Drowning From Too Much (Big) Brotherly Love

I guess like all bats, moonbats must sleep during the day so they can stay up all night thinking of new ways to screw with our lives. A big hat tip to Frankenstein Government for the link to this story from the Moonbattery blog.

You have to read this story to believe just how far the liberal left will go to protect you from yourself. Moonbats in King County, Washington have a new life vest  law. Here is a snip from the story but you’ll want to read the rest. It will be a great way to head into the weekend, that is unless you were planning on going fly fishing in King County, Washington.

It applies to people intertubing [as if an inner tube weren’t a floatation device], rafting, using a surfboard, canoe or kayak. Swimmers or people wading more than 5 feet from shore or in water more than 4 feet deep would also have to wear life vests.

Have a great weekend, my friends.


24 thoughts on “Drowning From Too Much (Big) Brotherly Love

  1. We are all dumb as skunks so we have to be protected from ourselves. Pretty soon we will have the beach police timing how long we have been in the sun and making us get out when they think it is too long.

  2. Out here in the boonies, everyday there is a skunk run over on the road, that is where they saying came from. Course, you have to admit, the people who ran over them aren’t feeling to smart afterwards either!

  3. I’m firmly within the school of thought that we need less government, lower taxes, less government regulation and, most certainly, less government intervention in our lives.

    Don’t get me wrong, but there may be a fiscal reason for this fine…

    When folks fall into waterways then costly government rescue and recovery services can be called into play to deal with it. These services are paid for by us, the taxpayers.

    It MIGHT be that rather than for liberal nanny government oversight reasons, the fine MAY have been implemented for purely fiscally conservative reasons… the cost of rescue and recovery services would be reduced if people wear life jackets.

    The people that pay the bills have the right to call the shots.

    Just a thought.

    1. Hmmm, I don’t know, AZ. I think your being overly kind to these bozos. The Coucil woman certainly never mentioned that as a reason. But beyond that, where does one draw the line. People fall down stairs and sometimes need emergency aid. Do we outlaw stairs or pass some other type of regulation? No, of course not. There just is no way to elimante all risks inlife and we shouldn’t try. Anyway, that’s my take.

      1. Like I said, I FIRMLY believe in less nanny government intervention in our lives.

        My point is that not all government regulations are motivated purely to impose someone else’s will on me. They might actually be trying to save me money paying for someone else’s foolishness.

        Not saying it is true in this case, and it probably isn’t, but it could be.

  4. I thought that the Goracle was all into population control. He should be against this, decreasing the surplus population and all.

  5. Another clear cut case for civil disobedience. Problem is, I highly doubt there are enough freedom-loving folks in that very liberal county to disregard the ordinance and refuse to pay the fine. Prove me wrong–please! I am an optimist that believes the only city that’s probably beyond hope is SF.

  6. What about those unfortunate souls who drown in bathtubs? Shouldn’t everyone have to wear a life vest when they take a bath as well?

  7. Loved reading the thread.

    I want to say one last thing. Don’t ever buy into the nanny state theory that government must protect you and protect society from the costs of saving you. That is complete and utter bullshit.

    It’s not society’s job to save a few people from drowning. That is an individual’s job. It’s the same way with helmet laws. I absolutely detest that the nanny left thinks that they have any standing in my life or my freedom. They think they can intervene and force laws on me because I am too stupid to behave like them. That is always the position of the left.

    They are smarter than you. They don’t want laws preventing abortion but they want laws to force you to recycle garbage. Nothing more needs to be said.

  8. To liberals everything is about passing laws and/or taxes, to them they are like small stupid children who don’t know what’s best for them yearning for a loving nanny to look out for them. And they see the rest of us as like that, stupid, ignorant and unable to look after ourselves.

    This kind of soft-fascism is what pisses me off the most.

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