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Talking urinal cakes have a message for Michigan men
Mlive.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Melissa Anders

Posted on 07/03/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by kevcol

Men who use the restrooms in certain Michigan bars could be in for a surprise when they hear a female voice coming from the urinal.

The state is distributing urinal cakes with sensors that play a recorded message urging bar-goers to call a cab or friend for a ride home instead of driving drunk.

The recording ends with a reminder: “Oh, and don’t forget, wash your hands.”
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The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds. The cost is “significantly less” than paid advertising and other sorts of communication, Kindraka said.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: alcohol; drunkdriving; dui; federalfunds; federalspending; michigan; waste
federally funded....Mochelle's voice?
1 posted on 07/03/2012 10:38:18 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

:: Mochelle’s voice? ::

Gadz! That would make me want to turn around and “opine” in a much more...ummm...solid way.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 10:41:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: kevcol
The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds.

I didn't follow the link to the story because I was afraid the story wasn't a joke. Has has everybody gone stark-raving-mad or is it just the government?

3 posted on 07/03/2012 10:43:05 AM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: kevcol

I've already got one that tells me I'm a baby killer.

4 posted on 07/03/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: oyez

We have the government we deserve...


5 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:25 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1259 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: kevcol

“The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds.”

Big Media must be betting we don’t understand that “federal” funds are PUBLIC funds.

FU ABCCBSCNNNBCFOX/AP!


6 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:34 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: kevcol

Piss on’em.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:51 AM PDT by moovova
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To: kevcol
The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds

Did the Fed get a second job? Where are they going to get 10 grand?

Oh right.

8 posted on 07/03/2012 10:45:34 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: kevcol

Sheesh! Where’s the hand that comes out and shakes it for you?

Somebody has too much of our money to throw away. Sheesh!

I.D.I.O.T.S. PERSONIFIED!


9 posted on 07/03/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: kevcol

I hear the ones in the white house say “ I am the US Constitution”


10 posted on 07/03/2012 10:50:44 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: kevcol
The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds

/shaking head in disgust

11 posted on 07/03/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: kevcol

Great way to piss away 10 grand.

Thanks Uncle Sam!


12 posted on 07/03/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kevcol

Federal Funds?

Was it the Dept. of Transportation promoting sober driving, or the Centers for Disease Control promoting the hand washing?

Or both?


13 posted on 07/03/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

Ah, I see that Michigan has solved the crime problems in Detroit and has now focused on the rampant problem of men not washing their hands after relieving themselves.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: kevcol
I don't want urinal cakes talking to me. And I don't want them looking at me either.

 

 

15 posted on 07/03/2012 10:57:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kevcol

I want to see ladies rooms have something like that installed and have it be a man’s voice but which celebrity should it be?


16 posted on 07/03/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: kevcol

Well it must be expanded... “You have too much sugar...see your doctor about a diabetes test”, or, “You have a bladder infection, please see your doctor about antibiotics”, and the big one, “You have syphilis/gonorrhea... “ Well, I think the conclusion to that one is obvious...


17 posted on 07/03/2012 11:02:22 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kevcol
10 Thousand Dollars for a Urinal Cake?

 

If it was this one... I wouldn't mind so much.

 

18 posted on 07/03/2012 11:02:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kevcol
And when you're done...


19 posted on 07/03/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: kevcol
federally funded....Mochelle's voice?

To quote George Costanza from Seinfeld: "Like a scared turtle".

20 posted on 07/03/2012 11:12:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: kevcol

Double-plus ungood.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: equaviator
I want to see ladies rooms have something like that installed and have it be a man’s voice but which celebrity should it be?

Someone like Larry the Cable Guy would be a good choice:

"Hey, move over, lady... you're blocking my light! Can't you see I'm tryin' to work down here?"

22 posted on 07/03/2012 11:16:04 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Shrinkage!

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23 posted on 07/03/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: equaviator

Ummm....

Chuck Barry

naturally


24 posted on 07/03/2012 11:24:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: oyez
Has has everybody gone stark-raving-mad or is it just the government?

