Sunday, March 30, 2008

I'm on Oprah, bitches!

Guess who is totally famous? I'll give you a clue, it's me.



Ok, maybe not. I was on Oprah for all of five seconds, and for some reason they only selected all the really stupid sounding things I said.

In the "interview" I stated that I felt that the smoking ban, with the 15 feet away from the door (and, obviously, the bouncer) rule, was dangerous for women. Personally, I'd like it to be my decision to go into a bar- it's no longer my choice and I don't like that. I live by two bars, and thus must now deal with drunk people against my will. Not fun. And loud. Very loud. The other issue is that now we're going to have women leaving their drinks at bars to go smoke and getting roofied. Which is not fucking cool.

I also said that I believe that smoking bans are primarily a way for a city or state to look like they're doing something good for people, without it actually costing them any money or real effort. And then, you know, you can take people's minds off important things like the war, and the war against reproductive choice, and the homeless, and sweatshops and everything else in the world that sucks ass.

But of course, they did not include that part. Oh well.

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I don't smoke tobacco, but used to. I even smoked when I was pregnant (back in the Pleistocene age), and they'd probably send me to the gulag for that now.

Count me as one sick of the nanny state. JUST LAY THE FUCK OFF, PEOPLE! I'm sick of the smoking bans and the puritanism. (I hate ALL puritanism, just because.)

I periodically harangue the nonsmokers who eat meat--on your behalf: "Hey, that's unhealthy, too!"--and remind them that if they find preachy vegetarians annoying, well, that's how they sound to the smokers!

Babble about the bad smokers: easy way to be self-righteous and feel some quick ego-gratification. (I think Reinhold Niebuhr called that kinda thing "cheap grace"...)