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City Council Bans Pajama Pants; Organizers Plan Million Pajama Pants March

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by Rod Inskalop

In a late night closed door meeting, the New Bedford City Council voted to ban pajama pants during daylight hours throughout the city of New Bedford. The vote passed 6-5 and has been sent to Mayor Mitchell’s desk for signature or veto.

David Coelho, who introduced the measure said, “Pajama pants are to be worn in the home, not on our streets. Pajama pants are gateway clothing. It starts with pajama pants, which leads to saggy pants and criminal behavior. On the surface it looks like I’m banning pajama pants, but what I’m really doing is taking a more pro-active, preventative step in reducing crime. Nip it before it starts.”

There was complete outrage in the pajama pants community and many have already started to organize a Million Pajama Pants March. Location, date and time to be announced. “This is outrageous. Don’t we have more important things to focus on in New Bedford?” Said Al “Sharpton” Smith, the Million Pajama Pants March organizer. “They are trampling on the constitution! What’s next? Are they going to vote themselves a pay raise?” He wasn’t happy and began swearing uncontrollably in multiple languages when we informed him that the City Council did vote themselves a 44% raise last year.

Many people are upset that the meeting wasn’t publicized enough and have taken the City Council to task. When asked, City Councilor Henry Duarte Jr. responded, ”Listen. We advertised on WBSM an hour before the meeting. We did our part.”

City Councilor Jane Martins voted against the measure. “I think pajama pants are part of New Bedford as much as scallops and whaling. After the mob violence in the south end of New Bedford recently, this is a dangerous road the city council is going down.” When asked if she will be attending the Million Pajama Pants March, Jane replied, “Of course. I’ll be there with bells and pajama pants on.”

70 Comments

  • Danielle Lawrence
    October 14, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Your clearly an idiot.. The city needs to vote to ban your ridiculous ass!!

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    • Tammy Magan
      October 14, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

      I think it’s stupid to why can’t we wear our pj bottoms outside its called vein comfortable worry about the cover.ent shit den the drug dealers prostitutes an rapists.

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      • Eric
        October 15, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

        Was that even English? People have the worst grammar, I guarantee you wear pajama pants outside.

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    • Courtney
      October 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am

      You’re *.

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  • Wewe Twiggy Spinner
    October 14, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Are u serious with all the unsolved murders i n this city and the drugs crimes also ur really worried about people wearing pajamas outside u people really need to get ur priorities straight or step the fuck down

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    • Dartman
      October 14, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

      Crime is the police departments job. City counsel is supposed to vote on things like this. Read a book on how government works.

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      • NP.LC.
        October 15, 2013 @ 1:52 am

        Lol…Don’t bother Dartman. They’re only proving why their city counsel DESERVED the 44% raise they gave themselves…because they are forced to deal with citizens who are to dumb to show up to meetings to stop them from doing it, then getting upset about it a year later (on the record. In public.)…

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        • Eric
          October 15, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

          Couldn’t agree more, you can just read the comments here and see the ignorance. No wonder why this city is a mess, most of the people posting comments on here are swearing and upset about not being about to wear pajama pants outside…. and they’re most likely parents too, what a scary thought…. can only imagine what they teach their children if wearing pajama pants outside is such a priority.

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  • Jacky
    October 14, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    I think it´s good they vote for people to not wear it are people so lazy to dress normal that they have to wear pj everywhere, that is just embrassing and showing that people are lazy and sloppy. Also people judge by looks so it is a good way to avoid problems for the near future like its written here.

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    • Courtney Ross
      October 15, 2013 @ 3:33 am

      So I’m lazy and soppy because after working a 12 hour overnight I decide at 2 aclock in the afternoon to go get some milk in my pajamas ? Banning Pajamas isnt going to do a god damn thing for this city and if this ludacris ban actually passes I’ll start wearing pajamas everyday in protest. Maybe the city should be focusing more on the drugs and prostitution that I see out in my neighborhood all day and night, And for the city council to make up such a rediulous thing as “gateway clothing” is even more outrageous. So I’m going to go out and commit a bunch of violent acts because I’m wearing pajamas ? Do these people even listen to themselves ? God bless the next generation because soon it will be illegal to breathe. -.-

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      • Yb
        October 15, 2013 @ 8:24 am

        This is a joke and yes someone that gets isn’t laZy but careless and sloppy. You aren’t the only person that works a lot. It takes seconds to look like a put together human being!

