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simplicimus     
Still no sex in public.

31 Jan 2013 12:13 PM
Crewmannumber6     
I got better

31 Jan 2013 12:25 PM
iheartscotch     
.......

Right! So, if she weighs the same as a duck, she'd float in water, and she must be made of wood,

31 Jan 2013 12:26 PM
KatjaMouse     
Either my landlord is knowingly harboring fugitives of the law or she just assumes that (Future Mr. Mouse) just took in his wider'd sister.

31 Jan 2013 12:27 PM
SevenizGud     
Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.

31 Jan 2013 12:28 PM
Copper Spork     
Next they'll be decriminalising vibrators. It's shocking what liberals are doing to the country.

31 Jan 2013 12:29 PM
Pincy     
Wow, they are "considering" it.  How 21st century of them.

31 Jan 2013 12:29 PM
Capt. Sparkles     

simplicimus: Still no sex in public.


This stupid, fascist country...

31 Jan 2013 12:29 PM
jayhawk88    [TotalFark]  
Next up, television: Maybe not trapped souls inside that box?

31 Jan 2013 12:29 PM
KatjaMouse     

SevenizGud: Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.


Seriously. We're the state that forced the Supreme Court once and for all to decide on whether or not mixed race couples could marry and live with one another. Spoiler alert: Virginia lost that decision.

31 Jan 2013 12:31 PM
EKU Colonel     
Still a law here in Florida too. Before my wife and I were married, we lived in 2 separate apartment complexes that never even brought up the issue. You know they're not going to turn away business. Seems the only people who would care are people who have noisy neighbors and wish to punish them

31 Jan 2013 12:32 PM
Crewmannumber6     

jayhawk88: Next up, television: Maybe not trapped souls inside that box?


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31 Jan 2013 12:32 PM
Squawky     
Virginia must have a lot of studio and 1-bedroom apartments if having room mates is against the law.

31 Jan 2013 12:35 PM
Mad_Radhu     
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31 Jan 2013 12:37 PM
Crewmannumber6     
I'm confused, don't a lot of congressmen have residences ini VA? They wouldn't do anything illegal

31 Jan 2013 12:39 PM
dj1s     
So, now can we have a Virginia tag?  'cause this place is Bat shiat Crazy if there ever was such a place.  The good news is that we are about to export our BSC governor to the rest of the country...enjoy, and...you're welcome.

31 Jan 2013 12:39 PM
KatjaMouse     

Squawky: Virginia must have a lot of studio and 1-bedroom apartments if having room mates is against the law.


Oh, something fun I learned in college, most areas in VA still have laws on the books that more than 2 or 3 women cannot live together alone because it would constitute as a brothel. Unless they had a House a Mother. But wouldn't that make it worse?

Anyway, my sister found out that one when she and some girlfriends tried renting a house together and were unlucky enough to find a landlord who actually cited this law as to not rent to them.

31 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

KatjaMouse: SevenizGud: Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.

Seriously. We're the state that forced the Supreme Court once and for all to decide on whether or not mixed race couples could marry and live with one another. Spoiler alert: Virginia lost that decision.


and the text of the decision of trial court in that case may be one of the most ignorant and racist things ever committed to paper by a supposedly learned man:

"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix. "

31 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
mbillips     
Naaahhhhhhhhh

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31 Jan 2013 12:41 PM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     
It's a fair cop.

31 Jan 2013 12:41 PM
ha-ha-guy     
I broke the law about this in Michigan for three years solid.

/I told you I was hardcore

31 Jan 2013 12:42 PM
theknuckler_33     

KatjaMouse: his wider'd sister.


*blink**blink*

31 Jan 2013 12:42 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

KatjaMouse: Squawky: Virginia must have a lot of studio and 1-bedroom apartments if having room mates is against the law.

Oh, something fun I learned in college, most areas in VA still have laws on the books that more than 2 or 3 women cannot live together alone because it would constitute as a brothel. Unless they had a House a Mother. But wouldn't that make it worse?

Anyway, my sister found out that one when she and some girlfriends tried renting a house together and were unlucky enough to find a landlord who actually cited this law as to not rent to them.


Which, likely, ironically enough probably violated the Fair Housing Act, but small landlords can get out of ocmplying with that law

31 Jan 2013 12:42 PM
Just_a_Bear     

Mad_Radhu: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 728x408]


Is this the one that asked about Santa Claus?

