Tag: straws

Micromanaging Prole Life Is Hard

 

I was reading a twitter thread last night started by a film critic whose work I admire and enjoy. Occasionally he gets political. This time he really booted the hornet’s nest, asserting that “paper straws are fine, Unless you gnaw on them or manhandle them, they last a long time. Plastic or metal straws *should always be available upon request, no questions asked.* But paper should be the default.”

This is a moderate liberal position, no? To save the earth, which is choking to imminent death on plastic, we should move to paper straws, but permit the use of plastic with no opprobrium attached to the moral stragglers or those who require a stiffer means of conveying liquids to one’s mouth.

He quickly added that he knew this tweet would be “moral quicksand,” and added that “it should be illegal to deny somebody plastic or metal straws on request, or even ask them why they want it.”

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In the world of green unreason if you thought that the bans on fur, foie gras, light bulbs, cooking oils, soda pop, decent shower heads, and single use bags has been as asinine and stupid as human culture would allow…well, you’d be wrong. Yet another new and unprecedented environmental profanity has been recently discovered by […]

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Though it is redundant in this era of ubiquitous connectivity and the oracular algorithms of our favorite search engines (Bing, in my case), I keep a small printed copy of the United States Constitution on the bookshelf by my desk. It moves around a bit, but at the moment it’s tucked between Andrew Klavan’s Hunting Down […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that American pastor Andrew Brunson was moved from a Turkish prison to house arrest, and they condemn the bogus allegations that Brunson provided aid for the failed coup.  They also welcome the news that the ten most popular governors in America are Republican— great news in a year when most governorships are on the ballot. And they condemn the insanity of Santa Barbara, California, threatening fines and jail time for restaurant servers handing out plastic drinking straws without being asked, but Jim also sees a fantastic business opportunity there.