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Monday, September 24, 2007

DAM NEWS THAT MADE ME LAUGH, PONDER AND WANT TO KICK SOMEONE'S ASS


MATTEL APOLOGIZES TO CHINA FOR RECALLS..
What the fuck?...They poison American kids and they kiss China's ass?..They should be in the prone position kissing the millions that have been buying their shit and paying for it with the health of their kids. I could really get behind kicking some of those corporate asses.
This is the article by Alex Veiga, from the Associated Press.
Mattel Inc.tried to save face Friday with Chinese officials, taking the blame for the recent recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys..(Judas Fucking Priest!...Saving face with the Chinese?...Give me a fucking break..that is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard..) Analysts said it was striving to mend a strained relationship with the nation that makes most of its toys and fattens its profits"Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys," Thomas Debrowski, Mattel's executive vice-president for world-wide operations, told Mr. Li.
The unusual move reflects how invested Mattel has become in China.(well fuck yes,they make their toys with lead, but that's no big deal..it's so much cheaper and the profits for them are so high)
Peter Navarro, a business professor at the University of California,Irvine, and author or The Coming China Wars, suggested Mattel was trying to avoid punitive measures.
"Mattel is worried that the Chinese government is going to make it difficult for them to produce, put their costs up and hurt their stock price," Mr. Navarro said..(If I was a young mother/father today..I would be boycotting Mattel toys and any toy made in China...I don't recall any toys made in the good ole USofA that had lead in them...)
Mattel stock fell from the mid-$23 level after the first recall in early August, but shares have rebounded, increasing 38 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $23.94 on Friday...(com'on parents these are you kids here.)
Mattel has ordered three high-profile recalls this summer involving more than 21 million accessories and toy cars because of concerns about lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.
Mattel previously said many of the toys were recalled because of design problems..
It said certain vendors in China or their subcontractors violated Mattel's rules by failing to use safe paint or to run tests on paint.
Lead-tainted toys accounted for only a small percentage of all toys recalled. In a prepared statement issued, Mattel said its lead-related recalls were "overly inclusive, including toys that may not have had lead in paint in excess of the U.S. standards.

Mr. Li upbraided Mattel for maintaining weak safely controls and reminded Mr.Debrowski that "a large part of your annual profit..comes from your factories in China."(that is Mrs. Li describing Mr. Li's dick)
"I really hope that Mattel can learn lessons and gain experience from these incidents," Mr. Li said.
He added.....that Mattel should "improve their control measures.".....
Oh, if I was a Mama that had bought a lead based toy from Mattel, right about now I would be returning every toy I had ever bought from them and would refuse to buy any more..plus I would be seeking out Mr. Debrowski and Mr. Li so I could kick their ass...
fuckme I'll never buy Mattel again..

OK..on to stuff that makes me ponder and laugh..

CHARITY EFFORT FALLS FLAT(no pun intended)
The idea was cooked up by a fraternity, which made it suspect from the get-go...in spite of its purported effort to raise funds for breast cancer research. The "Jugs for Life" exhibit, touring the country in a 53-foot tractor-trailer rig, displays 75 pairs of "artfully decorated"fake breasts, some of which are wired to perform stunts.To call the show sophomoric(a press release describes breasts as "man's best friends") is to give it undue credit...regardless of its good intentions.
Did you know among faculty at 32 elite colleges,Democrats out number Republicans by more than 10-1???
"I told her it was a nice snake.'Nothing can happen.Watch.' It got a hold of my tongue."
....Matt Wilkerson, an Oregon man who was drunk when he stuck a rattlesnake's head into his mouth.(Associated Press.)...what can I say to that?....Even in Texas we know better then to stick a rattlesnake's head into your mouth..

I have more stupid stuff...but this should hold you for a while..snort*

14 comments:

BBC said...

I'm sure that the Goddess of the Universe will fix all that soon. Well, maybe not until after the football season. :-)

Cheesemeister said...

Jeez. It's guys like that who make me wish I was a lesbian.

Mimi said...

I cannot believe the idiots fucking apologized! Now I am on the fence of who is worse the Chinese or the fucktards at Mattel! Tough one! I have been checking where stuff is made lately. And unless you want a wooden toy your kid will not like, everything is made in China. I am surprised Binker doesn't have "Made In China" on his bum.

Nit Wit said...

I was pondering that China story but the one that got me was just after the pet food, people food and toothpaste contaminations. When they showed up in the press the Chinese issued a statement to the US government saying they should stop criticizing and publicizing the problems and making China look bad.
Funny thing, those stories just kind of dried up after that.

George Carlin talks about the education system in the U.S. and how instead of requiring the students to learn the basic subjects and making sure you have teachers who actually can teach they just lowered the passing scores to improve the pass fail percentages. He points out that what this actually does is lower the average intelligence of the whole population. It sure does give us some good stuff to read about instead of important news though. It also makes me feel like I'm actually not the dummy too.

Nit Wit said...

Something is in the mail and I'm not telling what it is. Na na na na na...

jan said...

I have boycotted China toys and Mattel for good. There are a lot of toys in the internet that are not made in China. Some even cause kids to have to (gasp) think.

yellowdog granny said...

BBC:we can only hope...
Cheesey:yeah...or at least give up fucking frat guys..
MiMi;;yup..I am refusing to buy anything made in china..you'd be surprised how much stuff is still make in good ole USOFA....I think if everyone started boycotting chinese products..it'd be a better world..or at least for us...
nitwit;your right one week in was in all the papers...all over the
news..and then bip...all gone..
george carlin makes some great obeservations about people in general...we ain't all that swift..
hmm.. I am pondering over what could be in the mail....>?????
Jan..yeah..if worse comes to work..they can actually open up a "gasp"...book...ha

angel said...

i love that boob thing... what tricks do they perform?!

the rube said...

people should quit bitching about china. you get what you pay for. if you buy cheap shit, don't expect top quality goods.

also, it's not as if american companies have never poisoned people or sold cars that blow up. remember the ford pinto that used to blow up if someone ran into the back of it?

High-Maintenance & Hostile Heidi said...

Mattel and just about everyone else here HAS TO kiss China's ass.

THEY OWN US so we cannot afford to piss them off.

I am not going to try and buy things that are made in the USA but even things that are made here, might have Chinese parts/components.

This country is in a royal mess.

Big Pissy said...

I agree with everyone of your tags! LOL

Blue Momma said...

We actually had none of the recalled toys.

Which is surprising since we practically have a Thomas the Train shrine in our basement.

Much more to say, but its 1:18am and I'm to fucking sleepy! Next time...

yellowdog granny said...

angel:you know I dont' know but I have visions of titties doing the can can or a rockette number...flipping their nipples..
thr rube:your right people want cheap shit..and so what if your kid gets lead poison...you only paid $3.99 for it..
yah, there are still certain mustangs that have the gas tank in the rear and are a hazzard...
hmhh:i just finished reading a
book that is about the power of the chinese in the 'sporting goods market place'...called The Great Divide..by T.DAvis Bunn...it was written in 2000 but man....it was good....all done for the big "P"...profit
bigpissy:thanks...I like em too..
bluemomma:go to bed...in the paper today it said toys will be fewer and more expensive now...gee..why didn't we see THAT coming.??

old enough to moan said...

If the fake breasts were painted in China you would have some explaining to do if you got lead poisoning from them!