John Walsh:This Bag Is Not A Toy

By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

One wonders who the man is to the left and why is he channelling SNL’s, Beldar Conehead. Seems John Walsh appeared before the Los Angeles City Council to oppose the use of plastic bags at grocery stores. According to proponents of the bag ban, the flimsy and wind friendly containers have the habit of blowing into tree limbs, sinking into lakes, and generally making a nuisance of themselves. Walsh spoke in support of a measure to ban the bags and allow supermarkets to charge up to 10 cents for the paper variety.

Walsh is a well-known gadfly in LA, and this is just one of his causes.  The blogger writes scores of posts each day on happenings in Hollywood and has even taken to the public airways to castigate those whom he sees as affronts to the community. Here’s one of his recent posts calling for an “eating strike”:

“LA TEACHERS ARE PREPARING TO HANG UTLA PRESIDENT A.J. DUFFY IN EFFIGY IN FRONT OF UNION HQ. WHEN SCHOOL STARTS. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS CREATED AN ANATOMICALLY CORRECT EFFIGY OF PRESIDENT DUFFY BUT NOBODY COULD LIFT IT. IN HONOR OF DUFFY, THE 7,000 TEACHERS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR SENIORITY STOLEN AND LOST THIER OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AS THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS, WILL STAGE A FIRST EVER BINGE EATING STRIKE. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF A HUNGER STRIKE. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS WILL PROTEST DUFFY BY GATHERING IN FRONT OF UTLA HQ AND BINGE EATING DAY AFTER DAY UNTIL THEY ARE AS MORBIDLY OBESE AS OUR PRESIDENT STUFFY DUFFY. FOR DETAILS REGARDING TIME  AND DATE OF THIS DEMONSTRATION; (323) 469-4178.”

The guy is a hoot and effective, too. The LA City Council passed the plastic bag ban by a vote of 13-1.

Ah, participatory democracy with a flair!

Source: Huffington Post

~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

30 thoughts on “John Walsh:This Bag Is Not A Toy”

  1. of course all the illegals driving legally, or the legals driving illegally, or the eagles flying legally or the ill eagles flying semi-legally, or the legal eagles frying eggs.

    aloha mr. hand

  2. Good thing I had no xray equipment at home ((*_*)). Plastic bags, hopefully, are easier to take to extinction.

  3. leejcaroll,

    Roaches are resistant to radiation. What’s the next extinction event?

  4. Only problem is the paper bags can bring bugs nto your home (Learned that when I first moved to NYC and was told roaches hide in the crevices. Guess better to havebugs in your home though then killing and maiming animals, and the environment.

  5. ERP! Not sure who the drug charge is supposed to be leveled at but other than some chemo and prescribed painkillers I have been drug free for 50 years – you seem a bit defensive. Perhaps its the methane gas you are inhaling try getting some fresh air.

  6. W=^..^

    Yes and no. I think actually this is one of the big arenas for a state’s rights battle as the cost of prohibition keeps increasing on cash strapped states and the Federal government continues their draconian and irrational prohibition polices, eventually more and more states will simply quit enforcing their local marijuana laws and/or move to modify them like California is leading the way in doing.

  7. Gene,

    Legalize drugs and prostitution instead. Much more tax revenue that way. It isn’t like those activities are ever going away. Just ask Dick Morris.

  8. “wow, ‘Take a Toke, Kill a Bloke’…

    that could work…. how about;
    ‘Occupy Sobriety, Save Society’”

    Or we could legalize and tax it, generating massive tax revenues, saving money on incarcerating otherwise non-violent offenders and undercutting a major line of revenue of criminal cartels both here and in Mexico.

  9. Tell John Walsh to piss off. Use cloth bags. Or recycle the plastic ones.

  10. It is almost impossible to recycle those ultra-thin plastic bags — they jam up the processing machines.

    “We Cannot Accept: Styrofoam or plastic film of any kind, such as plastic bags and plastic wrap. Plastic bags and other thin plastic films get tangled in recycling equipment and conveyor belts. Plastic bags also contaminate paper bales and may cause them to be rejected by paper mills, so please DO NOT place plastic bags or other film plastics in your recycling cart.”

    http://sunsetscavenger.com/residentialFAQ.htm

    For an interesting read —

    http://www.susanfreinkel.com/books_Plastic.html

  11. “Just think when you take a toke, how many dead innocent Mexicans it took to provide you with that.”~ ARE
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    wow, ‘Take a Toke, Kill a Bloke’…

    that could work…. how about;
    ‘Occupy Sobriety, Save Society’

    🙂 that COULD FLY!!!!!!

