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Money-grubbing Conshohocken

Thursday night I went to downtown Conshohocken PA to the Great American Pub.  Now, I know that Whitemarsh Township, which includes at least some of Conshohoken, is rabidly anti-business.  And I certainly suspected that Conshohocken shared that elitest view; desiring to become an upscale residential area.  However, it didn't occure to me that it is anti-consumer business as well.

While having dinner, I got a parking ticket.  Not for a parking meter issue, or for parking in a no-parking area, but for not backing-in.  Now there may be a sign announcing that, but it was dark and I didn't see it.

So, I'll pay the fine to you money grubbing weasels with your too-clever parking polices.  But there are a lot of places to go in the greater Philadelphia area, and you won't see me in your restuarants any time soon.

Constitutional Authority

Listening to news and talk radio on a long drive, I heard a couple of very interesting things.  First, apparently the last bill passed by Congress before the recess ordered television stations to not broadcast commercials at louder volume than the underlying program.  Now, I find that television behavior annoying, and my late father used to get infuriated over it.  But, I can't imagine where the constitutional authority for this stems from.

And, again some regulator decided that street signs must include upper and lower case letters, not just capitals. New York city has over 200,000 street signs, and the cost to change is $27,000,000.  Everything about this seems squirrelly, from why all caps isn't just fine, and how the Feds have the power to regulate those details..