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Sunday, July 28, 2013


The health minister of France, Mme Marisol Touraine, in a move of which Mr. Hitler (a notorious vegetarian anti-smoker) would have approved, has demanded that beaches and parks be entirely free of tobacco aficionados.

The raging socialist harpy also said she hoped smoking would be banned outside schools and on university campuses.

Entirely aside from the fact that schools and university campuses are almost unthinkable without teenagers huffing stolen Marlboros and pimpled scholarly existentialists fretting over Sartre in a haze of blue caporal fumes, she overlooks the invaluable contribution to the exchequer from people enjoying a pleasant and civilized habit.
Smokers pay more in taxes than many of the rich.
Especially in France.

But she does make one salient point, albeit unknowingly. Her bigotry causes her to ignore the obvious. She's both French and a socialist; she cannot help herself. Too much cheap red plonk, I guess.

"Is it normal for mothers, fathers or nannies to smoke in a public park where children play? I don't think so."
----Mme Marisol Touraine.


This blogger agrees wholeheartedly! Children and obsessive parents are a nuisance of monumental proportion, and should not be permitted into nice quiet places like parks. Juveniles especially are disruptive and destructive, changing the ambiance of any public space for the worse with every passing moment. There have to be places where adults can congregate without having to worry what the little savages are up to now, are they ingesting paint again, did they just push that old lady in a wheelchair into the bushes, or do they attempt to injure each other with hard plastic and fallen branches. More glass is broken by children, more fires get started by them, and more crimes against man and nature are committed through their agency, than normal people should bear. And their parents, instead of reining in the little pests, encourage that behavior, and harass all around to tolerate it.

We need child-free parks and beaches. Vast areas where civilized folk can get a reprieve. Take a breather, as it where. And enjoy a smoke.

Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China obsessed about children. We shouldn't have to.

The world desperately needs child-free zones.
Ban the little monsters from most parks.

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  • At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If adults start congregating in parks, where will the children go? Cigar lounges?

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Who cares where? They have tonnes of places where they can raise havoc. Schools, libraries, playgrounds, crack houses....

    Literally thousands of places. They can even stay indoors. Apparently no one objects to their presence indoors, which is quite a different situation than well-behaved quiet smokers have to face.


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