We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Monday, June 8, 2009

So Happy I Could Cry

This week my hubby pointed out an article in the Bee's bi-weekly newspaper. Let me tell YOU! I am beside myself with joy because TEXAS is looking mighty trashy these days between soda & beer bottles but the worse offender is PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. You see them everywhere on the roads and in parking lots.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

" The City Council will receive a suggested ordinance calling for banning the use of plastic bags with the city limits when it meets Tuesday.The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall.A seven-member committee appointed by the council in March has prepared a plastic bag ordinance that will require “all stores, shops, eating places, retail food vendors, itinerant merchants/vendors and retail merchants” to provide customers with “recyclable paper bags or reusable bags.”The law, if passed in its current form, will give retail businesses with existing sales tax permits 18 months to “exhaust their current supplies of said plastic bags while allowing a fair amount of time for all patrons of our community and neighboring communities for a serene transition” to the new rules."

For months I have been writing both Texas Senators Cronyn and Hutchinson about this issue because I figure -- Go to the Top since Texas has become a huge trash pile -- to include associated, pollution removal, ground water supply cleanup, oil costs to manufacture, labor costs to remove trash, and wildlife care. This topic of plastics affects the entire nation. The only reply I received was back from Senator's Cronyn's office basically tell me this issue was not of importance and I had to knock it down the chain of command. What a load of bullshit there; another fine example of PASSING THE BUCK to minnions.

Well Senator Cronyn, this is why I am not a straight lined Republican nor Democrat -- because government is too busy posturing & not getting in trenches with the common folk; finding solution to everyday problems. I had long ago lost respect for the Honorable Hutchinson after her visit to Iraklion in the 90s -- I was there and felt disrespected by her NOSE DOWN at the military attitude. However, true to my forgiving nature this note is to let you and she know; I am watching your job performances and will make the decision with my registered vote.

This is what I love about the political process; though I am an ant in the state of Texas -- my voice will be herd by voting for the best incumbant.

Thoughts from inside the coop.......


Jen said...

WOOHOO! Keep me posted. That would be awsome to not have to deal with plastic bags.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Jen, I live 22 miles from Beeville, 15 from George West and 13 from Three Rivers. I hate seeing all the garbage on the drive into any of those towns. Makes me sad to see the trashy state of Texas roadways in the country. I can not imagine the horrors of living IN TOWN. Will do, Sugar Bean. VR, Mal