It seems a while ago, the D's changed the plastic utensils in the commissary to be more green.
R's are complaining that the spoons melt in the soup and the knives bend instead of cut, and they've put up with this long enough.
The R's want the silverware changed to something they can use.
The D's are saying, no, this is more environmentally conscious.
Nice to see that, after the tsunami in Japan and the possible nuclear disaster, people have their priorities straight, isn't it?