ZoNation: The nanny state’s public enemy #1: Plastic Bags

Zo takes on the Hollywood liberal elite over their latest ‘save the earth’ advocacy:

Is big government in the bag for liberals? Zo thinks so, and sounds off on plastic bag bans. Could the real problem be that liberals are so lazy, they would rather ban bags than cleanup after themselves.

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  • Joe

    BEST line

    “Pro-choice on killing babies – but no pro-choice on grocery bags”

    • You are brilliant… and so is ZO! : )

      • Joe

        That was Zo’s line BUT

        If you want to write a note to my wife – that’s OK

        I always need the help

        • Yeah… that’s what you get for reading the comments while your listening to the vid. LOL. I still think you’re brilliant though, Joe, along with Zo. (Look, it rhymed.)

          • Joe

            Can you still write the note to my wife ?

            • Colonel Neville

              Ok, I’ll do it, but I’m damned if I’ll use my best stationary! No, really. Colonel Neville..

  • keninil

    Right on Zo! I always double bag with free bags at the self serve check-out so I have enough for my household needs.

    • tvlgds

      Same here! I use them to line trash cans and scoop catboxes into! In San Fran, they have bins for garbage, recycle, and compost. If residents put something in the wrong bin, they get fined by the city. Smart aleck that I am, I asked on SFGate “ok, is cat crap garbage or compost?”

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Lining trash cans and cat waste- we use them the same way!

    • kong1967

      I use them to put my lunch trash in at work and when I am driving on the highway after going through a drivethrough burger place.

  • The liberal argument is that plastic bags don’t disentigrate and stay trash for a long time. I always find a good use for plastic bags at home and when traveling and packing boxes. But at the end of the day, I always end up with a lot more plastic bags than I need, so I have a million under the sink that I can’t use, some of which will end up being thrown away.

    • FutureOnePercent

      If it gets bad enough, we’ll hire Space X to start jettisoning things into outer space for us.

      • Joe

        Send them to Greece –

        They will need them to pack their stuff in when the Country goes in the toilet

        What a mess!

    • tvlgds

      The liberal argument that brought us plastic bags in the first place was that paper bags killed too many trees! They can’t make up their fricking minds!

      • Joe


      • KenInMontana

        Right, Paper bags, Kill trees, bad. Plastic bags, last for 100 years made from petroleum, really bad. Reusable shopping bags, made in third world sweat shops, okay?

        Am I missing something here, besides the fact that liberalism is a major brain dysfunction?

        • tvlgds

          I think you pretty much covered it.

        • FutureOnePercent

          Hahaha so at the check-out your options should be “Destroy the rainforest, Kill dolphins, or support child slavery”

          “Ummm… I’ll just carry them myself.”

      • Jay

        Butter is bad! Too much colesteral! Eat margerine! No, no, margerine is bad, trans fats! Eat butter! Like that?

        • tvlgds

          Oh yeah. And then there’s eggs–eggs good, eggs bad, eggs good again! I eat butter, I eat eggs, and I don’t care what the liberals decide is good or bad for me. I do avoid simple carbs/sugar, eat lots of protein—it works for me, so “they” can KMA!

          And then there’s ethanol! We make fuel out of our vast corn crops-fuel that is NOT one bit efficient and then we import corn from our enemy, the Chinese!! I have a flex fuel vehicle (only because it was the only one that had everything else I wanted) There’s not a station anywhere on my side of town that carries E85 fuel-by the time I drive 20 miles each way I’ve burned any cost savings, PLUS MPG goes down quite a bit with ethanol. I talked to one of the scientists I worked with who specializes in fuel, and he said he is not sold on ethanol. That’s all I needed to hear.

          • badbadlibs

            With liberals, we’re dealing with people who have no clue how to exercise common sense. Their egos are so over-inflated (check bo) that they truly believe their ideas will solve the worlds’s ills. Remember bo stating this is the moment the rise of the ocean began to slow, the earth began to heal….That IS what we are dealing with!
            Good gawd….they’re stark raving mad, so for them to tell you what’s good for you one day and bad for you the next, is nothing.
            We just have to keep exercising our God given freedoms while we can.

            • tvlgds

              It’s a sad, sad state of the union.

