Nanny State: USPS stops stamp production, unsafe child behavior

The first lady has a problem. Her “Just Move” campaign included a series of US Postal Service stamps picturing kids involved with various sporting activities. They are destroying a bunch of the stamps due to safety concerns.

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In NYC Bloomberg wants to ban sugar-filled drinks larger than 16 oz

We are from the government and we are here to help you. You have no idea what’s good for you to eat or drink, and you’ve obviously failed at the “freedom of choice” experiment, so New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (RINO) wants to take the choice away from you.

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Bloomberg: Donated food not good enough in New York City

You see, the government is the only group that is qualified enough to cook and provide food at facilities service New York Cities homeless.

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Federal government may require back-up cameras in cars by 2014

It happens rarely, but when it does happen it’s tragic. The government estimates about 100 lives per year will be saved and up to 8,000 injuries could be prevented if all vehicles had back-up cameras. How they determined half of the deaths would be prevented with government-mandated back-up cameras, I don’t know, but the mantra from government seems always to be if it saves one life

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Regulating lunch not enough – Obama administration to regulate vending machines in school

I have just one question. If the federal government can step in and regulate what food and drinks are available in vending machines on school grounds, what restrictions – if any – are still placed on the federal government?

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School speed limit sign of the year

Nanny state, revenue-generating grab, or just a stupid design … you make the call.

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State employees inspecting school lunches in North Carolina

I was emailed this story and I’m just hearing now Limbaugh is mentioning the story during the first hour of his program. We are losing our liberty little by little. Are you just letting this happen?

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No Frisbees on the beach! Fine raised to $1,000 in LA County

Goodness grief. If you plan to head to LA County beaches in the summer, you best leave the football, Frisbee™, and other dangerous objects at home. The Southern California Save Volleyball Alliance (lobby) was able to get volleyballs exempted from the mandate.

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New Illinois law requires photo ID to purchase over-the-counter drain cleaner

If you want the plain-old Drano, you don’t need an ID. But if you want to buy the heavy-duty stuff at Home Depot or your local Ace Hardware store, you’ll have to show a photo ID. Your name, address, birth date, time and date of purchase, as well as the net weight of the product purchased will be recorded in a log.

Apparently someone threw drain cleaner at two Chicago women recently, severely scaring their faces. The legislature had to do something of course, and came up with this feel good legislation that will do absolutely nothing to keep some idiot from doing the same thing in the future.

One True Value store owner estimated there was about 30 products they have for sale that fall under the new requirement. From CBS News in Chicago.

A new state law requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log. …

The law, which took effect Sunday, requires those who seek to buy caustic or noxious substances, except for batteries, to provide government-issued photo identification that shows their name and date of birth. The cashier then must log the name and address, the date and time of the purchase, the type of product, the brand and even the net weight. …

Non-compliance results in fines: $150 for the first offense, $500 for the second and up to $1,500 for the third and subsequent violations.

I ask one question of the women in Chicago. Do you feel safer now that the legislature has done something?


Toronto school fails to ban lawn darts, but tennis and soccer balls are out

After an incident where a parent was hit by a soccer ball and suffered a concussion, the principal at Earl Beatty Public School in Toronto has temporarily banned all “hard” balls from the school playground. As mentioned in the headline, lawn darts and other sporting activities including the javelin throw were not outlawed.

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