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Schumer tempted to eat ‘delicious’ laundry detergent
Daily Caller ^ | 9-10-2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 09/10/2012 10:32:14 AM PDT by servo1969

It takes a big man to resist temptation.

At a Sunday press conference calling for stricter rules on concentrated laundry detergent pod packaging that some children have mistaken for candy, New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer admitted that even he has felt drawn to down a few detergent pods himself.

“The incidents are skyrocketing,” the New York Daily News reported Schumer said during a joint press conference with medical professionals. “These pods were supposed to make household chores easier, not tempt our children to swallow harmful chemicals. I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it.”

According to Schumer, during the last six months 40 New York children have fallen victim to the pods, mistaking them for food, only to end up hospitalized. He added that by the end of June, there had been 1,210 nationwide instances of children eating detergent packs.

The New York Senator — who added “I don’t know why they make them look so delicious” — called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to impose tighter regulations on the the packaging for the colorful one-time use laundry detergents.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: candy; freepered; soap; tyranny
Oh great politicians, please save us. We are too stupid to live without your protection!


1 posted on 09/10/2012 10:32:16 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

and Rat poison looks like trail mix....


2 posted on 09/10/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: servo1969

Dog-gonit Robwin!
You beat me to it!


3 posted on 09/10/2012 10:33:43 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Please delete this thread.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

And the Darwin award was barely avoided by our elected officials.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 10:34:54 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: servo1969
Schumer said.... “These pods were supposed to make household chores easier, not tempt our children to swallow harmful chemicals. I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it. So, we now see the reason we need strict new gun control. We must ban these instruments of death, who's only purpose is to mow down human beings!”
6 posted on 09/10/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: servo1969

To the godless life is a problem form which we need to be rescued rather than a joy and a challenge to be embraced. Everything is scary to these people. Except for their truly scary, hellish schemes.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: servo1969

for someone who has never seen it before, it looks like a pouch of candy syrup if it was laying on someone’s desk with no labels.

however, that’s the fault of the said person who put it there in the first place.

next thing they’re going to do is to go after pine-sol for making their product smells so good.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 10:37:44 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: servo1969
Dog-gonit Robwin! You beat me to it!

Yes, slightly, but somehow it was mine which got removed. Go figure.

9 posted on 09/10/2012 11:15:26 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: servo1969

Who knew it was too hard for some to pour in detergent staight from the jug?

Where’s the EPA when you really need them?


10 posted on 09/10/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: servo1969

I don’t agree with Schumer on anything, but my husband scolded me for buying a jar of “candy” when he saw my bottle of pods in my shopping cart. The Tide ones are packaged in what looks like a candy jar. Probably not a good idea for households with small children.

An overriding question is why Shumer’s staffer had them on her desk? Does he make her do his laundry in her spare time!


11 posted on 09/10/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey, cut her some slack. She was trying to help the country by offering up a snack for the Goomer.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 11:18:27 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: servo1969
“I don’t know why they make them look so delicious”

They should make them look like Schumer instead. Problem solved.

13 posted on 09/10/2012 11:19:59 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: servo1969

Note to Chuck: try the “mints” in the men’s room urinals. They’re scrumtious.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 11:22:27 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: servo1969

What kind of idiot child wouldn’t spit out soap?


15 posted on 09/10/2012 11:36:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
An overriding question is why Shumer’s staffer had them on her desk? Does he make her do his laundry in her spare time!

First, do not believe Schumer when he says stuff like that - Democrats always invent foolish leftist morality plays that are esentially "designer lies" in order to claim that there is a problem that must be addressed by more and more freedom-killing legislation. The way that they trot out "voters" who are now being "disenfranchised" by voter ID laws is a good case in point. So if the staffer actually had them on the desk, they were put there precisely so that Schumer could walk by and feel tempted to eat them - all conveniently pre-arranged. In fact, most of the time these scripted moments just happen to occur while a journalist and/or cameraman is nearby to witness it. Another case in point - the old stories of Clinton visiting a US soldiers' cemetary in France, and stooping down to right a fallen-over flag, or the seashells on the beach incident, ad infinitum. It is just a typical play from the Democrat/Communist playbook.

