Yes. In a sad ruling, New York’s highest court has voted 4 to 3 that lap dancing is not tax exempt because it does not promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do.
Me, I think New York is just using it as a way of getting more money in their coffers when foreign leaders visit:
NOTE: I had a picture of a foreign “dignitary” in a picture with a pole dancer. Besides being in bad taste – which he, the lying SOB, deserves – I pulled it knowing that some people react violently to such things. Besides, it was obviously a picture someone else had photoshopped.
I had no desire to suddenly disappear. But, you must admit that this ruling and the call for it fits right in there with the absurdity of the day.