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Don't Worry Folks, Your Truck Nutz Are Safe in Missouri

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Fake bull testicles swing into court this month.
If you haven't heard (and how could you not, given the gravitas of the issue!?), a 65-year-old woman in South Carolina is scheduled for trial this month for having the, ahem, balls to flout the state's obscenity laws.

Last month, Virginia Tice was driving her pickup truck ornamented with replica bull testicles in the small town of Bonneau, when police chief Franco Fuda pulled her over and ticketed her for indecency. Specifically, Tuda believes Tice is in violation of the state's obscenity laws, which prohibit the public display of bumper stickers, decals or other devices that describe or portray indecent "sexual acts, excretory functions, or parts of the human body."

Fuda tells Reuters that if the fake testicles were a free speech issue, "I don't know what they would be trying to express." Meanwhile, Tice's attorneys say that their client's faux bull testicles are protected under the First Amendment.

Some states, including Maryland and Virginia, have attempted to ban the accessories sold under names like Truck Nutz and Bulls Balls. Here in Missouri, however, the fake testicles remain unchallenged.

"There is no statute in Missouri that covers them," Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri Highway Patrol tells Daily RFT. "There may be local laws against them, but nothing statewide."

That said, do you think bull balls are obscene? Cast your vote below.

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Kitty
Kitty

But what about the plastic vagina I have affixed to my front bumper? Am I safe?

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Mark
Mark

The low hanging balls really don't bother me. My son first pointed them out to me in Dallas, several years ago. I thought they were a Dallas thing.  Ever notice the Ford vs Chevy decals, where one pisses on the other? I guess Franco Fuda would find those decals offensive too, since they depict "bodily functions." How about the bumper stickers that read: "I've got 8 inches that you can suck"--It's an all day Holloway Sucker " Certainly some may find that to be offensive. I think it's clever.  I suppose if my 10 year old daughter were in the car inquiring about the Holloway Sucker....or about the low hangers....I'd be a bit embarrassed. But until that happens, I suppose I'll just wait for the next surprise.

Brian May
Brian May

These are the people who speed, ride other cars' asses, don't use blinkers, and don't give courtesy waves.

Mike N.
Mike N.

Yeah, it really is free speach -- speach that screams "I'm a huge douchebag!!" ...

And speaking of which, have you noticed a trend in the area [outside 270] of dudes in big-ass pickups driving around without license plates?  I don't know what's up with that.  I figure it's a good ol' boy network thing, that 'the man' wouldn't dare pull over someone so awesome as to be driving a 1 ton duelly.

Your Momma
Your Momma

Just in really poor taste. Let them display them, marks the morons for us. 

The ones that really get me is when I am in private parking lots employees must use their badges to get into. Now to display those at work - that takes balls. 

Mike N.
Mike N.

(geez how did I just spell speech wrong twice... douche)

Roger Goltz
Roger Goltz

Certain vehicles are only issued one plate in MO. GVWR >12,000 lbs IIRC.

Roger Goltz
Roger Goltz

I believe in this case it is supposed to go on the front, the idea being that there would often be a trailer behind. 

Mike N.
Mike N.

But isn't that plate on the rear?  In all one-plate states the plates only go on the rear.  I keep seeing big-ass pickups with John Deere or Harley Davidson plates on the back. 

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