Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rose Bowl Queens

Rose Bowl Queens: Through The Years


There is that football game too: Rose Bowl 2017: USC and Penn State



Pasadena Now: Rose Bowl Court 2017

1940 Queen Huntley, Once A Queen, Always A Queen




2015





These are Orange Bowl queens from 1954, but great picture



Ms. Jr. Rose Bowl 1956

1972

1911

1971

1937

1951

2000


Rule 5 and FMJRA

American Power Blog: Rule Five Links

Rose Parade 'Never On A Sunday' Tradition

Orange Bowl Queens

Vintage Hollywood New Years Eve







That year did not end so well...






Rule 5 and FMJRA

American Power Blog: Rule Five Links

Friday, December 30, 2016

California Democrats Vote To Make Child Prostitution Legal?


Not exactly. Actually California Democrats decriminalized child prostitution for underaged teens, noting that they are victims.  It is still illegal (even in California) for the adult 'John' or pimp who traffic or exploit child prostitutes.  Still, this is still very bad legislation.  

I concur that cases we have heard of out of control prosecutors going after teenagers for sex crimes like 'sexting' or for consensual sexual relations between hurts rather than protects these teens. Still, can't we use a little common sense and prosecutorial discretion? Prosecutors and police can use the criminal nature of prostitution to intervene quickly to save a child engaged in this activity.  So why take that tool away from law enforcement and child protective services?  

This is part of a growing trend to decriminalize prostitution generally. It seems dangerous to experiment on the absolutely most vulnerable. At best this law does nothing good and at worst it promotes child prostitution.  

As the Daily Wire and National Review note, this legislation is not exactly lowering cases of child prostitution.  

Mental Floss: 13 Grimy facts about Taxi Driver

Legal Insurrection: Did California Democrats really legalize child prostitution?

Wombat: Mark Steyn: Licence To Dye

Fiesta Bowl: Can #3 Ohio State Buckeyes beat #2 Clemson Tigers? Update: Clemson Crushes Ohio State, Faces Alabama