Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Of all the stupid...

I've got three stupid bans for you:

  • Pennsylvania is banning "secret" compartments in vehicles, defined by something added after-market for whatever reason--but they're only illegal if they're added for illegal reasons.  In other words, you could add a small safe for money and valuables because you travel a lot, get pulled over in PA, and they could confiscate everything in your safe because you can't prove you didn't have it added to smuggle drugs.
  • Cambridge, MA, is trying to prove that they're bigger nannies (and believe that their people are dumber and more totally lacking in will-power) than NYC--they're trying to pass a ban on any sugar sweetened drinks at any restaurant.
  • You know how if you cut an apple a certain way, the seeds look like a five pointed star?  Well, apparently, if you cut a tomato in the same way, the flesh of the fruit and surrounding seeds form a cross.  Which, according to some idiot RIFs, means it's a Christian food, and Muslims will go to hell for eating it. 

'Bout the only dumber ban I can think of right off the top of my head is the one banning drop rail cribs.  You can't even legally sell one at a yard sale.  Sorry, but I'm short--under 5' tall--and the fixed rail cribs are either too high for me to put a sleeping baby down on the mattress without waking it, or too low for the baby to be safe from falling out once they start being able to stand up.  So, because some parents were so fucking stupid they couldn't follow instructions (installing the drop rail hardware upside down, which let the rail fall out, and let the baby squeeze out and smother between mattress and rail), they assume all of us are that dumb, and forbid us from using a product that is perfectly safe if assembled correctly. 

Actually, now that I think of it, I think I can sort of understand that ban.  I mean, I just revised my text books to add pictures because my students can't follow written instructions.

God help this country.

11 comments:

  1. We need to ban all liberal thinking. Start in D.C. and work down. That will take out 99% of Congress.

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  2. Those muslims are going to hell anyway....

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    1. I'm not God, so I won't judge.

      However, their behavior certainly points that direction.

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    2. Many will groan that I invoke scripture here and that's ok, I really don't care but John 7:24 says to judge righteous judgment, so No, I certainly am not God, but I WILL judge those people by their actions. Now anyone who wants to post an anti-God remark.... have at it. Please do as it will tell me a lot about you.

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    3. No, go right ahead. I'm Christian, too, but have no room (or right) to condemn others. That's way above my pay grade.

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  3. Ohio did the "secret compartment" ban recently too....though they exempted ones you have added to hide/lock up your roscoe when you have to obey the magical signs, or compartments that came as standard equipment from the manufacturer...or my glovebox could have counted.

    Because the road Naz....er, the Ohio Patrol..."needs extra tools to combat drug smugglers".

    Ohioans for Concealed Carry fought for at least an exemption for those folk who have to secure a blaster in the event of needing to leave it in the ride, but I tell you, our idjit gubernor reminds me of when he voted for the 1994 Ban..."didn't have time to read it" and that was when bills weren't the length of "The Stand".

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    1. Really? I don't recall hearing that PA included any exceptions that the manufacturers didn't build into the vehicle--not even for motorcycle saddlebags.

      It's a stupid law, but what do you expect with funding levels falling, and such an easy source of new funding via legalized theft (i.e., asset forfeiture)?

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  4. I don't know about Pennsylvania, I hope the nation gets common sense soon, as banning bad behavior sure doesn't keep it from happening.

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    1. You got that right. Maybe if we let a few stupid people kill themselves, it'd stop.

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