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Yesterday marked the 28th Annual Doodah Parade.  A parade which celebrates freedom of speech, through humor.  Participants in the parade made fun of mainstream suspects like:  Anthony Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terrelle Pryor, Charlie Sheen, John Kasich and many others dim-wits.

NYC was recently in the news again for brainless absurdity.  NYC cops pulled over a female cyclist and almost wrote her a ‘ticket’ for wearing a skirt while riding a bike claiming that its ‘too distracting.’  The woman ended up not getting cited b/c she is not from America (read the article here:  http://www.dutchdailynews.com/girls-on-bicycles/)

I about fell out of my chair while reading this.  I felt my blood pressure rising and I’m sure my coworker saw smoke coming out of my ears.  After a few choice words and walking off the anger, I thought to myself, ‘what can I do since I’m not there?’  I talked it through with a coworker and ‘Put a skirt on it’ Ride was given birth.

About fifteen of us – men and women, came together to make fun of and demonstrate against this comical and foolheaded ban currently happening in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

NYC – you can legalize gay marriage (which I’m thrilled about) but you have the time to ban female cyclists expressing their freedoms while riding their bikes, what’s next – fining women wearing exposed sports bras while running?   DO SOME REAL WORK!

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