And you thought OUR government was regulation happy?

I ran across an article today that made me offer a (mental only) apology to the EPA, the Department of Education et al for all the evil thoughts I’ve sent their way regarding their generation of minute and senseless intrusions into our lives.

But these bureaucratic dolts have absolutely nothing on an intrusive government that obviously is seeking to get listed in the Guinness Book of Records in the category of “Miniscule Over-regulation of Ordinary Citizens“.

Now let me assure you that I could not have made this up.  If I had that much imagination, I would be writing fiction and making as much as the late Tom Clancy did.

It seems that the government of Iceland has two lists, one for males and one for females, of approved names.  If you name your child anything that is not on this approved list, they are not allowed to have any sort of government issued identification, like a passport.

Here’s the link to the article. You should read it, if only so you feel better about the idiots in our home grown bureaucracy.  Not a LOT better, mind you, but just a little.

You Can’t Name Your Daughter Harriet

You might also want to pray that Obama doesn’t read this.  It might give him ideas!




About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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