Archive for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fate of legislation to regulate strip clubs, adult stores in doubt

March 30, 2010


— Legislation in Kansas to impose new restrictions on strip clubs, adult stores and other sexually oriented businesses faces an uncertain future.

Negotiators for the House and Senate are trying to draft the final version of a bill limiting where such businesses can be located.

But the three senators involved in the talks question the need for the state to intervene.

The Senate’s lead negotiator, Salina Republican Pete Brungardt, said Tuesday that cities and counties already have adequate authority to deal with such businesses.

The House wants to prohibit sexually oriented businesses from locating within 1,000 feet of schools, libraries, public parks, licensed day-care centers and houses of worship.

Under its plan, dancers at strip clubs would have to remain seminude — and 6 feet away from patrons.


waltersobchek 6 years, 1 month ago

Look, Larry. Have you ever heard of Vietnam?

beawolf 6 years, 1 month ago

"remain seminude — and 6 feet away from patrons."

Now that will take the fun out of a lap dance.

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

Don't think that Michael S. Steele and the GOP would like any changes to that. Spend our money on hookers boys!

kthxbi 6 years, 1 month ago

and once noone wants to go to the clubs because they can get a better deal at the city pool, I wonder where these girls are going to work.

canusayduh 6 years, 1 month ago

What is the definition of seminude? I have no problem with fully clothed while in the vicinity of daycare centers, etc.

Charles L Bloss Jr 6 years, 1 month ago

We need naked women, please don't take them away from us. Thank you, Lynn

Steve Bunch 6 years, 1 month ago

I think our schools would be safer if strip clubs allowed concealed carry and were located close to schools. An added benefit would be that teachers who need to moonlight could go straight from workplace one to workplace two. This might be a good compromise that would get bipartisan support. Another option would be have a strip club sovereignty amendment to get big government out of the people's business. Just thinkin'.

Richard Payton 6 years, 1 month ago

Appears dancers now move to home dancing which would be more dangerous ask the Duke Lacross players.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 1 month ago

Looks like an election is getting near, all the politicians are getting a jittery case of the "morals".

Being old and weary, I have seen a lot of this crap, these squeeky clean (not!!) legislators think they can legislate morality and "save the childern" and protect all the little old ladies in the church quilting society. It is a great old and worn vote getting sham.

These businesses are usually regulated locally, which is fine with me and I think that the state legislature has a lot more problems to deal with than this crap, the budget woes are in severe need of attention and good ideas, and the stupid idea that the State of Kansas can defy the Federal law regarding health insurance reform needs to be flushed from the dim bulbs in the legislature who seem to think that banning lap dances and naked ladies will somehow keep them down on the farm.

Get real and tend to the legitimate business the voters sent you to Topeka to do.

Ken Lewis 6 years, 1 month ago

Good, this was unnecessary anyway. We cannot go year-after-year dreaming up mpre laws just to appease the politicians who want to grandstand. This is our country and our freedom they are sacraficing every time they do this.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 1 month ago

Flash!!!!! There is a report on the evening news that the Republican National Committee has paid donated money for a junket to a Hollywood sex-oriented night club (Horrors!!!!!) Gads, can this be true?? Could this be a plan to attract the tea baggers into the party of Palin????? Gadzooks and geezee!!!!!! Immorality in the Party of Lincoln?????

Look out everyone, get under the bed, that asteroid is well on it's way!!!!!!!

mr_right_wing 6 years, 1 month ago

Forget regulating them, load some extra taxes on them. Put a special tax on all porn; videos, magazines, clubs, websites, etc. We have all these 'sin' taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, why does porn get a free pass?

I don't mind seeing a letter to the editor complaining about how some poor perv had to cut down to one trip a week to the strip club, and only one porn mag a month, and they had to give up the videos! (I've heard some 'experts' say that women enjoy trashy romance novels the same way some men enjoy porn, so to be fair maybe we need a 'trashy paperback romance novel tax'! We wouldn't want to be considered sexist.)

I did actually write our state and federal elected officials on this, and all I got in return is now I'm on all their e-mail and regular mailing lists! Thanks for listening....!!

orioledw 6 years, 1 month ago

Vanguard made me laugh which is rare in these comment sections

beatrice 6 years, 1 month ago

invictus returns ... for now.

No, I won't respond beyond this, because when you are gone (again), comments directed to you look out of place. bye bye

Vic 6 years, 1 month ago

Hate to bring this up, bea, but vanguard3 =/= Vic.

Blow your mind, huh? Not everyone is like you, huh?

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

oh please please please regulate that which scares you. I love having other peoples false morals thrust upon my life.

beatrice 6 years, 1 month ago

Vic, I am not saying he is "Vic," I am saying he is "invictus." Invictus is a troll of the worst kind who keeps coming back again and again -- kinda like herpes.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

The more local and state politicians try to make brownie points with voters the more interested our youngsters become. Politicians make these retail shops seem like a place for fun and games. Whoaaaaaaaaaa and how would they know?

lori 6 years, 1 month ago

Where will the RNC spend it's money if they restrict these businesses?

Matt Needham 6 years, 1 month ago

Can anyone who knows a stripper ask them what Michael Steele got for his $1946.25?

beatrice 6 years, 1 month ago

In memory of V3, I'll go ahead and ask -- Was Bush involved?

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

"The Senate’s lead negotiator, Salina Republican Pete Brungardt, said Tuesday that cities and counties already have adequate authority to deal with such businesses."

Maybe Pete is fond of his local lesbian bondage joint. LOL.

Kudos Pete. You are on the right track!

"Where will the RNC spend it's money if they restrict these businesses?"

I think Barney Frank's house is out of the question, at least for now.

"At the least, Frank's judgment was appallingly naive. After an initial encounter in which he paid Steve Gobie $80 for sex, the Congressman says he tried to lift the younger man out of drugs and prostitution by hiring him to run errands. He wrote letters to Gobie's probation officer and paid his psychiatric bills. He allowed Gobie the use of a car and sometimes his apartment when he was out of town.

After 18 months, Frank says, he dismissed Gobie upon discovering that he was bringing clients to Frank's apartment.".

"... At least some of the RNC likes girls, ..." Well, we know they hired a consultant that likes girls. The sexual predilections of the RNC proper remain hidden.

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

"Can anyone who knows a stripper ask them what Michael Steele got for his $1946.25?"

I had friends in Florida that were strippers. I can't ask them because I haven't seen them in 14 years, but it's common knowledge to anyone that reads the news that Michael Steele got a refund.

More directly answering the spirit of your question, $2000 would probably get you 150 lap dances if you figure in the door, some dollars for the girls on stage and a quantity discount on lap dances. If you are entertaining, figure about $130 a bottle for champagne and half a bottle for each guest.

independant1 6 years, 1 month ago

Of course the regs don't apply within 3 miles of the capital building.

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