Yesterday I was visiting the Santa Monica pier and sitting in the 3rd Street Promenade (a very cool outdoor mall) enjoying a street performer. It was a spectacular crisp and cool sunny day made all the better by my sweet Boswell and a fresh bowl of Hobbits Weed. Some guy came up and said, I don't mind a bit but if they catch you smoking, it's an $1100 fine. I put it out immediately. No problem, I'll just head to the mostly empty beach. The walk there was "littered" with No Smoking, No Skateboards, No Animals signs. To my utter shock, I see a giant sign that says, No Smoking on the Beach. I could not believe this. I had to maneuver everywhere around homeless people but smoking is OUT in The People's Republik of Kalifornia.
I was tring to explain to my GF that's these laws are designed to remove freedom for perceived greater good. But the problem is that these politicians need something to do so they'll continue to pass laws that chip away at your freedom one thing at a time. What could be more enjoyable than sitting on the beach, watching Gods wonderful creation and the timeless faithful waves playing their rythemic song, while smoking a pipe (or anything else)?
I'm sure this post will get banned or closed. So be it. I needed to state my mind on these affairs which are truly sad not to mention unsettling.