Blanket Disclosures

Thanks to the FTC, Bloggers are required to disclose financial ties to any products they review. I review beer, and other things, so I fall under this. So, here we go:

I have no connections to the products I review.
I am unpaid to review products.
I am merely expressing a personal opinion.
I do not receive any compensation.
The fact that the FTC requires this is incredibly stupid.

While I'm at it, I might as well get my other disclosure out of the way:
Opinions expressed inside my blog are intelligent and erudite.  
However, opinions expressed inside this blog are not necessarily that of my employer.
They are my own opinions, only.
The fact I have to disclose this is incredibly stupid.

Let me just say to the FTC: