Family values

On the biography page of his legislative website, state Rep. Glenn Anderson (R-Fall City) proudly notes his “active” participation in Encompass (formally Children’s Services of Snoqualmie Valley), an organization whose stated mission is to “value” and “nurture” children and families.

Hmm. Perhaps I’m missing something, but I’m wondering how one nurtures children by protecting the use of products that strangle them?

A few days ago the state House passed by a 95 to 1 margin HB 1256, “Preventing serious injury and strangulation from window blind cords or other significant safety hazards in child care settings,” and Rep. Anderson cast the lone vote in opposition.

Since 1991, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 174 reports of strangulation involving cords on window blinds, including the December 2005 strangulation death of Jaclyn Frank, an eighteen-month old baby girl from Washington State, who got caught in the cords of a blind near her crib at a residential day care home. According to the House Bill Analysis, HB 1256 would update the safety standards at child care facilities:

The prohibition of the use of window blinds or other window coverings with pull cords or inner cords capable of forming a loop and posing a risk of strangulation to young children is added to the minimum safety requirements for child care licensing.

The bill would be known as the Jaclyn Frank Act.

I’ve emailed Rep. Anderson asking him to explain his vote, and I’ll post an update as soon as I hear back.

Comments

  1. 1

    Lordsman spews:

    I am sure he will say something to the effect that he loves kids, but the bill was a breach of free market forces.

    Good bill, thanks for the post Godly. God the horror of a kid dying at day care on a window cord, so many other options as in the plastic stick you turn.

  2. 2

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    There are still a few Republicons in the state house and senate that need removed.

    Anyone calling themselves Republicons these days should be locked up in nuthouses anyway.

  3. 3

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    My dream is for the 5 different branches of the Republicon party to split off and form their own different parties.

    Here are the 5 true branches of the GOP:

    The Jesus Freak Branch: The Jesus Freaks (not real christians) want to force their god down every American’s throat, at ever opportunity. To hell with separation of church and state, and the constitution. The Jesus Freak’s idea of freedom of religion is you choosing which Evangelical Leader to tell you what to think, and who to kill.

    The Corporate / Billionaire Branch: This branch of the GOP wants to give every single shred of power in our government to the corporate lobbyists, and well connected billionaires, and large campaign contributors.

    The Libertarian Branch: This branch of the GOP wants to end all government regulation. Every crook for themselves. To the victor goes the spoils. Forget about clean air, water, or any form of protection from corporate criminals, polluters, or nasty neighbors.

    The Neo-Con Military Industrial Complex Branch: This branch of the GOP uses it’s political connections to start endless wars based on lies and cooked intelligence. They will use propaganda to steer trillions of dollars into the Military Machine providing jobs, and profits making armaments, tanks, smart bombs, body bags, and coffins for all.

    The Conservative Tax Break Branch: These ideological freaks only want to tax the working poor, and middle class to pay for the most basic government services, which are to be cut more every year till all budgets are zero. These “conservatives” want to let corporations pay zero taxes, zero investment income taxes, zero capitol gain taxes, and zero estate taxes. They want to help all the billionaires become trillionares, and the other 99% of Americans get to live in diseased, rat infested squalor. These “conservatives” would gladly send America back to the middle ages, and the feudal system so they could keep more of their ill gotten gains, and have a system based entirely on greed. I got mine, and I don’t care if you starve, suffer, or die. This is their ideology.

    These are the true 5 branches of the GOP. Let them all go their separate ways, and fight over the votes of all the Americans with exceptionally low IQ’s that still call themselves Republicons, and live in total frigging denial.

    I am sure one of these 5 branches of the GOP appeals to every single Republicon far more than the Democratic Party!

  4. 4

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    Bush is doing such a great job with Reagans trickle down voodoo economics, why stop giving tax breaks to the billionaires now.

    Extreme poverty increased 26% since 2000.

