Steve Scauzillo: It's time to quit using plastic bags statewide for...

There are 14 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Sep 1, 2012, titled Steve Scauzillo: It's time to quit using plastic bags statewide for.... In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

AS that guy in "The Graduate" said to Dustin Hoffman's character: "I've got one word for you: Plastics." He was prophetic.

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Ed Ortiz

Long Beach, CA

#1 Sep 2, 2012
Ending the use of plastic bags is an easy choice and VERY good for the enviroment. But, as adults, we must address the unintended tragedy stemming from the bans currently in place.

Grocery clerks will tell you sickening tales of unwashed, filthy, stinking, cloth bags being used by Mothers with children in tow.

We must take this Ban further. A system replacing cloth bags with fresh ones at the clerks descretion should be mandatory. The used bags can be laundered and put back in use with little impact on the enviroment and FAR BETTER out comes for Public Health. A barely noticable Automatic charge of 25 Cents on all grocery tabs over $20 would pay for the cost of this program.

We ALL must MAN UP and demand our state and local Law Makers start behave as ADULTS and think past the easy touchie feelie benefits of major changes to include basic common sense solutions to problems created by the changes.

Or, we must ignore partisan Party crap and replace our elected Officials with elected Officials who are WORTHY of the public trust.
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#2 Sep 2, 2012
I like it when the roaches crawl out of someone's filthy cloth bag and run around the grocery conveyor. Yummy!
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3 Sep 2, 2012
This is just another "feel-good" scheme of the Lowenthal gang, a gang that has its tentacles into every level of State and local Government. Whenever any loony "anti-jobs anti-consumer" scheme is cooked up, one can be sure that it will have begun in revolutionary occupied Long Beach, and that this gang of "double-dippers" will have their hands in it.

Despite anguished cries from legislators representing "real-world" areas of California the recent attempt of the Lowenthal gang to use even more scarce hard earned taxpayer money to pass yet another feel-good law - this one criminalizing hard working owners of restaurants and beverage businesses who use Styrofoam food and drink containers - the Lowenthal gang plodded on, ignoring those desperate pleas.

This was too much even for their Democrat legislative pals, many of whom joined to defeat this latest assault on jobs and consumer choice. In response, Daddy Lowenthal pejoratively described hard worker *(middle)* class people whose jobs were saved "a special interest group".*(note. I do not like Styrofoam containers and I do not eat food or drink beverages that are put into them. I do not believe scarce hard earned taxpayer money should be used to criminalize their use under penalty of LAW!, though.)*

Everyone is aware the adverse health consequences arising from revolutionary Council requiring non-food stamp users to either purchase heavily taxed "reusable" grocery bags or otherwise to pay the Lowenthal grocery bag harassment tax. No one, though, knows the true cost to the environment, and to the pocketbooks of increasingly harassed consumers, because of the need to put oil based fertilizers on land that has been depleted as a result of growing the cotton that is needed to manufacture disease spreading reusable grocery bags.

The Lowenthal gang are fond of saying our taxpayer funded beaches need to be cleaned of cigarette butts and Styrofoam containers. Visit the courthouse sometime and note the crowded corridors, corridors so congested with taxpayer supported Thug people that hard earned taxpayer money must be spent to construct an entirely new and larger courthouse in order to accommodate their growing numbers. Perhaps the high paid agenda driven judges should put the Thug people to work keeping the beaches clean so that they might be able to enjoy the RIGHTS granted them by the 13th Amendment.

Ronald
dr joe

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 2, 2012
Ronald wrote:
This is just another "feel-good" scheme of the Lowenthal gang, a gang that has its tentacles into every level of State and local Government. Whenever any loony "anti-jobs anti-consumer" scheme is cooked up, one can be sure that it will have begun in revolutionary occupied Long Beach, and that this gang of "double-dippers" will have their hands in it.
Despite anguished cries from legislators representing "real-world" areas of California the recent attempt of the Lowenthal gang to use even more scarce hard earned taxpayer money to pass yet another feel-good law - this one criminalizing hard working owners of restaurants and beverage businesses who use Styrofoam food and drink containers - the Lowenthal gang plodded on, ignoring those desperate pleas.
This was too much even for their Democrat legislative pals, many of whom joined to defeat this latest assault on jobs and consumer choice. In response, Daddy Lowenthal pejoratively described hard worker *(middle)* class people whose jobs were saved "a special interest group".*(note. I do not like Styrofoam containers and I do not eat food or drink beverages that are put into them. I do not believe scarce hard earned taxpayer money should be used to criminalize their use under penalty of LAW!, though.)*
Everyone is aware the adverse health consequences arising from revolutionary Council requiring non-food stamp users to either purchase heavily taxed "reusable" grocery bags or otherwise to pay the Lowenthal grocery bag harassment tax. No one, though, knows the true cost to the environment, and to the pocketbooks of increasingly harassed consumers, because of the need to put oil based fertilizers on land that has been depleted as a result of growing the cotton that is needed to manufacture disease spreading reusable grocery bags.
The Lowenthal gang are fond of saying our taxpayer funded beaches need to be cleaned of cigarette butts and Styrofoam containers. Visit the courthouse sometime and note the crowded corridors, corridors so congested with taxpayer supported Thug people that hard earned taxpayer money must be spent to construct an entirely new and larger courthouse in order to accommodate their growing numbers. Perhaps the high paid agenda driven judges should put the Thug people to work keeping the beaches clean so that they might be able to enjoy the RIGHTS granted them by the 13th Amendment.
Ronald
Ronald. Your meds. You're out. Get to rite aid right now.
Phil

