Harry Reid tries to outlaw prostitution in Nevada

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Senator Harry Reid announced yesterday that he thinks Nevada should outlaw prostitution. It didn't go over well. 

Although Reid has yet to introduce any bills regarding the matter, he was able back up his opinion with quotes from potential business owners who are wary about setting up shop in a state in which the oldest profession is legal. The Senator also invoked concerned families and the state's reputation as a reasons to do away with the popular trade: 

“I’ve talked to families who feel the same way — parents who don’t want their children to look out of a school bus and see a brothel, or to live in a state with the wrong kind of red lights... we should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do."

Regardless of the fairness of these points, across the board, no one thought Sen. Reid's comments were necessary ones. His colleague Senator Sheila Leslie, a Democrat, feels the state should be focusing on budgeting, not brothels. Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, thinks the issue of legal prostitution should be left up to each individual county to decide. Unsurprisingly, the most direct comments on the subject were from Moonlite Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof:

“Harry Reid will have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands.”

Well. When you put it like that. Free lap dances for all! 

Commentarium (9 Comments)

Feb 23 11 - 4:12pm
wilf

Since most of the brothels are in shitholes like Elko, Pahrump, and Winnemucca, the kids riding on school buses have much bigger problems than what happens in those "disgraceful and red lit" trailer compounds on the edge of town. You know, like the bizarro shit that happens in the trailer compounds where the kids are stuck living.

Feb 23 11 - 4:37pm
sczprn

FTW!

Feb 23 11 - 4:21pm
G Unit

Next Harry will think gambling is a bad idea too. No wonder he almost lost to a fringe unknown candidate.

Feb 23 11 - 4:49pm
dinosaurs

yeah, there are only 2 things you need to support to get elected in nevada, and he just tried to nix one of them

Feb 23 11 - 5:38pm
GeeBee

Chances of Reid achieving his goal of "the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do" are slim to none. The world thinks most of Nevada is a dump it wouldn't go near if it wasn't for the adult Disneyland that is mercifully not too far over the California border (but far enough the Mrs doesn't get to drag me there too often).

Feb 23 11 - 7:13pm
Sugarplumbaby

Next they'll want to outlaw 'craiglist' so government officials will have to find somewhere else to post photos of themselves to pick up women.

Feb 24 11 - 11:32am
Polly Sigh

I don't get it. Mr Reid is a federal official. He has no authority over state-level legislation. All he can be is just another concerned voter.

Jul 22 11 - 2:47am
Ellen

Gee willkires, that's such a great post!

Mar 30 12 - 6:40pm
Right now

shut up Harry. You hasve run the country into the ground and nwo you want to run Nevada into the ground. Just shut up you moron.