Well, now. Just got this email from John Goddard at the Star:
I bought The Tyranny of Nice last week, which I like very much, and got inspired to write a story in the Star today. Here is the link.
Gator Ted gets his day at the tribunal beginning June 8, which is the news in the piece.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has scheduled 10 days to hear the case in June and July.
“People didn’t like the way I smell,” the smoker, Steve Gibson, acknowledged of one complaint against him from fellow patrons.
“But I don’t like a lot of smells either,” he said. “I can’t bare to stand near some chicks, they’ve got so much perfume on, let alone some ethnics that I don’t like the smell of that much.”
Congratulations, Steve, there is a job for you waiting at Warren Kinsella’s consulting group as we speak! Assuming you want to work, that is.
No word on whether Steve will now face a Human Rights Tribunal case of his own for committing ethnicsmellaphobia.
Pot makes you stupid, kids.
Anyway: if you’ve read The Tyranny of Nice and are curious about what happened re: the “right to smoke pot on someone else’s doorway” case, wonder no more.
I wish he’d asked how “disabled” you are if you’re well enough to visit a restaurant and father new kids after your injury.
But that’s why I don’t write for the Star any more…
PS: legalized pot: the “abortion” of libertarians. Except abortion is actually, you know, important.