Category: Nanny State

Marxifornia moving to tax sodas

Why the heck not, they tax everything else. Expect the idiots running Cali into the ground to pursue taxing taxes soon

The bills include a ban on “Big Gulp”-style sodas, warning labels and a prohibition on displaying sugary drinks in the grocery checkout aisle. They reflect a long-standing legislative push to address concerns over the health effects of sugar on young people, as well as Democratic lawmakers’ lingering anger over the soda industry’s political maneuvering.

“We have an incredible public health crisis. Obesity and diabetes are at alarming rates, driven by the deception of Big Soda,” said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco. “And certainly what happened last year didn’t help.”

Yes, I am sure MORE taxes, will fix it. i am sure those dollars will help. Help politicians to get richer

Marxifornia, the Statists Paradise

Bunkerville lets us in on the latest encroachment on freedom

Yes, the rumors are true. California lawmakers passed a state law that forces restaurants within the state to offer only select beverages on children’s menus. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1192 into law in late September and it easily passed in both the State and the Assembly. Support for the nanny state law flew under the guise of what’s healthiest for the children.

The default options for beverages on children’s menus have been forced to change to unflavored milk and water.

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To the left every problem, even ones only the left sees, can be solved by laws, control, etc.

Marxifornia bans everything?

Not quite yet, but give them time

ABC 7 reports on this surprisingly unshocking news from the Golden State:

A proposed bill in the California Senate aims to combat childhood obesity in the state by restricting restaurants to serve children only water or unflavored milk to go along with their meals.

Backers of the bill say it is an attempt to tackle the rising levels of obesity among kids. The bill was introduced by state Sen. Bill Monning.

ABC 7 doesn’t mention the political party of Sen. Bill Monning, but I think we can all guess he’s probably not a Republican. I’ll save you a Google search, yes Monning is a democrat. Absolutely none of you did a spit-take or dropped a monocle at that piece of information.

This is no BS, here’s the actual text of the bill:

This bill would require a restaurant, as defined, that sells a children’s meal that includes a beverage, to make the default beverage water, sparkling water, or flavored water, as specified, or unflavored milk or a nondairy milk alternative, as specified.

Taking this to an even crazier level, the bill would make selling sodas and juice to children a misdemeanor punishable by a $1000 fine and up to 6 months in jail

BANDEMONIUM!

The only thing progressive about progressives is that things get progressively worse under their rule. Via Moonbattery

Leftists are nihilists, as you can ascertain within a minute by asking one about intelligent design. They believe in nothing so adamantly that suggesting there is more to reality than some absurd random accident evokes artificially superior smirks if not bellows of rage. This provides a clue as to what progressives are ultimately progressing toward. Maybe they want to actualize the great nothing they worship by erasing everything in existence, one regulation at a time. Already they have moved beyond banning things that can actually cause harm to devote full-scale jihads to objects as innocuous as plastic bags and drinking straws. Brace yourself as enlightened liberals forbid cows, glitter, balloons, and automobiles.

Always eager to push the boundaries of kooky tyranny, California has it in for cows, on the insane grounds that they make it be too hot out:

California regulators are working to formulate a plan that would require dairy farmers to purchase and operate devices known as “methane digesters,” which convert the methane gas, produced from manure, into electricity.

California dairy farms will have to be retrofitted with these devices in order to be in compliance with SB 1383.

The devices cost millions and appear to be intended not so much to improve the weather as to drive dairy farmers out of business.

No farms, no farm animals. You don’t see many cows in the wild.

They should have checked first with sacred gays on this one; lefty totalitarians are going after glitter:

Most glitters are in essence teeny tiny bits of shiny plastic, called microplastics. They are a well-known environmental hazard for the world’s oceans, and they’re currently a hot topic in the United Kingdom. The UK next year will implement a ban on microbeads — a type of microplastic found in face washes, body scrubs and other products. (The US already has a partial ban on microbeads in place.)

Go read it all

Nanny State Down Under

Such BS

Doug Vickery, 36, was fishing for octopus at Two Rocks Marina [Thursday], when he said he was approached by police at the rock wall.

The officers breathalysed him and checked his license, before slapping him with a $200 fine under the Liquor Act for having an open beer.

They caught him thanks to CCTV from a nearby fishing club. Big Brother is always watching.

This happened in the Perth area, where recently a motorcyclist was fined $550 for loosening his helmet strap after being pulled over despite not speeding. Crocodile Dundee would not recognize the place, thanks to runaway statism.

Treating people like children, another way leftism erodes and eventually destroys everything it touches

Bill to allow terminally ill to try experimental drugs headed to President TRump

It is about time. The FDA needs to butt out of these decisions.

Legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to get access to experimental drugs is headed to the president’s desk.

The House on Tuesday passed a “right-to-try” bill that was approved by the Senate in 2017.

“People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to find a cure,” said Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, on the House floor Tuesday.

The bill, which President Trump is expected to sign, has patient advocates divided.

Patient groups including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Lung Association opposed the bill. They say it could do more harm than good by giving patients access to drugs that may, in the end, shorten their lives.

If they are dying and want that last hope, it is their choice, nt government’s. It is called liberty!

Wisdom? Get some!

Animal lays out a very simple truth about emotion and legislation

Not all problems have  solutions.  The cry after an event is always for government to “do something!”  (More on this and its associated ratchet effect tomorrow; stay tuned) but too many of the solutions proposed are based not on reason, but on emotion.  Truth told, that’s the case for all too much legislation today; that’s the truth for plenty of policy debates and, indeed, election campaigns.

Be prepared, True Believers; another round of cure-worse-than-the-disease is in the offing.

One thing that really bothered me watching the President’s meeting on school safety yesterday was all the cries of “feeling” safe. The teens, and some of the adults kept talking about the government doing something to make the students feel safe. Talk about the ultimate impossibility. First of all government is never going to be able to legislate feelings is it? It is madness to even contemplate such a thing.

The second thing that disturbed me was how the president, or Congress needed to make sure “nothing like this ever happens again”. Sorry, this is fairytale mentality. The government cannot guarantee bad things will not happen. The big truth these kids are missing is this. Evil exists, it always has, and always will. No government can prevent all evil. No police force, no matter how well trained, can stop every evil deed.

It is a very dangerous proposition to call on government to “do something” to protect our feelings, or to stop all bad people. Not only does it abdicate our individual duty to protect ourselves, but it empowers government to a point where individual liberties are rendered null and void.