June 1, 2012, - 11:24 am

Funny VIDEO: What Happens When Enviro-nutty Cities Ban Plastic Bags

By Debbie Schlussel

Los People’s Republic of Los Angeles recently became the latest realm of office-holding nutjobs to ban the use of plastic bags at retailers, supermarkets, and other stores. (I’ve already written about the Biodegradable Village People in San Francisco who did the same thing, the elitism that has replaced the plastic bags, and the health hazards inherent to the reusable bags, and the real goals and waste of energy to produce those.)


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And as we all know, that means more torn bags, bags that sweat open from wetness of cold and frozen foods, etc. It’s just stupid and has the potential to pollute the environment just as much because people don’t reuse paper bags and the bags often have dyes on them that leak into the groundwater. And there are other negative effects, as shown in the mildly funny (but not funny enough) video from Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Check it out . . .

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14 Responses

I’ve been hearing that the Los Angeles mayor was planning on banning plastic bags in every store chain in the city. To me, it’s an insane and dumbass idea, this is what you get when you have stupid liberals governing everything, they make one dumbass policy after another one, etc.

And yesterday, the mayor of my city (New York City, NY) decided to semi ban trans-fat beverages in schools in New York, a complete boneheaded decision by Michael Bloomberg, this guy is a food and beverage fascists. Whatever you eat and drink is NONE of you’re business or anybody eleses business.

Now back to the main topic, with Los Angeles banning plastic bags in stores, markets, etc. how the hell are the residents in that city going to pick up their dogs #2 whenever they take their dog out for a walk? If you use a paper-bag to pick up the #2, the dogs fecal-matter would spread all over the place, they didn’t think about that, such fools!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Sean, Michael Bloomberg is a very rich White dude telling the rest of us how we should live. Unlike second-hand smoke, a non-alcoholic beverage does not impact anyone other than you. This same freak squad has no problem with legalizing or ignoring the use of illegal drugs, but goes bezerk over a Mountain Dew.

    As for the City of Los Angeles, its city council has failed it in so many ways. It has even engaged in race based law enforcement, as shown by its telling its own police department not to enforce the requirement to have a driver’s license when it involves an Hispanic driver. This became an issue because the normal practice is to impound the vehicle of such a driver. This little exception to the rule was not something that a White, Black, or Asian would enjoy. Also, this little racist stunt would have contravened the state statute involving the licensing of motor vehicle drivers. This is Hispanic Supremacism in action. Jim Crow laws disappeared in the South by the early 1960’s. However, we now get the “Pablo Gets a Pass” version of the same thing today.

    Worry01 on June 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      What the heck does the mayor being rich, White, or a “dude” have to do with it! No shame in being any or all of those. His decisions are just plain over-reaching power and stupid! If it was done in my city, I’d be finding a way to fight and overturn these unconstitutional laws! He should be receiving a LOT of notices of outrage.

      Shiloh on June 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

These people are retreads of the 60s, or the offspring of 60s hippies and anarchists. They are all self-centered, and are not going to make any sacrifices for their weird beliefs and disloyal attitudes, so this is a safe way for them to give themselves self-gratification and feel that they are doing something to further their strange ideas.

Little Al on June 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I wouldn’t mind paper bags so much if they had just one thing – durable handles. Whole Foods had that and so did TJs (dunno about now), but not other grocery outlets, like Safeway, Lucky and so on.

Sean R, the ban on supersized drinks in NYC was what caught me as well. So to prevent people from getting fat, they want to ban the supersized drinks? If they really want to attack this problem, they need to ban things like cheese, mayo and other fattening dressings, as well as 2 patties in a burger. Incidentally, what was left unmentioned is whether they’ll ban refills (which may not be popular in NY, but it certainly is in CA). Normally, I buy small sizes unless I’m buying a whole meal, in which case the regular is what I buy.

Anybody remember that in Orange county some years ago, the city came up w/ a proposal to recycle sewage water (including water from toilets) for drinking? I wonder whether that proposal ever moved to the next stage, or was ultimately abandoned – in FNC, Brit Hume once covered that story of how it was done, and how far it was likely to succeed politically.

Infidel on June 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Here in DC plastic bags are still permitted, but they now charge us five cents per bag. Yeah, it’s another government revenue generator, but at least I get bags I can reuse as garbage bags. Which brings up the question: What do these libs use for garbage at home? Let me guess: plastic bags that come in boxes.

As to “what to do with your dog’s #2, there’s a new Israeli invention. It’s a scooper which includes a capsuled chemical. Gather that #2, push the button, and the stuff is transformed into an odorless dust-like substance which goes straight into the refuse bin.

Raymond in DC on June 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Generally, I stuff multiple paper bags into a single plastic garbage bag before tossing it. But I agree w/ the general sentiment – government should stay out of mandating what we can or cannot use.

As to what to do w/ your dog’s #2, the best for dog, and any animal’s #2 would be to figure out some way of making it a fuel. No, I’m not an environmental wacko (heh!) but I’d support anything that saves us from having to pay for our own downfall by funding the jihad by buying gasoline from OIC OPEC countries.

