A town in California is preparing to pass legislation that would ban smoking in all "public" places:
Hoping to pass what would be the nation's most far-reaching ban on smoking, the [Belmont] City Council asked its staff to draft an ordinance that would outlaw tobacco use everywhere except inside single family homes.Why stop at single family dwellings? Children and small furry animals who reside in such hetronomative units of isolation are at risk! And just think! The nicotine polluted air from single family homes of smokers seeps out into the public sphere and contributes to global warming and decade long waiting lines for health care. Blame the smokers! Kill them.
Damnit! I care about animals across the globe! I'm going to enlist Little Tobacco's services to sue my neighbor for riding the bus instead of walking! The noise and pollution caused by his preferred mode of transit is a public nuisance and a stress on the squirrel population besides. The oppressed collective should band together and file a class action suit against the polluting portion of the collective. May the strongest mob control the ballot boxes. It's all about democracy.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, November 15, 2006