      • notebene

        That’s the point…libs don’t have minds…they lost them a long time ago!

        • tvlgds

          Oh hell, that’s right! 🙂

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      They don’t have a place to return unused plastic bags at any store near you?

  • Nukeman60

    Zo, you got it. We definitely need those bags when poochie has to make a liberal.

    Didn’t they originally ban paper bags for plastic bags (to save the trees)? Now they want to ban plastic bags for ‘green’ bags (to clean up the environment). Next they’ll want to ban ‘green’ bags for whatever (to eliminate the green dye in the world, I suppose).

    If we just banned liberals, we would have been good from the start.

    • kong1967

      They’ll start fining stores for not using the invisible bags that haven’t been invented yet.

    • badbadlibs

      “When poochie has to make a liberal”……was that wrong of me to LOL! 😉

  • 911Infidel

    Hollyweird elites don’t like plastic bags…even though they are useful for so many other things…because plastic bags remind them of how “plastic” they are….Yep.

  • I LOVE the Zo bags!! I want them!! 😀

  • 12grace

    Zo is great.

    Liberal logic
    Protect the earth but you can kill human babies.

    • kong1967

      It doesn’t just stop with babies. I’ve heard nutty environmentalists say that we need to reduce the population of earth to a trillion people. Obviously people have to die, so I propose that they volunteer and go first.

      • Rshill7

        Wow…nutty indeed. Reduce the population to a trillion? I had no idea we had that many folks on the earth 🙂

        At this moment there are a little over 7 billion total. 993 billion more to a trillion. C’mon rabbits, we’ve got work to do!

        • Nukeman60

          Don’t blame Kong for the mistake. Obama has us all thinking in ‘trillions’ these days. We’ll leave it to our kids and grandkids to get it down to ‘millions’. 🙂

          • Rshill7

            Certainly not. I’m blaming those “nutty environmentalists” he refers to.

            Here’s what’s kinda’ funny about that word environ-‘mentalist’. It should be something a little more like this: environ-mentalpatient.

            Mornin’ Nuke 🙂

            • Nukeman60

              Morning, Rs.

              I think those environ-mentally ill would say, “Hey, put a paper bag over it! No, I mean a plastic bag. No, I mean ‘green’ bag. Oh, I don’t know what I mean!”

          • kong1967

            Yeah, I’ve got trillions on the brain. I’m a little embarrassed….I meant a billion.

        • kong1967

          Woops, I meant a billion. Face palm.

      • 12grace

        Economic Eugenics

        Maafa 21 The History of Eugenics In America Part 1 of 13

        Obama Eugenics – ObamaCare is Eugenics admits Glenn Beck


        Population Reduction 2012 part 1 of 12

        • kong1967

          I think we are naturally headed that way….birth decline. Except muslims and Mexicans are breeding like rabbits. That’s what worries me most.

          For the record, I meant that they wanted to reduce the population down to a billion, not a trillion.

          • 12grace

            We are naturally headed toward population decline but there are leftist groups that want to push the issue. Also eugenics is in the health care mandate.

            FBI Agent Talking About Bill Ayers

            • kong1967

              Lunacy. They want to call us extremist for wanting to follow the Constitution, limit the size of government, and limit spending? Thank G-d this is just a lunatic fringe group. Other than the fact the environmentalists have the Democrat party bought and paid for.

            • freenca

              In Santa Cruz, CA where they have had the “bag ordinance” in usage for a while, people aren’t washing the re-usables between each use and there are cross-contamination issues, resulting in some nasty health problems attributable to food-borne illnesses that were not occuring before. Eugenics for dummies 101.

        • warpmine

          If only all of them liberals would self terminate……….

  • Maxsteele

    I think hollywood wants to do away with plastic bags because it is reducing the amount of plastic available to inject into their breasts and under their skin in their never ended vain desire to try and stay young.

    • notebene

      I’d believe that before I’d believe that they give a rip about the environment! Have you ever been to L.A.? What a filthy polluted mess! The Hollyweirds live there and yet they want to lecture us on what grocery bags to use! Tell ya what…when they clean up that mess…they can give suggestions!

  • ApplePie101

    Ban on plastic bags in California, ban on Big Gulps in New York. Every government prohibition is a black market opportunity.

