Florida Politics

There’s a reason Fark has a “Florida” tag. From the Tallahassee Democrat, local politics at its finest:

The Florida Senate on Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz, one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the dangling southern end of a northbound bull.

The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.

The penalties were proposed by Sen. Carey Baker, R-Eustis.

Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, said he had a set on one of his vehicles, which he described as “all pimped out.” They are no more than “an expression of truckliness,” he said, although he’d acceded to his wife’s request to take them off.

I grew up in the panhandle, so I can’t really say I’m surprised. People not familiar with the cultural geography of the South sometimes don’t realize that northern part of the state is functionally southern Alabama, and that means that truck accessories designed to look like animal testicles are of serious political importance. Priorities, people.

More information on the accessories in question here.