Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Just Call It Kiddie Crack

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 4:35 PM

I've been dragged into our local Build-a-Bear Workshop countless times, but I never realized this corporate pit contributed to my son's growing obsession with saving the planet. Lucky for me there's Big Government. The conservative Website brought to my attention this video posted on the company's interactive game Website buildabearville.com.

...when your unsuspecting tot logs on and hops a virtual train to the North Pole…you should know that he or she will be informed — by Santa Claus — that Christmas may be canceled this year due to Global Warming.

Needless-to-say, this constitutes brainwashing on the sleaziest and most sinister level. The good news is that this nonsense isn’t coming from our government this time and the rocky economy is our friend here. People, we have the means, if we have the will, to topple these charlatans who shamelessly prey on little children. So boycott Build-A-Bear. And, more importantly, tell the world why.

The ice caps are melting. But I guess it's easier to focus on corporations that convince you it's good to pay $45 for a cuddly doll or bear that comes with accessories and its own cardboard condo, than it is to get real about climate change. Next up: Band-Aid commercials with those cute kids singing about being stuck on Band-Aid brands is actually teaching our children how to advocate for health care reform. Beware.

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