January 30, 2009

Fuck you very much, Lance Armstrong

Now, for the vast majority of you who don't live in Austin it'll probably come as a shock that we don't like Lance Armstrong. Seriously, many of us will actively try to run his scrawny ass off the road.

This won't help at all.

Cyclist Lance Armstrong this afternoon called on the Legislature to make Texas the 25th state to pass a statewide smoking ban.

“This is something that is very, very personal for me,” said the seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor.

Armstrong, just back from the Tour Down Under cycling race in Australia, stood outside the Capitol surrounded by lawmakers who support a proposal that would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces in Texas, including restaurants and bars.

Hey, Fuckhead, you had BALL CANCER. You don't get that from second hand smoke.

Of course, Lance The Douche wasn't alone in his fight to make bars less fun...

“If Texans want to smoke … despite all the reasons they shouldn’t, they can do so,” said state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. “But the rest of us should have the freedom to breathe in oxygen without inhaling secondhand smoke.”

A poll released today shows that 68 percent of Texans favor such a ban. Baselice & Associates was hired by Smoke-Free Texas, a group supporting the smoking ban, to conduct the survey of 601 registered voters.

Smokers were less likely to support the ban than non-smokers. Seventy-eight percent of non-smokers favored the ban, compared to 60 percent of former smokers and 46 percent of smokers.

Hey, Jane, I'm worried about hair bleaching chemicals destroying drinkable water. I shouldn't have to suffer with bad water because you can't stand being natural. As for the validity of this 'poll', we already know how Baseslice works. What we ALSO know is that the smoking ban in Austin BARELY passed. IN AUSTIN.

The bill’s authors, Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, and Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, tried unsuccessfully to pass a statewide ban in 2007. Ellis said it’ll be a tough fight against tobacco companies — even if they don’t publicly oppose the bill.

“Big Tobacco does not want this to pass, and they are a powerful force to go up against,” Ellis said.

Ok, Rodney, you just became my least favorite Democrat for being a fucktard and working with these intellectually inferior mommystaters.

Tell you assholes what... I'll quit smoking as soon as you DO YOUR GODDAMN JOBS TO FUND SCHOOLS AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE. Until then, if you don't like smokey bars, don't go to them and quit telling the rest of us what the hell to do. I pay my insurance, not the state, don't act like my choice is costing you money.

Finally, why not just put this on the ballot and let us, the stupid voters, decide?


Posted by mcblogger at January 30, 2009 02:17 AM

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That's what I thought, too, when I read that yesterday. Since when does Lance Armstrong think that riding a bike gives him the right to intrude on other people's property (dam up the stream, why doncha! ) and tell everybody what they can or can't do? I don't smoke but I've worked before where smokers were treated like pariahs. I remember somebody that went out and sat in her car during lunch to smoke and she was BUSTED by the security people and told she had to go walk to the edge of the parking lot and get OFF the premises to smoke. Sheesh. Or the picture of people huddling around the concrete ashtray in the alley. Seems to me that if we're gonna have the Morality and Health Police run around telling everyone what they can and can't do with their money and their own time and that they can't friggin go into a smoker's bar, that we need full out "Stop selling booze, stop selling rich desserts and cookies, stop selling high heel shoes for women that cause foot issues" and so on.
I also loathe Lance Armstrong.

Posted by: cof [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 30, 2009 11:26 AM

Couldn't agree more.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 30, 2009 11:30 PM

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