brother have ya got a dime?

Employers in Oregon will not be allowed to advertise a job opening if they won’t consider applicants who are unemployed.

…California clergy members will not have to perform same-sex marriages if they object.

…In several states, including Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware, lawmakers made it illegal for employers to either require or request social-media passwords from job applicants or employees.

…in Florida, swamp buggies will not legally be considered motor vehicles.

…In Kentucky, releasing feral or wild hogs into the wild will be prohibited

How nice does this sound?

…four state legislatures — Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas — were out of session in 2012.

In CA:

Drivers in California can now text and email while they drive if they use voice-operated systems that keep their hands free for driving. [so you can talk to your little automated voice -- and correct her mistakes -- but you can't talk to another human being on your fone]

[Meanwhile] The state will be required to come up with rules to allow the operation of driverless vehicles on roadways. [that's for Google*]

CA: land of consistency.

A law will allow schools to suspend any student who creates a so-called burn page, a social-media profile that impersonates someone in order to bully, intimidate or mock them.

Two new laws will prevent employers and higher-education officials from asking for applicants’ social-media passwords.

…The law protects breast-feeding women from discrimination by their employers.

…A law by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, will allow many juveniles sentenced to life without parole the chance to petition for a sentence of 25 years to life.

…The law prohibits landlords from requiring pet owners to declaw or devocalize their pets in order to rent a 

…Cities will be barred from considering revenue generation when considering installation of red-light cameras. Such decisions would have to be based upon safety considerations. [hahahahahahaha]

Well, *I* for one feel safer….


  1. Posted December 31, 2012 at 8:03 am |

    And that is what happens when Caltards take over a state.

    Oregon businesses will “consider” section 8 job applications … but what they consider them to be will be mostly unprintable.

  2. geezerette
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 8:06 am |

    If you can’t march into a persons home and arrest them you can pass many laws for the good of them and their children in hopes that they break them. You can raise taxes on everything they use and do so as to stymie their endeavors to educate themselves to what your alternate goal is. You can wait decades for this to happen.

  3. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 9:53 am |

    In Texas our legislature meets only every other year for ? months. They are also (state)constitutionally limited on their spending. They have to balance the budget. These limits make the state government much more tolerable.

  4. Posted December 31, 2012 at 10:09 am |

    They had me right up to that part about the feral hogs. Now that shit just ain’t civilized. I’m not sure how.

  5. mojo
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 10:53 am |

    Turn and face the strain.

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 11:56 am |

    As a born n raised Kaintuckian, messin with bacon will not stand! Growin up there I never met a police man who would not welcome a mason jar of popskull or a slab of smoked bacon, flavored w a diet of hickory, beechnut, walnut and wild persimmons……….(…a neighbor kid told me once that for Headcheese, the police let em ride an turn on the siren…..)

  7. Posted December 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm |

    ^ See? Now that’s some good-’ole-fashioned Kaintuckian wisdom. I’m not sure what it means, but I like the sound of it.

  8. Jess
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm |

    We like our legislators in Texas to take a year off from assembling. It gives them time to wander among the peasants, and us time to remind them we know where they live.