Environmental activists—perhaps relatives of Liz Warren—protest plastic bags.
Not content with embarrassing itself by banning styrofoam, liberal Brookline boobs followed up yesterday by banning plastic shopping bags. Why? To save the cows!
A day after banning Styrofoam food containers, Brookline Town Meeting voted Wednesday to prohibit supermarkets and some other retailers from using disposable plastic checkout bags.
The ban was approved by a vote of 142-53 after proponents showed Town Meeting members pictures of a cow chewing on a plastic bags and other animals entangled in the bags.
Did you say…a COW CHEWING A BAG??!!! BAN THEM NOW!!!
This is what passes for “thinking” for the Starbucks Left—those unthinking, affected “well of COURSE I’m for [insert trendy p.c. issue here]”
Selectwoman Jesse Mermell said passing ban would be another way Brookline could take the lead on environmental health.
“You don’t have to be a scientist to see how plastic bags are harmful to the environment,” Mermell said.
You certainly don’t. That’s because if you actually WERE a scientist, you’d probably know that plastic bags are irrelevant to the environment, make up only a fraction our trash content (less than 1 percent) and use far less energy to make and distribute than the alternatives.
Then there’s the whole “I don’t want to die of e coli” issue, too:
But hey—Jesse “Cap’n Science” Mermell doesn’t care about those silly facts—SHE’S SEEN THE COW!!!
A month ago I posted the facts about the plastic bag ban and how irrational and anti-science the plastic-bag ban is. But pretentious Brookline posers don’t care. They just want you to feel their moral superiority. If they have to be stupid to do it—that’s OK with them.