Some Lowell Sun Pussy to Start Your Week

April 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Lowell, Lowell Sun | 1 Comment
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google image search result of "chaucer cat lowell sun". but probably not actually chaucer the cat.

In this morning’s Lowell Sun, columnist Chaucer the Cat comes out aggressively against proposed state legislation that would, according to Chaucer:

“…tax consumers 5 cents per bag for each plastic grocery bag they use at the checkout counter at a supermarket.”

Given The Sun’s traditional pro-tax stance, it’s surprising that they allowed Chaucer the Cat to stray so far off the reservation.  But Chaucer has never been afraid to tweak The Establishment.

Here’s one for the outrageous pile,” (s)he(?) writes in ‘Plastic-bag tax? Paws-itively nauseating,’ arguing that the tax will force society’s most vulnerable out of their homes and into the aisles of our local Hannaford’s.  

“Hopefully, many will be out when this comes up for a vote, otherwise you’re going to be pack-mule-ing your groceries home or living at the supermarket, and that’s going to be very crowded. “

Chaucer also asks who will replace our prune juice, in the event that the legislation passes and the whole world goes to shit.

If the bag holding your two half-gallon containers of prune juice, currently double-bagged for safety, breaks as you lift if from the carriage to your trunk and a container breaks and puddles at your feet in the parking lot, who will replace it, you, the store or the legislator?”

This is a good question.  Especically from a cat.  And along with Chaucer, Lucy the Dog encourages you to reflect upon it as you start your week. 

Who will replace your prune juice, dear reader?  You, the store, or the legislator.  Think about it.

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