Gov. Corzine signs bills
You can go ahead and file this under “who cares,” but I have about 15 minutes of idle time, so here it goes anyway:
Hoboken’s own Jon Corzine has been a busy beaver lately. On top of the “big deal” report that he’s moving from his apartment at the Hudson Tea Building over to Maxwell Place eventually, he also did some governmental work yesterday by signing two new bills in New Jersey.
One bill prohibits the sale of one specific children’s toy called “Yo-Yo Waterballs.” Apparently this one exact toy has been blamed for hurting hundreds of kids across the world. It’s a fun squishy toy with a elastic cord on it that you can bang and bounce around sort of like a real yo-yo. Except that this particular toy is filled with toxic fluid, can burst into flames and kids somehow “can get strangled” from the string (yeah, because that’d never happen with a regular yo-yo.)
I bet $100 bucks that ROCKS cause more injury to kids worldwide than the Yo-Yo Waterball. Why aren’t ROCKS banned? Grrr.
The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman David Mayer said they’re a “commercialized death threat to children, inherently dangerous, and deserve to be banned.” (should the same be said about some Hoboken411 posters?)
The bill goes into effect in three months, so I’d suggest you stock up on these toys now, because damnit, they’re fun, and the government doesn’t want you to have fun! Bastards! What ever happened to teaching kids what is and isn’t dangerous? If we remove all risks for kids, well, they turn out essentially useless and scared. Sigh.
Imposter = bigger fines
The other bill signed yesterday makes a bit more sense… Apparently forging employee badges for public utility companies is a bad thing, and it now faces a much stiffer penalty if you’re caught. This bill applies to power plants, water supply stations, and general water and power infrastructure (Hey what about people who impersonate Cable companies, UPS & FedEx drivers too? Don’t they do bad things like rape, steal and pillage?)
This bill looks like it’s aimed more at homeland security and potential terrorist threats. “It’s tantamount to a security breach to not have strong penalties in place to punish individuals who pirate utility identification credentials,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewski.
I suppose people who are enamored living close to celebrities or public figures at HTB, will be upset Corzine is leaving. Oh well.