You gotta fight!

For your right!

To wag your willie in public.

Yes, that is the current super-duper outrage in San Francisco this week.

When San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener was pushing his peers on the Board of Supervisors to approve his second round of restrictions on public nudity – this time an outright ban – he and his allies bent over backwards to assure everyone the city’s famous street fairs would be fully exempted. These would of course include Folsom Street, Bay to Breakers, and San Francisco Pride.

Nobody in their right mind should have believed them.

I like hanging out as much as any other guy. Phil’s Exploding Party Pants used to be a fan favorite in the 90’s. However, I suffer from no illusion that I should be allowed to do so in public square.

These people believe they are the mainstream and will continue to do so, even after the evidence hits them in the face like a summer sausage that has been sitting in the sun all day.

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2 Responses to You gotta fight!

  1. Davidwhitewolf says:

    Gotta disagree with you on this one. Nudity at Bay to Breakers, Folsom and Pride is a very very long tradition in the City, and the outcry over this is pretty big. I expect this will be reversed sooner rather than later.

    It’s local political will, and government should reflect that, no?

  2. Phil says:

    The local political will of a very vocal minority, David. If put to a vote as to whether taxpayer monies should go to support these “traditions”, I doubt that they would win, even in SF, especially in light of the finances of the city and county governments.

    As for the people speaking, they have in the form of the guy on the council who sponsored the idea and those on the council who voted for it.

    American cities have a number of “traditions” that do not deserve to have taxpayer funding be spent on them. While I personally don’t care about them getting nekkid and the public sex, it doesn’t change the fact that the folks who support this event would shit themselves if the NRA put on a street fair and made them pay to police and clean up after the event.

    If the orgs that host these events are willing to cover the cost of policing and clean up of these events, then more power to them. Until then, they’re freeloaders. Tough shit and put some pants on.

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