31 Jan 2013 12:44 PM
KatjaMouse     

dj1s: So, now can we have a Virginia tag?  'cause this place is Bat shiat Crazy if there ever was such a place.  The good news is that we are about to export our BSC governor to the rest of the country...enjoy, and...you're welcome.


Virginia isn't really that Bat Guano Crazy or the home of weird news like Florida. We also are afforded the good fortune of having some of the best institutions in the country and one of the most educated cluster of districts in the country to dilute the amount of "Hold my beer and watch this" populations in the state. However, what we do have are crazy conservative politicians who shame us but I don't consider it enough to denote our own tag. Even if we did end up mailing crocheted vaginas to our state legislature. (Might be NSFW if your cube mate has a stick up their tush)

31 Jan 2013 12:45 PM
PrivateCaboose    [TotalFark]  
Set to break the law in three months.  WOOT.

Squawky: Virginia must have a lot of studio and 1-bedroom apartments if having room mates is against the law.


It's only for couples romantically involved.

31 Jan 2013 12:46 PM
durbnpoisn     

Magorn: KatjaMouse: SevenizGud: Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.

Seriously. We're the state that forced the Supreme Court once and for all to decide on whether or not mixed race couples could marry and live with one another. Spoiler alert: Virginia lost that decision.

and the text of the decision of trial court in that case may be one of the most ignorant and racist things ever committed to paper by a supposedly learned man:

"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix. "



See this is one of the reasons that church and state should be kept seperate.  As soon as any person in the position to make decision on laws uses God as an argument, they should be immediately thrown from office.
This is something that this country has completely lost sight of.

I remember reading about a political race in Australia where the candidate mentioned that God was on his side.  He got laughed out of the room.  That, to me, makes much more sense.

31 Jan 2013 12:47 PM
PrivateCaboose    [TotalFark]  

KatjaMouse: dj1s: So, now can we have a Virginia tag?  'cause this place is Bat shiat Crazy if there ever was such a place.  The good news is that we are about to export our BSC governor to the rest of the country...enjoy, and...you're welcome.

Virginia isn't really that Bat Guano Crazy or the home of weird news like Florida. We also are afforded the good fortune of having some of the best institutions in the country and one of the most educated cluster of districts in the country to dilute the amount of "Hold my beer and watch this" populations in the state. However, what we do have are crazy conservative politicians who shame us but I don't consider it enough to denote our own tag. Even if we did end up mailing crocheted vaginas to our state legislature. (Might be NSFW if your cube mate has a stick up their tush)


NOVA /= Virginia

31 Jan 2013 12:47 PM
KatjaMouse     

theknuckler_33: KatjaMouse: his wider'd sister.

*blink**blink*


I was trying to be folksy with the word widowed... I see my error now.

31 Jan 2013 12:47 PM
ha-ha-guy     

ha-ha-guy: I broke the law about this in Michigan for three years solid.

/I told you I was hardcore


Oh and now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure one of my tenants had his girlfriend move in, so I might be breaking the law by renting to such a couple.

/I should remember to mail her the form about emergency contact information in case something happens
//or be an ultra dick and demand an extra 250 a month and a lease update because there are now people living there
/really though as long as the rent check arrives and you aren't trashing the place, look at all the farks I give

31 Jan 2013 12:47 PM
KatjaMouse     

PrivateCaboose: KatjaMouse: dj1s: So, now can we have a Virginia tag?  'cause this place is Bat shiat Crazy if there ever was such a place.  The good news is that we are about to export our BSC governor to the rest of the country...enjoy, and...you're welcome.

Virginia isn't really that Bat Guano Crazy or the home of weird news like Florida. We also are afforded the good fortune of having some of the best institutions in the country and one of the most educated cluster of districts in the country to dilute the amount of "Hold my beer and watch this" populations in the state. However, what we do have are crazy conservative politicians who shame us but I don't consider it enough to denote our own tag. Even if we did end up mailing crocheted vaginas to our state legislature. (Might be NSFW if your cube mate has a stick up their tush)

NOVA /= Virginia


I went to VCU down in RVA, and that + MCV Medical Campus, William & Mary, VT, and UVA, among others, are all spread out amongst the rest of the state. And besides, never have I seen a greater concentration of liberals and hipsters than my time living in the Fan District down in Richmond. Yes, even greater than the number I'd see on U St in the District.

That being said I sign any and all petitions presented to me that request NoVA seceding and becoming its own state.

