Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

SEATTLE THE LATEST WEST COAST CITY TO REGULATE PLASTIC BAGS

July 29, 2008

 

Paper or plastic? The answer in Seattle is, “Neither.”

The city of Seattle Monday passed a law requiring grocery, drug and convenience stores to charge 20 cents apiece for paper and plastic bags. The law takes effect January 1st.

In the past year both San Francisco and Los Angeles have banned the use of plastic bags for environmental reasons. Not to be “outgreened,” Seattle responded with this week’s vote. Earlier this year Seattle had banned the use of bottled water by the city.

Monday’s law also bans styrofoam cups and food containers in the city of Seattle. The city estimates Seattle residents use 360 million disposable bags each year (most of them plastic.) They hope the new law will cut that number in half.

 

HIPPIE SEATTLE BUREAUCRATS WANT TO BAN BEACH FIRES (THEY CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING)

June 6, 2008

AGAINST THE LAW: SEATTLE POLITICIANS SEEK TO BAN BEACH BONFIRES

The hippie morons who run Seattle strike again!

City bureaucrats are meeting later this month to decide whether to ban beach bonfires.

I’m looking at the weather page for Seattle. It’s currently 47 degrees. The “feels like” index is in the 30’s. And, of course, it’s overcast and drizzling. In June. Perfect fire weather, right? Not so fast.

According to today’s Seattle Post Intelligencer:

Seattle Parks and Recreation might do what even this week’s chilly weather couldn’t — douse the long tradition of beach bonfires.

Park department staff is recommending reducing bonfires at the two beaches this summer and possibly banning them altogether next year.

The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.

According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, “The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon … emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming.”

What a bunch of Communists! They’re actually thinking of banning bonfires to save the world from global warming. Jesus!

And if you think NOBODY would be that stupid, think again. These are the same politicians that have already banned certain runs of the Seattle fairies because they feared the wake of the boats (which move less than 10 miles per hour) might cause beach erosion.

By the way, any time you live in a city where you have to worry about running the “feels like” index in the paper every day in June ENOUGH with the fire banning.

LATEST SEATTLE COFFEE CRAZE

April 21, 2008

 

What’s the latest way to get your coffee in suburban Seattle?

Attractive young female baristas (usually 18 to 19-years-old) are serving customers while dressed in skimpy lingeree or pasties. In Kitsap County, WA venues such as “Espresso Gone Wild” and “Naughty Latte” feature the scantily dressed young women.

 

CITY OF SEATTLE BANS BOTTLED WATER

March 20, 2008

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In an effort to get its citizens to “kick the habit,” Seattle mayor, Gary Nickels, signed an executive order last week banning bottled water.

According to the Seattle Times, the City of Seattle currently spends about $58,000 a year on bottled water.

The ban applies only to city events (for now). It’s another attempt by the City of Seattle to be more green. Last week the city council proposed a measure to ban taxis unless they got good enough gas mileage (a major problem since most of the city owned taxis are Crown Vics.)

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As to the bottled water ban, Mayor Nickels said, “This is a matter of leading by example.” Nickels added, “The people of Seattle own one of the best water supplies in the country, every bit as good as bottled water and available at a fraction of the price. When you add up the tremendous environmental costs of disposable plastic bottles clogging our landfills, the better choice is crystal clear.”

Seattle isn’t the only major city to ban bottled water. San Francisco instituted a similar ban earlier and Chicago has a bottled water tax.