Saturday, December 31, 2005
Happy Safe 'n' Sane New Year!
Debbie and I are relaxing and watching New Year coverage on our "we report, you decide" news station. To resist utter boredom, I'm also reading my recently-purchased unabridged copy of Tom Paine Maru, by L Neil Smith, downloaded from Payloadz.com through a link found here. The original, pubished by Del Rey in 1984, was edited by a heavy, non-libertarian hand.
While covering the mass party in Times Square in New York, it was mentioned that the partying millions filling the streets are not allowed to smoke or drink!?!
NOT ALLOWED TO SMOKE OR DRINK??? On the public streets of New York City on New Year's Eve?
I guess I know where I'll never be spending New Year's Eve. Or for sure I'll be spending it indoors at a party.
Of course, I quit cigarettes many years ago, but I do like an occasional nip o' the Irish. Or the odd bottle of Blue.
It's downright disgusting how far we've gone toward some shrivelled-up old fogey's idea of political correctness.
Anyway, here's to you all. Have a happy and prosperous New Year!
They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!