I wrote before about the problem of single-use plastic pollution where plastic items are thrown away after being used just once. One of those items is straws and a movement began to have restaurants only provide them on request. That seemed to have caught on quickly because I have noticed that the places I go to no longer hand out straws as the default option.
But of course, anything that is seen as helping the environment is seen by the loony right as an infringement on their constitutional right to destroy it and they don’t come much loonier that Republican congressperson Devin Nunes who detailed this horrifying experience he had in a restaurant.
At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws. Says she has to ask now in fear of “THE STRAW POLICE”. Welcome to Socialism in California!
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 10, 2019
That was the last straw for many Twiitter users who, as can be seen from the responses he got, attacked his straw man arguments, warts and all. (Yes, I know that sentence makes no sense but I wanted to get in three mentions of the word ‘straw’ in one sentence, even if one was backwards.)
As was pointed out, the idea that one is given the option of asking for straws should be contrary Nunes’ gross caricature of socialism, which would consist of not only everyone being given free straws even if they don’t want them but being forced to use them.
What a maroon.
Expect him to freak out again when he hears of the New York City announcement that they will be having ‘Meatless Mondays’ for school breakfasts and lunches to improve student health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.