Are they serious? Oklahoma may soon have a law banning hoodies in public
. Apparently, this new piece of legilsation is an extension of an old law against wearing a hood during the commission of a crime -- a measure originally designed to make life inconvenient for the KKK.
This is ridiculous. I used to wear a hoodie, during my first winter on the east coast. When you're a shaven-headed guy with no scarf, a hoodie can be a lifesaver. (My ears get cold, even in summer.) Eventually, I acquired some classier means of staying warm -- tuques, hats, scarves, earmuffs, long winter coats.
But dammit, I'll wear a hoodie if I want to. It's my right. Besides, they offer cheap
Interestingly, this measure is taking hold in Oklahoma, which is nobody's idea of a blue state. How can the Republicans blame government intrusiveness on the Dems?
And what's the sense of a law against hoodies that still allows evildoers to wear slouch hats and scarves, a la Lamont Cranston?
Come to think of it, an organized protest against this new law might take the form of a "Dress like The Shadow day." He has many agents, you know.
The weed of political paranoia bears evil fruit...