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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Proof that idiocy exists even in the elitist New England states:

Hang up and pump. That's what Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, wants drivers to do when they pull into a gas station to fill up the tank.

The legislature's Judiciary Committee heard testimony Monday on her bill that would impose a $250 fine on people who use their cellular phones while pumping gas.

Stillman said there are already warnings pasted on gas pumps informing people that a cell phone in the proximity of a gas pump could cause an electrical charge that might ignite the pump. However, she said, there are no penalties.

"People just do not pay attention to the notices that are displayed for their protection and of course we sometimes believe that these dangerous events cannot possibly happen," Stillman said. She acknowledged the fine might be difficult to enforce, but it could be a deterrent.

Geez, it's no wonder I get angry about the punitive taxation in this place. This is what my dollars buy. Can someone find a copy of Mythbusters and send it to Ms. Stillman?


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