At the moment I’m setting in Pritchard Park here in Asheville. Just relaxing some before I start the day. Enjoying the breeze, the sun and the pigeons. I’m watching the crowds go by as I sip coffee and smoke a cigarette. Asheville is a good place to live.
But the “geezelheads” at City Council really screwed up last night. They voted (6-1) to ban smoking in the park. These folks don’t have the sense that God gave an aardvark. Asheville city parks are usually crowded in good weather, so how in the world will the cops be able to enforce a no-smoking ban? Then think about the tourists that come to town. Will the tobacco nazi’s also charge the tourists $50 per smoke? That’s what the fine is for lighting up in Pritchard Park starting July 1.
Guess they have to figure out a way to pay for the hundred of thousands of dollars that the Citizen Times reports Obama’s visit to our little spot in the mountains is costing us.
Me? I’m going to challenge the law come July 1st. So if you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, I guess it’ll mean that I’m a guest of the city pokey. Safe and secure in my little jail cell where it’s still ok to smoke.
Your loving son,