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(RealClearPolitics)   Californians are undereducated, unemployed, homeless and violent. Also, their sidewalks stink   ( realclearpolitics.com) divider line
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2229 clicks; posted to Politics » on 22 Apr 2013 at 12:26 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-22 02:20:31 PM  

ShawnDoc: I'm not homeless.  (yet)


You will be, once the bag taxes hit you.

...any minute now...
 
2013-04-22 02:25:15 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Or you could just throw the reusable bags in when you wash your supply of bootstraps.


I always get confused.... are these people rugged, boostrappy individualists who don't need no nanny state because they can take care of themselves.... or mincing pansies who think it's virtually the end times because they can't get hold of some plastic grocery bags and incandescent light bulbs?
 
2013-04-22 02:29:07 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: They've gotten rid of plastic bags here in Seattle a while ago.  Nobody has died yet.


Have you tried suffocating a baby with a paper bag? Completely useless.
 
2013-04-22 03:10:50 PM  
i don't eat seafood.
 
2013-04-22 03:13:26 PM  

Incog_Neeto: The My Little Pony Killer: Incog_Neeto: Soup4Bonnie: They've gotten rid of plastic bags here in Seattle a while ago.  Nobody has died yet.

Every time I go to visit my family in California the fact that I can't just buy something and put it in a farking bag is goddamn annoying as piss.

You *know* that you need to bring your own bags, yet you don't and you still feel the need to complain about it on the internet?  Are your initials D.S.?

I remember after the first time I go out, however having to remember to bring my own bags isn't any less obnoxious. On the plus side it makes me keep an eye out for the same ineffective BS laws that anyone tries to pass around here.


I enjoy not walking through your garbage all the damn time, so I guess we're even.
 
2013-04-22 03:30:02 PM  

skozlaw: I always get confused.... are these people rugged, boostrappy individualists who don't need no nanny state because they can take care of themselves.... or mincing pansies who think it's virtually the end times because they can't get hold of some plastic grocery bags and incandescent light bulbs?


Schrodinger's coward.
 
2013-04-22 03:30:23 PM  
I just want to say that Austin, TX has a bag tax/plastic bag ban. It's also the only place in Texas where you are allowed to be Educated, Employed, and Non-Violent with a home of your own, all at the same time, without stinky sidewalks.
 
2013-04-22 03:33:28 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Well Debra Saunders, stop throwing your plastic bags all over the streets (and get your friends, neighbors, and the entire rest of the city to join you) and maybe nobody would consider banning the things.

Seattle banned them a few years ago.  People dealt with the fact that they're now either spending 5 cents for the privilege of bringing home more refuse with their groceries, or have manned up and gotten themselves the reusable bags.  Nobody burst out into flames.  Nobody was harmed by the legislation.  Inconvenienced, sure, but we also don't have to walk along streets lined with plastic when we leave our homes.


I kind of wish they'd do that here in Las Vegas too. So many people who live here (unfortunately) are lazy slobs, and with our frequently windy weather the trash blows everywhere. We call the flying plastic bags "Vegas birds". I'd be willing to put up with the inconvenience (and really, it would only be inconvenient until I get into the habit of actually remembering my reusable bags) if it would cut down on the litter problem. Plus, the biatching from my teabagging in-laws would be glorious.
 
2013-04-22 04:01:38 PM  
But it's so expensive to live here!

/invisible hand of the market, California wins.
 
2013-04-22 04:16:18 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: subby, you misspelled Mississippi.


LOL
 
2013-04-22 05:10:54 PM  
This rambling bullshiat posted from my iPhone.
 
2013-04-22 06:05:56 PM  

www.netbrawl.com
I heard the pancakes there STINK!

 
2013-04-22 06:06:35 PM  
I am torn on plastic bags I hate that they end up in the middle of the ocean as they slowly photodegrade and end up in side of marine life. However I also walk 3 dogs so I need plastic bags to pick up their crap.
 
2013-04-22 06:09:21 PM  
I love the ocean probably more than anyone on fark, but I use the paper bags to start fires in my fireplace, and the plastic ones to clean up after the enormous amount of shiat that a German Shepherd and a Jack Russel Terrier manage to leave in the yard.  Will never be a bag recycler - just can't see it happening.
 
