Raid Kills Pests On Contact

Endorsed by Lt. John Pikes and Megyn Kellys everywhere.


Static said...

Too soon?

Steve Bailey said...

a favorite of only a-hole officers everywhere!

Static said...

@ Steve: I hear it burns a-holes pretty badly. Not necessarily through direct exposure either. I imagine if you ingest enough of it, then the resultant effect might be a simple burning sensation, or as it has been reported "OMG! My effing ass is on fire!" (not literally word-for-word but similar experiences have been documented after exposure to their mouths - which well, if it's going in your mouth it eventually makes its way down your digestive tract and Y'KNOW that ain't gonna have a happy ending!)

THE SNEE said...

Talk about a 'stinging' commentary! Clever, Static.

Static said...

@ THE SNEE: Well, thanks. Although I don't know how clever it is. It just seems like a natural progression from pepper spray and tear gas to Raid. Raid is harmless, haven't you heard? I don't imagine that anything more toxic would ever be used. But what do I know.

Fox News Megyn Kelly's recent gaffe that pepper spray is "made from pepper...a food product, essentially" is a shining example of ignorance.

It's a food product, essentially??? So following that logic: Ricin, Mustard Gas, and Agent Orange must all be food products as well then?

Pepper spray is not made from pepper (as in the household table spice, ie. peppercorn), but is derived from extract of capsaicin found in Capsicum, a broad genus of flowering plants which includes hot peppers such as habaneros, jalapenos, chilies, etc.

Never mind all the other noxious chemicals added to the extracts in order to make "pepper spray". THOSE are harmless. I drink at least 8-ounces of the healthy mixture everyday...and just for fun I like to snort fat lines of black pepper. **Note to the intellectually challenged: Don't try this at home.**

Bill O'Reilly's comment that pepper spray "simply burns the eyes" wasn't any more informed either. They are quite the pair of idiots. Thanks to them, I am guessing many Fox News viewers now believe these erroneous facts.

Here's a few fun facts about "harmless" pepper spray:

1) "The Los Angeles Times reported in 1995 at least 61 deaths associated with police use of pepper spray since 1990 in the USA. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) documented 27 people in police custody who died after exposure to pepper spray in California since 1993."

2) "For those with asthma, taking other drugs, or subject to restraining techniques which restrict the breathing passages, there is a risk of death. In all 27 cases, the coroners' report listed other factors as the primary cause of death, though in some cases the use of pepper spray may have been a contributing factor."

3) "The US Army concluded in a 1993 Aberdeen Proving Ground study that pepper spray could cause "[m]utagenic effects, carcinogenic effects, sensitization, cardiovascular and pulmonary toxicity, neurotoxicity, as well as possible human fatalities. There is a risk in using this product on a large and varied population". However, the pepper spray was widely approved in the US despite the reservations of the US military scientists after it passed FBI tests in 1991. As of 1999, it was in use by more than 2000 public safety agencies."

4) **"The head of the FBI's Less-Than-Lethal Weapons Program at the time of the 1991 study, Special Agent Thomas W. W. Ward, was fired by the FBI and was sentenced to two months in prison for receiving payments from a peppergas manufacturer while conducting and authoring the FBI study that eventually approved pepper spray for FBI use. Prosecutors said that from December 1989 through 1990, Ward received about $5,000 a month for a total of $57,500, from Luckey Police Products, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that was a major producer and supplier of pepper spray. The payments were paid through a Florida company owned by Ward's wife."

Source: Pepper Spray

Well, what do you know. Cronyism, nepotism, and corruption responsible for the distribution and use of pepper spray? No, that could NEVER happen. :)

Anyway, back to drinking my Maalox, I got heartburn, and the flaming de cacas something fierce. LATER!

Static said...

Here's an full interview with Kamran Loghman, who helped develop pepper spray into a weapons-grade material with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1980s, the incident at Davis violated his original intent. “I have never seen such an inappropriate and improper use of chemical agents,” according to Mr. Loghman.

Lt. John Pike said...

If you’re experiencing the minor inconveniences of everyday life, Pepper Spray It™!

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