August 30, 2019

Bernie Sanders: An Environmental Hypocrite

Bernie Sanders.
Single Use Plastic Bottles.
Single Use Styrofoam Cups.
Bernie Sander's Green New Deal.

Surely you've heard of Bernie Sander's recently announced Environmental Plan, his Green New Deal.  With a eye popping $16.3 TRILLION price tag.  As in $16,300,000,000,000.  But heck, it's just a number with a few ... uh, 11 zeros in it, right?

/Sarcasm off./  Ugh.

What really gets under my skin about Bernie's political stance is that Bernie - like nearly all federal politicians, it seems - talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk.

Take plastics, for instance.  Most of us will likely agree that plastics are a world wide environmental concern.  Particularly single use plastic items, such as plastic drink bottles and flimsy plastic bags.  Same goes for single use Styrofoam items, including Styrofoam food take out containers and Styrofoam cups.

But it seems that Bernie doesn't personally feel that way, in spite of his radical $16.3 trillion environmental plan.  Just take a look at this photo of Bernie at a political event in March.  It was taken after he fell in the shower and busted his forehead open.

Bernie Sanders in March 2019.
With no fewer than THREE single use plastic bottles
 and Styrofoam cups in front of him.
Shame on you, Bernie!

What annoyed me beyond belief in this photo is Bernie's outrageous use of one-use-plastic and one-use-Styrofoam items.  You know, the items that all the rest of us human folks are told not to use, and which are banned in some jurisdictions, including where I live in the Golden State.

But not for Bernie, no sirree.  Here he's using not one ... not two ... but THREE single use items:  2 plastic bottles, and a Styrofoam cup.

Memo to Bernie:  Shame on you!  Buy yourself a few reusable drinking bottles and use them to consume your beverages.  They come in a variety of materials and sizes, including reusable bottles that can be used for either hot or cold beverages.  Here's my reusable bottle sitting on my work area next to me right now, filled with lemonade.

Politicians.  From all political parties.  Do as I say, not as I do.  A culture of hypocrites at their finest. 

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1 comment:

  1. Labels were taking off the bottles. Wonder why.


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