"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First, they came for the lawnmowers . . . .

. . . and I didn't speak out, because I lived in an apartment, and had no lawn. Then they came for the chainsaws, and I did not speak out, because I am no lumberjack. But now, I must speak out:
This month the California Air Resources Board fined Orange County-based On the Edge Marketing and Phoenix-based CSK Auto Inc. (Kragen Auto Parts) $240,000 for selling Chinese-made gas-powered blenders -- gaze in wide wonder at the picture here -- with two-stroke off-road engines. Two-strokers are all but prohibited in California.

"Gasoline-powered blenders may be this year's tailgate sensation, but drinkers should not be polluting our air while having a good time," said board chairwoman and buzz-kill-in-chief Mary D. Nichols.
How is a free man to produce large-batch Mojitos, frozen Daiquirís for the adoring ladies, and Margaritas (when you've run out of Patron)? The line must be drawn somewhere.

From the L.A. Times.

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