Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Finally, Some Laws That Make Sense...!
After decades of having to deal with the stupidity of some of the state laws being passed by the idiots in charge...Texans may be catching a break!
Effective on the 1st of September, many new laws go into effect! Surprisingly many of these laws appear to be friendly to the average citizen! How that happened is beyond me, but after all the BS that has come down the pike over the last few years...I'll take it!
Below is just a small sampling of some of the most common sense laws in the bunch. As you can tell, some of these actually seem to be born of common sense! Wonder how that happened?
Farmers and ranchers
One new law will make it easier for farmers and ranchers to get their products to farmers' markets by eliminating some restrictions on how the food must be transported. For example, foods can be kept cold with ice chests or other devices, and farmers will not have to bring along an expensive refrigeration unit and generator, as some local officials have required.
That means more profit opportunities for farmers and more selection for consumers, said Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.
"Consumers have made it very clear," McGeary said. "They want farmers' markets and they want more locally produced foods."
The same piece of legislation eases restrictions on "cottage foods," or baked and canned goods produced in people's homes, such as non-refrigerated cakes and canned jellies. McGeary said the law opens up a business avenue for cottage food providers and does not compromise food safety.
Meanwhile, Texans who want to hunt feral hogs from a helicopter are in luck. Lawmakers passed a bill that lets landowners arrange for the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from choppers above their property.
Another law makes it legal to fish for catfish with your bare hands, known as noodling.
Reporter Nolan Hicks contributed to this report.
You can read a more complete list of some of the new laws right here!
All I can say about this is it's about time that things started looking up for the average guy for a change! Now if we can convince them to keep heading in the right direction...things would only get even better!
How about some fresh coffee on the patio? Supposed to start raining on Wednesday, but we'll see!