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"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Under the "Things which make me go crazy" heading


I was perusing the news on the internet and came across an article that intrigued me. Ok, the headline intrigued me. It was the headline that grabbed my attention.

19 Signs That America Has Become A Crazy Control Freak Nation Where Almost Everything Is Illegal [link]


The article began with this:

Do you think that you are free?  Most Americans would still probably answer “yes” to that question, but is that really the case?  In the film Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson stated that “everything is illegal in Massachusetts”.  Well, the same could pretty much be said for the United States as a whole.

And went on to list the 19 reasons...

The following are 19 signs that America has become a crazy control freak nation where almost everything is illegal….

#1 One California town is actually considering making it illegal to smoke in your own backyard.

#2 In Louisiana, a church was recently ordered to stop giving out water because it did not have a permit to do so.

#3 In the United States it is illegal to operate a train that does not have an “F” painted on the front.  Apparently without that “F” we all might not know where the front of the train is.

#4 In many U.S. states is it now illegal to collect rain that falls from the sky on to your own property.

#5 In America today it is illegal to milk your cow and sell the milk to your neighbor.  If you do this, there is a good chance that federal agents will raid your home at the crack of dawn.

#6 In Washington D.C. it is illegal not to recycle cat litter.

#7 It is illegal to give a tour of the monuments in Washington D.C. without a license.

#8 In the United States it is illegal to sell natural cures for cancer – even if they work.

#9 In the state of Massachusetts it is illegal to deface a milk carton.

#10 In the state of Alabama, bear wrestling is completely illegal.

#11 In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to give alcoholic beverages to a moose.

#12 In Lake Elmo, Minnesota it is illegal to sell pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits.

#13 There is a federal law that makes it illegal to be “annoying” on the Internet.

#14 If you register with a false name on MySpace or Facebook you could potentially “spend five years in federal prison“.

#15 In Hazelwood, Missouri it is illegal for little girls to sell girl scout cookies in the front yards of their own homes.

#16 All over the United States lemonade stands run by children are being shut down because they do not have the proper permits.

#17 In Florida, it is illegal to bring a plastic butter knife to school.

#18 In San Juan Capistrano, California it is illegal to hold a home Bible study without a “conditional use permit“.

#19 In the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania it is illegal to make even a single dollar from a blog unless you buy a $300 business license.
 


The article has links to each of the stories.

6 comments:

Sightings said...

Don't know whether to laugh or cry. But I'm still trying to figure out why some lawmaker thought it necessary to make it illegal to give alcoholic beverages to a moose. Is drunken moose a problem up there?

Torggil said...

Regarding number 13:  that one must be difficult to enforce, judging from what I see on Facebook and what I get in my emails...

Douglas4517 said...

 Apparently, there was a rash of moose drunkenness which precipitated that law. Nothing worse than a drunken moose... maybe a drunken elk... or a Rotarian.

Douglas4517 said...

 Not to mention the legitimate news sites...

Cory Johnson said...

I totally understand number 10.  Bear wrasslin' should be illegal....to be honest, though.....it should be one of those things that is unspoken, kinda like "not drinking liquid plumber".  I mean really...unless you were wrasslin' for food, why the need to wrassle with a bear?

Steven Scott said...

why criminalize everything under the sun? just let some people have their bear wrestling and get their genes outta the pool.