Second, the Commies are perpetually looking for non-issues that they can turn into issues, and no doubt this is just another one of them. I don't know who the new Sandra Fluke victim-of-delicious-laundry-detergent face of the day will be, but you can be sure that she is already waiting in the wings, with acting contract in hand, ready to pop on the scene in some upcoming Commie "hearing". The Commies routinely orchestrate these things, and the press either uncritically laps them up, or else, probably more often, the press is complicit in making it happen by prior arrangement with the Commies.

16 posted on 09/10/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: servo1969
Quick. Somebody tell Schumer this is not a frisbee!


17 posted on 09/10/2012 11:43:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: servo1969

He should!

I understand it makes you less full of “it”....


18 posted on 09/10/2012 11:44:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: servo1969

I was forced to eat some soap once in my youth. It didn’t taste good, but it didn’t kill me. It was probably better than getting my a** whooped, though.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 11:47:44 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: servo1969
Schumer wanted to eat it? Looks as if someone ate too much of this as a kid:


20 posted on 09/10/2012 11:48:16 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Zeppo
Yes, I know these things are orchestrated, but the fact remains that the Tide packaging is very seductive in the eyes of a child. Other detergent packagers put them in solid cardboard boxes.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 11:48:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: servo1969

It was a close basketball game in the congressional gymnasium.

Chuck Shumer and Diane Feinstein were both tugging on the ball, so the play was whistled dead.

They met at center for a jump ball.

The crowd screamed as one ... “Up Chuck and Di!”

Thank you. Thank you very much. You’re a great crowd.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 11:51:47 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I love this packaging...my thought is that it is meant to appeal to younger urban households with smaller laundry areas...its visually appealing so if you have open shelving its not ugly like the traditional boxed or jug detergents...just my opinion


23 posted on 09/10/2012 11:53:07 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: FeliciaCat

I love it too. And I use it. It’s far superior to the huge pump jug that I was using previously that I could not lift and that leaked all over my counter, or washing machine. I use it in a traditional washing machine (not one of the new-fangled high tech washers) and it works great. But, I can see how little kids would be attracted to the pods. It looks just like a candy jar.

Whichever brand my mon was using comes in a cardboard box — not nearly as attractive.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: servo1969
Schumer
25 posted on 09/10/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes - way less of a mess then the boxes and bottles...agree I can see how this would appeal to little kids.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: SampleMan

I agree whole hardily!
Of course it may be a great way to thin the herd!
Cleaner than a “Drive By”!


27 posted on 09/10/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Zeppo
I don't know who the new Sandra Fluke victim-of-delicious-laundry-detergent face of the day will be, but you can be sure that she is already waiting in the wings, with acting contract in hand, ready to pop on the scene in some upcoming Commie "hearing". The Commies routinely orchestrate these things, and the press either uncritically laps them up, or else, probably more often, the press is complicit in making it happen by prior arrangement with the Commies.

That does seem to be a standard from the leftists' playbook.

Speaking of Sandra Fluke, I'd suspect that if these "delicious-looking" detergent packs also functioned as "delicious-looking" contraceptives, she'd be "testifying" before Chuck Schumer about the need to mandate them as a health-care item.

Mr. niteowl77

28 posted on 09/10/2012 12:16:12 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: servo1969

Sigh.... I guess the ‘eeevil corporations’ will just have to find another way to clean up Congress...


29 posted on 09/10/2012 12:35:54 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: servo1969
I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it.”.

Democrats: thieves who will put anything in their mouth.

30 posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Tide ones are packaged in what looks like a candy jar. Probably not a good idea for households with small children.

I got two bags of them FREE via coupons last month and they really do look tasty. In fact, my wife is reluctant to use the Tide pods because she thinks it will cover her laundry with gooey candy. However, I am pleased with the results.

31 posted on 09/10/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: All

I remember this happening about 20 years ago when some people were using sunlight soap as lemon juice and they had to change the packaging.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: PJ-Comix

I read recently that the item most often shop-lifted in Milwaukee is Tide. I don’t know in what form, but apparently thieves are using large containers of Tide to trade for drugs in the inner city. If they are stealing these little pods, I worry about them winding up in households where nobody pays attention to what the kids are doing.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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