Nanny stinks so bad, it will take a firehose and all the laundry detergent that China can produce to subdue the odor. Browsing a few blogs today, I found this incredible post from Balko over at The Agitator. If only we had more people like this in Canada, but alas, their reasoned arguments fall on ears plugged up with fake beaver fur.
Last night a colleague here at Cato brought up a great line in the sexual harassment episode of South Park in which Gerald Brovslofski explains to Kyle that sexual harassment laws were written by Democrats to tell us what we should think, feel, and say in the workplace. Kyle responds, "Isn't that fascism?"Be sure to read Balko's testimony!
HT: Jerry Aldini.
Also be sure to check out Jay's latest post, "Got Your Brain Bucket On, Citizen?" Pay attention People's Republic of Ontario - we'll be sporting the safety armour soon.
Vancouver Police Bicycle Helmet Education and Enforcement ProgramAnd just how do the police propose to do this. Why, through the use of force, of course:
The Vancouver Police Department will start a targeted bicycle helmet enforcement initiative on June 15 th which will run until June 30 th, 2005. Regular enforcement will continue throughout the rest of the year. Fines will be issued to offenders to encourage compliance with the rules. Police will also be ensuring cyclist are complying with other regulations such as having required lights at night.The whole notion of criminality has been destroyed in this country. Nutcases like this can cross the border with a coffee and a handshake and yet a peaceful citizen who chooses to *gasp* mount his bike without protective head gear gets three days in jail!
The province's civil-liberties director is condemning a three-day jail term served by a Kelowna man for not wearing a bicycle helmetCrossposted at Dust my Broom.
Update: Pooh comments here and here.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Friday, June 17, 2005