February 1st, 2008 by Kevin
I\’ve point out before, that one of the few things that Europe is good for is to provide a good indicator of what the long-term consequences of liberal policies are.
In our next great adventure into liberal alternative reality land, we start with the smoking ban. Roll on one.
Smoking ban doesn\’t actually make people stop smoking. They instead just go outside to smoke. When it gets cold out, despite all non-existant evidence of global warming, it just makes them not want to go to the bar/restaurant/etc, thereby threatening the business of businesses everywhere.
Businesses, being private industry have to adapt….instead of just imposing their will on people like liberals do. They come upon the rather ingenius solution to the above problem. Install patio heaters en masse to make it comfortable for people to go out and smoke….even in the winter!!! Genius!!
Being thwarted, liberals are not happy, obviously they must further impose their will upon the sheeple. Enter more global warming nonsense. Roll on two.
The patio heaters warming drinkers and diners on the pavements of northern Europe are also warming the planet\’s climate and should be banned, according to a European Parliament report that could be adopted on Thursday.
Environmentalists argue that heaters not only pump heat directly into the atmosphere but also climate-damaging CO2, while owners of pubs and bars say they need them to help retain customers driven outside by smoking bans.
So in the minds of environmentalists, your 40,000 BTU patio heater makes even a blip of a difference compared to say, oh….the damn sun!
Now a clever mind mind, which excludes environmentalists, might notice that there were two complaints about the heaters. The heat and the CO2. Ah, well…
According to UK government statistics, outdoor heaters produce about 22,200 tons of CO2 a year, compared with around 21 million tons from household heating and hot water.
Wow….real huge impact there folks.
\”We urge the Commission to set a timetable for completely taking off the market some appliances that are intrinsically inefficient, such as patio heaters,\” she added.
It sort of scares me how quickly liberals can go from not liking something to saying it should be banned. When you have attitudes like that democracy is dead. But I\’ll hang in there, ok….anything that is inefficient will be banned.
So I\’m happy that you\’ll join me in banning Medicare, Social Security, Welfare, France, etc.
Thanks for playing.