Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sara Lampe Wants To Legalize WHAT?

Several days ago, the bus posted a video of Eleanor Roosevelt endorsing Good Luck Margarine.

Unbeknownst to me and apparently a whole lot of bus riders, we were breaking Missouri law by even possessing the cheaper spread.

Missouri, it seems, has a law that restricts the sale, possession or shipment of imitation butter and bans yellow-tinted varieties. Those dealing in this contraband can be fined up to $100 and jailed for up to a month.

Prohibition has failed to control the use and domestic production of margarine -- it s time everyone faced this and the rest of the compelling arguments for legalizing it.

The regulatory agency responsible for enforcing the butter laws says they are rarely enforced, pointing to more pressing problems and oddities that garner more attention.

Fortunately, my State Representative, Sara Lampe (D), realized that the decriminalization of margarine was an idea whose time had come. The Columbia Tribune is reporting that today Lampe filed a bill legalizing margarine.

Tread carefully Sara, there are some out there who don't want to change the law.

Just remember, without butter, there would have been no last tango in Paris. Go get some butter.

4 comments:

Lil Jim said...

Surely she just means medical margarine...

Busplunge said...

Ok, here's the scary part..... According to news reports of the anti-anti-butter law, the department of agriculture decided some time ago not to enforce this law.

Selective enforcement of laws. Who decides which laws to enforce and which laws not to enforce?

This time is was margarine, what if it was possession of pot, or of pornography, or counterfeit money, or accepting bribes, or defrauding citizens....do you get my drift?

Pretty scary stuff this no margarine law!

Fatty McButter Pants said...

Ok, I thought this was a joke. A Satire. A Spoof.

You can't make it up.

My word verification? singe

Jim A. said...

Some 60 years ago in NW IN I remember my Dad buying a block of white stuff with a yellow dye pack in the middle at the A&P Supermarket (w/ the good coffee smell). He put the block, probably the size of a pound of butter, in a bowl and mix the color into the "oleo". My sister and I didn't know better but my Mother wouldn't touch it.