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February 18, 2007

Nanny State Watch

by Nicholas Beaudrot of Electoral Math

Man, I wish more legislators lost elections for needless grandstanding like this. At least the guys trying to ban incandescent bulbs and Fluff have some reasonable public policy goals If you're going to come out for a ban on spinners, at least have the stones to join the culture schoolmarms and say that spinners contribute thug image [Joe Biden watch: yes, I realize spinners are not strictly a marker of thug or wannabe status] and are thus  a threat to the fabric of community life; don't hide behind bogus "they're distracting!" arguments. If we're going to go there, we'd need a crackdown on rubbernecking, plus a ban on sports-bra-only or barechested jogging.

February 18, 2007 | Permalink

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Do these politicians realize how silly they appear? (No need to answer.)

As long as we're asking for things to be banned, I'd like to see tacky blow-up Santas added to the list. They're distracting, they're ugly, and they're dangerous when they rip loose from their moorings and float into the street, impeding traffic.

And tiny Speedo swimsuits stretched across not-so-tiny bottoms need to go, too. Need to be banned, I mean.

Posted by: litbrit | Feb 18, 2007 9:27:23 PM

As gaudy and tacky as I find spinners, I have no doubt that this bill would never even have been even so much as a twinkle in a senator's eye if spinners were all the rage among white suburban soccer moms and their customized minivans.

Posted by: Constantine | Feb 18, 2007 9:29:23 PM

My high school's middle school banned spaghetti straps on girls because it was distracting to boys. I'm still waiting for the bans on open windows, having class with your friends, bad teachers, and Friday afternoons.

Posted by: Isabel | Feb 18, 2007 9:44:55 PM

I think this is a good start, but when will they propose a hip-hop ban? I just know that it's that rap music that is destroying the fabric of our society. There's just something about it, it's so... confrontational. Why aren't their any well behaved young rap musicians who speak English right? What African American's need is an articulate leader who will reject that rap music.

Posted by: Sabini's Grandma | Feb 18, 2007 10:39:11 PM

Yeah! And after that, we need to ban the bling that people wear, too! That distracts people, and then they step in poop.

Posted by: craigie | Feb 19, 2007 1:42:38 AM

a ban on sports-bra-only or barechested jogging

Why do you hate America?

Posted by: NBarnes | Feb 19, 2007 2:37:04 AM

Yo' I jes wanna say that if i's yer birfday, then the spinnas be fine. If not, then I bus a cap in yo ass.

Posted by: Fred Homie | Feb 19, 2007 8:03:22 AM

The argument against spinners is not that they are "distracting". It is that they convey misleading information about the kinetcs of the vehicle to other drivers in the vicinity.

That increases accidents.

Saying that spinners are merely "distracting" is dishonest.

Posted by: Quiddity | Feb 19, 2007 10:47:12 AM

Quiddity, that sounds at least slightly plausible. Is there any evidence that this is the case?

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Feb 19, 2007 2:54:55 PM

The argument against spinners is not that they are "distracting". It is that they convey misleading information about the kinetcs of the vehicle to other drivers in the vicinity.

Whaaaa???????

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Posted by: judy | Sep 26, 2007 11:58:57 AM

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