Via Drudge, the city of Belmont in (where else?) California is set to become the first to totally ban smoking outside the home. Sorry, the single-family detatched home. Everywhere else, verboten. The aptly named Councilman Dan Warden’s “explanation” of his thinking, while on face the vacuous prating of some podunk town imbecile on a day pass, does on reflection have a gnomic, almost koan-like Chauncey Gardiner quality to it:
“You can’t walk down the street with a beer, but you can have a cigarette,” Warden said. “You shouldn’t be allowed to do that. I just think it shouldn’t be allowed anywhere except in someone’s house. If you want to do that, that’s fine.”
That’s deep, Dan.