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Bloviating Zeppelin: CPSIA

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


This act is an abortion on toast. Lead.

As Hugh Hewitt writes, both here and here, it will be the undoing of many an industry because the Demorats have no grasp of proportion, common sense, unintended consquences and "logical extensions" whatsoever.

Passed in August of 2008 and signed by President Bush (again, a dolt who was essentially incapable of exercising his power of veto), this act took effect on February 10th. It passed 93 to 7. Fourteen days after enacting, the first lawsuit has already been filed.

CPSIA will end up killing thrift stores, killing Goodwill, killing a good portion of the ATV industry.
Small and medium manufacturers of things such as childrens apparel, crib parts, little toys, teething rings -- these people will be wiped out. Taken to its logical extension, books written for children under 12 or potentially reaching the grasp of children under 12 before 1985 will be subject to suit.

There is a provision in the bill where you could sell these things if they are but for a "collectible purpose." Little Golden Books? Damned to hell.

14 days after taking affect, the first lawsuit has already occurred.

Doing the furthest logical extension: "ideally" for attorneys, you could be subject to suit if you sell, personally, in, say, a "garage sale" any product deemed deleterious by this act.

So you have to ask this question: could there possibly be anyone, anyone, who might want to make money suing you, because they don't know you (and couldn't care less about you) having purchased something casually from you? In technical violation of the CPSIA? Attorneys to be "specializing" in CPSIA cases?

And these assholes? These same people? They want to run your Healthcare.

With the same care, concern, competence, efficiency, proportion, rationality and humanity of your local DMV.

Holy Mother of God.

Help us.



Blogger Average American said...

Where in Hell do they find these complete morons? That Waxman is a real scumbag.

Thu Feb 26, 12:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

It's obvious that the Donks don't care about anyone but their closest friends, which sadly includes the trial lawyers. Who the heck could read that stupid bill anyway.

Thu Feb 26, 05:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger Thomas Lawrence said...

Sheist! We're done for!

Thu Feb 26, 11:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Danny Wright said...

Just a taste of what is to come.

Thu Feb 26, 12:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

We find these morons in the voting booth, AA.

Perenially re-elected in Incumbistan... which is a Third World Capitol attached to a First World Nation. The former wants to take the latter down two worlds...

Thu Feb 26, 01:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Larry: welcome back, and thanks for taking the time to comment!

Dan: welcome aboard, thanks for commenting, and please return frequently. I fear you are completely correct.

AJ: heavy sigh. I wish you had your own radio show, your own publishing company, your own TV show, and were the #1 read blog on the internet.


Thu Feb 26, 03:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ranando said...

I have a completely different take on this and unless I completely misunderstand this is the way I read it.

By the way I do own a company that designs and manufacturer’s children’s furniture and many other items for kids.

This was to keep dangerous products containing lead and other hazards from coming to the Unites States from over seas. If your products are made here in the USA which ours are and meet the regulations of what is needed for children’s furniture, you have nothing to worry about. This was signed to keep inferior products out and away from kids.

I find this to be a plus for any company manufacturing here in the USA.

Am I wrong?

Thu Feb 26, 05:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: the intent, not so much. But the way it will actually work out, it is egregious. It will be all about the lawsuits resulting from this, as the attorneys will go by the specific wording of the act.


Fri Feb 27, 08:48:00 AM PST  

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