Monday, November 06, 2006

Hey, Ohio voters

Vote "no" on Issue 5. And if you feel absolutely compelled to curb individual liberties, vote for the less restrictive smoking ban* (Issue 4).

That is all.

*Honestly, folks. People don't go to bars to be freakin' healthy.


spydrz said...

I'm guessing that #5 is a smoking ban?

Micah said...

Yeah, it's the one that bans smoking EVERYWHERE. Even bastions for health conscious, like bars and tobacco stores.

spydrz said...

Yeah, surprisingly I'm not so much a fan of those. Or maybe not surprisingly.

Anonymous said...

I can dig the smoking ban; I'd hate to see my non-smoking bartenders or barbacks develop respiratory ailments down the road.

Tobacco stores, on the other hand...c'mon that's a no-brainer.

jasdye said...

we have that law taking effect in chicago. my wife has high sensitivity to smoke, so she's not much fun to take at smokey bars. i just hate the after-smell of them on my clothes.

what they should do is offer a lift on the ban for bars that pay a certain amount, and have that amount go toward something civic-minded (like cleaning butts off the street; or cleaning bums. either way, it's all good). then people can choose to go to a smoker's bar or a smoke-free bar.

ta-daa. problem solved.

ummm... but didn't that ban get passed in Ohier?

Micah said...

THSE - Bartenders and waitrons choose to work in those environments. And that's all I'll have to say about that.

jasdye - Believe me, I benefited from Columbus's ban in that I'd rather be in a smoke-free environment. I guess I just favor personal liberty (for individuals and businesses) more than my preferences.

As for your proposal, I say let the free market decide.

Anonymous said...

Catching up on my blogging.

The bastards passed five. I voted for four.

Now I guess I'll join the rest of the smokers outside...

Micah said...

Enjoy winter!