This story belongs in my “Great Moments in Local Government” series, which features examples of bureaucratic and political stupidity (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) that will make you laugh, cry, yell, or all of the above. Not surprisingly, the deeply dysfunctional local government in Washington, DC, wants […] . . . → Read More: Virtue Is Its Own Reward, but Using a Gun to Save a Child’s Life in DC Will Get You a $1,000 Fine
I was a bit of a juvenile delinquent. I semi-confessed that I may have set off fireworks in a stairwell at my high school. And I’ve already confessed my role in an “attack” on a float during a homecoming parade. So I may as well admit that I got in trouble during college for having a pet […] . . . → Read More: Great Moments in Human Rights: Mandated “Emotional Support” Animals in College Dorms
Here’s another entry for our UK vs US Government Stupidity Contest. Or perhaps it belongs in the great-moments-in-government-waste category. The spendaholics in Washington have squandered $400,000 on underwear that detects cigarette smoke. I’m not joking. Here are some details from CNS. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $400,000 to a research […] . . . → Read More: Is Underwear a Legitimate Function of the Federal Government?
I wouldn’t blame foreigners for thinking the United States is a bit schizophrenic. This is a nation where you can own a tank or a machine gun, and it’s a country where there are probably more guns than people. Yet it’s also a country where little kids get suspended for throwing imaginary grenades while playing [...] . . . → Read More: If You Outlaw Pencils, only Outlaws Will Have Pencils
National defense is one of the few legitimate functions of the federal government, but that doesn’t mean the military should get a blank check to spend unlimited amounts of money. To make sure taxpayers get the best bang for the buck (no pun intended), there should be a sober assessment of threats to national security [...] . . . → Read More: Preposterous Waste, Pentagon Style
The bad news is that there are despicable and evil people seeking to kill innocents. The worse news is that some of these pathetic excuses for protoplasm are subsidized by taxpayers. It’s happened in France, Australia, and the United Kingdom. And we now know that the Tsarnaev family was on he dole as well. Which [...] . . . → Read More: Are You Happy that Your Tax Dollars Subsidized the Tsarnaev Family?