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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
It was essentially the same plan touted by the Republicans ....can't get more centrist than that.

The tanning bed tax was an attempt to bankrupt John Boehner
 
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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
It was essentially the same plan touted by the Republicans ....can't get more centrist than that.

The tanning bed tax was an attempt to bankrupt John Boehner
There you go pickin on orange people ya fascist muslum socialist commie anti gay anti dermitologically challenged hater of make up wearin and eyebrow plucking congressmen/other!!!:lol::lol::lol:
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Ooo, can't wait to see what new fun they have in store for the kiddies on Halloween. Nanny-fucking-assholes. They should all be shot.
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
What?? You've got to be kidding me! wtf?
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
Well the curve of a cucumber can be very important if she-------------

n/m--it's too early for even me to start in on this one. :cool:
 

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And the OP is exactly why every time I see a baby, I feel sorry for them. They'll never know what freedom is.... eer, was.
 
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Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
What?? You've got to be kidding me! wtf?
Nope, that's true.

EU regs are just breathtaking in their stupidity... and expense.

Interestingly, everyone thinks that the EU Parliament is based in Brussels and that is, officially, true. What is not such common knowledge is that it moves to Strasbourg every six months.... at huge cost to the EU taxpayers.

The EU is just laughable. Very few people - at least in the UK - seem to see any problems with it but there is a book out - not pro or anti - just a bunch of facts about the EU and I think, if people read it, they'd be horrified at what goes on.
 

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Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
What?? You've got to be kidding me! wtf?
Nope, that's true.

EU regs are just breathtaking in their stupidity... and expense.

Interestingly, everyone thinks that the EU Parliament is based in Brussels and that is, officially, true. What is not such common knowledge is that it moves to Strasbourg every six months.... at huge cost to the EU taxpayers.

The EU is just laughable. Very few people - at least in the UK - seem to see any problems with it but there is a book out - not pro or anti - just a bunch of facts about the EU and I think, if people read it, they'd be horrified at what goes on.
Is thinking and deciding for oneself even allowed? Cripes.
 

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Question is, what can you do to stop it? It keeps crawling and crawling into our lives little "justified" baby steps at a time and our choices for candidates are so awful I literally get ill when I punch the card to vote. Pretty soon when we have company over, we're gonna be asking the company to pitch in on the sodas! :lol:
 
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May not want to serve soda conspiracist. They might try to sue you for poisoning them or making them fat. :eek:

I live in NJ - the Nanny State. Home of the "egg law". Check this one out:

Associated Press

Posted Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm
It’s now illegal to sell yo-yo waterballs in New Jersey.

Gov. Jon Corzine today signed a bill banning sales of the liquid-filled rubber ball attached to a rubbery, sticky cord.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has found the stretchy cord can wrap around a child’s neck when its swung overhead like a lasso.

The New Jersey ban came after Tina Schreffler, a South Jersey woman whose 4-year-old daughter was nearly strangled by one of the toys, lobbied legislators to pass it.

Illinois enacted a similar ban in 2006.
Target Rich Environment New Jersey Nanny State Bans Toys

We've also banned lawn darts.
 

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Maybe we could just pass a law that bans hardship.

Seriously. Just ban hardship. Then anyone or anything that causes you hardship, you can sue.

In a liberal coastal city in South Carolina, there is a law that bans walking on grass. ANY grass, on any plot, anywhere within city jurisdiction. Private or public. No lie. Bans walking on grass.
 

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OH.......can we get a conservative politican to pass a law that bans bans?
 

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For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
for want of a shoe the horse was lost,
for want of a horse the knight was lost,
for want of a knight the battle was lost,
for want of a battle the kingom was lost.
So it a kingdom was lost - all for want of a nail.

-JLA: The Nail
DC Comics, 1998
 

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WASHINGTON -- Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

So health reform includes a 10 percent tax on the use of indoor tanning beds. (Someone needs to stop this slow motion Chernobyl.) The law also requires fast food restaurants to post their calorie counts at the drive-through window, lest anyone be under the impression that a Big Mac is health food.

Recently, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called for a ban on chewing tobacco in major league baseball. And concerned scientists raised the prospect of legal limits on the salt content of processed foods. There is safety in blandness.

Most symbolically, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll pointedly did not include the distribution of teeth-rotting, obesity-inducing candy. "Every goodie bag," according to one account, "was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations." One can only imagine the joy on young faces when they got their apple and their workout.
Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
Swiss cheese has to have a certain size hole, and certain amount of holes. So in response to your cucumber comment, I say so? It probably has to do with a certain type of cucumber, and you are just trying to be dramatic. ;)
 

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Michael Gerson : Nannies in Power - Townhall.com

What's next folks? A ban on extreme sports? Sharp knives? Swimming on an empty stomach? Sunbathing? :cuckoo:
Welcome to the European Union.... where even the curve of a cucumber has a regulation... I kid you not.
Well the curve of a cucumber can be very important if she-------------

n/m--it's too early for even me to start in on this one. :cool:
Width, Length, Curve

All are important variables to quality cucumbers
 

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May not want to serve soda conspiracist. They might try to sue you for poisoning them or making them fat. :eek:

I live in NJ - the Nanny State. Home of the "egg law". Check this one out:

Associated Press

Posted Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm
It’s now illegal to sell yo-yo waterballs in New Jersey.

Gov. Jon Corzine today signed a bill banning sales of the liquid-filled rubber ball attached to a rubbery, sticky cord.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has found the stretchy cord can wrap around a child’s neck when its swung overhead like a lasso.

The New Jersey ban came after Tina Schreffler, a South Jersey woman whose 4-year-old daughter was nearly strangled by one of the toys, lobbied legislators to pass it.

Illinois enacted a similar ban in 2006.
Target Rich Environment New Jersey Nanny State Bans Toys

We've also banned lawn darts.
Her child was almost strangled by that stretchy cord that breaks before the toy is even two weeks old? The skinny minny elastic string? THAT cord? :doubt: Was there an age limit/recommendation on the toy? 4 is obviously too young for it. Once again a minority (one woman) bitches and forces the majority (everyone else) to lose the choice of buying and using this toy. I hate this whole fucking mindset these assholes have. If your kid can't use the toy then don't buy the toy for your kid. Use your fucking head, use some fucking common sense, and stop forcing your braindead "uncle take care of me" asinine ways on the rest of us.
 

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