While there have always been "nanny bills" to address the multitude of cultural wrongs in our society, the number appears to have increased in recent years.

The California Legislature has considered several such bills since last year that address some important issues, but should probably have been amended, including:

So, while we are on the topic of so-called Nanny Bills, why don’t we propose some bills to correct some really annoying behaviors, such as:

Hey, all this talk about somehow correcting annoying behaviors is fun even if it won’t in fact significantly modify human behavior.

To be sure, it is a lot more fun than discussing more important issues such as $20 billion budget deficit, droughts, energy and others! And explains why there are so many "nanny bills," because it is more fun to focus on those bills and because the media can cover them without having to acquire much knowledge about the legislative process and public policy.