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June 10, 2008

Slide Taken Down After 50 Years Without an Accident

A 10-foot slide in England's Birmingham Botanical Gardens is retiring with a perfect record. After 50 years with never a single accident or complaint, the popular slide has been dismantled on the grounds that someone might get hurt on it.

The slide fell victim to an audit by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. If only there were a Royal Society for the Prevention of Moonbattery to protect children from a far greater threat.

On a tip from Lyle.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 10, 2008 8:20 AM

Comments

There will be no room for human beings very soon. When you try to protect against EVERYthing, when you make EVERY human experience (that doesn't fit the bizarre mold of the "progressives) a crime, when EVERY human endeavor is seen as potentially "killing the planet" then you may as well fold up the tent.

No one can express anger, no one can defend themselves, no one can take a chance, no one can skin their knee, no one can BE HUMAN...and somehow, these Nanny-State people have gotten into the system and are changing the laws. Stand up and be counted while you still can, friends.

Posted by: matt at June 10, 2008 9:56 AM

Sounds like a Monty Python skit. Next they'll have a Royal Society for the Prevention of Walking Funny.

Posted by: kspang173 at June 10, 2008 10:18 AM

All we are doing is raising a generation of children that can't handle ANYTHING. The haven't learned the hard way that you could get hurt if you fall off of something, or that electricity is dangerous, or that sometimes life is not fair. They also have not learned that if you scrape your knee, or drive one of those big 3-inch picnic table splinters into your hand, it's OK, you're going to live. Moreover, they haven't learned that sometimes bad things happen because of someone else, but oftentimes bad things happen because you're a dumbass. Actions have consequences. Words mean things.

I'm not even sure we can blame the moonbats for this one - well, yes, we can always blame the moonbats - because in America and now increasingly in Britainistan it's the trial lawyers and the idiot juries that make it cheaper for everyone to "preemptively" idiot-proof the world. And not all of them are moonbats, just predators.

I'd like to see the US move to a "loser pays" system like most of Europe uses for lawsuits. That would go a long way towards cutting down on BS lawsuits in America. I can't speak for England...

Posted by: CoderInCrisis at June 10, 2008 10:27 AM

I have always heard that a fair precentage of accidents happen in the home, so let's DESTROY ALL THE HOMES!

"Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious".

Posted by: KHarn at June 10, 2008 12:07 PM

if i had the misfortune of being born in the UK, i think i would call a news conference, announce i am swimming across the ocean to america, to get away from the complete lunacy the country has become, in exchange for US citizenship.

I would make sure every news organization in the world new my story, and i would set out. If i didn't make it i would hope i would be an inspiration to all that still cared, and if i did make it I would marry a cuban American since we would of both fled a oppressive communist country , and swam here.

Posted by: furballz at June 10, 2008 12:37 PM

Furballz,

would you be allowed to swim? Swimming is dangerous, and besides, you might collide with and injure a whale (or some other protected species)

My guess is that you would be arrested for thinking about doing something that may hurt you....

Posted by: Aussie-John at June 10, 2008 7:18 PM