    Way to go W! The more Americans starve to death the better it is for the GOP!!!!! Them entitlements gotta go. We need more bombs, and tax cuts!!!

    http://rawstory.com/news/afp/I.....42007.html

    By the way when it comes to trickle down, why is the rain the working poor, and middle class feel on their necks colored yellow, and smells like an alley?

  5. 5

    Particle Man spews:

    OK it just can’t go unsaid. Any use of the term Family Values in relation to the well known mail slut Glenn Anderson is laughable. Glenn has long had a zipper issue in Olympia. Some laugh behind his back. Others laugh to his face. Several have put up with his unwanted advances for too long.

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Another sleazy Republican in favor of strangling babies to make a profit. No surprise there. There is nobody these pigfuckers won’t kill to make a buck, including YOUR children.

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 OK, OK, OK — you’ve convinced me! We NEED the Republican Party. We gotta put the slime suckers you described SOMEWHERE. And we sure as hell don’t want them in OUR party!!! But you forgot the Sixth Branch of the GOP — the trailer trash racists who drag African-Americans behind pickup trucks.

  8. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Bremerton Vietnam Vet to Receive Medal of Honor

    Bruce Crandall, a helicopter pilot who heroically flew ammunition in, and wounded out, of the Ia Drang Valley in 1965 — in one of the first major battles involving American forces in Vietnam — has had his Distinguished Service Cross upgraded to the Medal of Honor, according to the Seattle Times.

    Crandall now resides in Bremerton.

  9. 11

    spews:

    Glenn Anderson will not get another free pass into the legislature like he did last year. We are doing our best to prevent that from happening.

  10. 12

    spews:

    Wonder if we look at his campaign contribution list if we will find:

    Levelor

    3 Day Blinds

    Budget Blinds and

    Empire Today

    As Goldy says, “I’m just askin’?”

  11. 13

    spews:

    GOP family values =

    Congressman Mark Foley emailing your minor child.

    Reverend Ted Haggard laying hands on you or your minor child.

    Funny how that works.

  12. 14

    spews:

    Not having read the legislation, I would like to know more. The number of episodes seem small and I would hope that the civil law would protect us form such events.

    There has to be some balance in legislation. If this is to be legislated, what about a law regulating the kinds of TV shown in day care centers or a law regulating the wearing perfume in offices or ?????

    Or regulating the kind of clothing day care workers can wear to eliminate laced up shirts that might strangle a kid? And, OF COURSE no one who eats peanut butter can be allowed to work in day care.

    The truth is that daycare centers have a very compex job, child safety is a complex issue .. probably too complex for peacmeal legislation.

    But then I have not read this and all but one person voted for it. maybe they just felt it was politically essays to do? Or that the law was meaningless gesture because it was unenforceable?

  13. 15

    spews:

    Mr. Schwartz:

    I’ve just finished reading the bill (Goldy included a link to it in the main story).

    It’s less than two pages long and pretty simple to read. No odd add-ons about fly fishing in public fountains or creating a new “Bureau of Mini-blind Cord Measurement” or such.

    Perhaps it could be considered micromanagement, but with 174 reports of strangulation (and God only knows how many that were never reported because the child didn’t die or suffer serious injury) this is a form of micromanagement that may be needed.

  14. 16

    Broadway Joe spews:

    I can actually agree with 14 on the fact that working in a day care can be complex and stressful, because my daughter works in a day care center, and she’ll tell you that it can be just that. But an effort, any effort to make these places safer for our children should be a given, an automatic, no matter if seems minor or ineffectual. Voting against a bill like that is a sign that either Rep. Anderson is a complete babbling idiot or worse, a truly evil man who does not care a whit about the safety of our children.

    Or possibly he was the short straw in the drawing to pick the poor fool amongst the R’s to decide who would vote against the bill, for the sake of defending what sort of twisted ‘honor’ they have in defying the majority.

