Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Just in Case You Were Wondering Whether Power is Addictive

The sometimes-amusing Orange County Register gives us this piece on the willingness of Sacramento lawmakers to micromanage our lives while warning of the dire need to give them more money via tax extensions. Some of the absurd regulations now being pushed in the Legislature include:

We might need all of these bottles if this nonsense becomes law.
SB 818, which revises the definitions and grades of olive oil sold in the state.

SB 39, which would ban caffeinated beer.

SB 432, which would mandate the use of a fitted sheet, instead of a flat sheet, as the bottom sheet on all beds in California hotels and motels.

AB 1279, which requires that all dog pounds in the state be designated as "animal shelters".

AB 34, which would define "compost" as "organic wastes include, but are not limited to, vegetable, yard, and wood wastes that are not hazardous waste".

SCR 14, which would require that one month be declared "Parks Make Life Better" month in California.

We wanted to make some kind of joke after each one of these, but honestly their absurdity speaks for itself. If all of this wasn't occurring at taxpayer expense, we'd be encouraging it, But sadly, nothing Sacramento does comes without a cost.


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