Thanks for posting about the CPSIA. Garage Sale police aren’t the only insane parts of this law… I make and sell small stuffed teething giraffes for babies (or anyone else cutting a tooth). My giraffes are made from 100% cotton fabric, stuffing made from a synthetic fiber made from corn, and thread. That’s it. Nothing toxic about that, right? Well, according to the law, I have to lead test each batch of giraffes I make. I make them in batches of 10-12 because I’m a small time producer (and I get bored easily). That’s about $300-500 per batch. BUT I also have to test them for a plastic additive called Phthalates because the item is intended to go in a baby’s mouth. Never mind the fact that there is nothing plastic in any of the materials I use to make my giraffes. That’s about $800-1200 per batch. Now you’re talking a pretty expensive teething toy.
This craptastic law, passed by a criminally stupid Congress, is actually going to start attacking small businesses and garage sales.
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that’s been recalled by its manufacturer. …
The crackdown affects sellers ranging from major thrift-store operators such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army to everyday Americans cleaning out their attics for yard sales, church bazaars or — increasingly — digital hawking on eBay, Craigslist and other Web sites.
Secondhand sellers now must keep abreast of recalls for thousands of products, some of them stretching back more than a decade, to stay within the bounds of the law.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this vile intrusion into our lives is reason enough to impeach each and every worthless piece of crap who voted for it. End of story. At this point every law that is being written must be assumed to put even MORE control of our daily lives into the hands of the ever-more expanding government. Every bill passed must be assumed to put more of our daily lives under the purview of a group of people who are so greedy, so corrupt, so incompetent, and so stupid that they cannot be trusted with anything sharper than children's scissors.
Now let’s just take a minute and think about our elected officials, be they democrat, rino, or pretty much anyone other than Ron Paul, who has his own set of problems anyway. Some senators can’t manage to drive across a bridge without killing someone. Others think their staff sent them an internet. Bluntly put, congressmen and senators are too busy diddling page boys, evading their taxes, drowning their workers, going out with mistresses, explaining that barrel shrouds are shoulder things that go up, and generally demonstrating as frequently as possible that between all 535 of them you could find more intelligence and general competence (in ANY field other than getting elected) in a lightly stunned ground squirrel.Oh by the way, have you seen THIS?
Remember when President Bush mentioned privatizing Social Security, and all the
WASHINGTON – Millions of older people face shrinking next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.
It's like we're living in bizarro world, watching these idiots destroy our country while we watch. And thanks to the brain-dead fucktards who keep voting for the jackasses, there's nothing the sane adults can do about it. We are watching the mentally retarded children controlling this country straight into hell, and the one thought going through my mind right now is "Well, maybe if we shoot enough of them........"
Oh, is that a little too harsh for your taste? Did some of my readers just recoil a little bit and say "Dave, that's over the line!"?
I asked, "Well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.
And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.
And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."
Twenty-five million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.Don't think for one second that Obama and his terrorist buddies wouldn't throw your capitalist ass into a "re-education center" if they had the power to do so. They want to do so. They've expressed their desire to do so. And I am just plain DONE being nice to anti-American fuckheads like that. Let's call them what they are, and treat them as such - mortal enemies of this country and the freedoms that we enjoy.
Blah. I need to go to the range again, and soon.