I didn’t make this up. I really didn’t. But if you want an instance of the utter self-deluding lunacy of the Kansas legislature, “this”:http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/5719022.htm beats creationism into a cocked hat. The state is broke, of course, and the Democrats had proposed to raise some revenue by taxing cigarettes,corporations, and those who earn more than $100,000 a year. The Republicans voted this down in favour of a proposal which would tax, amongst other things, masturbation:
The adult entertainment tax would apply to fees for bestiality, masturbation and sadistic or masochistic abuse. Sen. Sarah Steelman, a Rolla Republican, distributed a proposed amendment to add lap dances to the services that would be taxed.”
Yet so virtuous are the inhabitants of Kansas that this charge would only raise $5m.