- 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.