Tuesday, July 17, 2007

PC Strikes Again


Alright, somebody told me that while the previously posted video was really funny, that the language, etc. just might be seen as inappropriate. I'm not sure that I agree, but I'll go with caution I guess.

If you missed the video, go to YouTube and search for AFSCME, then decide for yourselves.

Damn censors. Um, darn censors.

3 Comments:

At July 23, 2007 at 3:20 PM, Anonymous lake county democrat said...

Speaking of PC, I'm not a smoker and don't mind banning second hand smoke from nonsmokers, but...

the new state law (and the local laws before it) banning CONSENTING ADULTS from going to a PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT and smoking (or exposing themselves to smoke) is the Nannystate at its worst. People get to threaten my life by driving on their cell phones (as bad as drunk driving), but the state legislature and governor have now determined bars can't make the choice to be smoking or non-smoking (which doesn't threaten me at all). ANd please, don't give me this bs about protecting workers: NFL PLAYERS HAVE LOWER LIFE EXPECTANCIES THAN SMOKERS but nobody minds them consenting to a dangerous job.

And actually, my rant has nothing to do with "PC," which at one time meant squelching speach on campus, but now means "someone who believes in the golden rule."

 
At July 24, 2007 at 8:08 AM, Anonymous Jon Swift said...

I couldn't agree more Lake County. There is no reason why the gov and the legislature should be allowed to ban smoking in all bars and restaraunts. It should be a market decision. The market will bear as many smoker bars as it can.

On a similar note, I think that the same should be true of health standards. If a bar can't afford proper refrigeration for its food, then people will stop going there. Let people make the choice of whether or not they want to eat with cockroaches in their nachos. It's a PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT! If the adults want to go in there and eat the undoubtedly cheaper food, why should the government stop them?

I also agree that it has nothing to do with the workers and everything to do with political pressure. The waitresses need to pay for health coverage for their lung problems just as much as the NFL players will need to pay for their broken bones and whatnot. And if they don't want to work in a smoke filled bar, I'm sure they can get a job somewhere else, or get TV deals and speaking engagements.

 
At August 10, 2007 at 4:16 PM, Anonymous Elliot B said...

That's f'in bwutiful!

 

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