Are there any issues for you where you can't stand the folks on either side? I have a few of those, and here's one.
Lawmakers in two California cities are discussing unprecedented legislation this month that would widen a growing voluntary movement by landlords and resident associations to ban smoking inside apartments and condos.
Next Tuesday, the City Council of Belmont is scheduled to cast a final vote on an ordinance that would ban smoking in apartments and condos. The measure, which won initial approval last week, could trigger fines and evictions if neighbors complain and smokers don't heed repeated warnings.
No, I don't want to be around cigarette smoke...not in a restaurant, not in an airplane, not even on a sidewalk. But the whole banning smoking thing really bugs me, mostly because I can find good reasons to despise either side (not the people, the arguments!). I get just as mad at the anti-smoking crusaders as I do at the smokers' rights activists and sometimes wish they'd all go up in...smoke.
And we're talking in your own apartment? I know, that nasty stuff seeps through the walls and wafts onto the balconies. I wouldn't want to live next to a smoker either, but do I want the town telling its citizens they can't use a legal product in their own homes?
Next it's butter and cream. In your own kitchen.
Tell me what YOU think.