2.24.2007

Freedom Ties...

In my opinion, the New Mexico State Senate apparently has a bit too much time on its hands.*
Men who choose to wear neckties or bowties in New Mexico will find their plight even harder in the future, thanks to a new law passed by the state senate this week. The vote designates the bolo tie as the "official" tie of New Mexico.

In the past, businessmen in New Mexico who have chosen to wear a tie other than the bolo tie have been ostracized from the general society. They are stereotyped as "outsiders" and prejudiced against when they walk into a meeting. Now, in a move that equal opportunity activists are up in arms over, the state senate has legalized this facist fashionism, saying that the bolo tie is the preferred neckwear within the state boundaries.

I say, "What next?" Will leaders in states across the nation follow New Mexico's lead? Will the tube top become the official shirt of trailer parks in Arkansas? Will lawmakers in Florida vote to put in the books that the "socks with sandals" look is eternally in vogue?

Hopefully, these types of laws are not a trend that will continue. New Mexico has other frivolous items that are officially part of law, such as the state cookie (the bizchocito) and the state question ("Red or Green?"... referring the type of chili a person prefers). But at this point, somebody needs to stand up and say "Enough is enough!" Just because a person chooses not to wear a bolo tie does not make him a second-class citizen!

*Okay, I think the general consensus is that most state legislatures have too much time on their hands. But, this one was just too good to pass up!

6 comments:

Dave Morris said...

A: I didn't sign a release to use a likeness of me in a bolo. (that was at Halloween, thank you very much - and the make-up job was Violet's handywork)

B: Is the sock/sandal combo really that flagrant? (I know it's FRAGRANT, but...)

Mr. Fabulous said...

I think it's even worse in New Mexico though. There is nothing to do there.

Land of Enchantment, my ass.

Fantastagirl said...

One would think they would have more important things to worry about. Geesh...

Ari said...

I thought a bolo was a primitive hunting weapon consisting of a short rope with a rock at both ends..... perhaps this would make a better New Mexican neckwear, particulary for legislators.

Ari said...

Oops. Turns out it's bolA that's the rock/rope thing.

Tug said...

My ex lives in Albuquerque, & I've got to say I never liked New Mexico...he's not a fan either. So where DID Dave get the shirt? The tie looks nice comparitively.....LOL.