Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday night missmash

But you should see them screw in a lightbulb!

How many ODOT workers does it take to set up a 10 foot piece of guardrail? Count them with me now! (picture sent to me today)

"Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me"
Over at BlueOregon (where they hate black people, I keep saying it so it must be true) there is a post decrying government shutting down... smoking establishments!

But they don't argue that people have a right to smoke, that property owners should be able to freely decide whether or not their patrons can smoke, but rather they complain like this:

Even if the bill did only target hookah lounges, it would be unfair to shut them down. It's hard to imagine any health justification for allowing cigar bars (with smoke and liquor!) while banning hookah lounges; the proposal reeks of class bias against a hobby associated with the young and Middle Eastern.

Whatever the merits of the 2009 smoking ban, it has at least segregated smoking into a small number of businesses that non-smokers need never enter.

Having given in to the idea that government can tell some property owners they can't allow smoking it now shocks these liberals that the "young and Middle Eastern" folks might not be able to freely enjoy themselves along with people who want to have a drink in a bar.

I guess it doesn't occur to BlueOregon writers that non-smokers need never enter a bar or restaurant that allows smoking. Only the heavy hand of government could prevent this in their eyes.

But now their hookah ox is the one getting gored and all of a sudden there is talk of "consenting adults" from the left.

Sorry hookah lovers, either you are with freedom or you are with big government. You can't have it both ways.


Anonymous said...

Please note: The next time you see a group of public employees gathered in such a manner, check out the footwear. Those wearing tennis shoes are the supervisors and the those in boots are the worker bees.

The mix usual mix is about 50%.

Kaelri said...

I'm surprised you don't agree about the smoke shop ban. Grier's argument is basically to save them from the "further creep of the state's already comprehensive regulations." That sounds like it would be right up your alley.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry hookah lovers, either you are with freedom or you are with big government. You can't have it both ways."

From this statement Daniel, I presume you support legalizing marijuana?

I ask only because I vaguely recall you being against it. (And please correct me if I'm wrong.)

I know Lars Larson is a big anti-pot gut, which is ironic seeing as how marijuana prohibition is one of the most prolific big government boondoggles we have here in Oregon. LOTS of taxpayer money is used in a failed attempt to protect people from themselves when it comes to pot. And yet Larson, who says he's "never seen an effective government program", supports this failed government program 100%.

As you said, "Either you are with freedom or you are with big government. You can't have it both ways." Daniel, maybe you can remind Larson of this? And do you need to remind yourself of this, too? Very curious here, and would like it if you would actually chime in for a change instead of just doing the standard "drive-by posting" thing.

Anonymous said...

Not to nitpick here, but what the hell is that thing in the background? It looks like one of those water towers you see east of the Rockies. You sure this picture is from Oregon, Miglavs, or did your cousin Billy Bob Miglavs email it to you from Texas?

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