Where To Put The Slop?

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An elderly Asian woman was the first to testify.  She asked a simple question, “Where do we put the Slop?”  Many people filled the Kea’au Community Center on the evening of Tuesday, June 7th, 2011, where the public hearings on the County of Hawai’i’s Bill Number 17, amending Chapter 14, Hawai’i Country Code 1983 by adding a new article relating to a “Plastic Bag Reduction“.  In other words, a ban on plastic bags.  The jackass that authored this piece of restrictive legislation was Pete Hoffmann, Councilman for North and South Kohala District 9.

The elderly Asian woman who started off the testimony by asking a very profound question continued; “Before the war, we used to have help in getting rid of the slop, and they used plastic and other means, and now they want to take the plastic bags away…. where will we put all the slop?” she asked.

This echoed a similar sentiment by many others that gave testimony during the meeting.  It was interesting that the author of the Bill was not in attendance.  Apparently, Mr. Hoffmann is too much of a coward to face the public.  This is not the only bonehead legislation that Mr. Hoffmann has introduced.  He also tried to change Hawai’i County building codes to mainland standards, because Federal dollars would subsidize it.  Meaning, houses being built would require insulation and other mainland related building codes.  Insulation is not needed in the tropics.  It just makes houses more expensive.  But that’s another story for another time.

In attendance at tonight’s meeting at the Kea’au Community Center were the socialist leftist that pray to the Church of Global Warming and worship their high priest Albert “Manbearpig” Gore.

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Both leftist and conservative speakers gave testimony; however, all of the leftist claims were the inevitable “End of the World” mantra if we don’t ban plastic bags.  Some of the arguments are simply laughable and just plain scare tactics.  For example: One guy said,  “If the fish eat the plastic bags, and I eat the fish, then I’m offended”.  Then there’s the tried and true argument by all leftist: tax them, charge them, and make them pay for their insolence using plastic bag.  Nearly every leftist said that people wanting to use plastic bags should be charged an extra fee to use them.  Typical, leftist solution, make it more expensive to use.  Just like green energy and crap like that.

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Another leftist suggested to the elderly Asian lady to use a 5 gallon bucket to remove the slop.

Another leftist suggested that the garbage heap in the pacific is made up of all plastic bags.  Well there is several huge garbage dumps floating around in the pacific, and it is mostly garbage of all kinds of stuff.  However, it is not all plastic bags, and neither it is all from the United States, let alone the Big Island of Hawai’i.  Yet, we have to set some example to the world by giving up our standard of living, when the majority of this trash comes from other countries rather than the United States.

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Note the narrative, “We have to reconfigure our society“.  We have a trash problem.

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Probably the most bizarre thing to occur during the meeting, one of the leftist started opening up several plastic containers that were filled with food and then started eating.  We’re in a meeting, not a cafeteria, what was this person thinking?  She got lentils in one container, lettuce and carrots in another, another container has some green goopy stuff, and she drinking some fluid in a bottle that’s wrapped in a sock like cup-holder, and it has a piece of plastic-wrap used as a gasket separating the screw cap and the bottle.  Plastic… go figure!

Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 92 explained that hemp was once used for such products before it was made illegal before WWII.  An interesting history lesson.  Apparently, hemp can be made into plastic like composite materials.

The creepiest testimony was given by some guy that hates humanity.  He said, “In my circle, we know that humanity is bad.   Do we want to kill the tree or kill a dolphin?” He continued,   “We kill the tree, because the tree will grow back.  I have no faith in humanity.”  WOW!  What a weirdo.   After giving that strange testimony, he stormed out of the building.

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Well, there are several more meetings scheduled to continue the public’s input on the matter of what to do with plastic bags.  It boils down to several issues; most of all is our standard of living, freedom of choice, and personal responsibility.  We don’t have a Plastic Bag problem, we have a trash problem.  I see all kinds of rubbish on the side of the roads, besides plastic bags.  Paper cups, Styrofoam containers, newspapers, the list of rubbish goes on and one.  Some people just don’t care for the ‘Aina.

Plastic bags were introduced when environmentalist claimed we were cutting too many trees to make paper bags.  Now the environmentalists are saying that plastic bag are bad and we have to use reusable bags.  Reusable bags have been shown to contain lead paint, and are easily vulnerable to cross contamination from mold, mildew, and e-coli bacteria.  Plastic bags are already reusable.  They are used as liners for my small trash cans.  Banning plastic bags will put a burden on the people of these islands.  The leftist environmentalist love to point to Maui as a model of plastic bag-less bliss, but I’ll bet if you ask the local people, you’d probably get a different answer.  Environmentalist would take your freedoms away just to make themselves feel good about saving the environment.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will, torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

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What’s For Dinner?

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Fish en Papillote over Steamed Jasmine Rice

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9 Responses to “Where To Put The Slop?”

  1. Spinny Liberal Says:

    That is one colorful plate, Kini. I love jasmine rice.

    I, too, use and reuse plastic bags (as trash liners). Pictures like this break my heart though and make me feel guilty.

    • Kini Says:

      Yeah, pictures of critters eating plastic is really sad. All because of a few irresponsible people. All that energy the “Ban Plastic” people have should be focused on those people that pollute the environment. Instead, they would rather punish everyone, and that’s not fair to the people that are responsible with their rubbish.

      Rather than feel guilty, use that energy to educate people on the proper disposal of rubbish. Also, consider other forms of pollution that harm the oceans, like pesticide and fertilizer runoff. It’s not just plastic, but a combination of many things, some deliberate, and some by nature. After the Japan earthquake, and tsunami, a huge pile of rubbish was washed out to sea.

      Maybe the United Nations can do something productive and start cleaning that trash, instead of pointing fingers. Mahalo for posting!

  2. Spinny Liberal Says:

    Sorry. I hope this works.

  3. Spinny Liberal Says:

    Man I suck at this:

  4. Grant Says:

    I’m sad to see that Hawaii is still trying to commit economic suicide in the name of liberal lies. The Islands’ elite won’t be happy until the middle-class is destroyed and everyone is on welfare, except for those who can sponge off the Bishop Estate.

    • Kini Says:

      Aloha Grant, I’m glad to see you survived the tornadoes. After the meeting, we went to Hokulani’s (formerly Charlies) in Kea’au for dinner. Several of the council members went there also. I spoke with a few of them that I know personally, and they said they agreed with my testimony. However, I don’t trust this council. They voted to approve an additional 56 million bond for more spending, with interest that comes to a total of 83 million. This will eventually raise taxes and our governor, Neil “Krusty the Clown” Abercrombie, is already looking at raising property taxes to cover the debt. I’m not optimistic.

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