Saturday, January 24, 2009

This toy business (CPSIA)

"Charles Halloran: All right, you go back and tell them that the New York State Supreme Court rules there's no Santa Claus. It's all over the papers. The kids read it and they don't hang up their stockings. Now what happens to all the toys that are supposed to be in those stockings? Nobody buys them. The toy manufacturers are going to like that; so they have to lay off a lot of their employees, union employees. Now you got the CIO and the AF of L against you and they're going to adore you for it and they're going to say it with votes. Oh, and the department stores are going to love you too and the Christmas card makers and the candy companies. Ho ho. Henry, you're going to be an awful popular fella. And what about the Salvation Army? Why, they got a Santa Claus on every corner, and they're taking a fortune. But you go ahead Henry, you do it your way. You go on back in there and tell them that you rule there is no Santy Claus. Go on. But if you do, remember this: you can count on getting just two votes, your own and that district attorney's out there.

"Judge Henry X. Harper: (shakes his head) The District Attorney's a Republican."

"You're telling me I can't even give the toys away?"

Something to read: "Lawmaking in Haste" by Sergeant Mom. (Hat tip to the DHM. Please note there is a non-family-friendly idea in there for punishing people who put nasty things in toys.)

1 comment:

Birdie said...

Scary, isn't it?

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