Fortuna Joins The Nanny State
Keim TV's online survey today asks whether you think e- cigarettes are as dangerous as regular cigarettes. That question being pertinent because the station had a segment yesterday night on the City of Fortuna and e- cigs. I already cast my No vote.
The news segment was about Fortuna adding e- cigs to their no smoking ordinances. So, wherever you can't smoke cigarettes, e- cigs are out, too. They even showed the Mayor of Fortuna telling how great their city council is because they care. What a bunch of crap.
I've probably wrote here before I don't know how Fortuna came up with that silly "Friendly City" thing. I worked some places down there years ago and didn't find it that friendly at all. Just a bunch of back- biting people that seemed like something out of that movie Children of the Corn.
Now Fortuna jumps completely into the role of nanny state. Despite my feelings about Fortuna, I'm disappointed. I'd expect this sort of thing from Arcata or Eureka. Not Fortuna. Despite my feelings, I still felt Fortuna should have a fair number of people with common sense living in it. Apparently not.
I don't know that we have the means to do so, but I've thought it would be nice to move somewhere a little warmer than Eureka. Fortuna came to mind, but no longer. The way they're going, I might as well move to San Francisco.
If you haven't already done so, you'll want to bookmark and visit Dr. Michael Siegel's blog where he dispels the myths about e- cigarettes. Too bad the Fortuna City Council hadn't done so.