The Day This Passes In The U.S. Is The Day Texas Passes A “Concealed Stinger Missile Law”

Via Best of the Web we have word of a troubling development in the world of outdoor food preparation:

The government of Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros [That’s around $27 in non-metric currency. -ed.] for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Scientists believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of global warming.

Emphasis mine.

All I know is that if any such madness were ever approved in the U.S. and A., those helicopters would be dropping from the sky at a rate that would make Al Qaeda In Iraq look like a bunch of poofters, I tell you whut.

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Wouldn’t you think the carbon dioxide emitted from the helicopters flying around would way more than offset a million BBQ’s?

Ssssh, Andy, go easy on ‘em – they’re French-speaking Belgians, for Heaven’s sake. You know they’ve had a rough couple of centuries, the least you could do is leave them ignorant of their own ignorance.

*grin*

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