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*