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To: CSA Rebel

Am I the only one on earth that uses these shopping bags for trash bags in our small trash cans at the house? We also use them to hold our used diapers. Do they really want me to start buying trash bags for this same purpose?

I know this is petty, but for crying out loud... can’t the liberals just leave well enough alone?

Happy 2010 everyone!!


2 posted on 12/31/2009 6:59:19 PM PST by CSA Rebel
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To: CSA Rebel

Do they still make paper grocery bags?


3 posted on 12/31/2009 7:00:20 PM PST by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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Will those libs wear those paper bags over their heads?


5 posted on 12/31/2009 7:08:11 PM PST by max americana
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liberals can’t leave well enough aone, nope. It’s against their religion.


6 posted on 12/31/2009 7:10:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: CSA Rebel
Plastic grocery bags are very useful and do no harm to the environment whatsoever. Cloth bags, OTOH, collect and breed germs like E. coli, and contaminate groceries unless washed frequently. Paper bags are still the best, but the people in charge of these lunatic decisions have no one's best interests at heart.

I look forward to reading about the depression in retail sales in the hellhole once called " The Nation's Capitol."

8 posted on 12/31/2009 7:16:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Well, WishyWashyton wants us to be Europe. I don't know if they still do it, but when I was in Germany in the late 60's the people had to take there own bags or some sort of container to the grocery store, as the stores didn't furnish any kind of bag, paper or plastic. Kroger - my favorite grocery store - is starting to push those mongrammed cloth "totes" to carry your stuff in.

I'll admit, when the plastic bags came out, and the question at the checkout was "paper or plastic", I always chose paper, because that's what I grew up with and I was used to it.

Then slowly and incrementally - as these things happen - plastic has almost entirely replaced paper nowadays. But, I've gotten used to the plastic, and even have come to prefer them.

I can carry up to 5 plastic bags on each arm when I get home, depending on the weight, because they have those nifty little handles. These little bags are pretty strong for their size too. We have one of those plastic bag holders under the sink where we keep all of these bags, they are NEVER taken to the dump unless we use them for auxillary trash bags. They're great for all sorts of things, like dumping the litterbox in, carrying your bait on a fishing trip, turn it inside out and pick up doggie poo, makeshift plastic gloves, etc.

Now, even a casual trip to the grocery usually requires 4 or 5 bags to get your bounty home, and a full blown grocery run can use up to 15 bags or more.

Now, having said that, those cloth, european style "totes" are not much bigger than a plastic bag, so if you go on a full scale supply run, you're going to need 15 or 20 of those bad boys. I've seen them advertised at $10 each, so it will cost you up to $200 to gear up for grocery shopping. The same number of plastic bags under WishyWashyton's rules will be only $2.00....or 100 big runs to the market.

Now, if my Kroger gets to the point where they no longer have plastic, or charge for them, I have already told the manager that I will start shopping elsewhere. It's not the nickle, it's the principle of the thing.

We sailed over here from Europe to get away from Europe...
10 posted on 12/31/2009 7:19:33 PM PST by FrankR (Time waits for no man...or man-child, including kenyans.)
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Am I the only one on earth that uses these shopping bags for trash bags in our small trash cans at the house?

No you sure are not and I also find many uses for these bags around the house and such. I frequent a dog park in my city and people bring in these bags and put them in a container for use in keeping the park clean. The city does not furnish bags but by law we are responsible for cleaning up after our dogs.

We are going through this same garbage (no pun intended) in California (SF Bay area). As I look out at the trash I see on the streets, at least 95% is paper or cans and bottles. The cans and bottles already have a 5 cent deposit on them but people still discard them anyway. Very little of the trash is plastic bags. These politicians are a solution looking for a problem.
16 posted on 12/31/2009 7:41:27 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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No, you are not the only one. I use most of mine for clumping cat litter.

What do ‘tards do with their clumping cat litter?


26 posted on 12/31/2009 8:14:51 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: CSA Rebel

“Am I the only one on earth that uses these shopping bags for trash bags in our small trash cans at the house? We also use them to hold our used diapers. Do they really want me to start buying trash bags for this same purpose?”

No, I thought I was! These envirofreak pansies know nothing about recycling.


38 posted on 01/01/2010 11:41:28 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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