UPDATE - They got me too!  This is a joke! :)

North Dakota has been all over the news lately - from the oil boom, to banning abortions, and now dictating what type of underwear women can wear.

Republicans have voted to make it illegal to sell or loan any underwear that does not cover at least 50% of the wearer's buttock cheeks."Scanty panties are a problem right here in Bismarck," said Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple to reporters at the dedication ceremony for the opening of the late Lawrence Welk's childhood home. "I seen a picture of a woman wearing lacy thongs in a magazine and it was just string with no yo-yo on the end."

The Sensible Underwear Act (SB 2304) passed nearly unanimously by Dakota State Republicans and will now go to a ballot vote for all registered North Dakotans. These laws will effectively outlaw a thong, string or suction underwear in the state with the most churches per capita.

This would mean retailers like Walmart, JC Penney and Target won't even be allowed to stock these types of underwear on the shelves.

What do you think of this?  I'm from North Dakota, and I think this is absolutely crazy.  You cannot tell people what they can or cannot wear UNDER their clothes.  What's next, allowing only sports bras?