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““The real damage is done by those millions who want to ’survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.””     Sophie Scholl

July 25, 2008

California — The True Nanny State

by Brad Warbiany

Fellow Californians, say goodbye to trans fats:

California, a national trendsetter in all matters edible, became the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Friday to phase out their use.

Under the new law, trans fats, long linked to health problems, must be excised from restaurant products beginning in 2010, and from all retail baked goods by 2011. Packaged foods will be exempt.

How does the Governator think of you?

“California is a leader in promoting health and nutrition, and I am pleased to continue that tradition by being the first state in the nation to phase out trans fats,” the governor said in a statement. “Consuming trans fat is linked to coronary heart disease, and today we are taking a strong step toward creating a healthier future for California.”

Gee, I wish my company could “promote” our products by banning our competitors. Sure would make things a lot easier on us.

With now a precedent of electing foreign-born people to the highest office in the state, is this our next Governor?

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3 Comments

  1. Too bad they couldn’t include picture number one on the ballot when Ahnold was running for re-election.

    Thanks for the laugh, Brad!

    Comment by Quincy — July 26, 2008 @ 8:11 am
  2. The sad truth is that many Americans WANT to be treated like children .

    Comment by Stephen Littau — July 26, 2008 @ 12:05 pm
  3. While I don’t like being treated like a child… Well, I always thought that nanny was hot. I’d let her spank me.

    Heh.

    Comment by Ted — August 3, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

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