Just heard on the News (WQXR New York Times Classical Station) that a politician in California wants to ban the common light bulb because it's too inefficient and force everyone to use CF's.
Also read in the paper that in NYC (where I work) politicians want to set a standard for the weight of models for fear it is causing eating disorders in people trying to emulate the "look"
Which would virtually guarantee the collapse of one of NYC's biggest industries.
OK, I believe that we live in a free country and that goverment meddling is eroding our freedoms. But when it comes to assinine things like these I think "they're going way too far now"
No links yet, I'll try an find some and edit this post and include them.