  15. 17

    Lordsman spews:

    WHO EVER RUNS AGAINST THIS IDIOT HAS MY 100.00 —- FOR SURE

    TO THE STREET OF HARD REALITY FOR THIS BOOB

  16. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 “Not having read the legislation, I would like to know more. The number of episodes seem small and I would hope that the civil law would protect us form such events. There has to be some balance in legislation.”

    DSHS already regulates day cares. All this legislation would do is tell DSHS to require day care licensees to eliminate a known safety hazard. Hardly an example of oppressive government or too much regulation.

  17. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    14, 16 None of the other Republicans had a problem with this bill. Only Rep. Anderson. He’s the lone ranger on this. What lurking evil did he see in this bill that none of the other members of his caucus saw?

  18. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Remember those GOP robo-calls last spring about sex predators? We should do one about Republicans in favor of strangling babies. Payback, ya know?

  19. 21

    Broadway Joe spews:

    Roger @ 19

    That’s why I proposed the ‘short straw’ theory, Roger. Some poor schlub gets to be the lone voice of opposition, just to show those evil bastards across the aisle that there still is an opposition.

  20. 23

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Clueless: I just Google searched on this “ACLU ex-president charged in child-porn case”, and you know what? Not one libtard MSM paper has this on their web site!

    It’s most curious that your favorite site MSNBC doesn’t cover it at all at 6:48 AM. So when someone like places the WA Times as the source, STFU!

    “Speaking for the ACLU, Mr. Rust-Tierney was a leading proponent in the late 1990s for unrestricted access to the Internet, arguing before the Loudoun County Library Board that people would “continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library” and that “maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet” should be allowed…

    Mr. Rust-Tierney also argued that parents should have the primary responsibility for setting rules for their children regarding Internet access, and that “older minors should have access to resources appropriate for their age group, even if such materials may be considered by some parents to be unsuitable for younger minors…”

    Mr. Rust-Tierney’s wife, Diann Rust-Tierney, is executive director of the D.C.-based National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.”

    Now I know why the ACLU loves NAMBLA. I wonder if his wife likes those little “boyz and goils” too? Fo shizzle!

  21. 24

    Puddybud spews:

    Clueless just for you, I bet will U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) won’t find one crucifix or other religious symbol in their house but will find CHILD SMUT everywhere. Waaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Nuff Said!

  22. 25

    Puddybud spews:

    But I can hear the Moonbat!s now on ASSWipes: At least he didn’t approach pages. Ummm… lets put this to rest. Mark Foley is scum. I said it months ago. But from the ABC news Brian Ross’ own words: “Looks like Foley didn’t break any laws!

  23. 26

    Puddybud spews:

    I wonder if these two had children being they be ACLU royalty? Anti-death penalty, donkoinfanticide supporters, NAMBLA lovers. I would guess no since they like de kiddie porn. Then I just thought maybe they be empty nesters and they need to get their fix again if their chillun hasn’t dropped their bundles of joy to their parents yet. Then I thought maybe their chillun knew of daddy’s porn propensity and that’s why they are childless still!

    Hmmm…? This doesn’t make you want to shout! It makes you sad! So Mr Stupid, hows “dem” apples?

  24. 27

    Puddybud spews:

    I wonder if these two secretly cheered this stupid ruling last Friday:

    http://www.massresistance.org/

    Breaking news:

    Federal judge dismisses David Parker’s civil rights lawsuit

    Outrageous ruling goes further, reinforces right of schools to teach homosexuality without parents’ consent or choice to opt-out.

    BOSTON, MA (FRIDAY FEB. 23) This morning, federal judge Mark Wolf issued an outrageous and horrific 38-page ruling dismissing David Parker’s federal civil rights lawsuit against Lexington, MA school officials. David Parker had filed the lawsuit, along with his wife and Rob and Robin Wirthlin, last April after the schools refused to notify parents when teaching about homosexuality and transgenderism in the elementary school. School officials, aided by national pro-homosexual groups, had filed a motion to dismiss the case which was argued before Judge Wolf on Feb. 7.

