Governor Blanco IS as stupid as she looks.

“Today, is Seafood Fwiday kids!” We aw gone to have Crunchy fish shticks wit tawta sauce, Fwench Fwies with catsup, gween beans as a vegtabull cause ya gotta getya vitamins, a hot bowl a paarrage and a heallfy dose uh du Louisiana clean aya ack. I truly, with awl da hope n cuwage you can musta, think dis ack wiwl change da woild na.
Haiyel toi da gweat state uh Louisiana, and may awl da unicorns n leprechauns be happy.”

——An address to the State Congress from Kathleen Bubble head Blanco——

I have a problem with the State of Louisiana and it’s weakness in bowing down to lobbyists who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the people, but care everything about money. Yes, I am speaking of the State’s clean air act and what it is doing to businesses in this city. Bubble head lunch lady Blanco has decided that smoking in public places is bad for you and others and everyone should stop. I agree. What I do not agree with is her law that entitles some places to continue to allow smoking while others have to stop.

I believe that the law discriminates against certain businesses and is highly unconstitutional. Did you know that the state takes more taxes out of video poker income from restaurants than it does from Off Track betting parlors and casinos? Restaurants pay 26% of all V.P. profits to the state. The betting parlors only pay 22%. Why is that? It seems a little unfair to the little guy. The state says it so the big gaming houses can put money back into their business to help them out. Who needs more help than the little mom and pop restaurants around the state? Apparently we do not matter.

Blanco gives sermons about the horrors of smoking and second hand smoke. I agree. But, she doesn’t seem to have a problem taking lobbyist dollars from the tobacco companies. She also has no problem taking money from Johnson & Johnson and GSK, two huge pharmaceutical companies. What do they have to do with smoking you ask? Well, these companies make billions on stop-smoking aids such as Nicorette gum and Commit lozenges. If we make everyone go outside to smoke, maybe they will try to quit and buy our shit. Thanks state of Louisiana, here is your 10 million in big drug company funded lobbyist checks. Each senator or representative who agreed to vote for their cause can by law receive a check for up to $2500. No questions asked. Can you believe this shit?

The local restaurant economy is dog shit right now. Why would they do something to make it harder for us to make money? All I’m asking is to make the law non-discriminatory. Either make every establishment including bars non smoking, or leave it up to the owner whether they would make their establishment non smoking or not. That would then leave it up to the consumer as to where they would prefer to eat. That is all I’m asking. Make it fair for everyone or don’t make it at all. They were actually going to grandfather in the establishments who already had video poker. Some jerk-off in Baton Rouge decided to cut that part out before Blanco signed it. I guess J&J must have hooked him up with a lifetime supply of Valtrex or something.

Once again this goes to show you that big money and the government are one and the same. Any politician who accepts money for a vote is a total douche-bag and should be hung for treason against the Constitution of the United States. Fuck you Baton Rouge. This is why your state is the worst on every list.

The End

3 Comments so far

  1. Zack (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    Damn bra! You startin to sound like Gary! I’m into this new anger. Much more focused. Keep fightin’ the good fight.

  2. Karen (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    Hi, Paul

    Zack, call your mother.

  3. chris (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 7:24 am

    I did not know that, I must be naive to beleive that government is doing something for the benifit of the people. However I am not surprised, we have the best politicians that money can buy.

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