Mmmmmm … Recycling

UNNECESSARY GOVERNMENT NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD Today is National Recycling Day (or something like that). There’s even a presidential proclamation about it. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans to continue their reducing, reusing, and…


Today is National Recycling Day (or something like that). There’s even a presidential proclamation about it.

“I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans to continue their reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts throughout the year,” U.S. President Barack Obama wrote.

So … what do we consider to be an “appropriate” pro-recycling activity?  How about osting a picture of Columbia, S.C. recycling director Tiffany Jaspers in her bikini?

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Now if that doesn’t make people want to recycle, nothing will.

In all seriousness, though – we love recycling.  We also love composting (little known face: used coffee grounds are the key to our founding editor’s award winning azaleas).  Reusing and recycling are not only in keeping with the Biblical notion of stewardship, but they also benefit the environment.

In other words this is an issue that Jesus-fearing social conservatives and Mother Earth-loving social liberals should agree on … at least insofar as the basic principle is concerned.

Having said all of that, recycling is not a core function of government … and it’s become painfully clear that the green movement in this country is less about environmental protection and more about expanding government’s role in our economy (with disastrous consequences).


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Granny McCall's Nephew November 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

“Little known face???”

So is mine.

Observant November 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

Probably should be “fact” — after Will is often short on facts and long on faces

? November 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Nice pic. How do you score this stuff?

I’d have thought that any gov’t agency management would be running away screaming when they see you coming by now.

This definitely makes me wanna recycle now…ha….not really. But it’s fun to imagine her chastising me for not doing so…in a bikini…with a paddle…..I keeeeed!

Nathan Rice Top fan November 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Not to step on anyone’s pet cause here, but it’s worth noting that recycling isn’t a universally good thing, whether government subsidizes it or not.

For an excellent, and entertaining analysis of the subject, take 30 minutes and watch this: (NSFW language)

SparkleCity November 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Or you could be like a lot of South Carolinians:

Just throw your shit on the side of the road………..

same ol' same ol' November 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

At least all the beer cans may bolster my retirement income in a few years. May have to fight for them, though.

? November 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

lmao @ same ol’

In Michigan as a kid that’s how I made my money for a while. I spent all day picking up cans & bottles on the side of the road and getting .10 a crack for them(which was pretty good money in the late 70’s/early 80’s, especially for a 10-12 year old).

SparkleCity November 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

I keep the beer/soda cans (they are mostly beer and mostly Budweiser at that so I don’t know if “Bud” is the most popular beer or just that “Bud” drinkers are the biggest litterbugs) I pick up in the ditch adjoining my property for a little “pocket money” myself but not the plastic grocery bags,paper, glass bottles and other assorted shit I find every weekend.

Moonpie November 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Residential curbside recycling is a waste of resources. A dirty little not so secret is that about the only thing that really gets recycled from your house hold bin is the aluminum cans. The rest of it gets baled up and shipped to a landfill in another state. And in return that state ships their household recycles to us. Most trash hauling contracts have a clause that mandates none of the recyclables collected can be deposited in that state’s landfill so we get to play this game.

? November 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Ha! That’s pretty funny. I should have suspected as such. I can’t wait to share this with my better half that goes through huge amounts of BS to “recycle”.

I, on the other hand, get a good talking to when I manage to sneak an empty vegtable can into the trash.

Soft Sigh from Hell November 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

I doubt that is true, but what is clearky a waste is having that hard working guy get out of the truck to sort the recycables at each house. Toss everything in and empty it at a facility with a conveyor belt with prisoners picking and sorting. Give them some bounty or modest straight pay for it. You might even get regular workers. I saw this once in another state.

Soft Sigh from Hell November 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

“recycleables” — a second stab at the spelling, perhaps still not right.

Observant November 17, 2012 at 10:29 am


Probably “clearly” instead of “clearky” also.

? November 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

“I doubt that is true”


shifty henry November 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

How do tell the difference between a redneck and a good-ole-boy?

1) a redneck throws his empty beer cans out the window and into a ditch

2) a good-ole-boy will reach out the window and throw his in the back of his pickup truck

Kate November 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm

And a good girl throws her beer cans in a well manicured yard because she knows the owner will pick them up promptly the next day and probably recycle them.

shifty henry November 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

……. I like the good girls who drink from long-neck beer bottles by holding them by the neck, lifting their elbows and chugging them down!

Ralph Hightower November 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

South Carolina has also recycled governors: David Beastley, Jim Hodges, Mark Sanford, and the latest reincarnation, SC Governot Nikki Haley. All of these past and current governots are retreads.

We haven’t had a decent governor since Carroll Campbell!

South Carolina desperately needs a leader and perhaps one of those lost in the last GOP primary; the real leader lost in the past general election.

Why are we so damned dumb?

SparkleCity November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Because it is South Carolina politics…………..

Lee “Lightbulb” Bright vs. John Hawkins

Need I say more??

EJB November 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

I have on two separate occasions been behind garbage trucks and witnessed the garbage men picking up the recycle bin and throw it in the back with the normal household trash. Could have been extenuating circumstances but it was different neighborhoods and different times/days. Some days/places they pick up with a separate truck some days/places one size fits all.


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