Just wanted to say "hi" and see what other ppl on here live in AL.... I live in Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham... my dad lives in Atl... I was born in Pensacola, FL... but I have lived all over the south east and have been here for 8 years now... I like it here for the most part...
I have had SUVs since I got my license... this is my first small car... I love my new bimmer.. my mom has a 97 Z3, my aunt has an M3 and my other aunt and her husband have a 5 series and a 3 series.... I just wanted a convertible so bad I sold my 2003 Nissan Pthfinder (fully loaded) and bought my 1995 BMW 325i convertible... red with tan interior and a black top and console.. lol... I love it... it has a body kit, upgraded muffler system, and a sound system... needs work, but I dont mind... i love my car!!!!!!!
Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Jul 31 2004, 01:06 AM Down boy.... thats just wrong man....
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By JAY REEVES, Associated Press Writer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a 1998 Alabama law banning the sale of sex toys in the state, ruling the Constitution doesn't include a right to sexual privacy.
In a 2-1 decision overturning a lower court, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (news - web sites) said the state has a right to police the sale of devices that can be sexually stimulating.
The American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites), which represented merchants and users who sued to overturn the law, asked the appeals court to rule that the Constitution included a right to sexual privacy that the ban on sex toy sales would violate. The court declined, indicating such a decision could lead down other paths.
"If the people of Alabama in time decide that a prohibition on sex toys is misguided, or ineffective, or just plain silly, they can repeal the law and be finished with the matter," the court said.
"On the other hand, if we today craft a new fundamental right by which to invalidate the law, we would be bound to give that right full force and effect in all future cases including, for example, those involving adult incest, prostitution, obscenity, and the like."
Attorney General Troy King said the court "has done its duty" in upholding the law.
Sherri Williams, an adult novelty retailer who filed the lawsuit with seven other women and two men, called the decision "depressing."
"I'm just very disappointed that courts feel Alabamians don't have the right to purchase adult toys. It's just ludicrous," said Williams, who lives in Florida and owns Pleasures stores in Huntsville and Decatur. "I intend to pursue this."
U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith Jr. of Huntsville has twice ruled against the state law, deciding in 2002 that the sex toy ban violated the constitutional right to privacy. The state appealed both times and won.
The state law bans only the sale of sex toys, not their possession, the court said, and it doesn't regulate other items including condoms or virility drugs. "The Alabama statute proscribes a relatively narrow bandwidth of activity," U.S. Circuit Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr. wrote.
Circuit Judge Rosemary Barkett disagreed, saying the decision was based on the "erroneous foundation" that adults don't have a right to consensual sexual intimacy and that private acts can be made a crime in the name of promoting "public morality."
also illegal here- oral sex and REAL porn... lol... but I can tell you that they are definetly not enforcing the first one.. lol
I LOVED my SUVs... they were so comfortable and I train horses, so it was nice to be able to haul my own horse and equipment.... now I have to borrow my brother's pickup (i called him a red neck when he bought it, so now its pimped out... lol)
BTW, I'm an Auburn fan.. lol... my parents went to Auburn.
Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Jul 31 2004, 11:05 AM Interesting... hmmm..... I'll keep my mouth shut for this one....
apparently she didn't
But any way, one of my good friends lives in Birmingham, he's dad works for the Barber museum there... and what I mean by works there is he is the curator (sp?). I was going to make it out that way next week or so, but then his sister had to go off and have a baby early, so they're all up in Mass right now...
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