Mark Mishriky is fuming over a proposed law that would banish smokers from patios -- like the one he just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars adding to his downtown bar. Mishriky, who has owned GTs at Richmond and York streets for 17 years, was stunned last night to hear the province had announced an anti-tobacco bill that would ban smoking in all public places, including enclosed outdoor patios.Using my amazing psychic powers, I foretold this when you obeyed the ridiculous London anti-smoking bylaw: that you guys would be screwed by these bigots if you sucked up to them rather than standing up for your livelihoods with passive civil disobedience. 33% ventilation would soon enough prove insufficient to cope with the terror of second hand smoke.
Why would these energetic bigots stop, when you have shown that you will roll over and let them run your business for you? And spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in their economy for no good reason other than obedience to an immoral law?
I'm amazed by how the collective head is so muddled that people get into a big dither about men having the right to marry, while fundamental property rights that a five year old understands are tossed aside with the stroke of a pen by someone who has never held an honest job or met a payroll. I don't understand you people at all.
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Posted by Mike on Thursday, December 16, 2004