I refuse to take this measure seriously:
Amid growing fears of a massive electromagnetic pulse hit from either a solar flare or a terrorist nuclear bomb, House Republicans … unveiled a plan to save the nation’s electric grid from an attack that could mean lights out for 300 million Americans.
The reason is right there in the title:
Dubbed the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act, the legislation would push the federal government to install grid-saving devices such as surge protectors to protect against an attack.
SHIELD Act? What would Nick Fury say?
Has there ever been a worthwhile law with a cutesy acronym?
(Via Bill Quick, who expects that nothing good will come of it.)