Oh, the slippery slope of environmental sins. First it was DDT, then it was styrofoam, and now they've come knocking for your extra-soft toilet paper. That's right: as the Washington Post reports this morning, environmentalists are gearing up for war against the proliferation of double and triple ply wipes, which make use of old-growth trees instead of recycled paper. Bloggers--mostly from the right--are hopping mad:

  • "Dear Lord, don't these people have anything better to do with their lives? Using soft and fluffy TP is a "choice." Keep your dirty stinking hands off my body!" shouts Stop the ACLU.
  • "When it comes to the 3 aspects of softness -- surface smoothness, bulky feel, and drapability -- we love our old-growth toilet paper," croons Ann Althouse
  • "All I know is I've never seen the Canadian boreal forests and probably never will, but I probably use its products every day. Thanks olde growth!" says Paul Chesser at the American Spectator.
  • "Here's an idea--environmentalists can go ahead and bypass toilet paper altogether and wipe with bark since they are so in-tune with mother earth," suggests Meredith Jessup at Townhall.
  • "Sorry guys. There are some sacrifices I might be willing to make for a better environment and some things that I'm just not willing to give up. Guess which category good old American toilet paper falls into," deadpans Doug Mataconis at Below the Beltway.
  • "If they're suggesting we use the crappy TP that Europeans use, well... It's pretty bad over here. I'm not so sure this is going to go over, or under, very well," quips John Aravosis at left-leaning America Blog.