Okay so I'm on Facebook chat and I get a message from one of my many awesome friends and he refers me to this article and I’m like why not I’ll have a looksy. Take time now to read this article. It is not long at all:
And so I read this article, and I’m like WHAT THE HELL. If this isn't by far one of the dumbest decisions that the city of Detroit has ever made then I don't know what is. I mean really? No liquor at a strip club? No lap dances? DO THEY NOT REALIZE HOW MUCH MONEY THESE FRANCHISES MAKE???
I mean they say "Dancers would have to be 6 feet from patrons and on a stage at all times. A stage must be at least 18 inches off the floor in a room of at least 600 feet." you know what that means???
*NO MORE OF THAT MISTER!*
You'd have a better chance getting a lap dance at home like this guy:
(Getting it in no beasty.)
And furthermore, strippers have to wear pasties???? So they want guys to go to the club to sit 6ft away from these "performers" after paying a nice amount of money to even enter the establishment on their hour long lunch break from work just to watch a woman parade around in fake nipples...AND they can't even have a drink????
I don't condone that shit at all.
I mean pasties could be nice to look at, but you can get your girl to do that at home for free! You paid for nipple!
But that's just my little rant of the night. Everyone is entitled to their opinion on the matter, but I think it's utterly ridiculous. All it's going to do is raise the unemployment rate even higher because people will stop going to the clubs. not only that, but establishments will go out of business, leaving more vacant buildings for the local school kids to get kidnapped to and raped. That’s just a wonderful idea, isn't it?
Or how about all the young women that have no other choice but to strip in order to pay for college? Despite what these politicians may think, financial aid is not available to everyone, college is nowhere near cheap, and all this is going to do is increase the dropout rate among young women in college because it is a fact that many woman do strip in order to pay for college.
And really you are going to listen to a pastor people, really? Nine times out of ten, the pastor you are listening to doesn’t even live in Detroit! He probably lives in one of those white picket fenced suburban communities!!! Pastors got time to be concerned about strip clubs but don't have time to get rid of the crack houses next door to their churches. Oh wait, since they don’t live in that area, it doesn’t really matter, now does it?
Also, strip clubs do NOT lower property values, vacant buildings that have been standing empty for nearly four years lower property values (Showgirls, for example). And as it relates to violence, strip clubs do not bring in nearly as much violence as these regular night clubs that young folks like to go to like Club Bleu and those other places (that I do not know of because I’m not a club person). Men generally bond at strip clubs over a few beers and a woman dancing on their laps. You are more likely to get shot leaving out of your front door going to your car than you are to get shot at a strip club. They have security for a reason, you know.
Detroit’s problem is drugs. It has always been drugs. It has never been strip clubs. If you’re going to decide to charge after anybody for a “lascivious behavior” charge after these drug dealers driving around in their large Cadillac vehicles and wearing their Cartier glasses and posing in photos on the internet advertising their new AK-47 for the entire world to see. Honestly? You’re just going to sit there and act like you’ve never seen those pictures before? They are all over Facebook and Myspace. How about going after those guys.
And what about the Detroit Police Department? Where are they at on any given day? It’s not hard to go downtown on any given day and see a drug exchange take place as a police car is just sitting (with an officer in it mind you). And how are you going to have 75% of your vice squad suspended in suspicion of corruption, and you’re seriously more concerned with taking liquor out of strip clubs. Get your priorities right, city council.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is pass judgment where it’s due. Strip clubs are not lowering property value, they are not bringing violence into the city, and most of the people that work in the city also go to these strip clubs. Not to mention the fact that these people with liquor licenses have to pay TAX on their alcohol. Do you know what tax does? It stimulates the economy.
Okay I’m done. And always remember people,
peace, love, and art! ^_^