Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Freezing Casino Queen smoker calls Mississippi River the new Berlin Wall

A shivering smoker, stuck smoking on the ill-heated concrete slab the Casino Queen now designates its "smoking lounge", told me that the Mississippi River has now become the new Berlin Wall. It didn't hit me until much later how right on this statement was. As regards public smoking, Missouri is still a free society based on the personal freedoms of citizens and the private property rights of business owners. Sadly, in regards to public smoking, Illinois has become a police state.