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