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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Seattlepi.com: "Jiggles strip club pleads its case in Stranger ad"

Posted by on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Let's get meta:

Staff at Jiggles, a troubled University District strip club that officials say opened without a proper permit, took out a half-page ad in the Stranger this week, claiming the city "apparently hates people who create jobs."

The ad states the city is trying to "shut us down and put our 40 employees out of work." It also asked people to come support the club, showing support for the First Amendment.

You can also see a picture of The Stranger at Seattlepi.com.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
They've been running ads in the UW Daily too.

Maybe they shouldn't have opened up across the street from a school?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM · Report this
Dougsf 2
Which part of the first amendment is Giggles exercising? It certainly isn't the right to petition for a REDRESS of grievances. WHAMMY! Wait... why's that guy with the cane coming on to get me?
Posted by Dougsf on February 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM · Report this
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I'm really disappointed to not see a picture of the Seattle PI's picture of the Stranger on this post.
Posted by also on February 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM · Report this
Aaron 4
Don't they want to be shut down so they have the basis of a lawsuit, that will undoubtedly be settled after some discount lawyering?
Posted by Aaron on February 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM · Report this
pg13 5
Jiggles has been responsible for 40 jobs?

First off--that's, what, 39 more than Giggles?

Second--Jiggles is just being coy. I'm certain there's been more than 40 jobs there since they've opened...
Posted by pg13 on February 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM · Report this
stinkbug 6
Yet no mention of Cat City's new home?

Posted by stinkbug on February 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM · Report this
Vince 7
It's ridiculous to close an adult club because it's near a school. What the fuck are you so afraid of? Strippers don't perform in the street, ferchrissakes. Kids wouldn't even notice.
Posted by Vince on February 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM · Report this
Andy_Squirrel 8
@7 agreed, and the sign is pretty tucked-away and non-obvious, you can barely tell it's a strip club, they don't even have the cliche silhouette of a naked lady
Posted by Andy_Squirrel on February 3, 2011 at 5:08 PM · Report this
Banna 9
@7,8: Obviously they're worried because only perverts go to strip clubs, and they don't want perverts wandering around in front of schools with boners. Don't you know by now that there's no differentiating; perverts who ogle adult women also probably molest children.
Posted by Banna http://www.ucp.org on February 3, 2011 at 5:27 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 10
@ 9 despite what they believ,e after a couple of diet cokes and a good pee a boner doesn't last very long..definitely not all the way to the school up the street.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on February 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM · Report this
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Just put a special tax on them with all proceeds going to the school for like computers, books, and you know, poles in the gym and stuff.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM · Report this
TVDinner 12
The universe is imploding in an alternate universe, isn't it?
Posted by TVDinner http:// on February 3, 2011 at 7:23 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 13
i'm still figuring out how this guy is going to extort the city. that's got to be his game.
Posted by Max Solomon on February 3, 2011 at 8:25 PM · Report this
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Good to know the economy is so strong that there are so few vacancies, leading Giggles to open the only place that was available. Because if Giggles had another location, those jobs wouldn't exist. That's the rationale, right?
Posted by 52nd & Roosevelt is the only Seattle spot for jobs on February 3, 2011 at 9:35 PM · Report this
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Puritans are afraid of people having a good time.
Posted by Rake on February 3, 2011 at 9:41 PM · Report this
Timrrr 16
Staying meta for a moment, my favorite part of the P.I. story has got to be paragraph 8:
The argument that targeting strip clubs attacks the First Amendment is often used. But the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that cities and states can ban nude dancing and regulate adult-oriented businesses, but can't prohibit them from operating. Federal courts generally protect such businesses unless communities can prove "harmful secondary effects" -- increased crime, blight or diminished property values, USA Today reported.

WTF? What the hell does USA Today have to do with... ANYTHING?!?!?

"Since when are they the quotable, go-to legal authority on these matters?" me wondered out loud.

Then, out of curiousity, I googled "strip clubs & first amendment" and guess what comes up in the #2 spot? Yup, no surprises here! And paragraph two of that USA Today article from 2008:
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that cities and states can ban nude dancing and regulate adult-oriented businesses, but can't prohibit them from operating. Federal courts generally protect such businesses unless communities can prove "harmful secondary effects" — increased crime, blight or diminished property values.

Oh, P.I. staff... you're not even trying anymore are you?
Posted by Timrrr on February 4, 2011 at 3:33 AM · Report this
Vince 17
The real danger to children are all the fucking guns the kids are getting their hands on. But for that problem, they do nothing, nada, zilch, zero. But a strip club down the street and they get their thongs in a bundle. What a stupid society we live in!
Posted by Vince on February 4, 2011 at 3:39 AM · Report this
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This reminds me what I've always said about child porn; jobs, jobs, jobs!
Posted by codswallower on February 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM · Report this

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