Heads = Pit: So people can call me a goat felching asshole with an ashtray for brains.
Tails = MPSIMS: So people can tell me I’m misguided, naive and need to learn the facts.
1st: Tax the living shit out of them so a low income smoker earning minimum wage has to work more than half an hour to pay the state and local taxes on a single pack of cigarettes
2nd: Ban cigarettes in all indoor public facilites including bars and seperate smoking rooms in restaurants.
3rd: Vote to ban smoking in all public & private college dorms; as the New York State Ass embly voted 110-27 to do last week.
4th: Have the author of the hands-free cell phone & GPS for pervs bills: Felix Ortiz, craft legislation that Bans smoking in public housing apartments (reg. req.) by 2010.
This, in my opinion, is the best line from the story:
Mr. Ortiz, you sir have far too much time on your hands. I’d like to figuratively take one of the 2 cigarettes I smoke per day and extinguish it right in your smug, authoritarian face. But I shouldn’t fret - I don’t live in subsidized housing & I’ll wager this new regulation will take effect a year or so after cigarettes are banned nationally.
Once again, the anti-tobacco nanny state crowd is over-reaching. Instead of requiring apartments on the lower floors to be smoke free and allowing smoking on the top floors, politicians are once again digging in their heels and crafting absolutist regulations.