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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Brickbats 'R' Us

Here's an ugly little story, symbolic of the era in which this nation finds itself.

Comments (6)

I feel sorriest for the doctor who delivered the baby. Can you imagine having the name Kin Kong?

And??? It's called a contract. Being a law professor, you likely have familiarity with the concept.

The contest rules say that the mother of the baby must be a legal resident, and this mother wasn't.

Toys R Us has the right to set it's own contest rules. If you don't like it, don't enter.

I'm not sure what your point is Jack -

On the one hand the contest (if you want to call it that) was merely for the first baby, but I haven't read the rules. Often rules state that you must be legally 18 a resident of the US, etc.

Yes the company finds itself in the debate and whatever the rules are I think they should abide by them. If it doesn't state legal resident, etc. then the couple (and the kid) should win. Conversely if it states that they do have to be legal then they lose.

I do not believe that we should open our country to ILLEGAL immigrants. You want to come here there are channels. Just like those who wish to immigrate from here to Canada or Germany or wherever, there are legal channels that you have to go through.

Just my 2 cents.

Legally 18?

I'm not sure what your point is Jack

My point was what an ugly country this has become at the moment, that even something as simple and traditional as a new baby award could turn into a rant fest about illegal immigration.

And you certainly helped prove that point, thanks.

Has anyone heard whether the mother is in fact in this country illegally? Or is she here on a valid visa?

If she's here legally, but not a resident, the dum-dums in marketing could have dug deep and given two prizes.

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