Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Non Sequitur Parade
Trouble, oh we got trouble,
Right here in Mason County!
With a capital "T"
That rhymes with "P"
And that stands for ...
you just never mind what it stands for!
The good folks of Mason County, West Virginia have discovered a s-e-x club in their very midst!
Of course, it took 'em several months to find out about it but that's no reason for them not to be shocked ... SHOCKED ... at such goings-on in their fine community! It seems The Riverside Club is a private, members-only s-e-x club with no signs outside. Nonetheless the good folks are angry!
Tammy Camden grew up in Mason County and is outraged by the club.
"We're a small town," she said. "A lot of the people go to church. Can you imagine what this going to do? What people do at home is their own business. When you put it on the streets, then it becomes our business."
Are you expecting a drop in church attendance because a lot of people will be shouting "Oh, God!" down at the ol' Riverside come Sunday morning?
The complete misunderstanding of the private/public distinction is also really interesting. What she's saying is that if a business or corporation is doing something that the community considers unethical, then the government has the right to intervene. And that is what people like her call "socialism."
The club's Web site on Tuesday also contained a pricing list for membership and event "donations," not fees, but made it clear anyone wanting to attend functions at the facility must be a member.
Handley believes that means the club needs to have a business license registered with the state.
"You're charging a service, charging a fee for someone to go through the door, and that's a business to me," said Handley.
Jake Glance, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office, says the club doesn't have a license registered with the state but doesn't necessarily need one if nothing is technically being sold.