"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Snark from Blumenauer

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

From a Blumenauer tweet this morning:

repblumenauer Earl Blumenauer
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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