Nanny State Gets Even Sillier, Part II

The Neuman Singularity draws ever nearer, as book publishers in the UK tell children's books authors that it's dangerous for dragons to breathe fire, or that thermal heaters need to be colored green, not red. To be fair, these atrocities aren't the direct result of the government -- there's no official inspector of children's books (yet) mandating these changes -- but they are the indirect result of the government not shooting enough lawyers, which ought to be considered a proper function of maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of society. Socialists and others who believe in an activist State ought to agitate for the shooting of lawyers to become one of the duties of the EPA, while us libertarian/conservative types will be happy with allowing private citizens to keep the herds culled in the name of preserving the ecosystem for all living things.

From the article:

"Sales and marketing departments are worried something might offend somebody, or that a child might copy something in a book and their parents will sue the publisher."

And while we're at it, the world could use a few less of a certain type of parent...

Sigh. I've got a little list, I've got a little list...


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