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In this week’s episode of the Economic Apocalypse, via Popehat via Coyote:

You may think that your child care center can determine by itself which toys to stock, and that maybe you’ll supplement it with donations. Once again, you’re wrong. The CDHS knows, down to the number of paintbrushes and the type and number of blocks, what kind of toys your child should play with:

EACH INFANT AND TODDLER CLASSROOM SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE (1) SET OF 6 OR MORE SOFT VINYL OR PLASTIC
BLOCKS.

SCHOOL AGE BLOCKS AND ACCESSORIES
A. EACH CLASSROOM SHALL HAVE AT LEAST TWO (2) SETS OF BLOCKS WITH A MINIMUM OF TEN (10) BLOCKS PER SET.
B. EACH CLASSROOM SHALL HAVE A VARIETY OF AT LEAST FIVE (5) ACCESSORIES FOR EACH BLOCK SET. THE ACCESSORIES
SHALL BE STORED WITH THE BLOCK SETS AND SHALL BE REPRESENTATIVE OF PEOPLE, ANIMALS, TRANSPORTATION ETC.

Don’t forget the dolls:

Speaking of toys, maybe your kid isn’t Anglo. Mine aren’t. Do you care if the child care center has non-white dolls? Would you like to donate (for instance) an Asian doll, like we did, so your kid will have a doll that looks like him or her? Or do you not care? It doesn’t matter, your government has regulated doll ethnicity for you:

DOLLS SHALL REPRESENT THREE (3) RACES.

Here is my favorite:

If this level of state control creeps you out, don’t worry. The government will never be able to regulate the core of your child-care experience — the personal relationships you develop with your kids’ teachers and child-care workers, relationships that often develop into friendships. The government can’t regulate human interaction on that level . . . .

CHILDREN SHOULD BE GREETED INDIVIDUALLY AND
PLEASANTLY UPON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

. . . . yet.

Read the whole sickening thing. Have a nice day.  Here is Coyote on the insanity of it all:

This is job security for life for a bunch of bureaucrats.  If we require all this stuff, we need regular reporting don’t we, on compliance.  And inspections. And a detailed licensing and application process.  And ten years from now, when all the day care centers are closed or cost too much, we will need extensive government programs to provide subsidized day care.

3 Responses to “Eliminate Every HHS Department … Now”

  1. Harry says:

    Dolls should represent three (3) races: the 400 individual medley, the Iron Man on the Big Island, and the Grand Prix of Monaco. That would be a lot of dolls, and a lot of toy cars, too.

  2. Speedmaster says:

    Yup, disturbing and offensive on every level.

  3. Harry says:

    As we approach the Day of Reckoning on August 2, when, as Tim Geithner has warned will be when the world will suddenly discover that Treasury debt should be discounted to reflect a new reality, Wintercow proposes to start with a big idea, a great one.

    Instead of threatening Aunt Min, who subsists on cat food, with depriving her of her monthly Social Security income, how about firing the dumbkofs in HHS, or, better furloughing them all, and starting over?

    Now, some would call this rash, and in the next few weeks it would be imprudent to abolish the Departments of HHS, Education, Agriculture, and Labor. As an experienced operating specialist, however, I would go after the folks who spend their careers on the number of blocks in the nursery, and the last group would be the guys who oil the machines.

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