Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Nanny State and the Gas Can Spout (Spigot)

For the last several weeks, I have been looking for replacement Diesel (yellow) cans and spigots. All the cans I have found have the two handed spigot with a lever on the side that must be held open, a two handed operation for arthritic Old Country Boys like me, but since it normally takes another hand or two to hold the can (two if it is five or six gallons), then I need to become a Martian freak with four arms or need help from the Old Country Girl. I have been told by the local NAPA dealer that the Ass Holes at the EPA have mandated this to save the planet and that these new ones are the only ones now on the market; at a $15 - $20 premium, I might say. I believe the environmental freaks at the EPA are discriminating against arthritically disabled people. Knowing the Obamination administration, I seriously if environmental protection enters into the equation. I suspect it involves brothers-in-law or doner whales.
"When the revolution comes", or when Jim Inhofe gets his way, we will take care of this.
You know, When the ASTM promulgates a standard, the responsible author is ofte referenced by name. I think we should have the same required when any government agency promulgates a regulation, whether good or bad. At least these government "authors" can be held accountable for their stupidities.

1 comment:

Do The Right Thing said...

I buy my gas can nozzles from a company which calls itself Rotopax, out of Utah. They're expensive, but good. (for the gas cans with useable vents) The new gas cans without vents, which take forever to empty, I get tire valve stems,(39 cents ea.) drill my gas jugs to the proper hole size, (29/64ths for the stems I use) remove the valve cores, slide them onto a piece of wire, when they're thru the hole you drilled, pull them thru and use the tire dust cap for the vent plug. Works good, and gives me the satisfaction of having defeated one line of the nanny state rule book.