Tag: Governments Outlaw The Darnest Things
I recently rewatched Equilibrium, which came out some ten years ago. It’s basically the Matrix meets Farenheit 451 meets George Orwell’s 1984. Sadly Equilibrium’s NRA friendly form of hand-to-hand combat “gunfu” did not catch on. Equilibrium is a quasi-forgotten sci-fi actioner that’s good but not great, fun but not brilliant. It features pre-Batman Christian Bale before his career took off and Taye Diggs before his career went AWOL. Oh, and Sean Bean. Gotta have Sean Bean. For those who missed it, check it out, for those who saw it relive the memories.
Oh, Canada! A story from Ottowa tells the tale of a 4 year old girl (not pictured) who took the dangerous tool of crayon drew a picture of her Dad with a gun. From the article, the “26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.” Little did he know, those imaginary monsters have rights!
An astute school employee contacted the ever useful “Family and Children’s Services,” who then contacted the police. When the Father arrived to pick up his daughter, he was arrested, strip searched, and charged with possession of a firearm. ”(P)olice searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.” What can you say but, Oh Canada? (continue reading…)
I’m a fairly conservative fellow or a dull guy, depending on your perspective. I’ve never smoked, taken druges other than prescribed painkillers, and I don’t even drink alcohol (though I did recently win a beer in a bet, so I’ve one should I decide to start). Other than one speeding ticket and eating a cookie when Mom said not to when I was 6, I’ve avoided criminal behavior for 32 years and counting. That is, unless I move to California. You see . . . go to Bible Studies. I throw myself on the mercy of the court.
ABC News reports: “A California family has been fined for holding weekly Bible studies in their home, meetings that are allegedly in violation of the city’s zoning regulations. . . They have already been fined $300 and have been told they will be fined an additional $500 per meeting if they continue to meet without a Conditional Use Permit..” (continue reading…)
Ah, how we all dread the scariest words in the English language – “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” But cute, 11-year old girls saving an endangered bird from a cat and releasing it safely into the wild is a story we can all get behind, right? If ye be so naive, check this news story out:
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) — Eleven-year-old aspiring veterinarian, Skylar Capo, sprang into action the second she learned that a baby woodpecker in her Dad’s backyard was about to be eaten by the family cat.
“I’ve just always loved animals,” said Skylar Capo. “I couldn’t stand to watch it be eaten.” (continue reading…)
Haiti criminalizes the creation of zombies. The zombie lobby is furious, but they tend to be that way anyway.
My editorial commentary: It’s About Durn Time!
George Romero is unavailable for comment.
Alternate headline: “Terrible News For the Guy On the Treadmill Next To Me Yesterday” . . . Terrible news only if he’s planning to travel to the country of Malawi this spring (and who isn’t?!). In America what that gentleman was doing was rather unpleasant, but soon in Malawi, it will be . . . a crime. The Nyasa Times reports:
Farting is natural but nature to the ‘disciplinarian’ can even be banned. Government wants people who enjoy fouling air should be punishable by law if Parliament passes the Local Courts Bill of 2010. (continue reading…)
Thank goodness the government is protecting us frorm a menace like these sinister types. From AOL:
A 7-year-old Oregon girl’s enterprising spirit was snuffed out when county health inspectors shut down her lemonade stand on the grounds that she didn’t have a license.
Officials from the Multnomah County Health Department confirmed they tossed little Julie Murphy’s makeshift lemonade business out of the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland.
They said she violated a government regulation requiring a $120 temporary restaurant license to sell food to the public. She and her mother, Maria Fife, set up shop at the event last week without one.
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