Sunday, March 19, 2006

Smoking Bans Over the Top?

"When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale." -- Bill Clinton

(Note: Hommage to Donegal Express, FYI--How did Clinton know he didn't like it if he didn't inhale?)

I don't smoke and I don't like places that allow smoking inside like Indian Casinos and the State of Nevada. Cigarette smoking is disgusting and gross and is pretty much a death sentence. If you smoke now, quit or your lungs will look like the picture on the right.

But smoking bans? We're getting a bit over the top with those. The great socialist republic of the west called, California, has cities taking this whole smoking ban thing to new heights! The city of Calabasas, outside of Los Angeles has decided to not only ban smoking in indoor public places but also banned it outside! (Read) The mayor is even quoted as saying, "People should have the right to breathe clean air." That's right folks, the right to breathe clean air. In Los Angeles, where there is brown living object in the sky called smog. You know? Pollution. What are liberals to do? They cannot sit "outside" at the local coffee houses with their drum circles and hacky sacks, puffing away on their "clove" cigarettes imported from Indonesia, drinking their triple shot chai tea lattes, while plugging away on their laptops telling us all the "right" way to think. And how ironic is that "right to breathe clean air" when we plug more carbon dioxide and methane into the air everyday by simply drinking a glass of beer with a bean burrito?

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