January 30, 2020

FOR JIM CROW AND MASSIVE COMMODES!:

Trump's drive to make toilets, dishwashers great again collides with companies, product testing (Todd C. Frankel , Jan. 30, 2020, Washington Post)

They flushed smashed bananas. They flushed mashed potatoes. But the two engineers soon discovered that the best method for testing a toilet's flushing ability was soybean paste. Its consistency was perfect.

And so Bill Gauley and John Koeller have used soybean paste, also known as miso, for almost two decades to test toilets, part of their carefully calibrated protocol that has become a common testing standard throughout the toilet industry.

The two men say today's toilets are flushing marvels, able to clear an average of two pounds of paste and paper per flush -- more than just about anyone needs, and four times as much as old commodes, despite using less than half as much water. [...]

[T]rump's frequent allusions to a bygone era filled with superior appliances misses what is largely a story of American ingenuity and continued progress.

Several manufacturers and trade groups said these items work better than ever today -- while also using less water and power, the result of years of corporate investment and testing. Industries that might normally cheer reduced regulation say they don't want government efficiency standards eased.

The Right simply wants to turn back the clock to when old white men brooked no rivals.  If it requires destroying the economy, that's a bonus because it makes America less attractive to immigrants.

Posted by at January 30, 2020 7:36 AM

  

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