Grid lark

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.)


  1. SnoopyTheGoon »

    21 June 2013 · 3:11 am

    Just imagine for a moment the life free of cell phones and phones in general… what a bliss.

  2. McGehee »

    21 June 2013 · 9:34 am

    Imagine no longer having the internet to refute the BS in the Big Media outlets that also wouldn’t exist anymore…

  3. Roberta X »

    22 June 2013 · 1:49 pm

    Sooner or later, someone will try The Pulse. Don’t look for any mutant super-soldiers to save us.

  4. CGHill »

    22 June 2013 · 2:00 pm

    The state of the State being what it is, I assume that our officials will actually welcome our new battery-operated overlords.

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