The latest case in point: I'm not normally a big MillerCoors person, but I find it annoying that 25 states are asking the beer manufacturer to pull Sparks alchoholic energy malt beverage from the shelves, according to this L.A. Times story. I thought the combo of alcohol and caffeine was kind of genius -- since I normally drink only beverages which have either one or the other of these substances, why not combine the two? Not that you can't just have a Red Bull and vodka and achieve the same effect times two, but why should this company be punished for its ingenuity? Does that mean Lagunitas Cappucino stout could also be outlawed?
As far other government regulation goes:
Foie gras: Definitely allow it, sorry geese, it's just too good.
Trans-fats: Hmm. Guess we're better off without them, but I hope it doesn't hurt the small ethnic places too much.
Calorie counts: Sure, let's require them, restaurant portions are obscene anyway.
Banning fast food outlets in South L.A.?: That's a tough one. No point in doing it unless there's alternatives in place.
and obviously, taco trucks, yes, of course. Let them park wherever the hell they want. Where do you stand?