Stop global warming, ban drive-thrus!

Isn’t this just genius?

First it was a proposed ban on plastic bags.

Now, a member of the influential Madison Plan Commission wants to ban the restaurant drive-through — or at least restrict the ubiquitous symbol of America’s auto-centric lifestyle.

“Given the concern about all the carbon going into the atmosphere, I’m not sure we should be building more places for people to sit idling in their cars,” says Eric Sundquist, who was appointed to the citizen panel by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz this spring.

I think I’m in awe of the sheer brilliance of this plan.

Whoops! Did I say brilliance? I meant stupidity, as that is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard in my entire life.

This plan came about because of a new Starbucks opening, and there was debate on whether or not to let the coffee shop have a drive-thru. What these idiots think they’re doing by wasting people’s time with pointless restrictions like this is beyond my comprehension.

But, as Van Helsing points out,

With enough restrictions, we’ll be forced to get out of our cars and go inside to get coffee, thus lowering carbon emissions, cutting gasoline usage, and striking a blow against “America’s auto-centric lifestyle.” Where would we be without authoritarian bureaucrats?

Without authoritarian bureaucrats, we’d be in America. With them, it’s generally called “Europe”. Let’s keep the two separate, hmm?

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