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        • Courtney
          October 15, 2013 @ 11:09 am

          Cause I’m totally going to put pants, a shirt and jacket on and dirty more clothes to wash to run down the street to get a few things. I must be so sloppy -.- I work to hard and if I wanna not wear pants for once that’s frankly none of anyone’s god damn business and it certainly doesn’t make me or anyone else lazy or sloppy. Comfortable maybe, sloppy definitely not.

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          • Helen
            October 15, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

            O.Gee1 Death by pajama! LMAO!

          • Mojoe
            October 16, 2013 @ 12:38 am

            What planet are you from that you think wearing pajamas in public doesn’t look lazy ???!!!

        • joe
          October 15, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

          then they should ban jeans because they were first made just to work in not for every day use

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        • Eric
          October 15, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

          AMEN YB!!!!!!-

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      • Mojoe
        October 16, 2013 @ 12:41 am

        Hahaha you obviously think it’s illegal to learn satire or the names of ppl who are part of our local govt !

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    • crystal
      October 15, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

      Agree, a little self pride goes a long way.

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    • lisa
      October 15, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

      Some of us people wear pajama pants because they are inexpensive and comfortable especially when you have back problems that regular pants irritate. Trying having a slipped disk our bulging disk and having a pair of jeans or a thick elastic waist band pushing against and then you have to try and get out the door and bring your kids to school or go to the grocery store to get food to fed those said children.its better than expecting someone else to take care of your children and other responsibilities for you.

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      • Helen
        October 15, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

        A little over the top here. No way will people dress with a little class these days. Those days are gone. So, what the heck, just all get naked!

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    • annon
      October 15, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

      moronic zombie slaves will always agree to our rights being taken away

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  • Meg
    October 14, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Still can’t stop laughing…

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  • Gregory King
    October 14, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    as funny as the stories are, the comments from people thinking that it’s real is even better.

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    • Kenny
      October 14, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

      if you thought this was realll. go eat a gun…..

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  • Nickie
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    I was all for this bill until I saw that they consider pjs gateway clothing, I had to laugh. Then I thought it’s not my business if someone wants to walk around in their pjs it’s not affecting me. This is a stupid bill and waste of time. Do we get to tell you what to wear? No!

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  • Seriously Annoyed
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Its called freedom of expression….If you don’t like it, then don’t look. Its a joke, this city has gone to shit, children are committing suicide, our youth are murdering eachother, the drugs are out of control and they are worried about pajamas? Are you kidding me? I don’t understand how pajama pants are a ”gateway” clothing…that’s the first I’ve heard that pajamas lead to crime…no wonder why this city is a mess, cause the idiots running the show don’t know their ass from their elbow!!! I personally wouldn’t wear pajamas in public, but its not my job to judge those who do…nor is it theirs!! and they call this the land of the free…what a joke, smh!!! What cracks me up the most is half of these people creating these regulations probably sniffed or shot up before the meeting, but they are worried about pajamas…lol, just got to laugh!!!

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  • Tammy Magan
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Not all people r lazy cause they wear pj bottoms how u gonna say this is lead in to criminal problems really worry about the government shut dwn an the murders an drug dealer an the child molesters an robberies

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  • jaimie
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    This is the most stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of..really and what is a young child is sick n mom keeps him nnhis jammies cus he don’t feel good.u gna make the mom change his clothing.how does pajama wearing lead to violence..I’m gna beat u while wearing my mickey mouse pajamas..ur rediculous sir….so dum

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  • Kelly
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Hysterical!!! If only it were true!!

