The Sag Awards


Last week, Mississippi Representative Tom Weathersby proposed the greatest legislation in the history of government. No, for once I am not being sarcastic.

Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence, introduced the bill that would make it unlawful to wear pants or shorts in a way that “exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”

Several local governments around the country have proposed or implemented anti-sagging ordinances. The city of Jackson, Hinds County and city of Gautier have all proposed such laws in recent years, but none have been successful.

Weathersby’s bill would impose a verbal warning on the first offense. The third offense would draw a fine of $20. By the sixth offense, violators would have to pay a $100 fine and undergo psychological and social counseling by state departments of human services and mental health.

I despise this “fashion” trend. In my opinion, it ranks up there with bell-bottom pants and Uggs. Of course, sagging pants does have an upside: they make it impossible for thugs to successfully run from the police without face-planting.

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