Re: punk rock and PC culture
NOFX can go sit near a fuckin window too.
I remember reading years ago that you couldn't advertise for bar staff and stipulate "smokers only" but you can discriminate against smokers in an ad, that's fucked.
I still say there's a strong enough case for separate smoking and non-smoking venues, we all still get freedom of choice and the competition it created would result in better entertainment and more realistic alcohol prices, now they've got us all in the same corner they can fuck us over all at once.
Illinois law was smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants for most of my lifetime. You ended up with the non-smoking sections packed and the smoking sections empty so most places voluntarily gave up indoor smoking before it was banned. I guess its just a much different culture here. In my two trips to Europe I noticed much larger percent of the population smokes so these kind of rules effect more people than it does in the US.