LAP DANCING UPDATE….Breaking news from the second largest city in America:

Los Angeles City Council members backed down Tuesday from a showdown with strip club owners and said they would allow near-naked women to keep gyrating in men’s laps, a lucrative form of adult entertainment known as lap dancing that the council had voted this fall to ban.

….Days after the council voted in September to ban lap dancing and impose a host of new regulations, the industry raised $400,000 to collect enough signatures to force a referendum on the new law.

Hah! The powerful lap dancing lobby once again bends the city council to its will!

Which is too bad. I really would have liked to see a referendum campaign on this issue. More precisely, I would have liked to see the TV commercials for the referendum campaign.

Oh well.