    Wolf’s ruling is every parent’s nightmare. It goes to extraordinary lengths to legitimize and reinforce the “right” (and even the duty) of schools to normalize homosexual behavior to even the youngest of children. In the ruling, Wolf makes the absurd claim that normalizing homosexuality to young children is “reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy.” According to Wolf, this means teaching “diversity” which includes “differences in sexual orientation.”

    Yep: Such family values promulgated by leftist libtard Moonbat!s.

    Makes you feel so warm and fuzzy right John Barelli?

  25. 29

    spews:

    Uh, Puddybud?

    Ignoring the commentary from Mass Resistance, I went to the actual ruling and read it. 38 pages of dull reading, but I found little that I could take issue with.

    You may well expect that a federal judge will simply side with you against properly enacted law, but the law seems pretty clear, and the judge in the case did show where the plaintiffs had options that they could take, should they disagree with the law.

    Have you bothered to actually read the ruling, or are you simply taking the pundit’s word for it?

  26. 30

    Puddybud spews:

    John Barelli: Why do dull reading. The parents reaction was enough for me. Why didn’t this judge call the law unconstitutional like libtards do when they hate laws? Double Standard. But then again you missed it even when I placed it in front of your nose!

  27. 31

    spews:

    Puddybud:

    Yes, both liberals and conservatives tend to look at the desired outcome of a court case and decry the ruling regardless of the legalities.

    Recently, liberals here in Washington complained bitterly about the Court upholding the Defense of Marriage Act. The court said that the proper forum for that debate was in the Legislature, and while I didn’t much care for the outcome, I agreed with that part of the reasoning.

    I do not remember you complaining about that reasoning.

    Now, the court is using the exact same reasoning in the Massachusetts case, and you’re complaining.

    While some liberals do see the courts as the appropriate venue for every complaint, I do not. Conservatives have complained bitterly that the courts should defer to the legislature whenever possible. When a law violates the Constitution, and the Legislature refuses to correct it, then is the time for the courts.

    (Just because I don’t like a law does not make it unconstitutional.)

    That is why I do the dull reading. I do not blindly follow any leader, regardless of party or philosophy. Many liberals are the same. (Yes, there are exceptions.) Perhaps that’s why liberal talk radio isn’t all that successful. We’re not willing to blindly echo “dittos, dittos”. (I wonder if the folks saying that have any idea of what it sounds like to someone that actually thinks about the issues? George Will must be really embarrassed.)

    Are there knee-jerk liberals? Of course there are. I’m not one of them. There are also knee-jerk conservatives. Are you one of them?

  28. 32

    Puddybud spews:

    John: On some issues absolutely.

    1) Donkoinfanticide
    2) All talk no action libtards with inner city:
    —crime
    —schools
    —housing

    John there is NO COMPARISON between what I want someone to teach my children MORALLY when they are in school and Steve and Reeve getting married. Absolutely no comparison whatsoever.

    Good try John!

  29. 34

    spews:

    Actually, this was a rather old thread when you posted originally, puddybud. I replied about five minutes after reading your post. (I do have one or two other things to do.)

    I just looked it up when I spotted your post. The story is dated the 23rd.

    As to the rest of your “issues”

    Abortion – I don’t claim to know when human life begins. I won’t ever have to make that decision for myself, and refuse to use the force of law to make a woman risk her life carrying a pregnancy to term.

    Crime – Oddly enough, it seems to have actually gone down under President Clinton, but President Bush has brought it back to its old level. Somehow I don’t think that’s what you had in mind. (You aren’t pro-crime, are you?)

    Schools – Please. You aren’t going to make me break out all the figures showing how the current administration has neglected education, are you?

    Housing – I’m not even sure what you’re talking about here. You have a problem with housing people? Be more specific, please.

    You may wish to teach your children that it is perfectly fine to hate and abuse homosexuals. That they are “perverts” and that God hates them.

