Obama’s EPA Now Wants to Regulate How Long You Shower

It looks like Obama’s EPA is working up to the idea that it should be allowed to say how long you shower. Apparently, if Obama’s EPA has its way, the President’s scolds will be there to harass you if your shower lasts longer than Obama has decreed that you are allowed to.

News broke on Tuesday that the EPA wants to monitor showering in hotels with the eventual eye toward regulating it. It’s just the latest part of the nanny state being built by Emperor Obama who thinks he should be there–EVERYWHERE–to tell you how to live your life.

“The agency,” Free Beacon reported, “is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to ‘modify their behavior.'”

“Hotels consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. and around the world,” it says in an EPA grant. “Most hotels do not monitor individual guest water usage and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by hotel guests.”

“The proposed work aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from hotel guest room showers,” it continued. “This device will be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a central hotel accounting system.”

Imagine Obama’s future… you walk out of the shower and there is an EPA suit standing there with his “device” and a clipboard to berate you for taking too long to shower! Or, maybe a siren, a flashing red light and armed troops will show up if you exceed your allotted time.

I wonder how long you will be sentenced to in shower jail?

King Obama has spoken. So let it be written.

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  • Brucehenry

    “Those gullible blacks and Arabs sure believe a lot of nutty conspiracy theories,” says the author of this article.

    Who failed to read the last paragraph in his link.

    • You need to learn to read, not me. I excerpt above when I wrote “…working up to the idea…” Are you unable to notice the subtlety of what I wrote?

      And at least give me points for making that cool .gif to go with this story!!

      • Brucehenry

        Mea Culpa. Your razor-sharp subtlety indeed escaped me. And you with such a history of subtle, understated humor, too!

        Points for the gif.

        • Commander_Chico

          I don’t see a gif, only a jpg

          • Brucehenry

            I don’t know the difference, but Warner seemed to crave praise.

        • Cream pie in the face, subtlety is my forte.

      • Why do you bother responding to the illiterate moron?

      • Tony Budz

        I skimmed it, I thought the attitude sucked…

  • Walter_Cronanty

    It’s not only your showers they want to control [remember when the libs wanted the government out of your bedroom? – now they want in your bathroom], they want to control your back yard grills. http://freebeacon.com/issues/wfbs-liz-harrington-breaks-down-the-epas-focus-on-drippings-from-backyard-grills/

    • Brucehenry

      Look at that second paragraph in that link. It’s just one sentence, and the way it’s written, it appears to say that Harrington “put out regulations to try and change the industry.”

      Obviously that’s not what Harrington meant to say, but if she can’t write a simple sentence clearly why should her hair-on-fire pronouncements be taken seriously?

      • Walter_Cronanty

        Do you have anything of substance to say, or are you merely acting as a self-appointed grammar nanny tonight?

        If you had spent your time googlng “BBQ grills EPA” – instead of typing pissy snark – you would had learned that the EPA is either looking at some cockamamie scheme to reduce particulates from backyard BBQs*, or it’s pissing away $15,000 on a study it doesn’t intend to ever act on. Either way, it’s a waste of time and money.

        *Here’s its idea for our backyard grills, guaranteed to raise their costs with typical bureaucratic, Rube Goldberg efficiency to solve a non-existent problem:

        The design will reduce particulate matter emissions with a two-step process, minimizing the amount of grease that is volatilized via direct contact with an open flame, and secondary treatment to filter or catalyze created particulate matter during the cooking process. The primary approach is a preventative method that will remove the majority of grease drippings from the possibility of unwanted flare ups. A slotted and corrugated tray is inserted immediately prior to meat flipping, and removed immediately after. This short contact time prevents the tray from over-heating and volatilizing the collected grease. This collected grease will then drip off into a collection tray and can be used at the pit master’s discretion. 100% prevention is not practical, therefore a secondary filtration system is proposed to mitigate the remaining aerosol and particulate matter formed. The secondary air filtration system is composed of a single pipe duct system which contains a specialized metal filter, a metal fan blade, a drive shaft, and an accompanying power system with either a motorized or manual method. This system can be powered by either an exterior electric motor with a chain-driven drive shaft, directly spinning the fan blade, or a hand-powered crank. Both of these power methods produce the same result of creating rotational speed for the fan blade. The catalytic treatment system will include a cylindrical housing with multiple honeycomb shaped filters coated with catalytic material to break down volatized organic matter. A filtration method will include multi-stage filters going from greater to smaller pore sizes to avoid quick clogging and allow PM10 and PM2.5 to be removed from the barbecue environment. By reducing PM2.5, the well-being of the community will benefit due to cleaner emissions. This project will be a part of the senior design project for the Chemical and Environmental Engineering department at the University of California, Riverside in collaboration with CE-CERT.

        • Brucehenry

          First, your declaration that a problem is “nonexistent” doesn’t make it so.

          Secondly, my point was this Harrington woman seems to suck at her job. She can’t write clearly — why should we believe she can investigate an issue and reach a correct conclusion? And btw this “Washington Free Beacon” is a scaremongering propaganda rag if you hadn’t noticed.

          Thirdly, the last sentence of the article linked to in Warner’s piece explains briefly that the grant is for scientific research that grill manufacturers may wish to take advantage of in the marketplace. No mandates are being imposed, therefore the research is not “guaranteed to raise their costs.”

          • Walter_Cronanty

            “No mandates are being imposed,…” No, not yet, it’s a study. With the EPA, you’d better kill the idea quickly, or you’re going to be stuck with it forever.
            By the way, has anyone ever told you that you sound exactly like Jonathan Gruber?

          • Brucehenry


            Oh yeah, that’s right, he was the boogieman du jour a few months ago. Well, he seems pretty smart if not discreet, so, thanks?

          • jim_m

            LOL. Wow are you a freaking moron. You get compared to a lying shill for a fascist government, who prides himself on promoting such deceitful doublespeak that he has put one over on people who he feels are too ignorant to be allowed to govern themselves or run their own lives, and you take that as a compliment.

          • Brucehenry

            Some of these are jokes, ladies and gentlemen. Is this thing on?

          • jim_m

            Bs. You weren’t joking

          • Walter_Cronanty

            Well, in all fairness, compared to some of the sobriquets he’s earned here, Jonathan Gruber is an upgrade.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            He isn’t a “boogieman”, he’s just a typical snake oil salesman like Obama.

    • Hank_M

      They’re also looking to regulate wood stoves out of existence.

      Liberals, progressives, fascists? I no longer see a difference.

      • Walter_Cronanty

        You have excellent eyesight.

    • Lizzie Borden Oink

      They can all take a flying leap, and I put it nicely but let me find one in my shower, they would be washed down the drain. No matter how long it took.

  • hhh33

    Toilet paper rationing next Obozo?

  • RobTresun

    Just another piece of proof that our “Fearless Leader” is not mentally stable enough to be POTUS. What will be next, monitoring our freaking time on the john?!!