Gutfeld on DC’s plastic straw inspector

♪ ♪ >> Greg: WASHINGTON, D.C., HAS MANY PROBLEMS, MOST HAVE A D OR R AFTER THEIR NAMES. THANK GOD THE CITIES TACKLING THE MOST PRESSING PROBLEM OF AL ALL, STRAWS. D.C. HAS A PLASTIC STRAW INSPECTOR. THEY VISIT RESTAURANTS WARNING OF FINES IF THEY DON’T GET RID OF THE EVIL, THIN HOLLOW TUBES. BEING FOUND WITH A STRAW CAN EARN YOU AN $800 FINE. THAT’S MORE THAN THE FINE FOR PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE IN CONNECTICUT. DON’T ASK ME HOW I KNOW. [LAUGHTER] WORSE, IT’S MORE BUREAUCRATIC HARASSMENT THAT RATTLES CASHIERS AND CLERKS JUST TRYING TO DO THEIR JOBS. THE HASSLE SOLVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PLASTIC WASTE IN THE OCEAN, WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE HOT-BUTTON ISSUE HERE, COMES FROM TEN RIVERS, ALL FROM AFRICA AND ASIA. IT AIN’T US, WHICH POSES A PROBLEM FOR LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS WHO NEED AMERICA TO PROTEST. THE STUFF THAT YOU SEPARATE ENDS UP BACK IN THE LANDFILLS BECAUSE THERE’S NO MARKET TO SELL THE STUFF. RECYCLING WAS SOLD TO US AS A MAGICAL SOLUTION BUT EVEN MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6I MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6U MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6N MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6W MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6I MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6′ MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6S MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6G MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6R MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6A MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6E MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE 6. AS USUAL, OUR NATIONS BUSYBODIES IGNORE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS. PLASTIC STRAWS ARE NECESSARY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AS WELL AS THE ELDERLY. BUT WHO CARES. EVERY BAND IS CONSIDERED PROGRESS FOR FEVERISH. EGGS. WHY SHOULD SOMEONE, PRODUCTS THAT MAKES LIFE EASIER WHEN THE LIVES OF ACTIVISTS ARE SO GRIM, MORE SO THAN STRAWS, THEY TRULY SUCK. DANA, 800 BUCKS IN WYOMING, FLORIDA, MISSISSIPPI. SIMPLE ASSAULT AS OF THE FINE $500. >> Dana: HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I WAS IN D.C. I TRIED TO GET A STRAW. I’M KIDDING. I DIDN’T GET ANYTHING WITH A STRAW. I’M GOING NEXT WEEK. I WILL CHECK IT OUT. THIS REMINDS ME OF WHEN I STOCKPILED LIGHT BULBS FOR YEARS. THERE WAS THE WARNING THAT THE LIGHT BULBS WERE GOING AWAY. EVERY TIME WE WENT TO — WHAT WAS IT, ON CAPITOL HILL IN WASHINGTON, D.C., GETS MORE LIGHT BULBS. THEN WE MOVED THEM FROM D.C. TO NEW YORK. >> Jesse: DID THEY BREAK? >> Dana: KNOW. BUT I FEEL BAD ABOUT ARE THE CLERKS AND CASHIERS GETTING YELLED AT BY THE CUSTOMERS. THEY WANT A STRAW. AND THE FINE. BUT THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY THE FINE. THE OWNER PAYS THE FINE. >> Juan: AS A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, YOU CAN GET A STRAW, DANA PERINO. IT JUST WON’T BE A PLASTIC STRAW. >> Dana: HAVE YOU TRIED THEM? >> Katie: THEY DISSOLVE IN YOUR CUP. >> Greg: IT’S NOT BIODEGRADABLE. >> Dana: WE SHOULD HAVE THEM ON SET TOMORROW AND START “THE FIVE” WITH OUR