Krazy Kalifornia

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#21
you act like there's no thread making fun of Texas ... there is, and I'm the one that started it (7 years ago) lol
the point is that California has gone off the deep end, and it's okay if you don't feel that way, and it's okay if we do

 

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#22
Yep there is a Texas thread in the funny section which is for funnies
this thread is in a political section I'm just pointing out to Tsalagi that all states
have 'stuff' I just don't get all the hate for it and how much the world has changed
this past year. I know its okay to have opinions I was just stating mine. Like you said
not everyone has to agree with everyone its why its call politics.
 

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#23
I don't get where you're seeing hate?
I read back through here, all I see is statements, no condemnation, no insults, no hatred
I love California, spent 4 years living out there, but it's not the state it was then
I did miss that the thread was in Domestic Policy, I thought it was in Political Humor
 

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#24
I guess if it will be the laughing stock of the country I interpreted that as it will be hated
All the comments on dumb laws every state has them and they are all funny there should
be a dumb law thread then. This thread seems to get more and more ‘out there’ I know Calif
Is going to drop into the ocean or a huge earthquake will swallow it up I guess I just don’t
understand the point It is what it is... I’ll be the first to post a funny about it and I’m not knocking
Texas just pointing out to Tsalagi every state has those weird laws. I’ll go on my merry way now.
 

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#25
those words weren't T's ... evidenced by the quotation marks around the statement

The term "laughing stock" refers to a person, thing or situation that is ridiculed. This term, which also might be written as "laughingstock" or "laughing-stock," can refer to a single person, a group of people or an intangible idea or element. Although the exact origin of this term is unknown, it is believed to have been derived from the stocks in which petty criminals were placed to be subjected to public ridicule.

does ridicule equal hatred? I suppose it could, it all depends on intent, and the intent of this thread is not to ridicule, it's to highlight

this thread is not about dumb laws, it's about how "out there" California is getting
for example: they have 3 different plans for the state going simultaneously: to secede, to split into 2 states, and to split into 3 states
if you don't think that's funny, I'm sorry, but I do! lol
 

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If you look, you will see that most of these laws in Texas or elsewhere are from the 1800s or early 1900s. Unfortunately, Moonbeam Brown and his associates are passing these Kooky laws in the mid-20 teens. It's as if there is a huge pot farm in the State Capitol building!
 
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#27
No more free popcorn!
While closely associated with movie theaters, popcorn is also tightly linked to neighborhood purveyors of hammers and screwdrivers. The connection is seen in shops from Cambridge, Mass. (Tags Ace Hardware) to Lakeside (Payton’s True Value Hardware).


“The little kids get a kick out of it,” said Dianne El-Hajj, co-owner of Payton’s, where the free treat has been a staple since 1997. “They come in for the popcorn and dad comes in for the tools.”

The county Department of Environmental Health, for its part, has a long tradition of cracking down on these scofflaws. Three years ago, inspectors cited Encinitas’ Crown Ace Hardware and San Carlos True Value Hardware.

“The Health Department came in,” said San Carlos True Value manager Danielle Matheny, “and told us if we wanted to continue giving away free popcorn and coffee we’d have to install a bigger vent system, a bigger and better sink in the break room — a lot of rules and restrictions they put on us.”

In both Encinitas and San Carlos, the stores dropped the practice. Inspectors so far have ignored Payton’s, but El-Hajj figures it’s just a matter of time.

“I feel sad,” she said, “that some of the old traditions we have become so regulated.”