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If Homeland Security gets their way, there will be no way to take luggage on a plane with you that somehow don’t pay extra for. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano went before Congress this week according to USA Today and told the Congressman that carry-on luggage is costing taxpayers $260 million annually.  Apparently the rise… read more

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First Lady Michelle Obama has a new battle she is waging in the war for the waist lines of Americans: Portion control in restaurants. According to The New York Times, First Lady Michelle Obama has had a team of advisors meeting with the National Restaurant Association trade organization for nearly a year now.  The goal of these… read more

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Whenever I see governments getting into “Nanny State” mode, it gets under my skin.  Whether it be banning Happy Meal toys, or putting a tax on slicing a bagel, it’s just silly, and something they shouldn’t be involved in.  That being said, the latest move by the federal government may be the most asinine example I’ve seen… read more

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Once again voting day is upon us, and I hope that no matter who you intend to vote for that you will get out there and exercise this right so many of us take for granted. It seems like every election cycle gets harder to get through due to the overwhelming amount of negative ads… read more

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There is nothing wrong with warning your citizens of potential health issues with foods, but acting as a nanny state that will tell me what I can eat is a whole lot stupidity. This past Sept. Baltimore passed a law that no trans fats may exceed .5 percent in any non-prepackaged food. If a business… read more

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Okay, fine, the problem in Philadelphia isn’t a “blog tax”, but it is a stupid tax none the less. Back in late August I wrote about how the city of Philadelphia had sent a blogger a letter stating she needed a “Business Privilege License,” which costs $50 a year, or $300 for a lifetime. The… read more

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Here we go again, another town is going to be levying fines and community service at people who wear baggy pants. Really? This is what you are doing with governmental time in a time of financial crisis? Wow. According to CNN, the city of Dublin, GA will begin fining people $25 for the first offense… read more

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Apparently these is absolutely no limit to what governments think they can tax, but when a state passes a tax that is so obviously directed at one city, it just becomes insulting. State legislators in Albany, New York decided to classify a sliced bagel as a “prepared food”.  This means that if you go into… read more

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There are times when you wonder if there are any brains in government at any level.  The city of Philadelphia is definitely making me wonder. It seems that Philadelphia has determined since bloggers are earning such huge amounts of money, that we are businesses and they must get a “business privilege license”.  This little license… read more

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On Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, an interesting question was posed: Should Steve Jobs be running the country? I’m not sure if it should be Steve Jobs per se, but I have always wondered if perhaps the president of the United States should be more of a business man than a… read more

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The Department of the Treasury unveiled a new 100 dollar bill today, and while they say it is to aid in stopping counterfeiters, my fear is that it could actually help them out. There is no doubt that with computers and laser printers in such great abundance these days, just about anyone could turn into a counterfeiter.  To… read more

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Government

November 1 2008

Election Day

As I noted several weeks ago, I voted early, but that doesn’t mean this day isn’t important to me. I have said many times over the years that I don’t care who you vote for, just vote. Nothing irritates me more then when someone will complain about the state of the government (not just now,… read more

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