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  • LSmith
    October 14, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Seriously pajama pants, their is so much going on that has nothing to do with pajama pants. If there going to ban anything they should have guys pull up there pants seriously. I really don’t want to see any ones underwear and ass hanging out. A lot of people wear pajama pants and it has nothing to do with gang activity, yet most of the guys with their pants around their ankles are usually gang affiliated. So they should rethink there decision, and no I’m not one to wear pj pants all day but hell if I’m sick and I’m in my pj pants and have to run to the store to get some medicine I don’t want to get a fine. This whole topic is just stupid anyway, why don’t you concentrate on the big issues such ass the drug problem in this city.

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    • Maxine
      October 14, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

      The piece was funny and well done. (And I wish it were true). The comments are bizarre and frightening. Rise up leisure class and unite!!

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  • madeiragirl
    October 14, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    I just love the comments criticizing the local government for something thst DIDNT hapoen….because this is satire, people! And your first clue should have been the names of the elected officials quoted…because they dont exist! I guess there arent any voters in this group of geniuses! Lol!

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  • Keira
    October 14, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    The people of this city seriously frighten me. Wow, people are dumb. Wake up….it’s called satire! Very good, by the way :)

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  • Katy
    October 14, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    Lol the funniest part of all of this is the comments of people outraged! Hahaha keep it up rotten scallop!

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  • Will Leigh
    October 14, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    This is why the current councilors keep getting elected. The people are too dumb to even know the names of the dopes they vote for. This isn’t a real article idiots! Try learning about city politics before making stupid comments and decisions.

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    • jennifer de mello
      October 14, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

      This is a total outrage and it is unfair to the people of this city. Majority of this city are on a fixed income or have limited means to survive. They are more worried about having a place to live then to be wearing suits and driving expensive cars. If pajama pants, sweat pants, shorts or whatever u can afford or is given to you wear it its your constitutional right to express yourself. If the city counsil doesnt want us to wear certain clothing well then they should take their 44% pay raise and pay for our cloths to wear outside the home but until then i will continue to wear what i can afford and what i like.

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      • mojoe
        October 15, 2013 @ 2:15 am

        Omg it’s satire !!!!! Have you never read The Onion ! Seriously get with it

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    • lisacom
      October 15, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      Some of us aren’t out raged by the story but simply peoples opinions of us being lazy because we wear pajama pants.you don’t know the reason that person is in pajamas so you don’t get to judge

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  • meg
    October 14, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Good thing there isn’t a Wal-Mart in New Bedford lol

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  • Lisa
    October 14, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    Omg. To be a part of New Bedford city council I would Not admitt I was Right now u all look like uneducated individuals. With all the crimes and deaths that plague that city you are having meeting on pj pants in public Please people focuse all that energy on something that makes a difference in that poor city. The shameful part is you are the leaders of that city. Wonder why it is going to hell.

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  • Lori Siefert
    October 14, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Excuse me, but isn’t this still America? Try to pass laws that aren’t unconstitutional, ok?

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  • jae dee
    October 14, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    sorry but I think this shit hole of a city had more to worry about then what people are wearing. what is it to you what people wear. the biggest waste of time I have ever seen

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  • KAM
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    The only thing that isn’t funny about this satire about attire is that in New Bedford it could be truly could be presented as an ordinance.

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  • sunnyd
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Absolutely love the stories on here and the ppl who believe its real.

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  • Mariah
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    Really though? OUR YOUTH IS DYING DUE TO ILLEGAL GUNS BEING BROUGHT INTO THIS CITY AND ALL YOU FUCKTARDS ARE WORRIED ABOUT IS BANNING PJS!?!? Everyone of you idiots on the council that voted to ban pjs out in public SERIOUSLY need a fucking wake up call! Get your shit together and work to bring the city together as one and not south end vs west end and vice versa! Maybe that will reduce the fucking crime rate you buncha idiots!

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  • vickey
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    Ok with all the problems going on you find that sleep wear is the most important thing to vote on ? Are you out of your freaking minds ? pants that are pulled up that show there asses are more important then this ? So what are you going to arrest them? Lets back up the legal system for sleep wear . Can you people smarten up crime is up un solved murders not resolved ,GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN laziness needs to end and solving major issues not stupidity needs to begin …

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  • Maria
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    Satire people… Look it up.

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    • mojoe
      October 15, 2013 @ 2:13 am

      Hahahha I don’t think they know how !

