Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wearing the mAsshat in Methuen

Normally, I'd preface a post like this with something along the lines of "Welcome to Massachusetts!", or maybe "Only in Massachusetts!". But, I'm not so naive as to believe that this kind of asshattery doesn't happen all across the country (though, at a higher frequency in states overrun by busybody, big-government liberal types).

That said, what's wrong with this picture?

A city councilor in Metheun is pushing a proposal to ban yard work before 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Robert Andrew tells the Lawrence Eagle Tribune a number of residents have complained to him about loud landscape work in the early morning hours on Sundays.

Hint: If you consider 10 AM to be "early morning", you might have a little trouble figuring this one out.

Andrew wants all leaf blowers, lawn mowers and trimmers kept quiet until ten o'clock.

Oh, to live next door to this assclown.

Wife (flipping through the Sunday paper): Hey, honey, do you want the crossword puzzle?

Me: No, thanks. It's almost 10:00. I gotta go fire up the tractor, lawn mower, leaf blower, wood chipper, weed whacker, and log splitter. You know, the ones I took all the mufflers off of last night. Now, let me see. Should I walk to the toolshed, or take the Harley?

"People have a right to rest," Andrew told the Eagle Tribune.

Spoken like a true champion of individual freedom.

Councilor Deborah Quinn said Andrew's proposal is an example of government overstepping its authority.


UPDATE: It seems I have to amend that opening paragraph somewhat. This asshattery also takes place in communities overrun by busybody, big-government Republican types, as well.