2013-04-22 06:16:28 PM  

spongeboob: I am torn on plastic bags I hate that they end up in the middle of the ocean as they slowly photodegrade and end up in side of marine life. However I also walk 3 dogs so I need plastic bags to pick up their crap.


You can still find the bags made specifically for dog poop.  They'd be less of a waste to use than grocery bags anyway.
 
2013-04-22 06:32:51 PM  

spongeboob: I am torn on plastic bags I hate that they end up in the middle of the ocean as they slowly photodegrade and end up in side of marine life. However I also walk 3 dogs so I need plastic bags to pick up their crap.


Use the small plastic bags provided at the store for produce and meat. They're perfect. Bread bags aren't bad, either. I never liked using the plastic grocery bags for dog poop, because they always had holes in them.
 
2013-04-22 07:55:45 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I love the ocean probably more than anyone on fark, but I use the paper bags to start fires in my fireplace, and the plastic ones to clean up after the enormous amount of shiat that a German Shepherd and a Jack Russel Terrier manage to leave in the yard.  Will never be a bag recycler - just can't see it happening.


www.rei.com
$8 a REI for 72 bags = that's $0.11 a bag, for fully compostable, non-plastic dog shiat bags.

Surely if you can afford to feed a dog that large, you can afford not to fark up the planet with thousands of dog shiat filled plastic bags.
 
2013-04-22 08:48:05 PM  

The Third Man: I'm in Los Angeles today. It smells like an airport runway, jet fuel stenches in the cabin, and lights flickering at random.

I'm in Los Angeles today. Garbage cans comprise the medians of freeways always creeping, even when the population's sleeping.


And the radioman says, "It is a beautiful night out there!"
And the radioman says, "Rock and Roll lives!"
And the radioman says, "it is a beautiful night out there in Los Angeles."
You live in Los Angeles and you are going to Reseda; we are all in some way or another going to Reseda someday to die...
and the radioman laughs because the radioman farks a model too.
 
2013-04-22 09:08:53 PM  

MrSteve007: FilmBELOH20: I love the ocean probably more than anyone on fark, but I use the paper bags to start fires in my fireplace, and the plastic ones to clean up after the enormous amount of shiat that a German Shepherd and a Jack Russel Terrier manage to leave in the yard.  Will never be a bag recycler - just can't see it happening.

[www.rei.com image 850x691]
$8 a REI for 72 bags = that's $0.11 a bag, for fully compostable, non-plastic dog shiat bags.

Surely if you can afford to feed a dog that large, you can afford not to fark up the planet with thousands of dog shiat filled plastic bags.


Now I know how I'm spending my "dividend"!
 
2013-04-22 11:10:01 PM  
The bag laws are pretty pointless and kind of annoying but it's really far down the list when it comes to asinine state/city laws. It's not like right wingers are champions for education, the homeless, and the unemployed, so what is this dumb broad talking about? This writer needs some perspective. In the end, despite our problems, California is still the best state in the US.
 
2013-04-23 12:48:06 AM  
California's stinking sidewalks are less stinky than subby's mom's stinky trailer, according to subby's dad.
 
2013-04-23 02:50:38 AM  

TheJoe03: The bag laws are pretty pointless and kind of annoying but it's really far down the list when it comes to asinine state/city laws. It's not like right wingers are champions for education, the homeless, and the unemployed, so what is this dumb broad talking about? This writer needs some perspective. In the end, despite our problems, California is still the best state in the US.


Umm.  No it is not.  Cali is beyond broke, people and business are fleeing in droves.  I can think of at least 20 states I would rather be than Cali.
 
2013-04-23 03:44:52 AM  

pxsteel: Umm.  No it is not.  Cali is beyond broke, people and business are fleeing in droves.  I can think of at least 20 states I would rather be than Cali.


Uhh, yeah it is. The west coast in general is miles better than anything east of the Rockies. You can stay living in your 20 states, it's not like we have a lot of room for new people anyway.

/It would be hilarious to see you actually name 20 states better than California, it seems you only care about deficits.
//I'd also like to know what state you live in so I can shiat on your state, it's only fair.
///maybe Hawaii's better, possibly the PNW and Colorado.
 
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