11/21/11

Vital issues: Fiddling while Rome burns

The European Union has once again demonstrated a remarkable level of incompetence in leadership.

"While the euro burns ..." - that is, while European economies are on the edge of collapse; while prime ministers flee office, while Unionistas rampage in the streets of European cities ... we have this:

Business leaders will reportedly face jail time for claiming that water prevents dehydration

MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.

He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.

Wait one ... what was that about 'bendy bananas'?

It seems that awhile back, the European Union passed laws preventing the sale of bananas - and cucumbers for that matter - that had bends. Were like, you know ... curved.

It actually went to court, where a great deal of judicial time was expended:

Yes, we can have curved bananas ...

Obama's administration must be experiencing all kinds of tingles over the mere thought of that kind of regulation of our daily lives.