    The people of Massachusetts have passed a law that says that the public schools will teach tolerance and acceptance. (Actually, Washington too.) Don’t like it? You can try to get it repealed. I would wish you good luck with that, but I’ll be fighting to keep it.

  30. 35

    spews:

    Actually, puddybud, if you really are a “knee-jerk conservative”, then we really have little to talk about.

    Good discussion includes trying to understand the position of the other side. (Yes, I realize that many of the liberal posters here do not do this either.)

    So, if you truly think that “dittos” are an adequate consideration of any topic, then I will simply wish you well and say good night. I’ve got to be up early in the morning.

  31. 36

    Puddybud spews:

    Dittos: When have I used dittos on any topic?

    I care about my people. Unlike the Bala Cynwyd, PA kid – AKA Voice of Chalk Scratching, I grew up in bad housing tenements. The Phila School system was the pits. I watched someone get knifed on a street corner and he died cuz he was dealing drugs.

    So don’t give me this holier than though attitude.

  32. 37

    Puddybud spews:

    Golly John, I thought Furball the Pellethead and Clueless were the masters of Bullshittium.

    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

    United States Crime Index Rates Per 100,000 Inhabitants

    ——————————————————————–Forcible Aggravated Larceny- Vehicle

    Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Rape Robbery assault Burglary Theft Theft

    1993 257,908,000 5,484.4 746.8 4,737.7 9.5 41.1 255.9 440.3 1,099.2 3,032.4 606.1
    1994 260,341,000 5,373.5 713.6 4,660.0 9.0 39.3 237.7 427.6 1,042.0 3,026.7 591.3
    1995 262,755,000 5,274.9 684.5 4,591.3 8.2 37.1 220.9 418.3 987.1 3,043.8 560.4
    1996 265,284,000 5,087.6 636.6 4,451.0 7.4 36.3 201.9 390.9 945.0 2,980.3 525.7
    1997 267,637,000 4,927.3 611.0 4,316.3 6.8 35.9 186.1 382.1 919.6 2,891.8 505.7
    1998 270,296,000 4,615.5 566.4 4,049.1 6.3 34.4 165.2 360.5 862.0 2,728.1 459.0
    1999 272,690,813 4,266.5 523.0 3,743.6 5.7 32.8 150.1 334.3 770.4 2,550.7 422.5
    2000 281,421,906 4,124.8 506.5 3,618.3 5.5 32.0 145.0 324.0 728.8 2,477.3 412.2
    2001 285,317,559 4,162.6 504.5 3,658.1 5.6 31.8 148.5 318.6 741.8 2,485.7 430.5
    2002 287,973,924 4,125.0 494.4 3,630.6 5.6 33.1 146.1 309.5 747.0 2,450.7 432.9
    2003 290,690,788 4,067.0 475.8 3,591.2 5.7 32.3 142.5 295.4 741.0 2,416.5 433.7
    2004 293,656,842 3,977.3 463.2 3,514.1 5.5 32.4 136.7 288.6 730.3 2,362.3 421.5
    2005 296,410,404 3,899.0 469.2 3,429.8 5.6 31.7 140.7 291.1 726.7 2,286.3 416.7

    Golly John these facts don’t see to bear out your position!

  33. 38

    Puddybud spews:

    John: I tried good discussion. That was my Reckless moniker. ASSWipes attacked Reckless. Reckless didn’t swear, called everyone by their proper ASSWipes name and asked probing questions. He even wrote proper grammar to prove I could do it. I personally like writing in ebonic (all de time)! Voice of Chalk Scratching didn’t like it. He couldn’t deeeeeeeal with it. So he outed me.

  34. 39

    spews:

    I wanted to thank you for standing with me on this issue of children’s safety. Since Jaclyn died, it has been my mission to insure that not another child dies in our state the way my daughter did. I can not begin to tell you how the lost of our daughter has destroyed our lives but our hope is that we can build a legacy in memeory of our daughter but at the same time save the lives of other children