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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Strip Down for Your Rights

Strip clubs are on the verge of being forced out of business in Sarasota County, Fl, as the county is set to pass regulations that belong in churches, not in clubs that sell skin and lap dances. From a story that is no longer up on the local news website: [see related article from a different source here]

The future of strip clubs in Sarasota County took center stage Monday night at the commission meeting. Commissioners are considering strict regulations that would shut the clubs down.

Commissioners were talking about the Cheetah. The ordinance commissioners are considering would ban all alcohol from the club and it would require dancers to stay at least six feet away from the customers.
But the strippers won't go down quietly..
"I love working at the Cheetah." It's not everyday you hear someone tell county commissioners that, or see a commission meeting packed with exotic dancers. But these women came to confess to commissioners that they all love their job at the Cheetah.

"I've been able to obtain home ownership, attend USF to finish my business degree but most importantly, I've been able to raise my 6-year-old daughter by myself."

The reason for their emotion...their livelihood is in jeopardy. All because of what happened in 1996. It was then that commissioners gave the Cheetah Lounge a ten year grace period before it would ban bareness at the bar.
And a soldier makes a fair point..
Commissioners heard from them all, even a soldier who just returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq. "Just so the women in Iraq didn't have to wear burkas. Now you want to cover up the women of the Cheetah, and take my rights away from me to visit the Cheetah."
Thanks to Sean Higgins for link.

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