"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Snark from Blumenauer

Representative Earl Blumenauer is opinionated enough, but not ordinarily especially snarky. But this . . . is styrofoam.

From a Blumenauer tweet this morning:

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New majority has brought Styrofoam back to House cafeteria. I can hardly wait for the lead paint. Maybe we can ask China for other ideas.

h/t the Portland Mercury’s Blogtown, which added, “Egads! It’s true. One of the first actual boots-on-the-ground things the new GOP majority has done is roll back the environmental measures introduced to the House cafeteria since 2007. So goodbye compostable utensils and trays, which some complained were leaky and flimsy, hello styrofoam!”

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  1. mark said:

    The lead on this story in the Guardian: “A bit like the Republican party, they are white, seemingly indestructible and bad for the environment.”

    February 28, 2011

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