"I sometimes think we (legislators) should take a year off from writing new laws and go back over the books and get rid of laws that don't make sense anymore."
PA State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, while discussing PA's moronic fireworks laws
To the Members of the California State Senate:
I am returning Senate Bill 105 without my signature.
This measure would impose criminal penalties on a child under the age of 18 and his or her parents if the child skis or snowboards without a helmet.
While I appreciate the value of wearing a helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state. Not every human problem deserves a law.
I believe parents have the ability and responsiblity to make good choices for their children.
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
California Governor Brown, Senate Bill 105 Veto Message
Via Say Uncle
"Daddy, I want to go to the shooting range!"
- my almost-four-year-old son, John
Words that I've been waiting to hear and didn't really expect this soon! We've been practicing the four rules and he's start to get them down. Slowly but surely. And the 10/22 is still pretty big on him so I think I'll be shopping for a BB gun this week. But still, I'm thrilled!
Mendelson said he would not consider Grassley's proposal to allow guns legally purchased elsewhere into the city.
"Nowhere in the nation are residents allowed to do that," he said.
- D.C. Councilman-at-large Phil Mendelson, in the FoxNews article D.C. Residents Unable to Purchase Handguns After Sole Dealer Seeks New Office
Excellent point, Mendelson. Maybe we should revisit and get rid of that inane law next.
For me, there is no victory in the ‘war on terror’ until I can get on a plane with an unopened 20 oz. bottle of Coke in my pocket and no TSA fingerprints on my crotch.
- Commander Zero, Roosevelt dying didnt cause us to lose WWII, so why would........
Presented without comment:
"What if the cloud fails?" one wondered in the help forum. "If, ultimately, Google does not make this right in a timely way and I lose the main record of the last 7 years of my life ... that will forever affect how I view trusting an anonymous server farm somewhere with my critical or even not-so-critical data."
Source: Google nukes thousands of Gmail accounts
Here’s a suggestion: If you don’t want people to play chicken with the debt ceiling, then DON’T PLAY CHICKEN WITH THE DEBT CEILING.
- David Frum, Goolsbee: Playing Politics with the National Debt, in response to Goolsbee's stupidity.
Reminds me of Yosemite Sam redrawing his "line in the sand" until he backs himself over a cliff. If you're going to keep moving the debt ceiling every time you reach it, why not just get rid of it? At least then it would be a bit
It’s also precisely what I like in a hophammer IPA — it bludgeons the drinker about the palate with hops, has an aftertaste measured in minutes, and doesn’t ruin the effect with anything extraneous.
- Blunt Object in beers of milwaukee, vol. 27
What an awesome way of describing a really good IPA. He's reviewing Moylan’s Hopsickle Imperial Ale out of Novato, CA. He also talks about two others but this one is the one that really makes me want to run out and buy a six-pack.
Of course, since I live in Pennsylvania, the moronic liquor laws enforced by the PLCB
mean that, if it's available, I'll have to buy it by the case as I doubt it's popular enough for a restaurant to stock it in six-packs. Thanks PLCB - you still suck.
Fun fact, though, it turns out that photography – of all things – IS apparently allowed in the security area, making it officially less dangerous than deodorant.
From a comment on this picture post:
H/T to Breda
Sometimes because we must. Sometimes because we can.
- Ed Rasimus, Thunder Tales