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Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.) EU to outlaw fun? — Europe. Oh Europe.  TheDC’s Eric Owens reports:

“In its continuing efforts to outlaw anything remotely fun, the European Union has announced plans to forcibly limit all cars to a maximum of 70 miles per hour. Under the latest scheme proposed by EU bureaucrats, cameras that can read speed limit signs would be installed in all new cars, reports The Telegraph. The cars would then automatically slam on the brakes when drivers exceed the posted speed limit. Owners of existing cars would not be immune. They would be required to have the speed limit mechanisms installed as well. The Intelligent Speed Adaptation plan was proposed by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Department. Its purpose is to decrease the number of traffic deaths. Some 30,000 traffic fatalities occur on European roads each year.”

TheDC Morning suspects every one who bought a Ferrari in Europe is probably pretty angry right now. But if the EU wants to save lives, why not just forbid everyone from leaving their house? Or if that’s too drastic, how about banning soccer?

2.) Love is in the air? — As the good book says,For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” For instance, there is a time to bash your forthcoming presidential rival — and a time to try to play buddy-buddy with him. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:

“Will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul finally bury the hatchet after their apparent feud? The Daily Caller has learned that Christie has been invited to join Paul when the libertarian-leaning Republican travels to New Jersey for a campaign appearance next month. Paul is heading to Clark, N.J., on Sept. 13 to campaign for Steve Lonegan, the Republican nominee in the state for the U.S. Senate. Lonegan, a former mayor, is running against Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark. … It’s not clear yet whether Christie will accept the invitation. Representatives for Christie didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from TheDC over the Labor Day weekend.”

3.) Legal immigration from reality — Students on college campuses continue to impress. TheDC’s Eric Owens reports:

“The student government at UCLA unanimously resolved to call for the eradication of the phrase ‘illegal immigrant,’ reports Campus Reform. The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association wants the term “illegal immigrant” banned because, its members say, the phrase is a violation of the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Last week’s resolution emphasizes the student council’s desire to prevent journalists, media organizations and various campus partners  from identifying illegal aliens as ‘illegal immigrants,’ explains the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus rag.”

Add this to the growing stack of evidence that suggests the voting age needs to be raised.

4.) Game over: greatest story of week — Some university you’ve never heard of canceled an appearance by Geraldo Rivera for a reason too stupid to believe. TheDC’s Robbie Soave reports:

“Duquesne University has rescinded an invitation to Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera to moderate an academic panel on the Kennedy assassination. The reason? Rivera recently snapped a shirtless photograph of himself and sent it to his Twitter followers — a move that violates Duquesne’s Catholic principles, according to a university spokesperson. ‘The administration felt that Mr. Rivera’s decision to post a nearly naked picture of himself on social media was inappropriate and inconsistent with who we are as a Catholic university and therefore asked the Wecht Institute to withdraw the invitation,’ said Bridget Fare, assistant vice president of public affairs at Duquesne, in a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.”

TheDC Morning presumes the school doesn’t have a male swimming team.

5.) Tweet of Yesterday — daveweigel: You know what nobody is talking about anymore? The “defund Obamacare in the CR” campaign. Blame Assad.

6.) Today in North Korean News — BREAKING: “Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Aeguk Stone Factory”

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