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Sep 2, 2012
Ed Ortiz wrote:
Ending the use of plastic bags is an easy choice and VERY good for the enviroment. But, as adults, we must address the unintended tragedy stemming from the bans currently in place.
Grocery clerks will tell you sickening tales of unwashed, filthy, stinking, cloth bags being used by Mothers with children in tow.
We must take this Ban further. A system replacing cloth bags with fresh ones at the clerks descretion should be mandatory. The used bags can be laundered and put back in use with little impact on the enviroment and FAR BETTER out comes for Public Health. A barely noticable Automatic charge of 25 Cents on all grocery tabs over $20 would pay for the cost of this program.
We ALL must MAN UP and demand our state and local Law Makers start behave as ADULTS and think past the easy touchie feelie benefits of major changes to include basic common sense solutions to problems created by the changes.
Or, we must ignore partisan Party crap and replace our elected Officials with elected Officials who are WORTHY of the public trust.
Or we could just legislate against the unintended tragedy of azzzholes posting in comments threads because they don't want to focus on their dying marriage. That would help us, you, and your wife.
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#6 Sep 2, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
Or we could just legislate against the unintended tragedy of azzzholes posting in comments threads because they don't want to focus on their dying marriage. That would help us, you, and your wife.
That was low, mean and dirty. Nice job.

Since: Jul 12

Taipei, Taiwan

#7 Sep 10, 2012
I like it when the roaches crawl out of someone's filthy cloth bag and run around the grocery conveyor. Yummy!
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#8 Sep 10, 2012
carolgreen435 wrote:
I like it when the roaches crawl out of someone's filthy cloth bag and run around the grocery conveyor. Yummy!
Ah, excuse me?
guest

Long Beach, CA

#9 Sep 11, 2012
You're excused. Did you sneeze?
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#10 Sep 12, 2012
Ronald wrote:
This is just another "feel-good" scheme of the Lowenthal gang, a gang that has its tentacles into every level of State and local Government. Whenever any loony "anti-jobs anti-consumer" scheme is cooked up, one can be sure that it will have begun in revolutionary occupied Long Beach, and that this gang of "double-dippers" will have their hands in it.
Despite anguished cries from legislators representing "real-world" areas of California the recent attempt of the Lowenthal gang to use even more scarce hard earned taxpayer money to pass yet another feel-good law - this one criminalizing hard working owners of restaurants and beverage businesses who use Styrofoam food and drink containers - the Lowenthal gang plodded on, ignoring those desperate pleas.
This was too much even for their Democrat legislative pals, many of whom joined to defeat this latest assault on jobs and consumer choice. In response, Daddy Lowenthal pejoratively described hard worker *(middle)* class people whose jobs were saved "a special interest group".*(note. I do not like Styrofoam containers and I do not eat food or drink beverages that are put into them. I do not believe scarce hard earned taxpayer money should be used to criminalize their use under penalty of LAW!, though.)*
Everyone is aware the adverse health consequences arising from revolutionary Council requiring non-food stamp users to either purchase heavily taxed "reusable" grocery bags or otherwise to pay the Lowenthal grocery bag harassment tax. No one, though, knows the true cost to the environment, and to the pocketbooks of increasingly harassed consumers, because of the need to put oil based fertilizers on land that has been depleted as a result of growing the cotton that is needed to manufacture disease spreading reusable grocery bags.
The Lowenthal gang are fond of saying our taxpayer funded beaches need to be cleaned of cigarette butts and Styrofoam containers. Visit the courthouse sometime and note the crowded corridors, corridors so congested with taxpayer supported Thug people that hard earned taxpayer money must be spent to construct an entirely new and larger courthouse in order to accommodate their growing numbers. Perhaps the high paid agenda driven judges should put the Thug people to work keeping the beaches clean so that they might be able to enjoy the RIGHTS granted them by the 13th Amendment.
Ronald
In the mind set of the hard Left it is always better to FEEL GOOD than to actually DO GOOD. Calif. didn't become a joke by some accident. We voted for people who don't consider even the most obvious negative consequences of their agenda driven touchy feely nonsense.
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#11 Sep 12, 2012
CSULB Josh wrote:
<quoted text>
In the mind set of the hard Left it is always better to FEEL GOOD than to actually DO GOOD. Calif. didn't become a joke by some accident. We voted for people who don't consider even the most obvious negative consequences of their agenda driven touchy feely nonsense.
I am a fan.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#12 Sep 12, 2012
No, you are a troll.
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#13 Sep 12, 2012
guest wrote:
No, you are a troll.
am not
guest

Long Beach, CA

#14 Sep 14, 2012
Yes, you are.

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