  • PVG

    ZO GOOD!!!

  • Yazz55

    The ban on plastic bags has a lot to do with the big nanny state government regulating your life. The environmental excuse is only an excuse to further the cause of regulating as much of your life as possible.

  • Jay

    Bag control, soda size control, tobacco control, seatbelt control, gun control… let’s see, what do all these things have in common? I’ll have to call Mr. Obvious and see if he has any answers.

  • The nanny state’s public enemy #1 is individual liberty.

  • NCHokie02

    another great clip by Zo. I love the point he makes in that liberals would rather create yet ANOTHER law to regulate our lives than put in extra effort of work, in this case picking stuff up. Instead of encouraging individual responsibility the liberals just want to ban it so you don’t have a choice in the matter for whatever facet of life it is. They want to ban guns instead of having responsible gun owners, they want to ban large soda size instead of people being responsible for their own weight. The list goes on and on.

  • notebene

    Those aren’t single use bags…they have been recyclable for years! If you don’t use them for other things, you can take them back to the grocery store and put them in labeled bag bins that are recycled. Will the lefty drones ever get a clue?

    • badbadlibs

      The left isn’t happy unless they can ban something while at the same time destroying jobs and industry…they get a 2fer that way.

    • warpmine

      Will the lefty drones ever get a clue? No, clueless useful idiots!

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    As people pointed out, plastic bags were supposed to be to save trees. At first they gave a choice- paper or plastic- remember those days? Now, with the trying to do away with plastic bags for free and get people to use reusable bags you buy, there is a concern you have to clean those reusable grocery bags properly and often or you could potentially get sick.

    As someone who lives where trees are extremely plentiful and they grow up like weeds in places you don’t want them in the yard, I say let’s go back to paper bags- or at least give a choice at all stores of paper or plastic. Don’t expect people to properly sanitize reusable grocery bags each time they are used.

    • badbadlibs

      You sang my tune with: “As someone who lives where trees are extremely plentiful…”Anyone, free of charge may come and chop down every single tree we have on our acre! Every one. Make as many paper bags you want!
      We can’t see the sky for the canopy of trees in my neck of the woods. And it’s a liberal hell hole, so you know they destroyed the logging industry around here…but, that’s what liberals do.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        I live in the state where a song line says “greenest state in the land of the free”. I’m sorry the logging industry was destroyed where you live. That’s a shame.

    • freenca

      Exactly ! See my post above to 12grace about that very issue. Tree farms.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Think I heard about the illness problems in the news when I lived in Southern CA.

  • aZjimbo

    Way to go Zo. Another great one. You get it.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Muy Excellente!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Poochie has to make a doodoo… brilliant. Gotta love Alfonso.

  • Reusable bags are a horrible idea.

    They can spread diseases. This has been proven by a flu outbreak traced to one of these. They far more often spread other diseases.

    They have to be washed to prevent this and this cost more than the bags they replace in hot water and power to dry them.

    They are thrown away at some point and are difficult to recycle.

    The plastic bags are dirt cheap to make. Some are made of recycled soda bottles. Besides the Bag contains far more trash than the bag weighs.

  • KenInMontana

    It’s not as if trees were ever harvested solely for paper bags. Paper is made from what is essentially a by product or waste product, of the lumber industry, sawdust and wood chips, which are turned into pulp and from that into paper. It should also be mentioned that the brown paper is environmentally friendlier than any alternative as it is not bleached, is easily recycled into other paper products (even a second life as a paper bag) and when it does eventually reach a landfill, it breaks down very rapidly, also when combined with yard clippings it makes a very efficient mulch. What is really amazing that this knowledge does not come from the environmental movement, but from the timber products industry itself, demonstratively one of the most environmentally conscience industries around as it depends on sound management and maximizing the use of its raw materials.

  • DebbyX

    Pretty soon it’ll be like the big box stores where they don’t even HAVE bags. You just have to throw the sh** in you trunk. A big turn off for me. So I never go anymore. And always ended up spending way more than I bargained for.

    Who needs a brick of toilet paper anyway, big enough for small children to play in. A little off topic, sorry.

  • If we outlaw plastic bags, what will happen to Pelosi, Debbie Downer, and the other Dem Congresswomen?