California Tackles The Big Issues
Posted by bmac on October 4, 2007
I’m old enough (43) to have actually smoked on a plane. Doesn’t that sound insane in 2007? Soon, in California, you won’t be able to smoke in your apartment. Here in my hometown of Las Vegas, you cannot smoke in bars that serve food, as I’ve posted about before here, and here.
These laws are easy to pass, because people have a vitriolic hatred of smokers. When they walk into that voting booth, it’s the one issue that they get to directly screw over people they don’t like. Constitution be damned, it’s payback time bitch! Eat it you asshole smoker, because you had the audacity to have made me mildy uncomfortable on a few occasions.
The people who whine and cry about the Patriot Act taking away our liberties, are the exact same people that can’t take mine away fast enough.
As a smoker, these bans don’t have that big an effect on me, because I really don’t get out much. What infurates me, is that we have become such a nation of pussies. A nation that is more terrified of cigarette smoke, than of actual terrorists.
I’ve said it before, these bans are the first step to a fascist state. Smoking, trans fats, they start with the easy targets. Everyone hates smokers and fat people. Eventually, they’ll ban something you may care about.