Showing posts with label nanny state. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nanny state. Show all posts

Federal Drug Warriors Push For Pill-Tracking Databases

Gov't wedging itself between doctors and patients.     The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs. The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy by the Obama administration to tame an epidemic of abuse and death tied to   ... MORE

The Nanny Always Wins: NY Daily Fantasy Sports Stop

by Scott Shackford. There was too much freedom going on. Thousands—perhaps tens of thousands—of New Yorkers have been saved from the terrible possibility of enjoyment and/or failure (and winning or losing money) playing daily fantasy league sports. DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed today to immediately stop allowing New Yorkers to join  ... MORE

Choking On Zero Tolerance: Little Girl Suspended For 30 Days Because She Lent Her Inhaler To A Gasping Classmate

by Robby Soave.      No good deed goes unpunished. Schrade Middle School in Garland, Texas, suspended a 12-year-old girl for several days—and has placed her in alternative schooling for the next month—because she lent her inhaler to a classmate who was having difficulty breathing. According to Fox 4 News, Indiyah Rush was in gym   ... MORE

Feds Want To Lower Legal Driving Limit To One Drink

by Elizabeth Harrington.       More restrictions, less freedom. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.” The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented   ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: Regulation A Sure Bet For Fantasy Games

California's option destroyers never sleep.   "Fantasy sports" has come a long way from the office football pool. Instead of passing around photocopied spreadsheets and collecting a few bucks from cubicle mates, players now go to sophisticated web sites, where they can make daily wagers—and not just trudge through a long sports season    ... MORE

NYT Columnist Wants A Minimum Drinking Age For Soda

by Guy Bentley.    Busybodies minding your own business. A New York Times columnist has proposed the government introduce a minimum age for buying soda and card kids who try to buy Coca-Cola at the local store. In wide-ranging discussion with Luckypeach.com, food journalist and New York Times opinion writer Mark Bittman attempted to equate    ... MORE

South Park Shows How To Defeat Social-Justice Warriors

by Stephen L. Miller.      A soul-crushing society, led by a click-happy media and finger-wagging president, that has demanded our country and culture change everything from its football-team names to its campus speech policies, has gone largely unchecked for the past seven or so years. Today, the shirt a scientist wears is more important than his     ... MORE

We're Doing Our Trophy Kids A Great Disservice

by Stephen Moore.        Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison became an overnight cultural hero when he announced this week that he doesn't want his kids to accept trophies they "haven't earned." Harrison tweeted that he was returning his sons' "participation trophies," all the rage in kids' sports these days. Awards, he said, should be for    ... MORE

Nitwittery Run Amok: New York Cracks Down On Toy Guns

by Elizabeth Harrington.  Expect fake murders to go down. New York is forcing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers to pay over $300,000 for the crime of selling toy guns. The settlement stems from an investigation by the state’s attorney general office, which sent cease and desist letters to the retailers in December for breaking its strict law against   ... MORE

Austin Petersen: Dead Idiot Blew His Head Off With Firework, Now His Mom Wants The Rest Of Us To Suffer

Either society or lack of warning label must be to blame.   A dead moron from Maine was killed instantly when he fired a firework off from the top of his head. Predictably, he will now be used as a prop to advocate for stricter controls thanks to a grieving parent… who ought to bear at least some of the blame. From the AP: The mother of   ... MORE

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Are The American Dream

by Katherine Mangu-Ward.     I disapprove of what you eat, but I'll defend to the death your right to eat it. The story of Flamin' Hot Cheetos is the story of America. The illegitimate offspring of a cheese puff and a Dorito, the snacks are a triumph of food science. With their finger-staining red pigment, infinite shelf life, sui generis squiggly shape,      ... MORE

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Political Correctness On Parade: Walmart Store Bakes Man An ISIS Cake After Refusing To Ice Confederate Flag Design

by Sophie Jane Evans.  Walmart has been forced to apologize after it apparently agreed to bake an ISIS-themed cake for a Louisiana customer - just a day after refusing to create a Confederate battle flag cake for him. Chuck Netzhammer submitted a request for a cake featuring a photo of the Confederate flag, with the slogan 'Heritage Not Hate' printed  ... MORE