CUPS WITH STRAWS AND SEE HOW LONG THEY LAST. >> Juan: I CAN SPIT SPITBALLS? >> Greg: JUAN, THE SPITBALL IS THE ISSUE. EIGHT GETS SOGGY WITH A PAPER STRAW. YOU NEED A PLASTIC STRAW FOR SPITBALLS AND SOME OTHER THINGS. >> Jesse: A DOLLAR BILL, GREG. >> Greg: WHAT DO YOU MEAN? [LAUGHTER] >> Dana: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. >> Greg: JESSE, “60 MINUTES.” IN DECEMBER, THEY DID THIS PIECE. JOHN TIERNEY, HE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT IT. JOHN STOSSEL HAS WRITTEN ABOUT IT. HOW RECYCLING IS MORE EXPENSIVE AND NOBODY’S BUYING IT. THEY ARE TAKING THE STUFF THAT YOU SEPARATE OUT AND THEY JUST THROW IT BACK IN LANDFILLS. THIS WAS ON “60 MINUTES.” MAYBE WE ARE COMING TO OUR SENSES. >> Jesse: I WAS ALWAYS COMING TO MY SENSES BECAUSE I NEVER RECYCLED EVER. EVERYTHING IS COMING BACK FULL CIRCLE. >> Greg: STAY IN THE SAME PLACE. >> Jesse: THE INSPECTORS JOB SUCKS. I FEEL BAD FOR THEM. DID YOU GET THE JOKE? >> Dana: ALREADY USED THAT JOKE. YOU RECYCLED HIS JOKE. >> Jesse: I DO RECYCLE! HERE’S MY HONEST OPINION. I FLIP-FLOPPED ON THE PLASTIC STRAWS. I AM ENLIGHTENED. JUAN, IT’S POSSIBLE. FLIP-FLOPPED BASED ON FACTS. IF THEY ARE GETTING IN THE POTOMAC BECAUSE THEY CAN BE RECYCLED BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO SMALL, WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL IF YOU USE ANOTHER TYPE OF BIODEGRADABLE STRAW? OTHER INDUSTRIES CAN POP UP AND MAKE THESE THINGS. IT’S NOT GOING TO CAUSE A HUGE DENT IN THE PLASTIC INDUSTRY. >> Greg: YOU JUST LOST THE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT U.S. PLASTICS. DON’T YOU KNOW. THE MORE YOU DEFEND THE STRAWS. >> Jesse: THEY PAY WELL. >> Katie: THERE IS MORE IN THE POTOMAC THAN PLASTIC STRAWS. MUCH BIGGER PROBLEMS. THE PROBLEM IS FINDING PEOPLE. WE MIGHT HAVE PAPER STRAWS TOMORROW. I BROUGHT OUR REAL PLASTIC STRAW TO SET TODAY. I’M WONDERING IF, THE FINE FOR HAVING A STRAW IS $800. WHAT IS DEFINED FOR SMUGGLING STRAWS INTO THE CITY? IF I HAVE STRAWS IN MY PURSE. IS TEN STRAWS CONSIDERED HIGH CAPACITY? >> Greg: I AM NOT EXPLAINING WHAT I JUST SAID. >> Juan: I THINK WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE, YOU KNOW, GOOD STEWARDS OF THE EARTH, RIGHT? WHAT IS WRONG WITH TRYING? >> Dana: I THINK IT’S A GREAT TIME FOR INNOVATION. THE CURRENT PAPER STRAW DON’T LAST LONG ENOUGH AND IT’S ANNOYING. ALL YOU SMART WHIPPERSNAPPERS OUT THERE. >> Greg: I HAVE AN IDEA: PLASTIC STRESS. NOTHING WILL EVER BE BETTER. CHINA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, THEY FEEL THE OCEAN WITH PLASTIC. >> Jesse: CAN I SAY ONE THING ABOUT STRAWS. THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT USE DRAWS OUR BABIES, OKAY, OR WHEN YOU GO THROUGH A DRIVE-THRU SO YOU DON’T SPELL OR IF YOU ARE AT A FREE DRINK OR SOMETHING. >> Dana: HOW ABOUT THE BALL GAME? >> Jesse: EVERYBODY CAN DRINK OUT OF — >> Greg: NO, NO, I’M SAVING YOU HEARTACHE. AGREE WITH ME. THE DISABLED RELIED PLASTIC STRAWS. >> Jesse: THEY DO AND THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS. >> Juan: THE D.C. BILL ALLOWS THEM TO HAVE PLASTIC STRAWS. >> Jesse: I READ THE BILL, GREG. >> Dana: THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPEN AT AT OUR HOUSE. MY MOM WOULD LET US BUY BENDY STRAWS. >> Greg: SILLY STRAWS. DON’T BAN THEM. ONLY SILLY PEOPLE WILL HAVE

