So, today is the day. The last night for smoking in bars in madisonwi. The hippies and the communists have won, today.
Now, there are some good things about this. My sister can go to bowling alleys without fear of harming her baby's lungs! Middleton/Fitchburg/Cambodia/Shorewood Hills (does Shorewood Hills HAVE any bars?)/etc bars will probably get a customer boost. Uhh, people with asthma can go to bars now.
Without even touching the aspect of personal choice that is so clearly infringed upon here, without harping about businesses no longer being able to set their own standards (what's next? Madison declared a Medium-Well only zone?), or mentioning the continued blacklisting of a significant yet unhealthy percentage of our population, it is clear to me who the real loser is: The guy that runs Le Tigre. Is there a bar in Madison that more affected, ambience-wise, than this mafia-flavored dive?
Eh, it won't affect me all that much. Still, ridiculous.