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Behold, Idiot Lawmakers & Their Stupid Ideas.

Posted by Casey on March 11, 2008

Every now and then we must sit back and observe in awe the stupid laws proposed by stupid lawmakers across this country. Today is one such day … behold:

AP:

A Minnesota lawmaker proposed a bill Monday urging a fragrance-free educational campaign to discourage students from dousing themselves in scents that aggravate classmates with asthma and other health problems.

Odors that fill hallways come mostly from boys who douse themselves in body sprays like Axe, said Mikolai Altenberg, a senior at Minneapolis South High School. He said the smell is “indescribable” and unavoidable.

I’m well aware that perfume and cologne can be excessive, and unpleasant. As someone who has a sensitive sniffer himself, I can sympathize. However, government regulations of smells can not possibly end good. Imagine the horrific possibilities of such power. Do you really want to get a ticket for farting, or having bad breath? It’s time to man up, and stop being pansies.

Now for stupid lawmaker number 2.

WTVQ:

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.

Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.

If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site.

As if it isn’t already hard enough to protect our identities online from criminals as it is. Now we might open the door to potential stalkers, and violence. How many people’s professional lives were destroyed simply because they went to a party or two, and shared that with their friends online? The potential for ruined lives with this legislation is staggering. Only someone who knows nothing about blogging would propose such a thing, and it is yet another example of a government attempt to censor the people online. If reporters don’t have to give up their sources, we shouldn’t have to either.

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