A newer, scarier book ban

Children’s books burn, courtesy of the federal government.

It’s hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute.

And suddenly I’m even happier to be living in Canada, where our kids grow strong with the lead in their books. I wonder how diligent they’ll be in enforcing this law?

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Criticize Cheney to his face and you risk going to jail for assault.

Gods, I wish this weren’t true, but it’s also been reported The Tribune, Vail Daily, and the New York Times, just to grab a few from the top of a quick google search.

Essentially, a man walked up to Dick Cheney, told Cheney his policies in Iraq were “reprehensible”, and later (as in: after he dropped one son off at piano recital and retrieved his younger son) he was approached by secret service and arrested for assault.

He admited he may have touched Cheney’s elbow at some point, but I hardly thing that qualifies as assault. The secret service claimed he was “acting strangely”. Perhaps if Cheney doesn’t want more of his constituents “acting strangely” then perhaps he should do a better job? Or just learn to take the innevitable criticism he and Bush are going to get for this Fiasco In Iraq.