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Anything Not Good For You Is Bad, Hence, Illegal

November 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment

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.

Tags: Nannyism



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  • 1 Sandy // Nov 16, 2006 at 7:49 am

    Much respek for the Demolition Man reference.