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What's my punishment?...ROFL

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0 posted 06-28-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hmmm ... I'm guilty of introducing a partner to lots of people so I must be a bigamist, I often have a donkey in my bath, wear jeans in Noble street and heaven forbid about Arizona...I would struggle with one, let alone two...oh my !...*g*..and remind me to keep my underwear on when in San Francisco and not clean the windscreen with it..huh? as for Snoops having a tailight...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Can I add is illegal to add breaks in paragraphs not correctly formatted for public viewing...LOL

*** Alabama ***  

State Laws
* It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

* Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

* It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

* Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

* Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

* It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

* You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

* Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

* You may not drive barefooted.


* You may not wear blue jeans down Noble Street.


* It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb. (shucks, that discounts 85%)..ooops, they said thumb...*g*

***Lee County***

* It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.


It is unlawful to howl at ladies inside the city limits.

* It is unlawful to wear womens pumps with sharp, high heels.

***Montgomery ***

* It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of it spooking horses. (Repealed)

*** Alaska ***

State laws

* Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

* While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

* It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
* It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.

*** Arizona ***

State Laws

* Hunting camels is prohibited.

* There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

* Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

* It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

* You may not have more than two dildos in a house.


* Cars may not be driven in reverse.


* Card may not be played in the street with a Native American.

* If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined.
***Maricopa County***

* No more than six girls may live in any house.
***Mohave County ***

* A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.
***Nogales ***

* An ordinance prohibits the wearing of suspenders.


* No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house.

* Women may not wear pants.

***Tombstone ***

* It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
*** Arkansas ***

State Laws

* The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.

* Arkansas must be pronounced "Arkansaw"

* A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.

* A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

* Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.

***Fayetteville ***

* It is illegal to kill "any living creature".
Little Rock
* Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.

* Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.

* It is unlawful to walk ones cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.

* No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M.

*** California ***

State Laws
* Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
(are you really?)

* Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

* It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

* Women may not drive in a house coat.

* No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

***Arcadia ***

* Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

***Baldwin Park ***

* Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

***Belvedere ***

* City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash."

***Blythe ***

* You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

***Burlingame ***

* It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

***Carmel ***

* Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)

* Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

***Chico ***

* Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

***Hollywood ***

* It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

***Lafayette ***

* You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

***Long Beach ***

* Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.

* It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

***Los Angeles ***

* It is illegal in for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

* You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

* You may not hunt moths under a street light.

* It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

* Toads may not be licked.  (hmmmmmmmmm)

* It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.

* Zoot suits are prohibited.

***Ontario ***

* Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

***Pacific Grove ***

* Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

***Palm Springs***

* It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

***Pasadena ***

* It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

***Prunedale ***

* Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

***Redlands ***

* Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is walking ahead of it.


* One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 oclock.

***San Diego ***

* It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

* The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

***San Francisco***

* Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.

* It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.

* Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.

* It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
***Santa Monica ***

* You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

***Temecula ***

* Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.

*** Colorado ***

State Laws

* Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.

* It is illegal for liquor stores to sell food or grocery stores to sell any alcohol except beer that is at most 3.2% alcohol.

* No liquor may be sold on Sundays or election days. (Repealed)

* It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence.

* Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses.

***Denver ***

* The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.

* It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.

* It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver,
***Colorado. ***

* You may not drive a black car on Sundays.

***Durango ***

* It is illegal to go in public dressed in clothes "unbecoming" on one's sex.

***Logan County ***

* It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

***Pueblo ***

* It is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits.

***Sterling ***

* Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.

*** Connecticut ***

State Laws

* You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

* In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

* It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

* It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.

***Devon ***

* It is unla
wful to walk backwards after sunset.

***Guilford ***

* Only white Christmas lights are allowed for display.

***Hartford ***

* You arent allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

* You may not educate dogs.

* It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.

***New Britain ***

* It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.

***Southington ***

* Silly string is banned.

***Waterbury ***

* It is illegal for any beautician to hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.


[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 06-28-2000).]
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1 posted 06-28-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth wonders why these laws are needed...


I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!

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2 posted 06-28-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Here in Arizona, I guess I could be figure out what the charge would be!!!! LOL
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3 posted 06-28-2000 07:56 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Elizabeth: I can only imagine at the need for some of these laws in the first place but the cost of repealing them must be horrendous...LOL


Sharon: ROFLMAO !!!!!

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4 posted 06-28-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Thank you for giving me a good laugh.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
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5 posted 06-28-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

LOL!!!!!!!!!    Some of these are pretty scary!

*Krista Knutson*

"We are not seperate from spirit, we are in it." ~Plotinus~
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6 posted 06-29-2000 06:39 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

um... Massachusetts "blue" laws... We still can't buy alcoholic beverages on Sunday... unless you go to a bar - and then only after noon time...
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7 posted 06-29-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

State Laws
* Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
(are you really?)

YUP!  I'm especially viewed as awesome when I'm on the heels of a thunderstorm, half the sky is covered black, the other blue, and I help produce these wonderful RAINBOWS!


~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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8 posted 06-29-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You surely do...LOL...and it's midnight just gone and I'm needed to keep the duvet warm and Snoops from stretching out too far, after all, tis MY bed...*g*

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9 posted 07-01-2000 09:02 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

ROFL This was great   I followed the link you gave too and that's been added to my favourites. Thanks RG.


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
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10 posted 07-02-2000 04:27 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn


you know - I am so relieved to find out I live in the land of sanity...

let me see...

who on earth hunts moths???

I can't believe it...this is absurd - American law makers er...humans...are

K wanders away in bewilderment...

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11 posted 07-02-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for nona   Email nona   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nona

Well now these all make "perfect" sense, at least to those who wrote them!
Scary thought huh???
And these are the ones in charge????
fun stuff...........................nona

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