Tea, and notes for my future self

Making tea reminded me of seeing a Tire Discounters last week where the outdoor sign read “ON NO JOE, NOT OUR STOVES”

Notes for my future self:

This sign was a result of another moment when some folks made a stink about a comment over a study that linked a higher risk of respiratory problems with gas stoves.

A single commissioner from the Consumer Product Safety Commission suggested a ban on gas stoves was on the table in an interview with Bloomberg bearing the sensationalist headline: “US Safety Agency to Consider Ban on Gas Stoves Amid Health Fears.”

Then a cadre of wacky political figures and pundits took to the airwaves and a website that was called Twitter in a tizzy of outrage. Now the talking point has trickled down to a store that sells tires.