Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Won’t Someone Think of the Lawns!!!

Now that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is actually delivering on his promise to implement a province-wide ban on pesticides, as part of her relentless hate campaign that’s waged day in and day out with such relentless fervour, JoJo Magoo at “Blue Like You!” asks the burning question:

What about people with “weed allergies”?

Good grief, how pathetically desperate is that?

Update: I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me sooner. It seems that JoJo Magoo is conflating PESTICIDES with HERBICIDES. D’oh! (This, by the way, would account for the exemption granted to golf courses because part of their design includes water hazards that are, in effect, fairly stagnant pools of water that breed mosquitoes.)

Update2: Wherein we learn what’s meant by a “cosmetic pesticide”…

Via The Lung Association:

“Cosmetic pesticides are chemical or biological substances used to destroy living things such as: insects (insecticides), plants (herbicides), and fungi (fungicides) for the purpose of enhancing the appearance of a lawn or garden. They are sold commonly as sprays, liquids, powders or combined with chemical fertilizers.”