The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Why Not Simply Quit Recycling for Free?

Filed under: Media, Politics, Resistance — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:49 AM

Recently, the Albuquerque Journal, performing its de facto function as a public-relations branch for Reichsmayor Keller and his eco-fascist buddies, parroted reported the City of Albuquerque’s press release about the plan of having the Solid Waste Department go through residents’ blue recycling bins looking for wrongtrash

Monday, 3 June 2019, p. A1 —

City crews may dive into your recycling bin

by Jessica Dyer, Journal Staff Writer

Apparently, the plan will entail having people from the Solid Waste Department moving ahead of the collection trucks going through residents’ blue recycling bins looking for “non-recyclable materials,” then tagging the blue bins of the “wrongdoers.”

With that in mind, AND considering the City’s recent move to outlaw “single-use” plastic shopping bags such as those found at the checkout lines of Walmart and Home Depot, AND the stated desires of those same eco-fascists on the City Council and the Bernalillo County Commission to outlaw the polystyrene foam “to-go” boxes and plastic straws given to you at most restaurants, why not simply stop ALL recycling?

Does the City give you ANY sort of tax break for your cleaning and sorting of certain kinds of trash gratis for them?

If they do, I certainly haven’t heard of it.

What they DO give you instead is an endless stream of nonsensical platitudes about how you’re “saving the Earth” by buying into their mind-rot and its attendant rituals.

OK, maybe keep recycling if you can get the trash in question to a private-sector recycler who will — ready for this crazy idea of mine? — PAY YOU FOR IT (in Albuquerque, Town Recycling seems to be the best bet), but why give it with no compensation whatsoever to some crony mercantilist who wangled some back-room deal with the eco-fascists if you don’t have to?

What is the Keller Mafia going to do, issue fines and jail time against you for refusing to fill up the blue bin on a semi-periodic basis?

Still, let’s not give them any ideas — just like they behave towards gun owners and tobacco smokers, once one of these cretins denies their wanting to enact such a scheme, it won’t be long before their successors propose the exact same sort of plan.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,024: Sunday, 9 June 2019

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Local iQ Takes the Plunge

Filed under: Comedy, Entertainment, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:23 PM

Current mood: amused, cynical

Well, folks, it seems as though Albuquerque’s local weekly “alternative” paper, The Weekly Alibi, is getting a competitor for its audience of “leftist” oppressive and regressive types (also known as “Obamatons”).

In the current edition of Local iQ, there’s an op-ed piece titled “EPA’s efforts have made Earth a better place.” (Local iQ, V.6 I.3 10-23 February 2011, p.15[1])

This is something of a departure from what I had previously thought of as a non-political publication. Indeed, Local iQ used to be just about Albuquerque- and Rio Rancho-area nightlife, book clubs, recipes and such. And they do a decent job there, even if some of their picks are a bit on the pricey side.

Now I’m sure that the paper’s editorial staff and publishers will contend that the article I’ve mentioned here is not in any way politically-intended commentary, and that they printed it as a form of “public service,” like those “public service” TV spots telling kids to avoid (illegal) drugs.

Yeah, right.

The fact remains that all of the EPA’s “achievements” listed in the article were (and still are, in some cases) politically-contentious issues, such as “secondhand smoke,” banning DDT and now “climate change.”

I’m also sure that when this point is brought to the attention of the paper’s staff, they’ll blow it off with an elitist, snobby comment like “We ran that article because we care about the Earth. Don’t you care?

I can only wonder if they’ll offer space for letters to the editor, so that opposing viewpoints can get an occasional airing.

It would seem the logical thing for “Albuquerque’s Intelligent Alternative” to do – give the readers both sides, and let them make up their own minds.

But if they don’t, that’s OK, too – it’s their paper, and they have the right to print (and not print) the articles, columns and such as they see fit.

Just remember that an alternative exists in the New Mexico Breeze.


NOTES

  1. I scanned the article and posted the resulting picture, as the paper’s staff didn’t post it to the web as of this time. After a Google search, I found the original article at the site of E – The Environmental Magazine“40th Anniversary for EPA”.
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – WordPress / Xanga
    2. KCUF Media – WordPress / Xanga
    3. Darth Mike
    4. New Mexico Liberty


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