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Lawmaking Priorities in the U.S. versus the Middle East

Here in the United States, we keep reading about the stupid things our elected representatives choose to spend time on. For example, this week we have proposals  for the following rules and legislation:

Not allowing children of farmers to work on, well, farms.

The wise people of Concord, MA voted to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles (one liter or less in size).  We’ll have to wait for the outcome of the Kitty Leash Law question until their Town Meeting.

Removing all references to the word “lunatic” in the U.S. Code (after making sure it won’t actually change a law or anything).  It seems it is found in “at least one place”.  And it is hurtful and insensitive.  The other words found in Title 1 Chapter one are apparently ok: “”the words ‘insane’ and ‘insane person’ and ‘lunatic’ shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis.” Much better! Thank you Reps. Conrad (D-N.D.) and Crapo (R-Idaho).

South Greensburg, PA now limits its residents to only two yard sales per year.  And you have to get a permit.  This is especially ominous now that warm weather has arrived!

Sounds silly, yes?  But it turns out that our brothers and sisters in the Middle East really take it to the next level:

In Egypt, Parliament has introduced a bill giving husbands the legal right to have intercourse with their dead wives for up to six hours after death.  It is called “farewell intercourse”.  How sweet. I am sure the man who would like to have sex with his dead wife was a real prince while she was alive!

In Saudi Arabia, schools and universities have been instructed not to admit gays and tomboys, unless the behavior is corrected. Why should they be any different?  Girls still cannot play sports in school, and women can’t drive.  It’s all part of the plan. Yawn.

What conclusions can we draw?  Well, our government is full of boneheads that spend time and resources on stupid-ass things (infuriating) that don’t warrant legislation or rule.  I call it “legislating stupidity”. Governments in other parts of the world are truly off their freaking rockers.  Consider ourselves lucky?