Friday, May 13, 2011
I caught a fish thiiiss biiiigg! *holds hands far apart*
Telling fish tales is a tradition dating back to at least the early pre-Cambrian period. In Texas however, you'd better not get caught lying about the size of your catch if you're in a tournament....
From NYTimes -- A bill that would make it a misdemeanor — and in some cases a felony — to misrepresent the size, weight or provenance of a fish in a fishing tournament arrived on Gov. Rick Perry’s desk on Wednesday, after passing the State Senate in a unanimous vote on Monday.
Do we really need a state-wide law banning lying about your fish in tournaments? Don't they measure and weigh the fish you catch? And aren't there already tournament rules about cheating? Why do we need a law?
What'll Texas do next, pass a law to discourage peeking during hide-and-seek? If you get caught, you lose automatically....everybody knows that. But I guess the Texas legislature has solved all that states' other problems, which is the only explanation for wasting time on this.