Friday Follies 3.27.09

March 27, 2009

Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad.

From the “why won’t Darwin permanently evolve these idiots out of the gene pool?” category, has video showing an Oakland march and rally honoring Lovelle Mixon,the perpetual loser who killed four police officers last week. When we have sunk so low as a society that there are those who will support thugs like Mixon, we have got bigger problems than any “stimulus” bill will solve.

Breitbart tv:
Lower Than Low
SF Gate:
SF Gate

We have two stories from the environut category this week:

Bill Dupray of the DC edition of is reporting that the California Air Resources Board has spent serious tax money and is proposing real regulations that would limit the paint colors on California cars. Seems the pushers of paper epiphamy came when they realized dark colors absorb more heat so ergo take more to cool, so ergo use more energy, so ergo just make all the cars white and whammo, the planet saved. OK, not exactly that easy, and this but another example of the minutia taking over the macro but it does show just how assinine the beuracracy has become.
White please, yes, I’ll take white.

From the Coast Rhododendron state comes an environmental law causing quite a conundrum. According to the Associated Press, many of the good citizens of Spokane Washington have turned to crime. And it’s not the economy driving them, it’s dirty dishes. A new ban on phosphate enabled dishwasing detergent has left only “green” alternatives available that simply just don’t work.
In their quest for all water clean, the environmentalists forgot the basic tenet of successful environmental legislation: If it is going to be accepted by the general populace there must be a workable alternative and it must be economically viable. The detergent ban breaks both.
Because of the ban, there are now hundreds if not thousands driving those terrible, carbon spewing, personal transportation modules (cars) across the state line to stock up on their favorite style of Cascade. Resulting in, dare I say a conflagration of cascading consequences with one helluva big carbon foot print?
Dirty Crime

And we stay in the Rhododendron state for our final folly this Friday. (I swear the state of Washington is quickly closing in on California as the looniest state of the union.)
Nick Wingfield in The Wall Streeet Journal reports that the state’s Department of Licensing has determined that a local Seattle group’s performances spoofing pro wrestling is not artful lampooning but rather real “sports entertainment”.
Of course the consequence is the cost of complying with all the regulations and bonding will bankrupt the troupe and end but another outlet for laughter when people need it now more than ever.
The troupe is appealing based upon First Amendment rights but don’t hold your breath. Government bureaucrats only care about the First Amendment when it relates to their “freedom” to be free to regulate the rest of us.
Wrestling Wrangle

As always, have a great weekend and I’ll see ya round the corner on Monday.

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