Minnesota Senator Wants To Spank Hotels That Provide Violent Pornography
Ready for this actual proposed legislation that I couldn't make up even in my wildest sugar binge?
Minnesota state senator Tarryl Clark wants to punish hotels that offer violent adult films to its patrons by forbidding state employees to use taxpayer money to lodge or formally commune there. Unless, of course, they absolutely have no other choice other than that lean-to in downtown Mankato.
The text of the actual bill is so odd because it "does not apply when a compliant facility is not reasonably available." Employees can simply write to their superior, explaining why this hotel is so necessary.
This is not simply a ban to use public money on buying violent porn; it's an outright condemnation of the business itself that peddles it. Also, nowhere does it state that employees can't spend public funds on acceptable erotic videos. The bill also does not ban government officials from actually having consensual violent sex of their own in these rooms. Hey, Senator Clark isn't a total monster.
It's kind of a sick genre of porn to begin with and I'm a little surprised hotels would carry it. To paraphrase the late great George Carlin, I'm not a fan of sex and violence together; I prefer my violence a little earlier in the day.
And really. How does one find out if a hotel carries such pornography? Do you just call their 800 number and hope the front desk clerk can be of assistance? Do you ask for specific titles? Is there a list of hotels in Minnesota that fall under this umbrella? And if so, are they going to make that list public?