Saturday, January 17, 2009

Grumble in the Jungle

There are a few things about our federal government that annoy me (panacea "bailout" sentiment when things get sour, bureaucratic desk goons with a disconcerting amount of de facto power, federalism's blithe treatment of universal health care, etc.), but nothing comes close to my annoyance at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Only they would make a circa 1994 brainwashing website to prevent little Suzie from jamming her pinkie into an outlet and little Tommie from getting gonorrhea from a urinal in Bithlo. Only they would title a press release: "Ryobi Corded Circular Saws Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recalled By One World Technologies Inc. Due to Laceration Hazard." Saws? Laceration hazard? Say it isn't so!

Maybe I want to get poisoned from my polycarbonate Nalgene filled with stroketastic Sparks. Maybe I want my baby to wear a vinyl bib. Maybe I want to lead a lead-exposed lifestyle. It's my prerogative. I don't need no CPSC to tell me what to do.

Aaaaand I promise I'm not a Republican. Gross.

1 comment:

Brian Dodd said...

Thanks for the public service announcement about the laceration possibilities with saws...not only is your blog art-full, it saves lives, too.