Is California the D.C. of the west coast?
As we all know, government wants to run our lives because those in
government are more intelligent than us and we need to be looked after.
I suppose that because some are not so smart these days the California
government has mandated a rather generic warning label that seems to
appear on most anything that you could purchase. Apparently the
government has decided that a one size fits all approach will work for
the masses. We certainly can't be bothered with details that might
require some of to think and we all know that big government does not
want us to think.
So any way, back on point, with much more frequency, I way over here in
Texas, am seeing more and more of the warning labels that target the
people in California that rely on the government to protect them and do
their thinking. IIRC many years back I saw that grilling in your back
yard causes cancer. Right there on the charcoal bag was the "generic"
warning label pointing out that fact. I always thought that the
cigarette warning labels and TV adds for the past umpteen years would be
enough indication that breathing in smoke was not good for you.
Apparently some did not make the understand that charcoal smoke is
probably going to pose the same risk and the government had to step in
to help those people make the connection.
So lately with much more frequency I am seeing this same generic warning
label on other products which are reaching other parts of the country.
I am a bit concerned as to how much the government thinks we are going
to swallow. A couple of weeks ago I bought a new lawn spronkler, yep
there was the label. In some unidentified manner this lawn sprinkler
has been identified as a possible cause of cancer in California.
Strange,,,, my new sprinkler is a brightly painted color but certainly
does not glow in the dark. Shockingly a few days ago I bought a few
sets of brass quick connect and disconnects for my yard sprinklers and
hoses. Yup there was the warning label also, might cause cancer in
Now to get on topic for this group. As many of you know, I have been
hunting and gathering information for a replacement miter gauage for my
TS. Oddly I have to rule out several right away because right there on
the box is that warning label, may cause cancer in California.
Be careful California, I see in the near future cancer warning signs on
street corners reminding you that driving your gasoline powered car is
going to cause cancer. Just wait till the government realizes that the
electric cars will pose the same hazards as there ise aluminum and brass
parts in just about everything being manufactured these days. Don't get
me started on the chemicals in those large batteries.
Before this gets totally out of hand, the people of California should
require the government to mandate a warning label to be placed on your
candidates running for a government office. You know, a warning label
to help identify which candidates are going to be harmful or a threat to
your health, economy, and or ability to make decisions for your self,
etc. There could be countless categories of warning labels.
There could be the "I'ma fast talker that skirts the issues and does not
directly answer any question" label.
There could be the "I'ma a shyster that will warn you that when I say I
am going to change things all I am really going to change is whose
pockets gets filled with your tax dollars" label.
There could be the I'ma no morals adulteress that your children are
going to look up to and I am going to let them know that is OK to cheat
on my spouse and that trying some AC/DC action in the dark allies is OK
And there could be the I'ma better than you and deserve a better
retirement plan, health plan, and more time off, label.
Do you think those labels would be more helpful?