What Should Replace the Bald Eagle as the Symbol of America?

That humble coffee stirrer has become the symbol of all that is American? TED RALL explains in his latest cartoon ..

aNewDomain — Behold the simple little coffee stirrer.

You use that slender piece of plastic for, what, three seconds max? Then you chuck it in the trash. You could use a metal spoon, but you don’t. No one does. Someone might lick it, you think, and that would just be gross.

It’s nowhere near as icky as the billions of stirrers trashing up the oceans and local waterways, but hey. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Think the Bald Eagle or anything about apple pie and baseball are still symbols of America? Think again.