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Friday, February 03, 2006

City in California bans smoking...Everywhere.

The City Council of Calabasas is on the verge of banning smoking in every nook and cranny of the city. No more sitting on your front porch and enjoying a cigar. No more smoking a cigarette in your car on the way to work. No more sitting out in the middle of a fucking field, where it could not possibly affect another human being, could you even enjoy a delicious swisher sweet mini-cigar. Now if you want to do any of these things it will be behind the closed doors of your own home.

Read through the ordinance if you want. It is quite interesting. They mention "protecting children" more times than Bob Geldof at a benefit concert.

Are you concerned how the cops are going to find time to stop murders, rapes, and robberies when they are running around issuing tickets to people they happen to see outside of their living rooms smoking? Well, not to worry. The ordinance also turns every citizen into a "Private Enforcer". Any person can submit a "Civil Action" against any person or business and take them to court to face a $250 fine that will be placed in the city's general fund. Don't like your neighbor? Say you saw him smoking in his car. Want to skip out on the bill at a restaurant? Threaten the owner with a civil action unless he comps your meal. Even if there is absolutely no proof they still will have to drag their asses to court.

Why don't we just stop all of this nickel and dime shit and just move the smokers in to a labor camp right now?

4 Comments:

Blogger BlaineC said...

I don't smoke that often, but I certainly like having the option. Nothing ever changes... fucking Nazis.

10:42 AM

 
Blogger Dennis Shoup said...

They weren't Nazis man they were nihilists.

12:00 PM

 
Blogger Dennis Shoup said...

Please notice that these draconian tactics occur out in California, one of the bastions of progressivism. The reason I bring this up is so that we don't expect the Feds to be any kinder and gentler when the Democrats take over the government in the next two elections. Remember, no matter who getrs elected we end up with the government, and that means robbing murdering bullying demonic spotty-lipped hopeless helpless..... I hate the current administration as much as anyone, but I hardly think the changeover is going to have salubrious effects. Look to Calabasas and see our future.

12:04 PM

 
Blogger BlaineC said...

Mr. College Man and your fancy words...

12:29 PM

 

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