This wouldn’t fly in Minnesota

This particular bozo is the mayor of Hudson, Ohio.

If you allow ice fishing, the next thing you’ll get is ice shanties. We all know where that leads: prostitution! On the ice!

Our lakes are covered with ice houses right now, I don’t know that there is much of a prostitution problem. And if there were, so what? If some enterprising young woman or man sees a market opportunity, let ’em. That’s just capitalism, you know.


  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    When I put: ice fishing prostitution
    into a search engine, versions of this story are the only thing that show up.

  2. cartomancer says

    Am I the only one who hasn’t a clue what an Ice Shanty is? I’m guessing some kind of jolly work song, like a Sea Shanty, but… colder? Is that it?

  3. vucodlak says

    @ cartomancer, #7

    It’s like a capade, but with parrots ‘n peg legs instead of sequins and spandex.

  4. wzrd1 says

    He’s a national treasure and should be treated accordingly, for indeed, he’s the living exemplar as to why we got rid of lead paint chips for children to chew.
    Even money as well that his brain is a wonderful shade of vermilion as well…
    Shit, now this is stuck in my head…

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Pirate shanty? Is it Ragnar the Pirate from the film Atlas Shrugged that has arrived to Ohio?

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Solving “dumb politician” problem.
    I just learned an AI has beaten some of the best players in Gran Turismo Sport. Maybe the average Republican politician could be replaced by , or at least augmented with AI to prevent Trump/BoJo-level mistakes?
    To avoid problems like with the AI Colossus (old-timers will remember that film) it should only be allowed for town-or state-level politicians.

  7. expat says

    This clown is clearly projecting…. I’ve been ice fishing since childhood and the best part about it for me is the tranquility.

  8. dbarkdog says

    I suspect class issues. I used to live near Hudson; very tony with a bad case of better than you. Where I live now there a place a place across the river that rents ice shanties (called camps in these parts) for the alewife run. I now suppose that it is secretly a brothel.

  9. cartomancer says

    birgerjohansson, #16

    We don’t need to wait for complex AIs for that. A magic eight ball would do a much better job than Trump or the Tories.

  10. richardh says

    “alewife run”?!
    Ale… wife…That’s pretty suggestive in itself. Alcohol and prostitution!

  11. birgerjohansson says

    Completely OT
    A third planet has been spotted orbiting Proxima Centauri (not in the habitable zone).

  12. says

    “Another data point to consider…”

    If you allow ice fishing, the next thing people will want are ice shanties. And you know where that leads – illegal showings of full Broadway musicals to packed audiences. Another data point to consider. I think that’s what “data point” means.