MALDEF to Challenge Leaf-Blower Ban...?
March 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
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OK, I`m kidding. The Mexican-Americal Legal Defense Fund, as far as I can see, has no plans to challenge the Newport Beach, California city council`s impending ban on leaf blowers. (Newport council moves forward on banning leaf blowers, by Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot, March 22, 2011)

But it`s far from a crazy idea. In the 1990s, a ban in Los Angeles was apparently overturned by the "Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles". They used methods short of litigation.

It`s part of what I call the "Onionization" of racial and immigration issues in America. They get so absurd that the real headline and the Onion headline eventually merge.