A friend of the blog writes:
While St Paul wants to prohibit restaurants from using styrofoam, California legislators want to ban straws.
Now, the reason given is because straws end up in rivers and clogging storm drains. But, the real reason is because Democrats just want a nanny state, they want to control small businesses, they want to placate their most fringey base, and we all know the litany of reasons why. Because if it was really about straws ending up in rivers and storm drains, etc, why would fast food restaurants be exempt? This apparently only applies to sit down restaurants, where trash should end up with other trash, not strewn about in streets, blowing to public waters.
I have heard California has all sorts of real problems. But, by all means, keep focusing on non issues that don’t solve anything. Someday, the voters may wake up.
Virtue-signalling about non-issues; it’s not just a California thing, of course. Both Twin Cities mayors seem to devote most of their waking hours to it.