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War on bags is good for absolutely nothin’

Dear Editor:

In response to the idiotic decision by the Basalt trustees to place a fee on plastic bags under the guise of saving the planet, I offer this from the late, great George Carlin: “The Earth’s been here for 41⁄2 billion years, and it’s been through many things worse than us: earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles. Hundreds of thousands of years of being bombarded by comets and asteroids and meteors. Worldwide floods, tidal waves, fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … and we think some plastic bags are going to make a difference?”

I suggest the trustees who voted for this tax go to YouTube and search “George Carlin Climate Change” … your head will explode, and you will feel like a real dope (caution: George’s language is very colorful).

And I suggest the Aspen City Council and Carbondale trustees do the same. Plastic bags will kill the planet? Really?!

Peter Jaycox

Basalt