We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Don't be ridiculous. They don't want to ban them. They want to proudly announce & declare their allegiance to the Church of Climastrology, shake their rattles and blow their smoke, and then proceed to tax the crap out of them, with relish (and probably tax that too). And then the happy New Yorkers will be satisfied having paid their tithe and salved their conscience.
Don't be so sure about that. Dutch government has announced earlier this year they do indeed plan to ban all animal based products "to save the planet".
So far they've not taken further steps towards it, just a statement that "it will be required to meet our emission reduction targets".
But the law that sets those targets is going to be go for a vote in our senate soon and they're as likely to vote against it as a liberal is to vote against a tax increase.
Well....I don't pretend to be an expert, but I'm pretty sure that the government of NYC and the fraternity of other New England cities wouldn't miss a trick when it comes to figuring out innovative ways to levy new taxes, spend them profligately and opaquely, and manage to be piously virtuous about it, all at the same time. I've just spent a few days in Boston, nostalgically reviewing all the great reasons why it's a good place to be from .
The theory behind banning hot dogs, though, is similar to the plan, outlined in a national Green New Deal “FAQ” to completely eliminate livestock cultivation: that red meat has an extensive environmental footprint that encompasses everything from methane-producing cattle to the carbon emissions from your backyard grill. The process of raising, handling, packaging, and delivering red meat — and especially processed red meat — is considered by environmentalists as one of the cardinal sins of climate change.