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Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman proposed his fail-safe idea of making sure his house turns purple, green and orange when he suggested that the best way to curb graffiti is to cut the thumbs off of vandals (or street artists, take your pick) on live TV.
He claims he got this brilliant notion from the French, who beheaded criminals, while conveniently forgetting that the guillotine was later turned on the ruling class:
“I’m saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb,” the mayor added. “That may be the right thing to do.”
Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.
“I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going back to the days of yore, where examples have to be shown,” Goodman said.
And speaking of lessons from “the days of yore” how about a lovely tar and feathering for this idiot mayor.
Update: Wooster is asking people to send in :
In response to the Mayor of Las Vegas saying that he wants to cut off the thumbs of graffiti artists – if you’re an artist dedicated to the streets – send us a photo of your thumb (or hand) with a little drawing or message on it. We’ll collect all of the photographs, post them on the Wooster site, and then send them as a group to the Mayor.