October 6, 2009

Heads up

Look out or your blog may be knocked off and your pocket book surrendered.

My blogging community and of course my dear internets that post reviews on products etc. Which I myself have done, but not for payment of any kind, only for the edification of my dear internets (disclaimer).

Our ever-efficient US government, FTC (Federal Trade Commission), has decided to issue guidelines when reviewing products and I assume services as well. I recommend you  read about it here, whether you are paid or not by monies (cash, check, credit card, points), free products, other services or any other method directly by the advertiser, manufacturer or provider of service. Remember you can’t get anything for free including advice so take heed to this notice on accounta some one will pay the piper even if the pipes are bad.

For those of you who really want all the nitty-gritty here is an eighty-one page PDF file for your reading pleasure.

We need tax money people! Any tax money we can get! We Have Got to fund the bail outs and hand outs Some How and your Tax money is the answer so Cough it up. Soon this may also pertain to your Retirement funds or any other “Windfall” income you may be so lucky to have worked your a$$ off for or suffered through to get.

And remember my dear internets you didn’t read it here


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you.

And hmmmmm... Do I hear the sound of someone getting mighty fed-up with conditions, these days?

Welcome to the fed-up club.

And Courage!

sheila said...

Just more more stick it to ya that's for sure, if it even passes. Has it passed yet?

One more in a long line of crap doled out in the last 8 years.

I say we scrap the entire government and start over.

Dorraine said...

You are are on top of things, Paige. Thanks for posting.

And I'm fresh out of money, so don't send anyone to my door, please!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I don't think I'd stay awake to read that 81 pages!

Jannie Funster said...

Well funny thing - today I was trying to think of that word "disclaimer" but couldn't for the life of me. I came up with waiver, codicil and afadavit.

So thank you! I might just use "disclaimer" in my post Friday, if I can remember how I meant to weave it in to my madness.

Well, and interestingly tied to this, I was kinda toying with the idea of putting a button on my blog to possibly be a paid book reviewer, but I might now reconsider with the Tax Man looking out and such. Plus, how busy do I really want to get, anyway and be distracted from my priorities of beer and song.



Deanna Schrayer said...

Ironically, the tweet from NYTs with a link to this news popped up while I was writing a book review, (to be posted on my blog). The only thing I received in exchange for the review was the book itself. But this news stopped me in my tracks. Now I shall have to go back and revise my wording, and be certain to let the world know I got a free book!
While I understand the reasoning behind this law, it is irritating for the small blogger.
Thanks for posting this Paige.

ElizabethR said...


You are a hoot! Thanks for the info even though I don't get Jack-diddley anyway:)


Snaggle Tooth said...

Little by little akk the freedom's getting sucked away!

The blood-sucking has got to stop!

Snaggle Tooth said...

"ALL" the freedom- woops
There's a Freudian typo!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

What??? I'm also getting Fed up with the Fed, as someone above said.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I hope you don't mind too much Paige, but I shared this bit of info on my blog as well. It's something worth knowing.

Dapoppins said...

I keep hearing about this idea called the "fair tax"...One tax for all...

It would never work. Govmt needs all the little thousands of hidden taxes just to pay for the alcohol on their private planes.