The latest imagined threat to mankind? Gift cards!

Basically Envirocrats are just whining Chicken Littles who are probably a complete pain in the ass to be around. At least that is what Donald Douglas says

The left’s environmental fascists go after another hugely popular capitalist standby, the plastic gift card. Nothing is off limits to these assholes. Any product or capitalist innovation that proves popular or highly successful is targeted for destruction. And this time? The stinking retail gift card? How low can retarded leftists go? And we’re supposed to go back to gift certificates? That might be hard on trees, you know? And plastic gift cards are recyclable, doh! Maybe a recycling campaign would have been better than assassinating this simple retail purchasing device.

Leftists are vile people out to destroy virtually everything of convenience and utility in the modern capitalist economy.

At LAT, “Retailers seek ‘green’ alternative to plastic gift cards“:

It does seem anything innovative bothers Envirowhiners doesn’t it? They like to pretend they are “above us all” they are hip, they get it man! Actually, I think they just enjoy being a pain in everyone else’s behind, Take Jessica Hamilton for instance

Like millions of Americans, Jessica Hamilton of Pasadena will buy her friends and family a handful of gift cards this holiday season, drawn by their convenience.

Yet Hamilton, who carries reusable bags when she goes shopping, is bothered by the thought of all of that plastic ending up in landfills along with worn-out hotel key cards, credit cards and the like.

Ah yes, the landfill, the source of worry and butt hurt for Enviroweenies. Go read the rest if you like, or if you can stand the angst these poor Envirodouches have to endure for poor, poor Mother Earth.

Oh, and congratulate Donald on his 5,000,000 hits! Which reminds me, we are nearing 4,000,000 hits here at The DaleyGator.

Your Marxist Morons of the day are

The City Council of Concord, Taxachusetts! Thanks to William Teach for the story

I heard this one on the news yesterday or Wednesday, but, had completely forgotten about it during my morning news perusal. Fortunately,Tom Nelson is there to point the way

(Globe and Mail) Concord, Mass., has banned the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles, the Boston Herald reportsThe bylaw, posted on the Town of Concord’s website, states: “It shall be unlawful to sell non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 litre (34 ounces) or less in the Town of Concord on or after Jan. 1, 2013.”

Violators face up to a $50 (U.S.) fine, with Concord’s Health Division responsible for enforcing the ban.

What makes this REALLY stupid is that the ban apparently does nothing about other drinks in plastic bottles.

It’s not like someone could simply go to another town, say Maynard or Bedford, to purchase the evil water bottles. Or, that drinks like Pepsi, Coke, Ginger Ale, orange soda, tea, etc, come in….plastic bottles (I often reuse soda or tea bottles by putting water in them).

This is clearly a case of Do-something-itis which affects many politicians, especially Liberal politicians. In this case we have a “crisis”, which really isn’t a crisis, but stick with me here. A crisis that demands legislation according to Leftist theology. So, we pass a law, and we feel better. The fact that the law is stupid does not stop that good feeling Liberals get from “doing something”. The fact that the law allows certain liquid products in evil plastic bottles but bans others in the same evil plastic bottles matters not either.

By the way, it seems that at one time plastic bags and bottles were pushed by Liberals in order to save our environment from evil paper bags and glass bottles. And they wonder why I call Liberalism an ideology of failure.