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Re: How can this be legal?
One word: Ordinance.
I was on the Acela going from GCT to Boston one time and the conductor came over and told me playing cards on a train in Mass was illegal. I thought he was bs, but apparently lots of these blue laws still exist which were passed NO DOUBT for some special interest. I asked if he wanted to be dealt in, and he laughed.
For some reason people think that they are in the super safety chamber 100% and that no bad can happen to them unless we regulate human breathing and need the government to protect us... well guess what even if they did that some a$$hole would still take your air. Get over it, there are lots of idiots out there and passing a stupid law isn't going to change that.
If you want to see the US in ten years, go up to Canada. The amount of rules and regulations there are mind numbing. And guess what the nicest buildings in the towns are government buildings, so if we want to be like Canada endorse these crap laws.
Here is an example of just ONE trip to the park in Vancouver last fall: Kids were going to the water park, and we bring my bros dog with. Ok, we start by putting floaties on the smaller kids, and within one minute 2 "lifeguards" --there were three in a pool with 10 kids come over and demand to look at the floaties and then tell us they are not suitable (some missing stamp) for this pool. OK, so now we have to nervously watch the kids 100% of the time, and the floaties have been used in 100 pools without incident. So then I decide it would be nice to snap a few photos of the cousins playing together, and within 15 seconds two more of these kids come up to me and tell me it is prohibited to take photos of ANYONE in a government park pool (which in Canada is like all parks). I asked them why, and they couldnt answer. I can only assume that bathing suits are considered pornography by the Canadian government. Ok now I'm pissed. Now since we are forced to watch the kids w/ out floaties my bro needs to bring the dog with us in the grassy area by the pool. Ok now they come back and tell us a dog cannot be within 30 meters of a pool. WTF, now he takes the dog and moves him to the fence area away from the pool (he ties him up), and then they come up and tell us the dog has to be attended 100% of the time in the park and cannot be tied to a fence. So we leave, and then the wives are like, why are you back so soon? I wanted to tell then where to stick it, but I can only assume that is probably illegal in Canada too, and I am getting to old to fight with ignorance.
This is a real story, and if we let the govt watch us, our life will just come to Canada-like and it will truly suck. At that point I will move to a country where I can breathe.
I use my phone for business when I travel upstate, so even if they make it illegal I will still use it. In NY its already illegal to put the phone to your ear while driving. My car has voice activated dialing, I don't even have to touch my phone.
I'm just waiting for the first person to die in a rear end collision by pulling over on an interstate to take a cell phone call and this will all be over (not really it would be horrible, but that is what will prompt it).
Our country is turning into a sewage nanny state, sort of disappointing.
Loopholes make it useless anyway
quote:Dunno about anyone else, but that's where all my calls and distracted driving come from, anyway.
Drivers would be allowed to make emergency calls, and calls with a spouse, parent or child.
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Islamic religion?
Fuquay Varina, NC
You need to remember C Hill is full of liberals, and is the capital of nanny state. Best thing to do is stay out of the place before they arrest you for breathing improperly.
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Must wear Silence of the Lambs mouth restraint if driving.
What a bunch of Rectums. The part of their brain that normally controls their Sphincter Muscles now controls their thought process. What is the difference if I talk to my wife on my built in hands free phone in my car or talk to her while I am sitting next to her. Why don't these Rectums ban the driver from talking to anyone while driving.
Edit: Gum Chewing a capital offense!