31 Jan 2013 12:52 PM
KatjaMouse     

durbnpoisn: I remember reading about a political race in Australia where the candidate mentioned that God was on his side. He got laughed out of the room. That, to me, makes much more sense.


You ever read a comment thread on an international news site concerning American Politics and God? The concept of having the two on the same plane just baffles people.

31 Jan 2013 12:53 PM
pedrop357     
Is this one of those laws that everyone is/was obligated to follow simply because it was enacted by a majority of lawmakers, who quite possibly represented the true will of the majority of the people at the time?

31 Jan 2013 12:57 PM
jshine     

SevenizGud: Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.


That's silly -- it's  a city in Nevada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia _City,_Nevada

31 Jan 2013 12:58 PM
PrivateCaboose    [TotalFark]  

KatjaMouse: PrivateCaboose: KatjaMouse: dj1s: So, now can we have a Virginia tag?  'cause this place is Bat shiat Crazy if there ever was such a place.  The good news is that we are about to export our BSC governor to the rest of the country...enjoy, and...you're welcome.

Virginia isn't really that Bat Guano Crazy or the home of weird news like Florida. We also are afforded the good fortune of having some of the best institutions in the country and one of the most educated cluster of districts in the country to dilute the amount of "Hold my beer and watch this" populations in the state. However, what we do have are crazy conservative politicians who shame us but I don't consider it enough to denote our own tag. Even if we did end up mailing crocheted vaginas to our state legislature. (Might be NSFW if your cube mate has a stick up their tush)

NOVA /= Virginia

I went to VCU down in RVA, and that + MCV Medical Campus, William & Mary, VT, and UVA, among others, are all spread out amongst the rest of the state. And besides, never have I seen a greater concentration of liberals and hipsters than my time living in the Fan District down in Richmond. Yes, even greater than the number I'd see on U St in the District.

That being said I sign any and all petitions presented to me that request NoVA seceding and becoming its own state.


I just meant going based off your profile where you live.  Virginia Tech is an awesome, awesome time though.  Blacksburg is FUN if you know people there.

31 Jan 2013 01:00 PM
serfdood     

SevenizGud: Maybe subby thinks Virginia is a city in Massachusetts.


You should googe Grace Sherwood.   Otherwise known as the witch of Pungo.

31 Jan 2013 01:01 PM
Ozone_Ranger     
Wow, Virginia is like Dubai (and substancial portions of the Middle East)?  How progressive.

Friend of mine rented a place (in Dubai) to a couple from Europe, found out they weren't married (so cohabitating is against the law there), got REALLY concerned when the woman got pregnant (the concern was "what if the hospital asks for a marriage license during prenatal checks or at delivery).  Never heard of any problems since, so either the couple bulled their way through it, got married before the baby arrived or moved back to Europe.  Just as well, pretty sure that anywhere with draconian laws like that would take a dim view of "aiding and abetting" sinful behaviour, I would have hated to fly out there for the purposes of trying to bail my friend out of jail for simply renting a house to a couple.

CSHSS
(cool second-hand story, sis)

/seriously, the USA?
//land of the free, home of the brave indeed

31 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
tentaculistic     
KatjaMouse:

I went to VCU down in RVA, and that + MCV Medical Campus, William & Mary, VT, and UVA, among others, are all spread out amongst the rest of the state. And besides, never have I seen a greater concentration of liberals and hipsters than my time living in the Fan District down in Richmond. Yes, even greater than the number I'd see on U St in the District.

That being said I sign any and all petitions presented to me that request NoVA seceding and becoming its own state.



I don't think NOVAns would at all mind not being saddled with the rest of Virginia... although the mountains ARE pretty.  I think the rest of Virginia would miss NOVA though -- without NOVA, who would pay for those beautiful smooth roads that all Virginians get as a god-given right... except those of us paying most of the taxes?
/Not that I'm bitter that I literally broke my car on potholes in NOVA
//That was 10 years ago - that same stretch of road is still just as bad
///I sigh in nostalgia for the gorgeous roads in poor rural Virginia
////and the beautiful mountains
//But not all the Confederate flags - where are we, backwater Alabama??

31 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
AncientLurker     
I have been breakin the law for over a year now (you'll never take me alive coppers)!

/You can have my gf when you pry her from my cold dead hands

31 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
durbnpoisn     

KatjaMouse: durbnpoisn: I remember reading about a political race in Australia where the candidate mentioned that God was on his side. He got laughed out of the room. That, to me, makes much more sense.

You ever read a comment thread on an international news site concerning American Politics and God? The concept of having the two on the same plane just baffles people.


