Less is normal

August 20, 2008

Our friends in government, still trying to save us from ourselves:

As you zip down the highway at 70 mph, remember that your lead foot will cost you at the pump in these days of $4-a-gallon gas.

Some lawmakers in Congress have certainly considered the consequences of your driving habits. And they want you to slow down.

Record-high gas prices have triggered talk that it may be time to lower the speed limit on federal highways to 55 or 60 mph.

“I think that’s a great way to save fuel,” said U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, N.C. “I think it would be the right thing to do.”

They’ve already dictated what kind of lightbulb I have to use and how much water I can use to flush the toilet, so what the hell. That’s less light, less water, less speed — ah, the American dream.

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