Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
August 5, 2004
POLITICS: We're From The Government, And We're Here, To, Um . . .

Irving Kristol once remarked that "A liberal is one who says that it's all right for an 18-year-old girl to perform in a pornographic movie as long as she gets paid the minimum wage." I think he meant this as a joke. But New Zealand is out to prove him right; the government went and legalized prostitution . . . only to subject it to the sort of OSHA regulations that govern - and burden - legitimate enterprises:

The recommendations - which the New Zealand Herald said will also be distributed to brothels and sex workers - include detailed advice on safe sex practices such as the storage and handling of sex toys and disinfecting equipment.

Employers are asked to ensure condoms in a variety of shapes and sizes are always available, and to provide beds that support the back for a variety of services to be performed without strain or discomfort.

Sex workers are cautioned to watch out for occupational overuse syndrome, often caused by rapid repetitive tasks or forceful movements, and to carry a small torch in case they need to check clients for sexually transmitted diseases.

1. I swear I'm not making this up.

2. Lest you get too alarmed, "torch" means flashlight. I hope. Ouch!

3. I may have to nominate "occupational overuse syndrome" for "best euphamism ever.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:53 PM | Politics 2004 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

"...often caused by rapid repetitive tasks or forceful movements..."

Goodnight everybody!

Posted by: Richard at August 6, 2004 1:38 AM

"It's always nice to do something for a prostitute when we can."
-- President Jed Bartlet, The West Wing

Posted by: Paul at August 6, 2004 6:33 AM

I need a picture of a condom playing baseball or softball. This is for softball t-shirts and would be incredibly helpful. If anyone finds something send it to

Thanks a ton

Posted by: Kade at May 25, 2005 12:49 AM
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