Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Unelected Bureaucrats At Your Service

They're from the government and they're here to help.  Michigan EPA classifies milk as oil.  Forces large, unwarranted expenses on farmers. 

H/T to Improved Clinch

As my first ecology professor said, think of a pollutant as a resource in the wrong place.  

Meanwhile in the People's Republic of New York voters in Port Chester, NY get 6 votes each to spread among their choice of candidates.  
Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats, which until now were chosen in a conventional at-large election. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won.

Federal Judge Stephen Robinson said that violated the Voting Rights Act, and he approved a remedy suggested by village officials: a system called cumulative voting, in which residents get six votes each to apportion as they wish among the candidates. He rejected a government proposal to break the village into six districts, including one that took in heavily Hispanic areas.
 WTF?  Srsly.  WTF??  I have a tough enough time finding one guy worth voting for one time.

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