Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Soap Police, part deux

Proof, yet again, that you can’t make stuff up this good….

About two years ago, satirist P. J. O’Rourke wrote these words in The Weekly Standard:

The next great government crusade will be against soap. The president will appoint a Blue Ribbon Commission, which will determine that soap releases polluting grime into the ecosystem, leads to aquifer depletion, and contains fatty acids that laboratory studies have shown to be acidic and not fat-free . . .

Fat chance, we suppose everyone said.

Yeah, right.  Several months ago, in The Soap Police, part une, we reported on an article telling you how those who would save us are protecting us from dishwasher detergent that actually works.

Now word comes that similarly minded busy-bodies in government and the environmental non-profit industrial complex are out to protect us from anti-bacterial hand soap.  The active ingredient in these soaps, triclosan, is not hazardous to humans, says the FDA.  So what.

While Reps. Ed Markey and Louise Slaughter are leading the charge against hand soap in Congress, the Natural Resources Defense Council is trying to make an end run in the courts by suing the Food and Drug Administration.

You can read the brief report in it’s entirety here.

The government “helpers” and their nannies are really cleaning up, aren’t they?

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  1. YEP, AND THE EPA NOW SAYS IT CAN CONTROL SPILLED MILK AND MILK IN GENERAL BECAUSE MILK CONTAINS "OIL", AND THEREFORE COULD BE A DANGER TO THE ENVIRONMENT, AND OF COURSE THE "COURTS" GAVE THEM THAT AUTHORITY. WHERE ARE OUR ILLUSTRIOUS SENATORS TO PROTECT US FROM OUR "PROTECTORS"?

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