The magnetic field of Earth has been getting weaker, allowing a larger influx of various rays in the EM spectrum. These rays, especially the gamma rays, affect the 'intelligence' of all living creatures.

In addition, our 'global ruling elite', who have paid well for the advice of the top men in their fields, are aware that the HOUSE OF CARDS they built (the way the world manages and distributes natural resources) is going to come crashing down. This will lead to mass panic, so the are investing mega billions in secure underground cities stocked with supplies.

As a consequence of leaving biological and nuclear stores 'unprotected', the abandoned masses will quickly eliminate themselves.

After it is safe, the New World Order will crawl out of their holes and start over.

This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius.... (and will not be quite what these folks had in mind)

BTW, it officially starts on Dec 21, 2012.

25 posted on 07/03/2012 11:32:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: equaviator
I want to see ladies rooms have something like that installed and have it be a man’s voice but which celebrity should it be?

Charlie Sheen ?

26 posted on 07/03/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kevcol

Imagine the fun you could have putting in different recordings.

Like a gay guy who reacts when they urinate on it.

Or a female voice sneering at their equipment.

Or a large, growling dog.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: equaviator

Alec Baldwin obviously.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: kevcol

So the feds are only concerned about men driving drunk, how about women?

Equality only goes so far I guess. Wait until someone starts stealing these and taking them home so they can see how many drinks it takes to get the thing talking.

If it did use MO’s voice I bet most men would sober up quick as their male members slid back up inside them to hide from the wookie.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:40 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Where can I get those stickers?


30 posted on 07/03/2012 12:32:48 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: kevcol

This would be an obscene waste of money if our federal budget were in surplus. With record deficits, spending money this way deserves capital punishment.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: kevcol; All
This was in the news in 2006. A conservative talk show discussed the Michigan aspect last week.

Leave it up to the media to screw up the information in this link posted probably because it is a female reporter yapping about something she doesn't know squat about or a part of her life. It is a urinal screen where a urinal cake would go; not a urinal cake. This device is made by WIZMARK...L M A O!!

Michiganistan got 400 of them at $21 ea. ($8400) through a federal highway safety program (probably known as ∅ Pissing Away Taxpayer 'Donations'™). /SARC

The talk show host brought up in a humorous but don't-be-surprised vain the absurdity of a new lawsuit area for low-life lawyers inclined to do so. The message is in English. Imagine an Asian later arrested for DUI using the defense in court he didn’t understand English and was discriminated against. (Solution? : A sign saying 'Pee once for English,', etc., or 'Hispanic only' over the urinal?

In the looney attitude our country is being turned into are womens groups going to claim being equal or sexism and the need for diversity?

But, think of the possibilities. Democrat business owners could have Obama campaign messages along the lines of the recent ‘Wedding Gift Registry’:

Hey Dude, instead of pissing your money away having another brewski, why not donate that money to Dear Leader’s reelection?

How about liberal pet stores offering one for dogs where it activates warning their owners Justice Roberts recent ruling gave Congress the authority for a ‘K9 Pollution causes Global Warming' tax. /sarc


32 posted on 07/03/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: kevcol

This is NOT The Onion?


33 posted on 07/03/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Its a good thing that we have been wearing metal foil all these years or else we would be just like the rest.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 2:50:08 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Its a good thing that we have been wearing metal foil all these years or else we would be just like the rest.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 2:50:08 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: meatloaf

Not the exact sticker in the picture, but these will do...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Hand-Dryer-decals-5-President-Obama-blows-so-much-hot-air-his-lies-/360400461061

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anti-Obama-Hot-Air-Hand-Dryer-Sticker-Labels-/170655373729


36 posted on 07/03/2012 3:32:08 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: oyez
Its a good thing that we have been wearing metal foil all these years or else we would be just like the rest.

I just hate changing it every time I go to the bathroom.

Toilet paper and aluminum foil are both pretty expensive these days.

37 posted on 07/03/2012 10:21:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: cripplecreek

The message is, “lay off the drugs”. ;’)


38 posted on 07/04/2012 5:18:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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