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Monday, April 16, 2012

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

The Tennessee State Senate has just passed a bill that defines hand-holding and kissing as “a gateway to sexual activity”. Hand-holding is such a dangerous activity that teachers are forbidden to demonstrate it. 

I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your ha-a-a-a-n-n-n-d –
      The Beatles, 1963.

Sorry but that’s not now allowed
The senate has just avowed
That holding hands is a gateway
That leads one to sex straightway.
You can’t be too careful, you see,
At least not in Tennessee.

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