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Imagine if you will the following scenario playing out in September 1789.
Having defeated the British at Yorktown and negotiated the Treaty of Paris the nascent government of newly elected President George Washington turned its attention to solving the truly pressing needs of the citizenry.
Their first order of business? Enacting a law which once and for all would put an end to the scourge of overly loud television commercials.
Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to limit the volume of commercials and keep them at the level of the programs they interrupt.
The House has passed similar legislation. Before it can become law, minor differences between the two versions have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2 election.
With that feather in their caps the burgeoning bureaucracy set its sights on the safety hazards inherent in improperly lettered street signs.
New York City will change the lettering on every single street sign - at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million - because the feds don't like the font.
Street names will change from all capital letters to a combination of upper and lower case on roads across the country thanks to the pricey federal regulation, officials said Wednesday.
MADISON AVE. will become Madison Ave. and will be printed in a font called Clearview, the city Department of Transportation says.
The city has about 250,000 signs, and it costs about $110 to replace [each] one.
Truly the citizens of these United States can sleep soundly in their beds, secure in the knowledge that their great victory for independence has brought forth an overarching federal government which stands ready to regulate every aspect of their daily lives.
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