The Final Frontier
There really are some bigots on this planet.
Smoking-ban petition by Langley mom to be submitted to legislature in February.
I find it difficult to know where to start here.
First of all I would suggest that instead of whinging and whining to her legislature she would be far better off moving out of what sounds like a fire hazard. If a wisp of smoke from downstairs is so obvious in her apartment then obviously the building isn’t up to standard, and a small fire downstairs would spread like – well – wildfire?.
So she suffers from watery eyes, scratchy throats and headaches? Well, I would suggest that she is possibly allergic to one [or more] of the many chemicals around her flat. As a new mother, she is doubtless cleaning her place to within an inch of its life and it’s a fair bet she is using a smorgasbord of chemicals in the process.
She wants to be able to breathe clean air? Well, there is very bad news here. Even if she moved to either of the Poles she is unlikely to find that as any air she breathes contains everything up to and including radioactive materials. I would be more concerned over traffic fumes if I were as neurotic as her.
Her infant is in danger of cot death? Wow! How the fuck did millions of babies in past generations survive and thrive? She seems to forget that passive smoking was only invented relatively recently?
In fact, the only place people are allowed to smoke nowadays is in their home, she said. “This is the last frontier, but it is also the most important frontier because this is where people spend most of their time.”
This is a woman who has been so completely brainwashed that she really would like to ban people from smoking in their own homes? It would be more to the point that people like her should be banned from any communal living.
Talk about hatred!
I find these brainwashed increasingly disgusting.
What next? Ban other people’s children [noisy little brats], cooking [horrible smells], radios [don’t like their choice of music]?
I have a friend I’ve not spoken to in yonks in Langley.
Whatever it is, it’s not the fags. It’s her environment.
Unfortunately, a legislator has taken up this cause as well. Langley is in British Columbia, where anti-smoking is a major religion.
Sadly, I’m under medical treatment for ongoing respiratory issues, so smoking around me cannot happen. I get quite ill, quite fast. Grandad, if I ever have the means to travel all the way to Ireland to meet you, would this be an issue? Could you hold off for a bit, or should I wear some sort of respirator? I think Irish pubs are now non-smoking, right? I’ve heard you go on about that before.Or perhaps we should just keep things as they are? Flinging conversations back and forth across an ocean and a good part of the world. You can smoke all you want at your computer machine and I won’t be hacking up green globs onto your lap.
You’re welcome here any time DW. I even have a special non-smoking area [it’s in the garden down by the compost heap], so I cater for everyone.
It would be more to the point that people like her should be banned from any communal living.
Spot on GD.
You’re slipping, Grandad.
You missed a golden opportunity for a few extra laughs at the expense of the terminally moronic. I quote from the article (my emphasis):
“Sharon Hammond of the Clean Air Coalition of B.C. said there are a lot of ways smoke can travel in multi-unit dwellings, including through ventilation, cracks and electrical outlets. “A lot of times people don’t know it’s a problem until it happens to them.”Electrical outlets? FFS! That’s a new one on me. What? The pesky smoke molecules manage to sneak past the insulation, enter the copper cores in the wires, and then magically extricate themselves at the other end in this poor woman’s flat and metamorphorsize back into smoke? Amazing! Does NASA and the FBI know about this? Why have we not been told about this appalling new hazard? Is no one thinking of the poor kiddies? I am in a state of deep shock. Quick, someone pass me a cigar!