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Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Rule...

And finally, New Rule:
If you were surprised that the Chinese don’t care about toy safety, then the child who needs protecting is you.
Over the last couple of months, American consumers have been learning a shocking lesson about supply and demand: if you demand products that don’t cost anything, people will make them out of poison, mud and shit.
Now, since April, approximately 17 million toys in the United States, all of them made in China, have been recalled. Which is amazing considering that no one in the Department of Justice can recall a thing. Okay.
Now, believe me, I was devastated when Mattel recalled almost everything in my Barbie Dream Closet.
Although I had suspected something when Ken discovered a lump on his testicle.

Until recently, I never even worried about being harmed by the Chinese. Unless they were in the left-hand turn lane.I kid. I love the…

But then we found out that their dog food was deadly and that they were making toothpaste out of antifreeze, and that the Number 62A at the Szechuan Palace is Beef with Bronchitis. They’re the Chinese. They don’t care if your precious little Britney sucks a little lead. Because in China, their kids aren’t playing with the toys. They’re the ones in the factory all day making them.

Now, I know you’re saying, “But, Bill, I don’t have time to ponder whether these $12 jeans are the product of child labor. I just know I’m an American on a budget and our lifestyle is a blessed one. And I want to look nice while I’m standing in line for my iPhone.”

But, there is something to be said for thinking about why these bargains are such bargains. Wal-Mart is the most American thing in the universe, but all it sells is crap from China. Wal-Mart wouldn’t exist without the American consumers’ endless thirst for the cheapest stuff China has to offer. Like $30 DVD players and Jackie Chan. Yeah, you’re right, it was a great movie.

Anyway…in America, there is nothing more sacred than a bargain…And Jackie Chan. And that even includes the war. Yeah, there’s too much lead in the kids’ toys, but not nearly enough on the Humvees in Iraq. “Let’s have a war and cut taxes; what could go wrong?” “Let’s give mortgages to the homeless. Sounds like a plan.” “Let’s buy toys from a Communist police state. You just know they’ll put in a little extra love.”

Speaking of which, you know why today’s modern Chinese capitalist puts lead in the paint that goes on toys? Because it makes colors brighter. You’ve got to love America, a country that’s literally being killed by the stuff that makes objects shiny.
Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. We’re glad to be back. Thank you, panel. And I want to thank my guests, Tim Robbins, Michel Martin, Stephen Hayes, Mike Huckabee and Damien Cave from Baghdad. Thank you, folks.

From Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO
Live on Friday night at 11:00p.m. eastern

1 comment:

belewbloggfan said...

Yahoo! Blockie
Excellent post.....
Thank you for saying what has been on my mind for a long time....
Why are we dealing (in any way, shape or form) with this 'COMMUNIST police state', who doesn't give a shit about their people, or anybody else for that matter, and will do whatever it takes to succeed in their secret plan of world domination....
I hope you are all brushing up on your chinese! How long will it be before the Chinese govt calls in its massive loans to the U.S. Govt (to pay for the war on terror etc etc) - and with the U.S. looking at a looming recession, what are the full implications for regular citizens......
If you are beginning to question what is really happening, I urge you to take a look at this blogsite: http://winterpatriot.blogspot.com/

This blogger, and the network of many others, are researching and questioning the "false-flag" reporting in the media, as well as daily events - trying to uncover the 'truth' in the reality..... I highly recommend that everyone begin questioning the activities of the Bush administration, and a good start would be to take a look at Winter Patriot's blogspot.....

And, thanks again Block Dog, for helping us focus on the important issues :-)