Tide Pods

Hmm, in my young days you had to be pretty stupid to intentionally put something in your mouth that you knew would harm you and taste pretty awful. The latest “craze” for teens is to put a Tide laundry detergent Pod in their mouth and bite down.

It seems some pretty stupid kids are mimicking the trend after seeing other stupid kids do the same on social media sites.

The only thing dumber than kids biting down of Tide laundry pods are New York State lawmakers who want the Pod manufacturer, Proctor & Gamble, to thwart further cases of children ingesting the pods.

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Senator Brad Hoylman, both New York City Democrats, wrote a letter Monday to Proctor & Gamble, which owns the Tide brand, urging them to take their own steps to make the products safer. A bill was proposed on  Tuesday that would require Tide to individually wrap each pod, add warning labels to them, and change their colorful designs so they would appeal less to stupid children.

According to the lawmakers, the bright colors, texture and smell of the laundry pods entices the young brainless juveniles to take part in the “Tide Pod Challenge”.

Simotas said, at a conference,  that their aim is to prevent poisonings, saying, “We want to make sure these poisonings are prevented. It’s easy. All we have to make sure is that public safety trumps their profits,” Simontas said at a news conference Tuesday at the Capitol. Spoken like a true, albeit  stupid Democrat.

The Company stated that additional packaging would not only have detrimental effects on the environment, but also would not prevent the accidental ingestion by children. The company also cited a study that has shown that colorful packaging does not increase the likelihood of children ingesting dangerous products. However, Proctor & Gamble said, consumers who feel otherwise can purchase Tide Free and Gentle, which has all-white packaging, or Tide in liquid or powder form.

Yeah, this is reminiscent of all those car commercials which had motorists driving off a cliff into the clouds, or warning someone who was trying to copy the old Road Runner/Wiley Coyote “drop an anvil on the coyote” bit… “Do not attempt..Do not try this at home.”

Yes, lawyers make so many companies put stupid warnings on their commercials for people with ice cubes for brains.

While we are at it, how about a new law preventing stupid kids from wearing their pants half way down their ass. We need laws to prevent stupid people from texting while walking, therefore preventing stupid people from walking into walls, posts, holes, fountains and streets. We need laws preventing stupid people from social media sites with stupid posts.

How about a law preventing stupid lawmakers from proposing stupid laws to gain the favor of stupid people. I would definitely support that legislation.


I received a phone call from State Senator Pam Helming. She was upset with my last week’s editorial blasting federal and state elected officials. Simply put, she did not want to be lumped in with the do-nothing politicians who are less than scrupulous at best. She was right, both Seantor Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks should not be lumped in with that crowd and both have been on the straight and narrow in their careers. Both Pam and Bob have worked hard, without sacrificing principles and  I believe both will continue to do so.

Unfortunately, this cannot be said for many on the state level who have sold their souls for either reelection  war chests, power or political favors.

My apologies, I did not intend to lump all state politicians into the heap.

There are some good elected officials in office.