Saturday, October 2, 2010

Our Benevolent Rulers Protecting Us From Big Paperclip?!

This is not a political blog.

On the other hand, this item was so moonbat-crazy that the Lemming couldn't resist:

"EDITORIAL: Goodbye to chemistry sets"
Las Vegas Review-Journal (October 1, 2010)

"Here come the federal regulators

"Many an adult who today makes a good living -- and contributes to our standard of living -- as an engineer or scientist first had his or her enthusiasm for the field kindled by a home or classroom science kit.

"But as the modern nanny state gets busy, such inspiration may become a thing of the past.

"The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, known as CPSIA, requires extensive -- and expensive -- safety testing of products designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger, checking for lead, chemicals, flammability and other potential dangers.

"Now caught up in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's debate about the act's regulations are those classroom science kits and some of the items they contain -- including paper clips, used to show kids how magnets work...."

The Lemming acknowledges the need for regulation. There have to be rules about which side of the road we drive on, and whether or not it's okay to put poop in our food. (August 20, 2010, February 26, 2009)

This, however, looks - well, crazy.

Maybe it's not. Maybe there really is deadly peril lurking in science kits for kids. Maybe Big Paperclip really is behind this nefarious plot to jump-start the minds of America's youth.

No, really: there might be a hazard here.

Or, we might be looking at the sort of stupid thing that bureaucrats do when they come back from the golf course. It's not only government bureaucrats, in the Lemming's opinion. Just read Dilbert.

No comments:

Unique, innovative candles

Visit us online:
Spiral Light CandleFind a Retailer
Spiral Light Candle online store

Pinterest: From the Man Behind the Lemming

Top 10 Most-Viewed Posts

Today's News! Some of it, anyway

Actually, some of yesterday's news may be here. Or maybe last week's.
The software and science stuff might still be interesting, though. Or not.
The Lemming thinks it's interesting: Your experience may vary.
("Following" list moved here, after Blogger changed formats)

Who Follows the Lemming?


Family Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory