Some of the stranger governmental goings-on I dug up over the week:
–EnergyStar has been certifying bogus products, such as a gas-powered alarm clock and a space heater with a feather duster stuck in it. Out of 20 fake items that the GAO submitted, 15 were approved, 2 were rejected, and 3 received no response.
-NASA spent $500,000,000 on a launching pad for a rocket that will probably never be built.
-In Norfolk, VA, it is illegal for hens to lay eggs between 4:00pm and 8:00am.
-In Minnesota, it is illegal for women to play Santa Claus.
-In California, it is against the law to enter a restaurant on horseback.
-From Jeff Flake’s office: The federal government is spending $935,000 on pasteurizing shell eggs in Michigan.
-The federal government is spending $73,000,000 this year on the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program.