In Michigan, we’ve all just been subjected to a tremendous tax increase – on many services previously exempted, and an increase in the income tax. The State government threatened us with a shutdown (which some of us could only hope for) as if the motor of the world would simply stop running if nobody manned the toll-booths at the State Parks.
Glad to have all the ass-hat career politicians back, and to see that they’re finally getting down to business setting some things right. Specifically, this bill which would force business to allow certain people to use restrooms designated for “employees only.”
Supporters say the bill would provide comfort and security to people afraid of going shopping because of the sudden need to go to the bathroom.
Of course, it still requires the person to provide a doctor’s note indicative of their “condition” to a perfect stranger. Nothing says “may I use your bathroom?” like “I’m about to shit my pants – doctor’s orders!” If you can’t control where or when you poop, I don’t want you on my property. If there’s a more-than-good chance that you’re going to deliver a baby – I don’t want to be mopping up placenta-noodle soup, either.
But seriously. It doesn’t get any fucking better than this – less than 3 days after we avert the crisis of the millennium, they’re wasting valuable time (on the taxpayer’s dime, I might add) writing laws about who can go to the bathroom and where and under what circumstances – and adding insult to injury of course – with absolutely no regard for the (once) private property of others.
Irate is perhaps not the right word – because this is too trivial to get that upset over. So if there’s another word that describes equal parts of fuming anger, apathy, and milk-blowing-out-one’s-nose-laughter, please let me know.