100 comments

  1. Dan bongoman the Black Tucker village idiot. No President in history is more divisive than TRUMP.  Dan bongoman ,you're one STUPID black man. You REALLY  all are the uncle Tom of FOX.

  2. Fox viewers try turning the volume all the way down when spongebob Hannity is talking.  Trust me , it's way better that way. Blah blah blah blah blah  on and on and on . Just saying the same old thing he has been saying for the past three years. Just like shemale ingraham and big mouth judge P.
    FOX VIEWERS AIN'T STUPID NO MORE. STOP TREATING US LIKE WE ARE DUMB.

  3. Most of our garbage is sent to Africa on ships. Therefore it is our garbage. GUTLESS GREG you really are that STUPID.
    Some fox viewers ain't stupid no MORE.

  4. 37 people on trumps team have been INDICTED so far. Fox viewers ain't STUPID NO MORE.  FOX stop treating us like we are dumb.

  5. 30 Most Impactful TV Newsers of the Past 15 Years: According to Shepard Smith Apparently when he came out as a bona fide homo? Which begs the question what is Shepard Smith think about Uranus as a whole?

  6. Democrats are the Party of late term abortion, high taxes, Karl Marx/communism, Open Borders, Lawlessness, racism and Crime!

  7. The disabled should be allowed to buy straws, but not before first going through a background check and a "cooling off" period

  8. This is another proof how useless the politicians are in WA. Instead of working on important issues they go after straws, UNBELIEVABLE!!

  9. How many straws could you be caught with and it be considered for personal use and how many would be considered as distribution? Personal use would be a slap on the wrist and distribution would be a hefty fine and jail time. (Unless you're an illegal, then no penalty and you're turned loose).

  10. Everyone should start walking around with straws . and soon all media will be sued for all the carp and treason they have committed.

  11. Use to think Jesse watters was a senseless smirking prig, and I started to intentionally watch his videos and started to get his humor. I kinda dig that dude now.

  12. Oh, you`re so cute, Gutless….Take on the poisoning of our environment instead….No, wait, that would include facts, and you`d melt….

  13. First, I'm not a hippie or anything like that. You are able to purchase straws made from hemp. They are biodegradable and reuseable.

  14. Someone in the news please highlight the hypocrisy of so many cities banning plastic straws, but passing out free "plastic" needles to drug addicts. (San Francisco is a perfect example)

  15. Love the sarcasm it's so good, Putin listens to your monologue before signing Gas Contracts in German.
    FIB is recording you.

  16. This straw b***** it's just plain ridiculous. I have been doing River cleanups and Beach cleanups and Highway clean ups for the last 20 years. It's been a long the Hudson River for four years I've done it along the coastal Bays of Maryland for 11 years, along my own highways in my towns for the last six years. I can count on one hand how many times I found a straw. You know what I have picked up hundreds and hundreds and hundreds over the years? Disposable coffee and drink cups. You know the ones from like Dunkin Donuts Cumberland Farms Starbucks McDonald's or from any Corner Gas Station or mini mart, those cups. So these activists need to get their freaking heads out of their ass and see what the real problem is disposable coffee cups and not straws.

  17. When it comes to Florida, I will happily crush the face of ANY clown pushing this nonsense. Keep your diseases, too – DC! I don't have any STDs, do you??

  18. If it costs less for me to slap someone's face for not giving me a straw than it is to be the business owner not giving me one???
    GAME ON!!!

    After 100 customers you go back to Capitalism, self-defense classes, and Supply and Demand.
    HAHAHA

  19. I predict a referendum that will allow no knock raids on homes by the straw police. Can't allow the ignorant masses to possess something that could theoretically harm a turtle if misused.

  20. Ever since the leftist outrage propoganda skit I report every Fox news video as promoting terrorism. Right wing propoganda designed to insite a civil war.

  21. Talk about fascism. Can we relabel SJWs and environmentalists as social fascist warriors please? It's much more suiting for them.

    "DO WHAT I SAY, OR ELSE YOU ARE EVIL AND MUST BE TREATED AS SUCH" -Typical SJW (aka SFW)

  22. Because of the students coming up from California, my college has banned straws and I hate it. They are literally the worst.

  23. Mr waters likes to play in the snow!!! He looks like the kinda guy who buys in bulk , is he an Esteves ? Does he know Charlie ?

  24. Gutfeld trying to make it sound like Conservatives care about the disabled. and FYI no one needs a SINGLE USE PLASTIC straw. not only does no one need them they are actually harmful. it amazes me (sarcastic) how many Christians (not in real life, they just like to call themselves that) hate God's planet and God's creatures

  25. Starbucks banned plastic straws and switched to "sippy cup" tops, which ironically , takes more plastic to make than straws. They must have taken A O C 's advice on this.

  26. Idiotic waste of money and resources, just more proof that government needs to be down scaled….
    let’s try something revolutionary let’s see if government can help like lower deficit .

  27. Dana is hot af but she is so boring and always goes off topic. She seems to keep going back to her time in government whether it's pertinent to the conversation or not. Would still smash however

  28. I use straws to prevent discoloring of my teeth ‘tea, coffee etc’. Also
    I do not like putting my mouth on glass or cups in public restaurants just not sanitary majority of the time.

  29. Sandman was a Kid!Smollett a Big Baby!So on Straws,Give them Sippy Cups with their Wah Burger!Keeping America Great One Baby at a Time!Brilliant!

  30. It is incredible that you address this in the manner you do!!! The ignorance is unbelievable!!! Is it all about you? 18 BILLION POUNDS OF PLASTIC ENDS UP IN THD OCEANS!!!! Imbeciles!!! Pure ignorance. Pure entitlement!!! I hope that building these idiots are sitting in burns down

  31. If you could only see yourself from another stand point. It is incredible that people actually believe and follow your words. It's SAD!!! Sheep.. following the one infront of the other

  32. Ha hahaha here in Australia we have plastic money now if they got rid of the straws and money it would make snorting a line of coke an inconvenient activity!!
    Those bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. I have stainless steel straws. 4 pack at Wal-Mart for $5 and comes with a brush cleaner. I have several packs. I carry one in my purse.

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