Now that he’s unable to run interference for the Trump administration on the Russia investigation, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is trying desperately to remain relevant and helpful, whining about California ordinances which ban straws in restaurants.
The ban, CNN reports, is for a very good reason:
“Plastic pollution kills thousands of marine animals every year. Researchers found 80 plastic bags in the stomach of a dead pilot whale that washed ashore in Thailand.”
It should also be noted that any customer can request a straw, but restaurants do not automatically bring them unless a customer wants one.
But to hear Nunes tell is, it’s just another sign of creeping socialism:
At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws. Says she has to ask now in fear of “THE STRAW POLICE”. Welcome to Socialism in California!
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 10, 2019
Really, Devin? The “straw police” are a bigger threat than the lives of whales and other marine life? Could you possibly be more selfish?
Responses to Congressman Nunes’ moronic tweet were deservedly harsh:
The FDA, who makes your food safe, is a form of socialism. The health department who inspects the restaurant is a form of socialism. Both of these are paid for by using other people’s money. In fact, YOUR SALARY US PAID BY USING OTHER PEOPLE’S money. Socialism is everywhere.
— Dr. Ginny (@GinnyMac55) March 10, 2019
You’re human trash https://t.co/tzDvZcxFct
— KirstenResists (@kirstenk1313) March 10, 2019
Farmers in your district, including you, have received $459,790,000 in federal farm subsidies since 1975. But do tell me how keeping plastic out of the waste stream is socialism.
— Doug (@dougthinks) March 10, 2019
Lordy Moses. Is recycling socialism? Is social security socialism? Are child labor laws socialism? Is putting content on food packaging socialism?
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) March 10, 2019
That’s just grasping at straws …literally …figuratively …goofily
— Jeff Blair (@Jeffreyfblair) March 10, 2019
Can someone explain to me why trying to conserve the environment by not wasting straws is now socialism? Or has Devin Nunes passed Donald Trump as the absolute stupidest human being on earth?
— Shugar (@GregShugar) March 10, 2019
Good thing you have proven that you don’t need a straw to suck up.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) March 10, 2019
If I were you I’d would worry about the real police.
— Tom Tyska (@tsktsk61) March 10, 2019
Maybe Devin can request a straw in federal prison.
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