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  • Maddy
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    There are days I’m so bloated, I can’t fit my jeans! AND I’m dissabled! I have a hard enough time taking a shower, let alone getting dressed!!! Next thing ya know, they will ban woman who don’t wear bras in public-which I also do because it highly adjitates my Fibromyalgia!! OBSERD! Not to mention, I have a CLEAN record! So must mean since I wear PJ’s in public, in the future, I’ll be a criminal!?? NONSENSE!! There’s more important things to ban in this city! Is the council smoking crack?

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  • Abrook
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    This is the most ridiculous shit I ever read… What’s next they going to require everyone to wear the same clothing like school uniforms outside there homes!!! I am so glad I am out of that place.. I think everyone needs to migrate to Florida…

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  • Abrook
    October 14, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

    It’s easy to believe something like this could actually happen we are talking about NEW BEDFORD now. Anything is possible in that city!!!!

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  • Ray Nina
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    This is retarded people will commit crimes with or without pajamas dosent change the way criminals think about doing a crime

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  • Mrs.Z
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:03 am

    This is a joke! It’s not real. This is a joke website similar to The Onion.

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  • armindo
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:29 am

    There are is a election coming up out with them all

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  • mojoe
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:09 am

    Hahhaha love it !!! If only this was true but seriously I can’t stand Lazy morons who wear pajama pants all day. It’s so hard Rollin out if bed & getting washed & dressed that they have to grace us with their fuzzy Elmo pants at 2pm

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  • mojoe
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:12 am

    How sad is it that people don’t even know satire when they read this & actually are so stupid to believe this ! Guess my thoughts on public pajama pants people is true ! Morons

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  • SmartnUp lmao
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:20 am

    To everyone who thinks this is real you are obviously among those who wear pajamas 24/7. Come on people use your head!!

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  • LV
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:29 am

    sat·ire
    ?sa?t?r/
    noun
    noun: satire

    1.
    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
    synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature; More

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  • Amber
    October 15, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    What a riot lol

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  • gail
    October 15, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    gateway clothing ? really ?

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  • ashleigh fortin
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Hahahahahahaha oh god. Reading all of these comments makes me laugh. Half the people are flipping a shit and the other half are trying to tell them its a fake story. Ever see that insurance commercial about reading stuff online? Just because its online doesn’t mean its true. Get with it people. Stop being so gullable!

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  • Reeba
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    This is too funny, I guess the people who commented negatively are the PJ day users. It’s a joke!!! Get over it!!!

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  • Jhode Cabral
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Y’all rock!!! Lol!!!
    The Onion ain’t got nothin on you!!!

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  • You're Dumb
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I’m embarrassed to live New Bedford with these comments. How have you people not caught on yet? These articles are satire pieces, not f’ing real people. The name of the website is Rotten Scallop for gods sake and the author of the articles is a scallop! Please just stop, just stop.

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  • Kathi Cardenas
    October 15, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    In a million years,I wouldn’t wear pajama pants outside. That said, there are much more objectionable outfits on the streets of New Bedford. In politics, when you cannot solve the real problems then you create your own issues.

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  • Stew Pedascho
    October 15, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    This is unconstitutional! What if it’s laundry day and all your sweats are too dirty to wear out or maybe you aren’t home because wore pj bottoms when you went out last night? What about that? Read a book, stupid!

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  • Regina
    October 20, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Let’s wear pajama pants in public because it’s comfortable, or I have back problems, it was laundry day, everything else was dirty, or whatever LAZY, SLOPPY, RUDE, UNEDUCATED, and DISRESPECTFUL excuse. This is the future of America. These people will perpetuate and teach the same to their children. It’s the age of entitlement. The end of good manners, pride, and respect for themselves and others has begun. I wear nothing to bed. I have nothing to wear that’s clean. I need milk. I’ll just go naked. It’s comfortable. F***ing idiots.

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  • Regina
    October 20, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    The article is a joke. Wearing pajama pants in public isn’t. I move to ban stupid people. Those who can’t spell in the language of the country in which they live should also be barred from society.

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