  12. I also carry my own bags. Some are canvas bags with a quilt block on them. Others are quilted bags or are made from tapestry samples. Sleeveless knit shirts just need a double seam across the bottom to make a bag. I won’t buy if I can recycle.

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    Arthur, The problems with undocumented workers (illegal describes an action, not a person) are due to Washington’s war on drugs that is completely ineffective and NAFTA which makes the employment here so much more attractive than in Mexico. All the actions you speak of are reactions to a problem that can’t be solved locally, just a finger in the dike, so to speak.

  13. By the way, LA DOES have the resources to fight the illegals problem, they have declared themselves a sanctuary city and will not co-operate with the Feds in enforcing the law and in many cases such as SF, they actually VIOLATED the law. We had one SF county deputy get arrested in Houston for illegally transporting an illegal minor out of the country. He was on official business in escorting the minor illegal out back to his native counrty so that he would not get a criminal record of illegal entry in the US. The taxpayers of SF paid for both tickets and meals by the way. The kid was arrested by ICE, and the deputy was released, though with a few red faces on the part of SF. Too bad, the deputy should have been charged and spent time in the Harris county jail, but then he might have been found to be an illegal himself since Sherrif Garcia runs ALL his inmates through ICE.

  14. “I carry my cloth bags to and fro the marketplace….and wash them when they need it. Plus they are prettier and much less likely to get thrown into the street by lazy porkers.” (Woosty)

    Me too. I have over a dozen, all ” gifts” from different merchandisers so I’m a walking billboard, but the handles are sturdy and the bags are roomy and don’t fall apart if something leaks.

  15. hahahahaha! I like this guy! I don’t think the plastic bag issue is trivial….those bags cause a lot of damage in the environment. Not to mention what they do to sea turtles…. I carry my cloth bags to and fro the marketplace….and wash them when they need it. Plus they are prettier and much less likely to get thrown into the street by lazy porkers.

  16. ERP! The problem may be that LA does not have the resources to actually fight “the problem” but they do have the power to make this change. If living there is so horrifying for you perhaps you should consider moving to a place where there are no illegal aliens – I can suggest a couple of places you could go.

    OTOH I saw that picture & assumed it was Mr. Bean.

    1. I live on the border by the way, and I love the Mexican culture which is why I live here. I hate to visit friends who live near the border and listen to all the guns battles going on though. That is one of the problems of a border that is NOT secure. If it were, there would be no need for turf wars over the smuggling routes. The routes would not exist, thus nothing to fight over. Then there is the problem that drug users love their illegal drugs, and cry over the plight of poor illegals, but cannot bring themselves to give up drugs which are the reason for the killings. They are willing to love illegals, but not so much as to give up their nice recreational drug use. It is too bad we cannot stigmatize drug use as we did for blood diamonds. I think tha LA city council should address itself to THAT. Call it BLOOD DRUGS. Just think when you take a toke, how many dead innocent Mexicans it took to provide you with that.

  17. It is stunning that LA council can concern itself with this rather trivial thing, but cannot and will not take action to stop illegals from driving illegally in LA without license, registration, or insurance. Thus forcing all of us to pay more to subsidize their crimes. then they compound this with insult to injury when they refuse to allow petitions to be allowed to be distributed seeking to overturn their rule against notifying ICE of an arrested illegal for other crimes. The worst case is the one where a mother who was on active duty with the Army in Iraq, came home to see her son murdered by an illegal gang banger in front of her home. The suspect had been released a couple of days before after being arrested for carrying a weapon, and the LA police and county refused to run his background through ICE data base. Then the guy gets out and murders a high school kid in front of his family. Of course, the kid was black, so I guess that makes it OK or of little consequence.

    It is too bad that the courts will not allow the mayor and city council to be sued for malfeasance in this and other cases where authorities refuse to allow illegals to be deported or even found. I wonder how they will enforce this. Maybe they could hire some illegal gang members to enforce it, thus putting their murderous talents to use and bringing the death penalty back to LA at least.

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