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European Union to put speed limiters on all cars?

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm » 3 Comments

The world’s biggest nanny-state has decided that too many people are dying on Europe’s highways. Rather than leave that problem up to the member nations, the Euro-mandarins in Brussels have proposed to put speed-limiters, some of them satellite-controlled, on all cars. Go too fast, and Nanny puts on the brakes: Under the proposals new cars would be […]


Socialist French government finds there really is such a thing as being “overtaxed”

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am » 7 Comments

Via the UK Telegraph comes a report that France’s Socialist government, famous for burdening their “rich” with extraordinarily high taxs, have come to the conclusion that they can’t tax their people (the rich and middle class) anymore without bleeding them dry (via Memeorandum) : France’s Socialist government has admitted that the country cannot cope with any […]


On Detroit, bankruptcy, and President Obama

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm » 7 Comments

An October 2012 tweet from our celebrity President: Obama: “I wasn't going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Or Toledo go bankrupt. Or Lordstown go bankrupt. I bet on American workers.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 26, 2012 The story on what happened today, via Fox News: Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. […]


Great moments in bureaucratic stupidity: requiring a disaster plan for a magician’s rabbit

Posted by: Phineas on June 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And yet the bureaucracy wonders why we laugh and point at them. Magician Marty Hahne received a letter from the US Department of Agriculture ordering him to submit a disaster plan for the rabbit he uses in his act: My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8 […]


“Bare-bones” employer health insurance plans coming thanks to #ObamaCare

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm » 7 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports on what National Review Online’s Veronique de Rugy calls one more in the law of “unintended consequences” to the implementation of our President’s “signature law” – ObamaCare (via Memeorandum -bolded emphasis added by me): Employers are increasingly recognizing they may be able to avoid certain penalties under the federal health law by offering […]


3D printed guns scare progressives, so of course they want to ban them

Posted by: Phineas on May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because the future is frightening. First, a BBC news video to show you what the fuss is all about: The Telegraph describes it thus: Instructions for making The Liberator, a plastic handgun that could escape detection by conventional airport security, were today made freely available to download from the internet by anti-government […]


NYC Mayor @MikeBloomberg gets taste of his own medicine, but no pizza UPDATE: Sadly, it’s just satire.

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I love it! New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn. The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the […]


Study: #BigGulp bans would likely INCREASE soda consumption, obesity

Posted by: ST on April 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm » 1 Comment

Paging Mayor Bloomberg and other elitist nanny-state types: Attempts to outlaw mega-sized sugary drinks, like New York’s controversial soda ban, could have the unintended consequence of increasing soft drink consumption and obesity, research suggests. In a study published in the April issue of PLoS One, researchers examined whether price trumps portion size when it comes to […]


NYT op/ed writer: Quit yer b*tchin’, and embrace the nanny state!

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm » 14 Comments

The writer of this opinion piece – author and Bowdoin College assistant philosophy professor Sarah Conly – is not an official member of the NYT’s editorial board, but her drool-fest over Bloomberg’s nanny-state power grabs make her a strong contender should an opening become available (bolded emphasis added by me): WHY has there been so much fuss about […]


Mayor Bloomberg: Let’s mandate tobacco be “out of sight” in stores

Posted by: ST on March 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm » 9 Comments

The control freak mayor of NYC is trying to strike again. Via CNN: (CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his latest push to keep tobacco products out of sight is an attempt to de-glamorize the appeal of the product for kids and teenagers. “Smoking is going to kill these kids,” he said Monday […]