Every legislative session brings a new crop of pointless bills, each more unnecessary and unbelievable than the last. The first such measure of 2008 made state news even before the session started Monday — a proposed resolution condemning gangsta rap, which state Rep. Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, plans to introduce at the urging of Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins. Much of gangsta rap is indefensible, of course, full of profanity and misogyny. But there is a market for it, in Kansas and far beyond. And anything the Kansas Legislature has to say about such â€œmusicâ€ is beyond meaningless. Meanwhile, lawmakers have real work to do. Or, as a letter writer suggests in todayâ€™s Eagle, once the Legislature finishes with â€œBig Rap,â€ perhaps it can take on Britney Spearsâ€™ mothering skills and the infield fly rule.
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