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When Straws are Outlawed only Outlaws will have Straws

Kally of course.

Where else?

With Lizzy Warren being un-nativepersoned to clear the way for Kamala 2020 it’s worth keeping a gimlet eye on the doings of The Golden State from whence she comes.

The latest Important Issue: straws.

Planet killing straws.

Straws that are dogging the Eco-Left.

The straws that stir the drink that is California Crazy.

From Reason:

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.


…relying on the research of one Milo Cress. Cress—whose Be Straw Free Campaign is hosted on Eco-Cycle’s website—tells Reason that he arrived at the 500 million straws a day figure from phone surveys he conducted of straw manufacturers in 2011, when he was just 9 years old.


Squishy moderates on the straw issue have pushed paper straws, which come compostable at only eight times the price. Eco-Cycle skews a bit more radical, with their “Be Straw Free” campaign—sponsored in part by reusable straw makers—that urges the adoption of glass or steel straws. Because we all know how good steel smelting is for the environment.

In any case, criminalizing unsolicited straws seems like a rather heavy-handed approach to the problem, especially since we don’t actually know how big a problem it is. But don’t take my word for that. Ask Milo Cress.

“If people are forced not to use straws, then they won’t necessarily see that it’s for the environment,” he tells Reason.“They’ll just think it’s just another inconvenience imposed on them by government.”


It’s anyone’s guess when debate on this Important Issue reaches The Last Straw…



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