Infidel on June 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

One question – the number of responses that it shows @ the top of this thread (9 including this post) seems to be 2 more than the actual number of posts, which is 7. What gives?

Infidel on June 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Don’t complain about a bonus of replys.

wilmar on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

Los Angeles? “Enviro-nutty”? Yes! As enviro-nutty as here (Austin TX)? No way!

Our ban bans paper bags also. Shoppers will be required to bring reusable bags. I guess if you forget your bag you’ll have to drive home, using gas to pollute the air, to get your bag rather than buy another one in the store.

The city plans to spend TWO MILLION DOLLARS in order to “educate” the public. A short article about our edict:


CornCoLeo on June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

This is also just horrible and unbelievable! The vile, radical, leftist extremist wingnuts are at it again! What if there is an emergency, and someone needs a plastic bag, what do they do then??!! Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable!!

Dave on June 3, 2012 at 1:28 am

ha ha Debbie, you are so funny 😀

anita on June 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm


Unlike in most European countries occupied by Nazi Germany — where the Germans sought and found true collaborators among the locals — in occupied Poland there was no official collaboration either at the political or at the economic level.[43][44] Poland also never officially surrendered to the Germans.[45] Under German occupation, the Polish army continued to fight underground, as Armia Krajowa and forest partisans – Le?ni. The Polish resistance movement in World War II in German-occupied Poland was the largest resistance movement in all of occupied Europe.[46] As a result, Polish citizens were unlikely to be given positions of any significant authority.[43][44] The vast majority of the pre-war citizenry collaborating with the Nazis was the German minority in Poland which was offered one of several possible grades of the German citizenship.[47] In 1939, before the German invasion of Poland, 800,000 people declared themselves as members of the German minority in Poland mostly in Pomerania and Western Silesia. During the war there were about 3 million former Polish citizens of German origin who signed the official list of Volksdeutsche.[44] People who became Volksdeutsche were treated by Poles with special contempt, and the fact of them having signed the Volksliste constituted high treason according to the Polish underground law.

There is a general consensus among historians that there was very little collaboration with the Nazis among the Polish nation as a whole, compared to other German-occupied countries.[43][44][48] Depending on a definition of collaboration (and of a Polish citizen, based on ethnicity and minority status), scholars estimate number of “Polish collaborators” at around several thousand in a population of about 35 million (that number is supported by the Israeli War Crimes Commission).[49] The estimate is based primarily on the number of death sentences for treason by the Special Courts of the Polish Underground State. Some estimates are higher, counting in all members of the German minority in Poland and any former Polish citizens declaring their German ethnicity (Volksdeutsche), as well as conscripted members of the Blue Police, low-ranking Polish bureaucrats employed in German occupational administration, and even workers in forced labor camps (ex. Zivilarbeiter and Baudienst). Most of the Blue Police were forcibly drafted into service; nevertheless, a significant number acted as spies for Polish resistance movement Armia Krajowa.[48] John Connelly quoted a Polish historian (Leszek Gondek) calling the phenomenon of Polish collaboration “marginal” and wrote that “only relatively small percentage of Polish population engaged in activities that may be described as collaboration when seen against the backdrop of European and world history”.[48]

The anti-Jewish actions of szmalcownicy were very harmful to the Polish Jews as well as the gentile Poles aiding them. Anti-Jewish collaboration of Poles was particularly widespread and effective in the rural areas.[citation needed] It is estimated that some 200 thousand hiding Jews died in 1942-1945 in direct result of this collaboration.[citation needed] The collaboration by some Polish Jews, who belonged to ?agiew, was also harmful to both Jewish and ethnic Polish Underground.

The Polish Secret State considered szmalcownictwo an act of collaboration with the German occupiers. The Armia Krajowa (Home Army) punished it with the death sentence as a criminal act of treason.[3] Blackmailers had been sentenced to death by the Special Courts of the Polish Underground for crimes against Polish citizens. The Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (Polish Committee of National Liberation) by its decree of August 31, 1944 also condemned this act as collaboration with Nazi Germany. This decree is still a valid law in Poland, and any person who committed an act of szmalcownictwo during the war faces life imprisonment. After the war, there were very few trials as most witnesses had already died or left the country.

Zibi on June 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm

This has been going on for some time in the Washington, D.C. area. It started in D.C., where the city council enacted the bag tax to pay for the clean-up of the Anacostia River. Montgomery County Maryland felt it had to follow suit and imposes the tax on clean, responsible citizens (like me) who do recycle and don’t throw refuse into that river. The fact is, the River is so blighted and filthy mainly because of a bad storm sewer system which carries much of the surface refuse from D.C. into the river whenever there are heavy rainstorms.

Many of the residents of D.C. have no pride in their community and make their streets a filthy mess, particularly in sections other than the northwest. I used to drive down North Capitol Street and always noticed how filthy the streets were. A few years ago, they had a massive cleanup and pulled 12800 discarded tires from the river. Now who threw those into the river? Not the Montgomery County residents, I assure you.

There’s no reason that clean Montgomery County residents should be forced to subsidize a clean up of a polluted river caused mainly by D.C. and its residents.

BethesdaDog on June 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

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