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May 14 2012

How Liberalism Literally Makes You Sick

Like all things liberal, the reusable shopping bags coercively promoted by moonbats can make you sick:

Oregon public health officials have traced a nasty outbreak of norovirus infections in a group of soccer players to an unlikely [sic] source: a reusable grocery bag contaminated with what some experts are calling “the perfect pathogens.” …

The trouble with noroviruses — which cause an estimated 21 million cases of gastroenteritis a year, some 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths — is that they’re tough bugs that can live for prolonged periods on objects and surfaces, said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

…the Oregon study follows a 2010 paper by researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University that found large numbers of bacteria in reusable grocery bags, including 12 percent that were contaminated with E. coli.

When scientists stored the bags in the trunks of cars for two hours, the number of bacteria jumped 10-fold.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles stands ready to become the largest city to outlaw single-use bags at grocery and convenience stores. This is how it has worked out in other cities:

They tried it in DC and wound up losing more than 100 jobs and realized a net drop in disposable income. They passed the same ban in San Francisco in 2007 to cut down on their plastic waste. The net result was that the city’s percentage of plastic waste went from .6 percent to .64 percent.

But if our liberal authoritarian rulers were capable of learning from experience, they wouldn’t be liberal authoritarians.

On tips from Artfldgr and J.

14 Responses to “How Liberalism Literally Makes You Sick”

  1. Mickey Shea says:

    Check out this pure distilled moonbattery (190 proof)
    from the NY Times:

  2. StanInTexas says:

    So let’s review here, Liberals…

    1) Paper bags are bad for the environment because they kill trees, so we’ll switch to platic bags.
    2) Plastic bags are bad for the environment because they are not biodegradeable and they blow around, so we’ll switch to resuable cloth bags.
    3) Reusable cloth bags are bad because they make people violently ill, so…

    …wait for it… Another Liberal Solution!!!!!

  3. Kevin R. says:

    Well next they’ll sue the grocery stores because they allowed the shoppers to use the reusable bags, Stan.

  4. chuck in st paul says:

    They were warned and warned again. I hope the lot of them die from a horrible disease from their stupidity. I am sick and tired of morons. It’s time God exercised a recall on ’em.

  5. SR says:

    Mentally sick.

  6. Screwy Puppy says:

    Makes me think of the attempted ban on neckties because of the bacteria they carry.

    There is a solution.

    It’s called “washing.”

  7. KHarn says:

    OK you regressive jerks, follow these simple instructions for better results:

    1. Only use cloth bags that have been WASHED recently.
    2. Wrap the meat and vegtables in PLASTIC bags.
    3. Take the grocerys home RIGHT AFTER shopping, not hours later.

  8. Wiley Peyote says:

    Health Dept.s routinely (and appropriately) ding restaurants and grocery stores for using porous materials because porous materials trap bacteria. However, we mustn’t let this scientifically proven common sense guide us – polar bears are drowning!

  9. metprof says:

    They don’t wash themselves. What makes you believe they’d wash the bags?

  10. Observer says:

    I am told by grocery checker clerks that more than a few reusable bags are inhabited by roaches and have rodent droppingsin them. The PC left has never believed in either cleanliness of godliness.

  11. Archie Bunker says:

    Comrades washing machines are evil capitalist plots to disrupt the Kumbaya singing collective utopia. Reusable bags are like blankeys to cling to while waiting for the next handout from mommygov.

  12. TrickleUpPolitics says:

    I was at the grocery store today and the lady in front of me had reuseable bags so I told her about the girl scouts who got sick eating cookies out of on of those bags, and how tests have found them full of e coli. She said, I wash them, and left. I looked at the cashier and bagger and said “How does using electricity, water and soap help the environment when one could just reuse these bags?” They both looked surprised and then agreed with me.

  13. Ringo says:

    Here’s a reusable shopping bag that might upset your stomach a bit….×16-Mighty-Michelle-Obama-Shopper/dp/tech-data/B004UHNQ0K

  14. creeper says:

    I’m no liberal moonbat but I’ve been carrying reusable shopping bags for years because I was sick of drowning in plastic. Do users not understand that these things get dirty and need to be washed? The problem is not the bags…it’s the people using them.

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