Bag ban goes to voters in 2016

Bag ban goes to voters in 2016

Rags the robot dogSome good holiday news.

This year the California Legislature passed the most unsanitary legislation in decades, the ban on plastic bags at grocery stores. An initiative just qualified for 2016 for voters to dump this eco-Marxism from the law books.

I think it will pass.

Not only do “reusable” bags spread germs.

There’s also our little furry friends. The Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the law, seem to think dogs are stuffed animals. Or maybe like the mechanical pooch “Rags” in the Woody Allen farce “Sleeper,” who defecates “batteries.”

Huntington Beach, where I’m a denizen, has banned plastic bags for more than a year now. You would think a “conservative” city in “conservative” Orange County would shun such eco-Marxism. But the city council is dominated by busybody elitists.

The result is my local friends with dogs all complain about not having enough plastic bags. Sure, you can buy them at a pet store. But that’s tedious, and costs money in an incredibly expensive city in a preposterously expensive state. Can’t government let us save money somewhere?

Getting plastic bags with your groceries is oh-so-convenient for taking care of Fido’s business. And sanitary, too.

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  1. bob
    bob 25 December, 2014, 09:14

    John, what are you doing working on Christmas day?

    Be like a retired trough feeder. For them every day is Christmas thanks to the taxpayer.

    Just don’t be like these gooberment employees.

    Audit outlines lies, theft and mismanagement by California state workers

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article4921410.html

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  2. bob
    bob 25 December, 2014, 09:24

    So John, if this passes will it supercede the idiotic local bans? The ballot measure would overturn Brown’s signing of this idiotic state law but will it overturn the local bans?

    I signed the petition to get this on the ballot but in the article you site I don’t see that they’ve got enough signatures yet.

    Also, the media is sure against this. Every article on the subject they have a picture of a plastic bag on the ground or in a tree, and they always quote the eco kooks and liberal politicians.

    And the people of this state are idiots. When I signed the petition I noticed none of the other customers coming out of the store would sign. One guy told the signature gather to “F it” and he said the full F word.

    This genius was walking out of the store with the very bags that would be banned. In fact all the people walking out of the store who refused to sign were walking out with the very bags that would be banned.

    Are Colliefornia (as Anode calls it) voters idiots or hypocrits or both?

    Combine the lamestream media being against this with stupid voters and I guarantee that even if it manages to get on the ballot it will fail. And if it does pass I don’t think it will overturn the local bans.

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  3. bob
    bob 25 December, 2014, 09:28

    Can’t government let us save money somewhere?

    Abosulutely not. As Teddy tells us we are ruled so get used to it.

    Getting plastic bags with your groceries is oh-so-convenient for taking care of Fido’s business. And sanitary, too.

    Also, for lining small garbage cans. I use it for that and taking out other trash. Now I will just have to buy plastic garbage bags which are unnecesarily thicker for what I use them for. Plus I will have to buy reusuable bags and wash them. So how is that saving energy and the environment? It is not. I will use more energy and more plastic and of course it will cost me more in money and time. THANKS DEMONCRATS!

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    • SeeSaw
      SeeSaw 25 December, 2014, 21:52

      I agree that there are so many uses for the plastic bags and I might support the referendum. But as for being sanitary because they hold dog poop–I don’t think so. Such waste should be buried or flushed–all baby waste should be flushed. Our landfills are a disaster on our hands–all this poop in non-biodegradable plastic bags and disposable diapers!

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 December, 2014, 11:49

    Boo Boo

    Are you ever happy?

    California is booming. Clean air and water. An exceptional enviro considering all the wasteful residents out there.

    Enjoy or move. We have a Santa Special…FREE PACKING BOXES in January for bonafide doomer malcontents!

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  5. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 25 December, 2014, 15:04

    LOL!!!

    First World problems:

    “I have to press ONE for English!!”

    “How can I pick up my dog poo???”

    WTH?

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  6. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 25 December, 2014, 15:16

    Our daughter and her husband are teaching in South Africa. We have to send her bleu cheese dressing periodically because apparently she can’t get it there.

    Now THAT is a third world problem.

    They also banned plastic bags in 2003.

    ” In South Africa, … plastic bags caught in bushes and trees had become so common that they were called the national flower”

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 28 December, 2014, 19:47

      S&Md you are such a drama queen. Like most of the Eco-freaks roaming the country you have to paint a picture that is a lie in order to sell your simple minded beliefs.

      My wife and I are in the habit of bringing these same bags with us when we hike around the nation to put away wayward trash we may come across on the trail. I have encountered a few shopping bags, mostly badly decayed, they disintegrate whey you try to pick them up. It is not the bags that are the problem, it is the slobs that don’t care, and then to make things worse the mettlesome eco-freaks seek prohibition of a wonderful useful tool. 🙂

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  7. bob
    bob 25 December, 2014, 16:03

    John, what makes you think the voters will pass this if it even gets on the ballot?

    A recent poll in the article you sited indicated only 34 per cent of voters would vote to ban the ban.

    John, you should know that Colliefornia (as Ahnode sez) voters when faced with the choice of being a free people or slaves nearly always choose to be slaves.

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 December, 2014, 19:54

    True. Doomers are quite comfortable being ruled. Service workers have no altrenative but be ruled. So ruled it is, for it is what it is.

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  9. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 25 December, 2014, 21:40

    The signature canvassing period does not conclude until December 29, 2014. I think it has to go through a signature verification process before it is cleared for the 2016 ballot. Are you making the same mistake that was made by the sponsor of the six-states initiative?

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  10. T Mind of your Ted Godhead System
    T Mind of your Ted Godhead System 25 December, 2014, 21:57

    We need more plastic……lol

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  11. Jose Cuervo
    Jose Cuervo 26 December, 2014, 15:23

    Funny how no one makes any mention of the lazy, irresponsible Californians who litter and don’t recycle the bags, or allow them to blow around outside.

    Rather than penalize the few that litter, it’s easier in this nanny-state to penalize everyone by enacting a total ban.

    I guess stupid, irresponsible people require draconian measures to prevent the few from fouling the landscape with their laziness…

    It’s not like the bags have brains of their own and free will to determine where they go, it’s the idiot people that do that…think about that….

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  12. Jose Cuervo
    Jose Cuervo 26 December, 2014, 15:25

    Funny how no one makes any mention of the lazy, irresponsible Californians who litter and don’t recycle the bags, or allow them to blow around outside.

    Rather than penalize the few that litter, it’s easier in this nanny-state to penalize everyone by enacting a total ban.

    I guess stupid, irresponsible people require draconian measures to prevent the few from fouling the landscape with their laziness…

    The bags don’t have brains of their own and free will to determine where they go, it’s the idiot people that do that…think about that….

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 26 December, 2014, 16:19

    Teddy,

    Do your Tea Bagger Bro’s have a position on these evil baggies!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 28 December, 2014, 19:49

      Yea, stuff used one up an Ahaul!! Happy New Year you RAGWUS feeding troll!!! 🙂

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