The Nanny State is alive and well -
- In Cincinnati, the Reds are in trouble for smoking victory cigars (in violation of Ohio's state indoor smoking ban) in the clubhouse after clinching their first playoff berth in 15 years.
- In San Francisco, city officials are in discussions about an ordinance to ban toy giveaways in fast food meals. The proposed ban may really be a push to get fast food companies to change their offerings.
- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires substantial testing of products designed for children 12 and under. This likely eliminates science and chemistry kits. Inquiring minds want to know, just wait until you are 13.
- In Florida, there is a proposal to drop chocolate milk in the schools as a way to fight childhood obesity. Apparently not offering an alternative to those (like me) who despise white milk is OK, although the snub of white milk would cause a different kind of health problem.
Shall I continue?
- The EPA is going to start strong-arming appliance manufacturers to produce more energy-efficient appliances, threatening heavy fines for non-compliance. Never mind the cost to get these new products to market will be very expensive.
- In the metropolis of Sugar Creek, MO, they have installed traffic cameras to nab speeders, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the camera folks.
- In New York, some politicians are fighting legislation from banning people from smoking in their own cars if a child under 14 is in the car.
- In Boston, a policy is being developed to prohibit the sales of soft drinks containing sugar in city-owned buildings.
Didn't the United States used to be free? Why is it the government's (or any moon bat's that agrees with them) responsibility to care if I am drinking a Red Bull in a city building while watching the Reds smoke victory cigars while my kids are getting their chocolate milk stains out of their clothes in our washing machine?
Stop the madness on November 2nd. Please vote the right way. If not, I may need to move into a shed in the middle of Montana.