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Friday, February 09, 2007

Big Brother, Big Sister

As a sort of follow-up to this post, just to show you how do-gooder, overprotective, nanny-state governments can be, here is a list of things banned in New York in 2006:
WHATEVER IT IS, THEY'RE AGAINST IT
  • Trans-fats.
  • Aluminum baseball bats.
  • The purchase of tobacco by 18- to 20-year-olds.
  • Foie gras.
  • Pedicabs in parks.
  • New fast-food restaurants (but only in poor neighborhoods).
  • Lobbyists from the floor of council chambers.
  • Lobbying city agencies after working at the same agency.
  • Vehicles in Central and Prospect parks.
  • Cell phones in upscale restaurants.
  • Cell phones in schools
  • The sale of pork products made in a processing plant in Tar Heel, N.C., because of a unionization dispute.
  • Mail-order pharmaceutical plans.
  • Candy or fruit flavored cigarettes.
  • Gas-station operators adjusting prices more than once daily.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
  • Wal-Mart.
A quick Google turned up a bunch of other shit they've banned, but I don't know the year:
  • All personal decorations in firefighters' lockers
  • Lead sinkers for fishing
  • Outside underpants (This includes tights for a Halloween costume)
  • Sweetened drinks - including juices
  • Smoking
  • Pokemon
  • Extreme fighting
  • Christmas beers
  • Assorted snakes and reptiles
Other shit they're trying to get banned:
  • Pitbulls
  • Ferrets
  • Photography on buses
  • And of course, Guns
I gave up after a couple pages, but the list of course, goes on.

All I can say is they let it happen. The people they elected to represent, two of the U.S. Presidential candidate possibilties [cough] Giuliani, Hillary [cough] are doing quite the swell job in their state. Remember that when it comes election 2008 time.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." -Samuel Adams.


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2 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

They banned the circus and fruit juice? Obviously, I've been away from home too long.

Samuel Adams is probably next.

curmudgeon said...

AAAHHHH!
Don't even think those sort of thoughts.