2007/02/07

And people wonder why politicians aren't considered intellectual...

Okay, I just found found this article on Tech Dirt that's talking about a proposed bill in New York that'd ban people from using an electronic device while crossing the street. Are you kidding me? A couple people kindly remove themselves from the gene pool (without even trying for a Darwin Award) and this is the way to "fix" the problem. Anybody who is backing this bill is saying that people are too stupid to pay attention to their surroundings. While their at it why don't they propose that all cars should have audio distractions removed from them before they can be sold in the US. Even better, anything that can cause a driver to take their eyes off the road (like a billboard) should be illegal. That way there's absolutely NO possible way people can be distracted and cause injury to somebody else with a vehicle.

Seriously people, what is this world coming to? Has common sense really been tossed out the window? I like to think that with the advancing sciences that humanity is getting smarter, but things like this really make me question that...
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