December 3, 2006 at 9:13 am #634IvanParticipant
I’m away at school, and just was forwarded a news article that says my hometown is banning smoking everywhere. Not in cars, not in parks, not on the sidewalk; the only place where you can smoke is in a single family residence. I think it is absolute bullshit that the 5 douchebags on the city council got to decide this, and the public was totally left out. You can get ticketed for smoking. Fuck that noise. I’m aware of the risk, as I’m sure all other smokers are, and so I call bullshit..December 3, 2006 at 12:26 pm #9186ScattParticipant
This is just prohibition all over again. The government seems to think they can choose for other people when that’s not even possible. My advice is simply move. Hey, you don’t have to get specific, but where the hell do you live? Single residences only? What if you’ve got two or more people all smokers in the house? That’s retarded. Denis Leary was right all along back in the early nineties when he said, “What’s the law now? You can only smoke in your house, in your bedroom, under the blankets? You’ll never get me copper, see? I’ve got a cigarette machine in my house! Maah-see?-MAAH!!”December 3, 2006 at 3:16 pm #9177Version3Keymaster
Single-family… that would mean house, mobile home and such. You can smoke in these structures. Multi-family, is apartments, hotels and such. So, he is saying you can only smoke in your house, no place else. Not even outside in your own yard?!?December 3, 2006 at 4:12 pm #9185ScattParticipantVersion3 wrote:Single-family… that would mean house, mobile home and such. You can smoke in these structures. Multi-family, is apartments, hotels and such. So, he is saying you can only smoke in your house, no place else. Not even outside in your own yard?!?
Gotcha. I see now.
I used to smoke regularly for over 3 years. I quit, and ‘yay good for me’ and whatever. I’m even at the point now where cigarette smoke is no longer a pleasing scent and I don’t really like leaving a smoker’s house smelling like it, but that doesn’t mean that I see this as a good thing like the people who put it into place are most likely thinking. I see it as simply another perspective of freedom being taken away from the individual. Lame.December 3, 2006 at 4:42 pm #9178Version3Keymaster
I think it should be up to the busines to allow or not allow smoking, and smoking outside? Banned? What ever, fucking polititicians.
BTW: I’m a non-smoker, and hate the smell… but I don’t like decisions being made for me either.December 3, 2006 at 5:27 pm #9184OctaviousParticipantScatt wrote:…Denis Leary was right all along back in the early nineties when he said, “What’s the law now? You can only smoke in your house, in your bedroom, under the blankets? You’ll never get me copper, see? I’ve got a cigarette machine in my house! Maah-see?-MAAH!!”
Funny, got that CD.
I agree with Bryan.December 3, 2006 at 6:53 pm #9179BuchoParticipant
Banning smoking outside is a worrying step. Non-smokers rights should be protected as far as practicable but unless you’re talking about stadiums there’s no reason at all you shouldn’t be able to smoke outside or in your own car or even in a smoking room at your workplace. That’s heading towards oppressive. Got a link to the article Ivan?
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.December 3, 2006 at 8:13 pm #9180ROSSParticipant
Here in Scotland, way back in March this year there was a smoking ban in all public places, and there hasnt been too much hastle over it at all, certainly not as much as I had anticipated. As a non-smoker myself I did and do think that it was a good idea, but like more or less everything else it has its advantages and disadvantages. Having a few friends who are smokers, Ive watched them as they sit in a bar pondering thier predicament, “should I sit hear clearly not enjoying myself, without a cigarette? Or will I go outside for a smoke in the thunderous rain and get soaked to the skin?” I do think that one advantageous modification to the law would be, as Bryan mentioned, that if it were up to the individual businesses whether or not to allow smoking.December 3, 2006 at 9:16 pm #9188IvanParticipant
Here is the document that persuaded the city council to enact the law http://www.belmont.gov/Upload/Document/D240002956/6A-CC-11142006.pdf
The article is here http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=66988December 4, 2006 at 7:56 am #9182NewmanParticipant
Up here in Canada-land (i still love that VM bing!), well Ontario anyway, they made a law against smoking in public. Not many people listen to that, but most building have gone smoke free.
But I totally agree with Bryan, fuck the man that gives us rules!December 4, 2006 at 1:48 pm #9187BingParticipant
Newman..when are we gonna see some new boonie content?
As far as smoking goes I am dead serious when I say that we should all focus on one right we all have and few of us take advantage of…..the right to FART anywhere and anytime..
Fart away my brothers!!!!!!December 7, 2006 at 6:25 am #9183OctaviousParticipantDecember 7, 2006 at 4:38 pm #9181NewmanParticipantBing wrote:Newman..when are we gonna see some new boonie content?
Currently as things are, there will be no more BoonieCast. It basicly got dropped because we all went away to school and have been bust and all that jazz.
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