Smoking bans kill businesses - FACT !
Laugh? I laughed my socks of at the total absurdity of what is now emanating from the worlds smoke ban capital..... California! They are so nuts over there that smokers have virtually been branded as witches, warlocks, devil worshippers & anything else that comes to mind.
Remember when the smokers said that there were more dangers in a BBQ than in SHS - even though SHS was deemed the worlds greatest known killer (!)? Remember when it was proven that the dioxins from a BBQ amounted to the equivalent of smoking 200,000 cigarettes but the the anti smoking brigade scoffed & derided such claims?
Well folks the time has come for great rejoicing & much stamping of feet in jubilation for all this ridiculous 'stink' & 'disgusting pollution of the air' has now come back to haunt the neer-do-wells of this world!
Enter Mr Scotty Jordan, a simple Florida home owner & keeper of the peace-but watch this video for you will not believe you eyes/ears!The video shows Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the alleged infraction with Jordan and friends after a nearby neighbour alerted the county office. His most heinous crime? Using his BBQ to cook some food!
Now surely, you would think that the common sense factor regarding human v human cannot sink any lower..... but it does my friends as this idiot goes on to explain that perhaps Scotty Jordan should move his BBQ position if the wind happens to be blowing in a different direction (0.44 into video)! How do you move a brick built, concrete based BBQ as many are conformed these days? And of course, who knows from one day to the next where the wind will be coming from?
Then we have the 'observation' from Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham that he can see lethal, all pervading BBQ smoke! OMG-yes-SMOKE (2min:50sec in)-call the fire department immediately in case a burger gets cooked(neighbour already has done apparently on previous occasions!) It transpires that smoke on your own property is fine but should it drift over to a neighbours property (even the other side of the street apparently) it becomes an environmental issue, which means that the state can get money out of you..... for a perfectly normal everyday activity! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Now the burning question here (no pun intended) is, how high does the smoke have to reach before drifting across any other properties so as to be deemed "NOT A NUISANCE". Do all BBQ'ers need 20ft high chimneys, 50ft chimneys or even 100ft chimneys to be safe from misery guts neighbours & idiots like Joe Graham.
They came for the smokers..... who did nothingNow what strikes me quite clearly is the following:
They came for the drinkers..... who did nothing
They came for the fatties......... who did nothing
Now they come for anything & everything, the age of intolerance is upon us!
As we are now allowed to take legal action against all these things that cause public nuisance and we actually have Environmental Officers like Joe Graham, can we not lay a complaint against every dirty stinking bus, every dirty stinking lorry, every foul fume emitting car simply because they are invading our space with their intoxicating & suffocating filth? Where is the difference?
Neighbour lights up BBQ - call an EHO out: they cause an odour you dislike!
Neighbour starts up the car - call an EHO out: they cause an odour you dislike!
Bus trundles past your property - call an EHO out: they cause an odour you dislike!
You see folks. you always reap that which you sew, only this time what 'they' have sewn is going to bite 'them' on the ass! We all now know that smoking bans were nothing to do with health and that the only argument they had left was the smell of burning tobacco (much arm waving & wrinkling of faces etc) so laws were brought in whereby people indoors were smoke free-but now they want outdoors to be smoke-free as well. I can see a whole heap of fun being had with this latest 'property line' v smoke situation..... can't you???
No difference eh, but let's moan anyway!!!