Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Take It Back

Just when I thought there were a few people in government with a little bit of common sense (see the post below) my faith in the nincompoopery of officaldom is restored. From BMEWS:

LA County OKs $1,000 Fine For Throwing Football, Frisbee On Beaches
Los Angeles - The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas, when a person obtains a permit, or playing water polo “in or over the Pacific Ocean”.
37 frickin' pages telling people what they can and can't do on public (ha!) beaches?!?

Beach balls and volleyballs are okay, but not footballs or frisbees? That should piss off both jocks and hippies.

And just how in the heck does one play water polo over the water? As long as we're picking nits, it looks like people could get fined for playing water polo under the water, which is where most of the action takes place anyway.

I stand by my original statement: there is nothing as uncommon as common sense.

Land of fruits and nuts indeed...


Old NFO said...

And don't forget the California Coastal Commission... THAT is a bunch of fruit loops...

CenTexTim said...

The whole damn state is fruity and/or loopy (with a few rare exceptions).

Anonymous said...


My daughter and I drove from Sacramento to San Diego over a 3-week period last summer.

The State, as we saw it, would make a great case study in the "Psychology of Abhorant Social Societies".

The weather was great, however. Too bad it's wasted on those folks.


kerrcarto said...

Is it just a coincidence that California's flag has a red star on it?