« Open Thread | Main | God Airbrushed From Capitol Visitor Center »

December 7, 2008

Nanny Staters Keep Us Safe From Novelty Lighters

Connecticut bureauweenies have imposed still more extraneous safeness on their constituents by banning novelty lighters.

The ordinance will take effect Dec. 17. The fire marshal and city police officers will enforce the local law, which includes [a] $100 fine for the "retail sale, offer of retail sale, gift or distribution of any novelty lighter within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of New London."

Why not? Novelty lighters are more likely to cause harm than the trans fats cities like New York have been banning. You could use one to ignite a stick of dynamite and hurt any number of people.

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), better known for all the cash he raked in from Freddie and Fannie than for his pathetic presidential campaign, wants to take the ban national.

The national ban would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to treat novelty lighters as a banned hazardous substance, which would prohibit the manufacture, importation, or sale of the lighters anywhere in the country.

If only the meddling moonbattery gumming up the gears of our democracy could be banned as a hazardous substance.

These look particularly lethal.

On a tip from comet.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 7, 2008 8:32 PM


Ban fire! It come to no good! Fire BAD! Ouch!

Posted by: Liberal Neanderthal Do-gooder at December 7, 2008 8:59 PM

Another harmless freedom being demonized and taken from us while we sit and do nothing ...

Posted by: ThornRage at December 7, 2008 10:19 PM

Thank God!

The nightmare is over.


Posted by: Mike at December 7, 2008 10:53 PM


Posted by: Smoke TNT at December 7, 2008 11:01 PM

This is cool!

Posted by: Name at December 8, 2008 6:07 AM

soooooooo, my mini-strobe, multicolor, light show lighter is verboten?

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2008 6:22 AM

Nanny state: Dont knock it until you've tried it.

Posted by: Moonbat_I_guess at December 8, 2008 6:32 AM

"Liberal" season. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

And we need it oh so bad. Our tolerance is their fuel. We must stop tolerating them.

Don't understand? Start here:

Posted by: waypasthadenough at December 8, 2008 7:08 AM

are you advertising your site, wphe?

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2008 7:24 AM

"If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law." - Winston Churchill

When you outlaw rubber duck lighters you have no respect for Law.

Posted by: Kevin R at December 8, 2008 7:25 AM

waypasthadenough, where has i much prefer my nanny state to Bush's America. It seems your taxed just as heavily as me but your money goes to "wars" and bailing out your irresponsible companies" My tax dollars go to health care, (I have private cover so im paying for two lots of healthcare, but the public one is fine) paying for my college education ect ect. Socialism has served me quite well.

Posted by: "Moonbat" at December 8, 2008 7:55 AM

Send those bureaweenies all dunce caps to show just how stupid and absolutly brainless they are i mean if it were not some stupid dim-wits banning leaf blowers becuase their all stupid

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 8, 2008 7:56 AM

Moonbat, if that's a college education you're paying for, I'd ask for my money back. Ah, but I see it's some sort of Socialist education. Nothing but the finest from a socialist government.

Posted by: Karin at December 8, 2008 12:30 PM

Karin, shhh... The moonbat doesn't know what you mean. It really doesn't know. Just pat it on the head and let it skip and jump and hop away.

Posted by: Kevin R at December 8, 2008 2:10 PM

Any one else tired of legislation for neglectful parents. Some stupid parent let's his six y.o. singe his eyebrows at the Wal-mart checkout because they were reading about the two headed baby Angelina & Brad just adopted.... now I'm gonna have to buy lighters with a combination lock. (By the way, that really did happen with Angelina & Brad)

Posted by: georgef f. at December 8, 2008 3:57 PM