Yeah, people like ME for instance.

31 Jan 2013 01:04 PM
screwzloos     
Darlene K. Davis, 73, told the Post a state inspector attempted to take away her day care license after learning that Davis had been living with her boyfriend for 16 years. "She said, 'You live in sin,'" Davis said.

I'd like to meet this state inspector.  She must be a genuinely kind-hearted person.

/Can I cast the first stone?

31 Jan 2013 01:10 PM
KatjaMouse     

tentaculistic: I don't think NOVAns would at all mind not being saddled with the rest of Virginia... although the mountains ARE pretty. I think the rest of Virginia would miss NOVA though -- without NOVA, who would pay for those beautiful smooth roads that all Virginians get as a god-given right... except those of us paying most of the taxes?
/Not that I'm bitter that I literally broke my car on potholes in NOVA
//That was 10 years ago - that same stretch of road is still just as bad
///I sigh in nostalgia for the gorgeous roads in poor rural Virginia


There's a new controversy about building a new Toll Road along side 64 in Hampton Roads. Now, I know that area is a disaster when it comes to driving and that 64 is utterly burdened and that they deserve to have more than one point of entry/exit to the shore. However the billions being sunk into that project seems to be pissing everyone north of Fredericksburg off. Don't even get me started on the cluster f*ck that's Tysons Corner now.

31 Jan 2013 01:21 PM
Evil Mackerel     

Pincy: Wow, they are "considering" it.  How 21st century of them.


That sounds like witch talk to me.

31 Jan 2013 01:41 PM
thrasherrr     

KatjaMouse: There's a new controversy about building a new Toll Road along side 64 in Hampton Roads.

Now, I know that area is a disaster when it comes to driving and that 64 is utterly burdened and that they deserve to have more than one point of entry/exit to the shore

Well, that's just because the bastards around Wiliamsburg won't allow another bridge over the James, and Suffolk County is too broke to build a causeway through the swamp to the bridge that is already there.  NOVA can whine all they want but the money is supposed to come from the I-95 and I-64 toll slush fund.  No tolls happen, no roads happen.

In related news, Southside has become a 200 mile wide peninsula of North Carolina, with 'No Toll Roads' signs every half-mile.

31 Jan 2013 01:45 PM
gabba2    [TotalFark]  
In VA, they don't investigate or do an autopsy on someone if they die in their own house.  I assumed like most states that they would, but no.  My Dad died and was creamated and it would have been nice to know exactly what he died from, and not just "some kind of heart attack".  Damn backwards-ass hillbilly state.

31 Jan 2013 01:53 PM
KatjaMouse     

gabba2: In VA, they don't investigate or do an autopsy on someone if they die in their own house.  I assumed like most states that they would, but no.  My Dad died and was creamated and it would have been nice to know exactly what he died from, and not just "some kind of heart attack".  Damn backwards-ass hillbilly state.


So... what you're saying is... if I get sick of my man, I can sprinkle a little arsenic over his ice cream, let him die in his sleep, and no one will be none the wiser?

Hmmmm...

31 Jan 2013 01:58 PM
doczoidberg     
Hmm. There's a law against cohabitation in Michigan.

Didn't realize that the GF and I were breaking the law.

Cool! We're rebels!

31 Jan 2013 02:04 PM
the801     
If I were living in sin in VA i'd totally feel guilty about breaking the law and my girlfriend and I would go straight to the police office to turn ourselves in. It would be even more fun if I was gay. Be all "My boyfriend and I have been cohabitating. In a romantic way. I'm talking penises in all orifices here, and sleeping in the same bed and mixing our laundry and everything."

All couples who "not married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together" in VA should come clean right now, let the law do with them what it will, just to see what happens and have a laugh.

31 Jan 2013 02:11 PM
dopekitty74     

the801: If I were living in sin in VA i'd totally feel guilty about breaking the law and my girlfriend and I would go straight to the police office to turn ourselves in. It would be even more fun if I was gay. Be all "My boyfriend and I have been cohabitating. In a romantic way. I'm talking penises in all orifices here, and sleeping in the same bed and mixing our laundry and everything."

All couples who "not married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together" in VA should come clean right now, let the law do with them what it will, just to see what happens and have a laugh.


You should start a facebook campaign to make that happen

/only half joking

31 Jan 2013 02:24 PM
monoski     
Sex with first cousins still okay in VA

31 Jan 2013 02:26 PM
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