Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tennessee's Law Regarding Public Indecency

Public Indecency 39-13-511

The specific passage in the total code reads as follows:

(A) "Nudity" or "state of nudity" means the showing of the bare human male or female genitals or pubic area with less than a fully ue covering, the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of the areola, or the showing of the covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state. "Nudity" or "state of nudity" does not include a mother in the act of nursing the mother's baby; and

Does this mean it being hard? Also, if he got that way due to dancing too, too, too close, or if you've engaged in heavy making out (petting), then can you can be charged with being an accessory?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kentucky's Dueling Oath

Kentucky actually has an oath that all office-holders must swear in that Commonwealth. Even judges and presidents of Kentucky universities.

Typically, a judge and honoree stand facing each other, right hands raised. The judge recites the oath of office which includes this reference: "I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God."

I think it's kind of cool. It probably encourages proper decorum, too. After all, judges, politicians, and university presidents are not reknown for their truthiness or sincerity.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cocke County, Tennessee

If there's a part of Tennessee known for its relaxation regarding state and federal laws, it has to be Cocke County. It was known for a long time as primo moonshine country; now some enterprising locals have found other ways to diversify.

In 2005, multiple state and federal agencies broke up a cockfighting ring there.

There's an irony: Cockfighting in Cocke County!

Is there a Tease County somewhere?