Skip to comments.Schumer tempted to eat ‘delicious’ laundry detergent
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 staffers 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 dont 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.
and Rat poison looks like trail mix....
You beat me to it!
Please delete this thread.
And the Darwin award was barely avoided by our elected officials.
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.
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.
Yes, slightly, but somehow it was mine which got removed. Go figure.
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?
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!
Hey, cut her some slack. She was trying to help the country by offering up a snack for the Goomer.
They should make them look like Schumer instead. Problem solved.
Note to Chuck: try the “mints” in the men’s room urinals. They’re scrumtious.
What kind of idiot child wouldn’t spit out soap?
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.
I understand it makes you less full of “it”....
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes - way less of a mess then the boxes and bottles...agree I can see how this would appeal to little kids.
I agree whole hardily!
Of course it may be a great way to thin the herd!
Cleaner than a “Drive By”!
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.
Sigh.... I guess the ‘eeevil corporations’ will just have to find another way to clean up Congress...
Democrats: thieves who will put anything in their mouth.
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.
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.
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.