Wednesday, March 28, 2007


From Dan "Get off my lawn you damn kids" Savage - using the power of the State to regulate manners
The Federal Communications Commission will give up on the idea of allowing cellphone use on airplanes, the chairman said, because it was not clear whether the network on the ground could handle the calls.

While the chairman, Kevin Martin, cited a technical reason on Thursday, thousands of air passengers have written to the FCC, urging rejection of the proposal because of the potential for irritating passengers.

Wait a minute… the potential for irritating passengers?

(141 word-long cranky snit snipped)

Thanks, FCC. A decision like that could almost restore a person’s faith in the federal government.

Because using the power of the State to regulate manners and morals is a good thing and never ever never has any unintended consequences.
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