Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links – and check out my latest part in the “History of The Six-Gun” over at Glibertarians! In fact, you should check the link to the right to read all my Glibertarians articles.
Meanwhile, California’s descent into lunacy continues apace. Excerpt:
This is the state that told McDonalds they could no longer give away Happy Meal toys, all because a politician said it was hard for him to tell his children “No” as they drove by the Arches. (McDonalds instead charges for the toys, and they actually move MORE of them, while turning a larger profit as a result.) This is the state that recently criminalized restaurants serving drinks with plastic straws.
Now the next micro-managed policy is being forwarded. An assemblyman by the name of Phil Ting has latched on to the next big crisis to rock the Golden State, and we thank the stars he is there for the goodness of the residents.
No more paper receipts! 10 million 🌲, 21 billion gallons of 🌊 & 12 billion pounds of carbon emissions to make receipts in the US every year. I introduced #AB161 today to help CA #SkipTheSlip by making e-receipts the default practice by 2022; paper only upon request. pic.twitter.com/FFDQZICqcY
— Phil Ting (@PhilTing) January 8, 2019
All the elements are in place, from the fact-challenged statistics to the catchy rhyming hashtag!
And please, enough cannot be said about the shaming of the intern by posing on a stool as an anthropomorphic CVS receipt!
I have to agree on the mental and emotional abuse of the intern; that poor schmuck looks absolutely mortified. And California residents will also feel mortified if this crap becomes law, another useless, feel-good measure intruding on how businesses conduct their affairs. This will cost businesses more money to transition, once again jacking up the prices of consumer goods in the
Golden Loony State, and making it harder on the margins for small businesses to compete.
Why the hell does anyone even attempt to do business in Californey any more, anyway?