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Opening Arguments

The nanny state capital

In San Francisco, it won't be just the politicians who aren't allowed private lives. Even residents' trash won't be safe there:

Garbage collectors would inspect San Francisco residents' trash to make sure pizza crusts aren't mixed in with chip bags or wine bottles under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

And if residents or businesses don't separate the coffee grounds from the newspapers, they would face fines of up to $1,000 and eventually could have their garbage service stopped.

That's the city that has also become the first in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies. It also required restaurants to post nutritional information on his menu items, and there is a proposal to close some streets to cars on select Sundays so people can jog, hula-hoop and lay their yoga mats on the pavement. They're gonna be closely monitoring your stuff there at the intake points and outgo points. What's next, a poop inspector? "Ah, bad color there, Mr. Jones. We're going to have to increase your spinach and broccoli requirement."


Tue, 08/05/2008 - 10:34am

That must be why housing is so cheap there -- everybody's fleeing to get away from the nanny. And why there are hardly any tourists, either, and no one ever holds a convention in San Francisco, and there's no new industry, and...

Oh. Wait.

Bob G.
Tue, 08/05/2008 - 10:53am

Ah, the Socialist Republic Of Frisco...what WOULD we do without it?
Maybe they'll figure a way to TAX you WHEN you use the crapper, along with what's going down it (like the city itself).



tim zank
Tue, 08/05/2008 - 12:00pm

Just like a rotting piece of fruit, San Francisco draws the flies of the American population.

Bob G.
Tue, 08/05/2008 - 1:15pm

ROFL...Frisco and fruit in the same sentence...who'da thunk it, Tim?



Harl Delos
Tue, 08/05/2008 - 2:04pm

Pot. Kettle. Black.

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