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August 07, 2005

impeccable logic

Louisville, Kentucky is considering a ban on smoking in restaurants. Wanna konw why?

"If a ban isn't passed, Louisville will be behind the curve," said Ellen Hahn, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing. "A smoking ban would put the city right in the mainstream of other American cities."

I love that kind of thinking. If all the other lemmings are flying off the cliff, LET'S JUMP WITH THEM!!! Asshole.

I read one single breath of sanity in that article. It's something strange and almost never mentioned anymore when people go on the warpath about smoking.

"More Kentucky businesses, especially restaurants, are going smoke-free voluntarily," said Jim Waters, a spokesman for the Bowling Green-based Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions. "If an increasing number of restaurants are doing that on their own, why do we need government interference? Why not let the market decide?"

Good fucking question.

Comments

What's next? Cheeseburgers? The gov't has already taken many of my pleasures away. Marijuana, LSD, and now for those who rather toke nicotine than Mary Jane, there is a ban on smoking in public. Of course, in time, it may include, no smoking period.

Posted by: GrillMan on August 7, 2005 05:34 PM

Why not let the market decide?"

DAMN GOOD QUESTION! I don't smoke anymore so really should make a damn to me, right? Wrong! I look at it like what the private told the Sgt in the shower, " It's my dick, my soap, and I have the right to wash it as fast as I want to!" We got to much gotdam govmint.

Posted by: GUYK on August 7, 2005 05:57 PM

i just don't get why govmint (could i call it that too, being a northeasterner and all?) is trying to suchk the fun out of everything. i shudder to think what kind of a panty-wearing country we're gonna be in 15 years if things keep up the way they do.

Posted by: erica on August 7, 2005 06:27 PM

i just don't get why govmint (could i call it that too, being a northeasterner and all?) is trying to suck the fun out of everything. i shudder to think what kind of a panty-wearing country we're gonna be in 15 years if things keep up the way they do.

Posted by: erica on August 7, 2005 06:27 PM

uh, sorry about that double whammy post--i don't even know how that happened, but the one on top has a typo, and the one on the bottom doesn't. crazy.

Posted by: erica on August 7, 2005 06:28 PM

That's a lame reason to go smoke-free. "All the other cities are doing it."

I've gotta say, though, the NYC smoking ban is great. I'm seeing more and more people going out, and more and more restaurants/bars being packed with people.

I can afford to eat out a few more times a month on what I used to have to spend on drycleaning. I've heard a lot of other people say the same good things about the ban--including smokers. Even they don't seem to like inhaling other people's smoke.

The smokers? They step outside, smoke, then come back inside.

Posted by: moonbatty on August 7, 2005 06:58 PM

At least until they ban smoking in public anywhere that is.

Posted by: Graumagus on August 7, 2005 09:27 PM

See, Rob?

heheh

Posted by: jb on August 7, 2005 10:33 PM

I live near Louisville, KY. The city government there is ate up with dumbasses (read... leftists.)

Lexington, KY - just 70 miles east and home to UK - is even worse. It's a college town that thinks it's a city and they passed their version of the smoking ban years ago.

Posted by: Roy on August 8, 2005 09:50 AM

idiots. as an ex smoker i still don't think they should ban smoking. isn't that curtailing liberties rather too much? does it feel like the tobacco prohibition?

Posted by: poyc on August 8, 2005 11:55 AM

I can see where thisis headed. Pretty soon there'll be pressure on police and military organizations (as well as firearms manufacturers) to eliminate the "health hazard" involved in firing a firearm by using different chemicals that don't create the kind of "pollution" that gunsmoke does.

This makes me wish that smoking and eating red meat was mandatory for the whole population, just to piss off the Commissarat of Public Health and the Vegifascists.

Posted by: JG22 on August 8, 2005 03:09 PM
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