Capitalism can even fix federal stupidity

I haven’t tried to pour gasoline from a gas can since the days when I still owned a sailboat with an outboard hanging off the transom. So I’d forgotten what the feds did to the gas can, in their usual bureaucratic stupidity, though I hear the ventless gas can actually was first developed in California. Oh, of course.

Nevertheless, there’s hope for the new non-illuminating light bulbs, not-very-flushable toilets, discoloring paint, too-soon-broken refrigerators, and the other junk Barry’s new socialist bureaucracy has, or plans to, foist on us.

Because this clever entrepreneur fixed the ventless gas can. Yep. It does require a new part and something else to fiddle with, but it’s only $1.65 at Amazon. So there’s obviously hope for America. Thanks to capitalism, King Pinocchio, capitalism.

Via Instapundit.

And let’s not forget capitalism’s share in Canadian Chris Hadfield’s brilliant music video from the ISS, updating David Bowie’s old song Space Oddity (“Ground control to Major Tom”), with a few alterations to the lyrics. It deftly relieves the Space Age of the boredom government control has brought it (minus the inevitable tragedies) ever since Russian Yuri Gagarin’s first solo.

0 responses to “Capitalism can even fix federal stupidity

  1. Oh boy… what else they are aiming to invent?

  2. Just found something that could make you feel a bit better:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10065952/Britain-must-succumb-to-EUs-new-olive-oil-diktat-say-officials.html

    I can assure you in addition that both the ventless gas cans and olive oil containers will appear in this here pissant country very soon. Local bureaucrats are copying the ones abroad quite quickly.

  3. Dick Stanley

    “The Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs”

    We don’t have one of those yet. Won’t be long, I imagine. Texas has its own olive oil industry, actually, but I don’t think they sell to Europe.

    On the other hand, I saw where Barry told the Brit PM they would regret leaving the EU, if they do it. Trying to join the EU may be next on President Choom’s list after he finally gives up on gun control, assuming he isn’t distracted by Republican investigations of his Benghazi-IRS-Associated Press scandals.