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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:04 PM

Oklahoma governor signs law banning bans on plastic bags

Can you say douchenozzle?

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/440448-oklahoma-governor-signs-law-banning-bans-on-plastic-bags?fbclid=IwAR2n4OKIPeF-UU_pOeWZvsXjThYgB_DzoyQmRe9drZEGZIAhVLT1VlLPF_Q

Oklahoma governor signs law banning bans on plastic bags
By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 04/24/19 01:57 PM EDT


Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has reportedly signed a law banning bans and fines on plastic bags.

"I want to make sure I make it easy for industry to do business in Oklahoma," Stitt said at the bill-signing on Tuesday, according to KFOR in Oklahoma City.

The bill blocks municipalities from banning or putting a tax on auxiliary containers made of plastic, cloth, paper, cardboard, aluminum and glass, the station noted, adding that Stitt stressed regulatory consistency in signing the measure.

"I just don't think that we should be putting laws and rules on business from 500 municipalities," he said, according to KFOR.

The legislation, which was approved by the state House and Senate, comes shortly after Norman, Okla., announced plans to put a 5 cent tax on single-use plastic bags.

more...

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/440448-oklahoma-governor-signs-law-banning-bans-on-plastic-bags?fbclid=IwAR2n4OKIPeF-UU_pOeWZvsXjThYgB_DzoyQmRe9drZEGZIAhVLT1VlLPF_Q

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babylonsister Apr 24 OP
Botany Apr 24 #1
PeeJ52 Apr 24 #4
malaise Apr 24 #7
PeeJ52 Apr 24 #2
gratuitous Apr 24 #3
Va Lefty Apr 24 #5
Aristus Apr 24 #6
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. You can't spell dumb mother fucker w/out Oklahoma

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:33 PM

4. That's good!!!

 

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:45 PM

7. Seriously

These people are fucking crazy

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:06 PM

2. How dare you cities try to make yourselves cleaner than the rest of the state. NO!!!

 

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:13 PM

3. Local control! Local control!

That's the squawk every time some municipality wants to enact, say, a mandatory carry law. But when local authorities want to do something conservatives disapprove of (banning plastic bags, excluding military recruiters from schools, etc.), then it's time for the heavy hand of government to step in and put a stop to the nonsense.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:34 PM

5. The Rude One was talking about anti-vaxxers, but this applies here too

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. Well, there was really no point in trying to initiate a "Keep Oklahoma Beautiful!" campaign anyway.

It's pretty-much a shithole. My father was born and raised there. Couldn't wait to get away. Joined the Air Force on his 18th birthday and split...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:06 PM

8. Can they stop businesses from refusing to provide plastic bags?

I've read that in some places businesses are voluntarily not providing plastic bags or only providing them if a fee is paid. I would bet that if many businesses started that practice, either the Oklahoma government would back down, or as many Republicans are wont to do, they would double down and try to ban businesses from refusing to give plastic bags to their customers.

After all, isn't the use of plastic bags that hold little and break if you load much into them every customer's "Gawd given right"?


(Lately, a law was passed in France forbidding plastic bags in shops, to prevent pollution and people throwing plastic bags everywhere. Where I work, the CEO has decided to offer paper bags that cost 0,05 euros. You can, of course, leave without a bag or use one of your own. It is a Friday night. I am the youngest salesperson in the shop, so I have to attend the cash register. I also attend college for English studies. A man comes up to me with several items. At that moment, I don’t realise he is American and that he doesn’t speak fluent French.)

Me: “Would you like a paper bag?”

Customer: “I don’t care. Give me a plastic bag.”

Me: “I am sorry, sir. We don’t have them anymore; we just have those bags that cost 0,05 euros.”
More: https://notalwaysright.com/five-cents-to-save-the-whales-is-too-much-for-some/119212/

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