dwarf-tossing! He calls it "repulsive and stupid." But he doesn't believe the state should tell dwarves that they can't be tossed for pay.

Workman reportedly created his bill without talking to any little people, maybe because he didn't know any or lost their numbers or JOBS. Meanwhile, past and present leaders of the Little People of America don't support his bill at all:
"The people who were thrown [before the ban] were alcoholics with low self-esteem," said [former Little People of America president] Robert Van Etten, 62, of Stuart. "Many of them were injured. One committed suicide."

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"[Dwarf tossing is] something that brings out the worst element in some people, and it's focused on people who are the most vulnerable," Van Etten said.
A current organization leader adds that dwarf-tossing puts people at risk for paralysis and is also "degrading." But should we let those concerns stop Florida from creating a few hundred (probably low-paying, benefit-free) jobs? Workman doesn't think so. Neither does dismal failure Governor Rick Scott, who supports lifting the ban because he supports basically any terrible idea that will create shitty jobs.


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bhhaahahahahahaahaha
where do you get this **** from

yes dwarf tossing could be degrading
and obviously dangerous

now i never imagined i would ever say this but...
if a dwarf wants to be tossed who are we to stop them. shouldn't we all have the right to degrade ourselves and put ourselves in danger? i dont see how they are hurting anyone other than themselves
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What a champion of human rights. :applause:
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We do need more jobs
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But should we let those concerns stop Florida from creating a few hundred (probably low-paying, benefit-free) jobs? Workman doesn't think so. Neither does dismal failure Governor Rick Scott, who supports lifting the ban because he supports basically any terrible idea that will create shitty jobs.
In what way(s) is Gov. Scott a "dismal failure?"
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It was a little person who petitioned for it to be lifted.

And as written, the ban is only limited to places that serve alcohol and this bill is part of 1,000 more laws he wishes to overturn. Scott is doing it because he doesn't believe the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco should be able to write and enforce laws like this.

Would you be happy if wet t-shirt contests were banned? Someone migth catch cold, someone might lose an eye. What about mechincal bulls? You can get thrown off them and get hurt. Repealing this law doesn't make it legal to go around picking up midgets and throwing them, but it does allow those whom are for some reason willing to do so -- **** has gotta be tough for them, if this is the only means for money, let them have it. Don't patrin the few bars that might be allowing it if you have a problem.
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Moving back to florida!
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