Saturday, March 15, 2008

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of ... Toilet Paper

Sen. Victor Crist, R-Tampa, is trying to push through a bill through the Florida legislature requiring that rest rooms have toilet paper in the stalls. Now, I am as fond of toilet paper as the next person, having endured the medicated wax paper of London and the wrinkly crepe paper of Italy, but I have my doubts as to whether this is an arena into which the government should be intruding. Was a time, Florida was the last frontier. But I shouldn't be surprised. Nowadays, we are the only state with a constitutional amendment concerning the treatment of pregnant pigs. I kid you not.


Anonymous said...

Your comments regarding Florida State Senator Victor Crist’s legislation dealing with restaurant restrooms is misleading and inaccurate. If you would have verified your facts, you would have found the bill actually deals with restaurant restrooms and is a whole lot more than just toilet paper. In fact what it really does is expand Florida’s inspections of restaurant kitchens to include restrooms. The bill ensures that restaurant food preparation staff has the necessary means to be clean in order to prevent the spread of disease in food preparation areas. The bill simply requires restaurants to have rest rooms that function. That means running water at the sink, antibacterial soap, a means to dry your hands, toilets that function, and of course toilet paper. The basics needed to ensure the prevention of harmful bacteria that can be easily transmitted to food during preparation after using the restroom.

rsnlk said...

I've published your comment in today's post so as to catch readers. I guess I should know better than to trust the media.