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Archive for "Mar 27 2007"

England is Over

Nevermind the insult having 15 sailors and marines snatched from Her Majesty’s Royal Navy by a pack of louts in machine gun-rigged powerboats, what is one to make of this….

BBC NEWS | Chinese plant rolls out first MG

And it was with music from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and against a video wall showing shots of Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace that Nanjing Auto launched its two new models.

And the cars still brandish the Union flag.

Pennsy Stricken From my “Escape From NY” List

If this delusional, intemperate, temperance-addled, MADD driven prude was elected by Pennsylvania voters, then I want nothing to do with that state:
Pennsylvania: Proposal Mandates Ignition Interlocks for All Cars

Clymer’s proposal would require that, by 2009, all new cars sold in Pennsylvania have a device installed to estimate the amount of alcohol on the breath of a driver. If the machine believes the driver’s BAC is greater than .025 percent — significantly less than the legal limit of .08 percent — the car will not start.

So, if I used a full-strength disinfecting mouthwash after brushing my choppers in the morning (which usually has an alkie involvement in their recipes), I couldn’t start a car; if it was the day after a Yankee/Red Sox game, the car would probably ignore me for a frick’n week and call the troopers to arrest my ass if I had “On Star” installed.

Shit, on an average day of the week the car would tell me to “take a hike” and I’d be forced to fire up my bike… wait a minute….

“I’M ON YER ROAD, BLOWING A POINT 5 OH-HO-HO!”

Really, this “nanny state” shit is getting ridiculous, but is nothing new…

Anderson was more politically savvy than the temperance crusaders who preceded him. It was he who forged an alliance with the Progressives of the age, the men and women who fought to upend the food and drug industries and now wanted–in addition to trying to improve workers’ health through sobriety–to break up the brewing and distilling industries (“a parasitic class which has fattened on human weakness,” went the trope).

Why does that rhetoric sound so familiar?

It’s Moron Mania Day!

like ducks in a row at the county fair….
Jules Crittenden » A Moronocy of Dunces

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