Monday, July 18, 2005

There Ought To Be A Smack Upside The Head

See the picture on the right? That could be the next criminal in Pennsylvania if one lawmaker has his way.

The Pennsylvania law maker actually holds a contest each year called "There Ought To Be A Law." As a livid terrier fed up already with all the unenforced or stupid laws on the books, I can't think of anything more dangerous or annoying than encouraging a bunch of busy body idiots from sending in their best new ideas to torment their neighbors.

Sure enough, this year produced a bill to make your dog wear and seat belt and keep his precious little head inside the window.

Stevenson, R-Pa., submitted a bill to the House Transportation Committee in June that would require drivers to keep their dogs' heads inside the vehicle at all times. Stevenson also wants to require drivers to restrain the animals, either with some kind of modified seat belt or in a crate or carrier box.

"I never did like dogs sticking their heads out the window," said McCann, one of more than 500 students from his legislative district who proposed laws. "Maybe a sign might have been too close to the road and they'd get hit. Maybe they'd jump out the window on a highway."

Stevenson said the bill will protect "not only human lives, but pet lives. I think it's going to be a great idea because it's going to cut down on driver distractions."

Right. This is about safety. Or publicity. What a useless and stupid law. Hopefully, our Judges will find some penumbra of rights in the Constitution to overturn this miscarriage.

The dog is going to go crazy because it is part of his wiring to stick his head out the window. When you don't let him, he tears into you while you passing a granny driving 38 in the passing lane, for which she never gets a ticket but should, and causes a huge pile up. And I will sit back smugly and say, told you so.


At 1:02 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Cody says he wants your laws off his body, the fact that he finds himself regularly restrained when he takes a ride notwithstanding.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

I think dogs should have to ride on the roof, and cats in the trunk. And don't forget the baggy pants laws!

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

A better idea would be a contest of, "there ought not be a law" and the winning entry gets repealed.


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