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Once again the subject of unintended consequences raises its head. Had Mayor (Nanny) Bloomberg visited New Zealand before issuing his ukase about breast feeding, he might have thought twice. Basically, the Mayor wanted the natal areas of hospitals to lock up formula so as to encourage breast feeding by making formula more difficult to...
The good part about looking for the absurd is that you don't have to look very far. If you thought the entitlement mentality had reached as far as it could, you have not heard the latest reason for feeling "entitled." Doris Thompson, an 82-year-old woman with a rap sheet dating back to 1955, has been arrested on...
At the time of passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it would have been difficult to find someone who would argue against the concept of making concert halls, art museums, public buildings, etc., more accessible to those with physical disabilities. Then, the law of unintended consequences kicked in. Somehow, the results of bad...
Last week's column strayed a bit from the foibles and absurdities I usually prefer to write about. Because the news is still "all campaign, all the time," I've gone back through my files of weird news stories to lighten up a little. First, we have the tale of politically correct water. For decades, New York City tap...
Try as I have to avoid national politics as a subject, because it has sucked all the air out of the room, there is little choice. I've lived through 15 presidential campaigns where I was old enough to be aware of what was going on. In all those years, I have never seen a campaign as sleazy as that being run by the Obama...
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