The old litter has been replaced by a new litter

Last year New York State joined California in banning single-use plastic grocery bags. It was for the Planet, don’t you know. Virtue-signaling politicians gave harrowing speeches about the unsightly litter caused by these enemies of Mother Earth.

“They’re floating in our waterways! They end up in your yard! Your garden! Why, they even get caught in the trees! We must ban the plastic grocery bag menace to make our state litter-free!”

Well, like most government bans, the goal – reducing litter – failed.

Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s mask mandate the old litter has been replaced by a new litter – the single use medical mask.

The new litter

I admit, when I saw this in the parking lot of my drug store I laughed out loud – mostly because of the “grocery bags get caught in our trees!!!” excuse for banning bags. It probably looked pretty odd when I drove over to the tree, climbed out of my car and snapped this picture.

And I could’ve taken a bunch of other pictures if I had a mind and it wasn’t so cold. Like the salt you track in from the sidewalk on a winter’s day, the new litter is everywhere now. I’ve been seeing masks on the streets, sidewalks, parking lots, my yard. The new litter has replaced the old litter.

The funny part is, the people who virtue signal over using reusable grocery bags to cut down on litter are the same people who virtue signal over wearing masks.

Ah, the irony.

I wonder how long before the NYS legislature decides to ban the use of these paper medical masks and forces everyone to buy a reusable masks so they can eradicate this new kind of litter?

But, shhhhh! Given how ban-happy New York State is, I don’t want to give them any ideas.

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6 thoughts on “The old litter has been replaced by a new litter

  • January 7, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Why, as a fellow New Yorker, are we not standing up to this kind of stupidity?

  • January 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Because enough putz-heads LOVE that little pezzonovante and others of his ilk keep putting the sob back in office.

    • January 8, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      No “they” don’t. You elections have been rigged for years. Your vote has meant nothing for as long time and now they have went national with corrupt vote counting machines. It has been the same in other blue states and once they get that control they don’t have to humor you any more. They can literally murder thousands of old people and give themselves awards for doing so.

  • January 8, 2021 at 3:31 am

    I walk the beach and see at least a dozen discarded single use masks daily.
    In fact, their numbers now rival the colorful, plastic dog doo bags scattered along the way.

  • January 8, 2021 at 6:13 am

    Here in the Peoples Republic of Illinois our overlord, Gov. J.B. Lardass just announced yesterday that he is extending the shutdown here another 150 days at least.When he first grabbed the people by the throat last March I knew he’d never let go. No bars, no inside seating at restaurants, no movies, no casinos, no museums, no sporting events. We’re the only state in the Midwest that has banned all high school sports. My grandson is a senior who was screwed out of his last year of varsity football. Every governor is up for reelection in 2022 but in this state with over 100 counties, only one matters. Cook County has been installing crooks in public office since at least the 1920s. Don’t be surprised if NMP Biden comes out the first week and announces his “experts” have advised him to order everyone in America to wear a mask when they are outside their homes.

  • January 9, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Environmentalism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Their “caring” is pure, cynical virtue preening. GlobalClimateWarmingChange is an absolute fraud. Follow money – Connect dots. It is as transparent as a glass of spring water.

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