Nanny State of the Week: Florida county sends environmental specialist to investigate BBQ

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Commentary, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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The smell of barbeque has landed one Florida man in trouble with his local authorities, who reportedly sent an “environmental specialist” – a fancy term for this column recognizes as little more than a run-of-the-mill government nanny – to inspect his grill and then ordered him to contain the smell to his own property

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Nanny State of the Week: Town officials mandate mowing

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Ohio, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

A REAL NUISANCE:

Local officials in St. Alban’s Township, Ohio, want residents to destroy two years’ worth of work on a small-scale nature preserve.

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Nanny State of the Week: Helicopters, horses and New York City

By   /  July 13, 2015  /  Issues, Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Source: https://welikia.org/m-map.php

Government officials in New York City just want to make it hard to get around, it seems.

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Vermont gun club sues town over noise ordinance citations

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Issues, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A half-century-old gun club in Vermont is suing the town of Williston over noise ordinance citations, which, owners say, violate members’ gun rights.

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Christie challenges court order to release public record

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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In a bizarre appeal, Gov. Chris Christie is challenging a court order for his office to release a high-tech media list, assembled at taxpayers’ expense, as a public record.

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Drink it up: 10 gifts PLCB booze bosses took from vendors

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Ethics, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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The first rule about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is that you don’t talk about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

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