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By JGillman, Section News
Folks its Terrible!
Imagine the the local barbershop as a rat infested den. Rust draining down the wall from the mounted barber pole, seats with broken springs, and a floor covered with hair of the ages. Add to this, a $10 cut that is more suitable to a couple of the three stooges.
That is what some licensed barbers would have you think would happen if HB5517 passes:
"Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 22, 2012, to repeal the law that prohibits an individual from earning a living as a barber unless he or she gets a state license that, among other things, requires completing a 2,000-hour course of study at a licensed barber college, paying fees, and meeting other requirements imposed by a board comprised of incumbent barbers who have received political appointments to this board. This and House Bill 5518 would also repeal licensure mandates on barber shops and barber colleges. "
Doesn't McMillin understand that there are 143 classes of hair follicles? And that if the wrong scissor is used, the hair can be 'shocked' dead?
Just kidding folks. Everyone knows barbershops are where you go for the blood letting. You know the old commercial jingle:
"When Consumption hits and you are feeling like crud,
Often heard during halftime of the arena sports battles.
By golly those were the good old days.
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By JGillman, Section Multimedia
About carpentry licensing, and those who support draconian legislation that takes all measure of options off the table for someone who has talent, but not the ability to fight 'gubmint' for 'permission' to earn a living.
As is often the case, I found this gem over at Capitol confidential as a video of the day.
Worth checking daily.
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