Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Regime's LaHood

No question, his name could NOT be more appropriate.

Since Wisconsin (and Ohio) voters told ol' Ray to stuff his trains where the sun never shines, ol' Ray has found a new ram-it-up-yours! crusade.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said using a cell phone while driving is so dangerous that devices may soon be installed in cars to forcibly stop drivers — and potentially anyone else in the vehicle — from using them.

Predictably, the Old Ladies' Club thinks highly of Ray's latest fantasy, and they trot out the line that "we never had cellphones when I was a girl...so who really needs them now??"

Let's leave aside the likelihood that Alex Bell wasn't BORN when you were a girl, and focus on the logic, which would impel you to stop using seat belts, anti-lock brakes, cars weighing less than 4,000 pounds, radial tires, power windows, air conditioning, and an engine that gets more than 20 MPG, inter alia. For that matter, get off the Interstates.

Like the OmniState's mandate to use poison lightbulbs, this idea, too, will die an ugly death. Whether it takes gentle protest or a bit more than that, eventually you will be put back in your place.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

I'm keeping the torches and pitchforks at the ready.