type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: I AM SO MAD I COULD SPIT

Friday, January 9, 2009


**Edited to add: A fabulous commenter, Janelle, left me this link to clarify the new rules. Thanks, Janelle! Makes me chuckle that they "clarify" it now that everyone's mad, but didn't clarify to the LA Times and all the AP reporters who reported it before... maybe they are "clari-change-ifying" it. Haha. But I'm leaving the post up so everyone's informed. :) Here's the original post:

I'll try not to spit AT you sweet readers.

Have you heard about THIS?

Go read it first and then come back here.

Part of me wants to rant on and on about it, but I'll spare you.

Here's my cliff notes rant:

I'm MAD.
I think the government needs to get out of my business.
I cringe to think about how this is going to affect our planet (think about the landfills of used children's items that are *gasp* HAZARDOUS), our economy in the macro sense, as well as my little micro slice of the economy (to which this regulation is devastating).
I'm MAD.

I hope someone smacks some sense into these people before the regulations go into effect next month.

Go forth and be mad, ye fellow thrifters and crafters.


Janelle said...

It looks like some sense is being made. Here are clarifications: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09086.html . This makes it MUCH better!!!!

tiffany said...

oh jenny, yes, i am sooo mad too! did you join the fb group against this nonsense???

Willow Tree said...

I'm with you! Go to http://coolmompicks.com/
Not only can you grab their button "Save Handmade" for your blog, they've got great links to contact Congressmen to share what you think about this tomfoolery.

Blessings, Carolynn

Anonymous said...

What will they think up next. I am really tired of wealthy people making decisions that will not effect them but rather the middleclass in a negative way. Someone did not think this through to the end. I think the American people as a whole have had it with all the crazy ideas that government thinks up. Jenny thank you for drawing attention to this issue. I am hopping mad now too!