Some positive news today. Mark this as the only petition to which I have ever signed my name. Hoping for the best on this one, or you can be damned sure I'll have a post in the future to join my "Let's Get Rid Of" series.
I wrote about this one before, when I first heard of it. If I wasn't on this lugubrious and comically outdated, work-issued laptop, I would dig it up and link to it.
UPDATE: Link doesn't work? Try this one. I don't know what's up with the original - it still works just fine for me. Surely some kind of liberal cover-up job to keep the news suppressed.
It's about that ridiculous bag tax that Seattle wants to drop on us for using plastic grocery bags at the store. Twenty cents a bag, I think it is. My take? If this had anything to do with environmental stewardship, the proposal would be to get rid of the bags completely, not fine us for using them.
The short article is about the American Chemistry Council donating another $300,000 to oppose the bag tax, bringing the total of its contributions to the cause up over a million bucks. The total amount raised by the do-gooders trying to enforce the fee is $64,000. If money means anything, we may dodge a bullet here.
UPDATE AGAIN: Daphne is talking about canvas grocery bags, and the justifiable desire to print them with things that piss off the eco-sissies. I had an idea along this line the first time I heard of the possible bag tax: Start up a little bag making company and call them Ego-Sacks. Sly little play on "Eco," and it's not unreasonable to think that at least some people would buy them thinking they do say "Eco-Sack," making them a walking joke of sorts.
Updaterest upaderoo: In the comments, Daphne tips us off to this kid