Via Greg Mullen, I present you with the following news item: EPA Contest Seeks Videos Promoting Government Regulations:
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging the public to create video advertisements that explain why federal regulations are “important to everyone.”
The contest, which ends May 17, will award $2,500 to the makers of the video that best explains why federal regulations are good and how ordinary citizens can become more involved in making regulations. The videos must be posted on YouTube and can be no more than 60-90 seconds in length. …
As explained in the EPA press release announcing the contest, the purpose of the videos will be to remind the public that federal regulation touches “almost every aspect” of their lives and to promote how important those regulations are.
“The contest will highlight the significance of federal regulations and help the public understand the rulemaking process. Federal agencies develop and issue hundreds of rules and regulations every year to implement statutes written by Congress. Almost every aspect of an individual’s life is touched by federal regulations, but many do not understand how rules are made or how they can get involved in the process.”
The videos should be designed to “capture the public imagination” and to “explain” why government regulations are “important to everyone.”
Jesus Christ in a Cracker! What the heck am I supposed to say about that? I have nothing… my brain is still busy boggling.
Oh and what I quoted is just a small dose of the insanity. Go read the whole thing for the rest. If only I had video skills, I might work on a satire video that satisfied all of their requirements to the letter.