MANDEVILLE, LA – VIDEO – Memo to State Representative Frank Hoffman: Canadian researchers claim to have evidence that bicyclists may suffer heart irregularities if they ride near automobile traffic which is almost everywhere cyclists ride. But the most terrifying health news of all is that drivers in heavy traffic have even heavier exposure to poisonous car exhaust. Hoffman even goes so far as to ban smoking OUTDOORS within a 25 foot radius of any handicapped entrance or ramp. Where does that scientific evidence come from? Check out today’s Church Doctrine for more…
Mordor On The Mississippi: State Chases Imaginary Threats, Ignores Real Ones
©2012 Mike Church
Memo to State Representative Frank Hoffman: Canadian researchers claim to have evidence that bicyclists may suffer heart irregularities if they ride near automobile traffic which is almost everywhere cyclists ride. But the most terrifying health news of all is that drivers in heavy traffic have even heavier exposure to poisonous car exhaust. Hoffman and his Druid cohorts in the legislature should therefore act immediately to “this known health risk” and move to protect this state’s citizens from car exhaust in traffic by requiring a mandatory, 50 foot distance between bumpers in traffic if not banned altogether.
Hoffman is the author of HB 378* which bans smoking** OUTDOORS within 25 feet of any handicapped ramp or entrance and if it is raining outside, too bad, the smoker “either gets wet or doesn’t smoke ”thundered the second hand smoke czar . Hoffman goes on to claim that “the mounting scientific evidence” shows there is “no risk free level” of exposure to secondhand smoke. I would like to know just how “scientific” a buffer zone of “25 feet” is? Why not 27.5 or 29 feet? Hoffman offers no “science” to rationalize the zone so let me fill him in: his “no risk free level” is a statement of faith not of science***.
While Hoffman and the Coonass Orks are busy playing German regulators from the late 1930’s they ignore an imminent and existential threat to this state’s citizenry: the crash of the U.S. dollar. Eleven States have already acted+ to safeguard their citizens from the the inevitable which will cause more direct harm to the health & welfare of this state’s citizens then inhaling the secondhand smoke of a herd of Joe Camels; yet our Legislature is busy building a police state to darken the white marble of the second tallest capitol building in the land, soon to be known as Mordor on the Mississippi.