Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
SPOTLIGHT: Online jokes about plastic straws provide welcome comic relief.
BIG PICTURE: Banning plastic straws in North America is a foolish waste of time, yet cities in California are doing just that.
The appeal is to our emotions rather than to our reason. Strategic thinking is entirely absent.
Disabled individuals, whose lives are already difficult, are being victimized – for no meaningful, big picture benefit.
Several humourous memes about this terrible idea are now circulating on the Internet. Here’s a selection:
TOP TAKEAWAY: When politicians jump on idiotic bandwagons, it’s better to laugh than to cry :-)
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