Friday, December 31, 2004

New Laws for the New Year

Happy New Year!

I just read about some of the new laws that go into effect here in California in the new year.

One that struck me as pointless and ridiculous was that "every driver must turn on their vehicle's headlights during the daylight hours if they also find the need to use windshield wipers continually." Whaaa! Do we really need this on the books? To spend time & money to enforce this? Oh Good Grief!

Here are a couple more...
  • Those convicted of drug possession or use will no longer be banned from receiving food stamps. Why was this a law to begin with?
  • Children under 14 will need a doctor's note to slip into a tanning booth.

They're not all "Good Grief" laws. Here are a couple of worthy ones.

  • State government agencies -- including public colleges and universities -- will no longer be able to use Social Security numbers for identification purposes.
  • It becomes illegal to operate motorized scooters without a California driver's license or learner's permit. Modifying the scooters to increase their noise -- or riding them after dark, or on freeways -- will also be outlawed.

I also want to thank Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He used his power as Governor to veto more bills than past Governors that passed his desk.

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger completed his first bill-signing session by vetoing 273 of the 844 bills sent to him, and did not try to advance an aggressive legislative agenda of his own."

What gets me is that the author of this article had to deliver these new laws to us. I searched online for "new laws in California" and came up with nothing. Our state government can enact these bills and laws, but can't find the time or money to let their people know of the new laws.

Oh Good Grief!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Bernard B. Kerik's Values

I just read on the Drudge Report that the resigning secretary of Homeland Security, Bernard B. Kerik was having his extramarital affair in a home that was "originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping after 9-11!"

Some 'values' huh?

Oh Good Grief!