Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa oughta get arrested for smoking?

Sounds like satire to me. But it still makes a good laugh for me. :)


It's obvious Santa Claus is an unrepentant smoker, because his clothes are all tarnished with ashes and soot.

He may also be a drunk driver. People are believed to leave alcohol for the old man to keep him happy. He has a sleigh drawn by eight reindeer. He may also be guilty of burglary. The image left shows him with a bagful of loot he's just about to take up an innocent householder' s chimney.

But it's the smoking the authorities really want him for.

If anyone sees him, please call 911. This man is dangerous.

* The NORAD tracking site is here.

http://www.tgdaily. com/business- and-law-features /45192-norad- tracks-down- santa-claus- for-smoking- on-the-job

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

I'd like to wish all of the readers of my blog Happy Holidays. I'm confident the 2010's decade might bring the first smoking bans to actually get revoked within the US.

I don't believe in Santa. Cause to me, if dere IS a Santa, he would deliver a few cases of Newports to my crib tomorrow night. And maybe an XL shirt with the Newport logo on it. I actually saw pics of dose old shirts on the net. I mean old shirts with Marlboro on em. As well as Newport and Kool shirts.

Maybe I do love smoking. Maybe I am obsessed with cigarettes. But at least I'm not a serial killer or a crackhead. I still got more sense than a lotta dumb men out here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bar owners seek way to fight smoking ban

http://www.herald- dispatch. com/news/ x300695548/ Bar-owners- seek-way- to-fight- smoking-ban

HUNTINGTON -- The idea of smoke-free bars and video lottery parlors is frightening for a group of business owners who will meet next week to discuss the Cabell-Huntington Health Department's proposed smoking ban.

Opposition to the ban among bar and video lottery parlor owners has gained momentum since the health department announced last month that it would consider an expansion of its existing smoking regulation, said Denise "Cricket" Hudson, who owns the Downstreet bar in the 2300 block of Adams Avenue.

"I know the health department wants to look after the health of people who work in bars, but how are my employees going to make a living if this ban passes and I'm forced to shut down my bar?" Hudson said.

Hudson has helped organize a meeting of bar and parlor owners, smoking patrons and anyone else who opposes the proposed ban at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at VFW Post 1064, 920 7th Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to strategize how bar and parlor owners can reach a compromise with the health department, she said.

Hudson said the health department should be aware of the financial ramifications if it bans smoking in bars. She estimated more than 90 percent of her customers smoke, and many already have said they won't come back if they can't light up.

"I think I have about three or four regular customers who don't smoke," Hudson said.

Under Cabell County's existing regulation, smoking is banned in restaurants and all other public places. Bingo halls that have more than 100 cards, personal care homes and establishments where alcohol represents more than 80 percent of sales are exempt from the regulation.

The proposed regulation would extend the smoking ban to all bars and video lottery parlors. That includes outdoor patio areas that are attached to bars, said Dr. Harry Tweel, director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

The health department is taking written comments on the proposed regulation through Jan. 15 and will host a public hearing on it on Dec. 28. Feedback will dictate whether the Cabell-Huntington Board of Health votes on the measure at its Jan. 27 meeting or whether it needs more work, Tweel said.

Comments thus far have varied, but it's too early to gauge whether they lean to one side or the other, Tweel said. The health department, however, has received several requests this year from Marshall University students to ban smoking in bars, he said.

A potential negative economic impact is always used to oppose smoking bans, but the argument rarely pans out, Tweel said.

There are 19 other counties in West Virginia where smoking is banned in bars, and none has seen a significant decline in business after the regulations are adopted, Tweel said.

"The argument is always an economic one, but there's no true argument there," he said. "The primary concern of the health department is the health of individuals who frequent bars and the employees who work in them."

Gary Stanley, who owns three bars in the Huntington area, said a loss of business isn't his only worry about the proposal.

"How is this going to be enforced?" he said. "Am I supposed to call the police if someone lights up in my bar and refuses to put it out?

"I'll uphold the law to the point that I'm required to as a citizen and a bar owner, but the health department doesn't have the right to make me the Gestapo."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Property Rights Newsletta

The Property Rights Newsletter

December 18, 2009 - Issue #551

"Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it."
- Lincoln Steffens
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Court News: Tobacco companies win partial legal victory in Canada. A divided British Columbia Court of Appeals panel overturned part of a lower court's ruling that the federal government could not be drawn in by the industry as a third party defendant in cases over the health costs associated with smoking and the promotion of "light" cigarettes. The tobacco industry has long argued that government should share in any responsibility for damages because they were "partners" in the sale of tobacco by keeping it legal and collecting tax revenue from it.

The usual clueless complaints about spending on anti-smoking. By Carl V. Phillips. Of course it does not seem terribly likely that the activists clamoring for more state spending want any of it directed to THR since both they and the states have a history of wanting to just do more of what they have been doing even though the marginal value has diminished to zero.

Cigarette packets with serious health warnings could actually encourage people to continue smoking, research suggests. According to a study, smokers who are continually confronted with warnings that cigarettes kill actually develop coping mechanisms to justify continuing their habit. Comparatively, if smokers are shown warnings suggesting the habit could make them unattractive, they are more likely to give up.
From The Mailbag
NY: Law prohibits chewing tobacco at Oneida County properties.
TN: Tennessee smokers could face more restrictions.
USA: U.S. adult smoking rate rises slightly. Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time among Americans in almost 15 years.
USA: Video: Congressional candidate Lt. Col. Allen West. You'll be glad you did. If this doesn't get you charged, nothing will.
USA: Video: Jimmy Vaughan - Down with Big Brother.
UK: Video: Message to smokers from Keep Britain Tidy.
UK: Video: Save Our Pubs And Clubs. Thanks to the smoking ban, thousands of pubs and clubs in Britain are under threat of closure.
Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! CA: South San Francisco man stabs roommate over smoking. Castro pulled out a folding knife and began attacking his roommate, Lee said. He was stabbed about eight times in the head, neck and face.
OH: Babysitter guilty of burning boy's fingers. She had burnt the boy’s fingers as a punishment for smoking cigarettes. The child victim’s mother, 37-year-old Michelle M. Worthington of Wilmington, previously was sentenced in the incident to four years in prison for permitting child abuse. Her boyfriend, 39-year-old William L. Ballard of Wilmington, was sentenced in the incident to one year in prison for permitting child abuse. Worthington and Ballard reportedly witnessed the finger-burning, according to Clinton County Prosecutor Rick Moyer.
PA: A Dover man who stepped outside of a downtown York restaurant to smoke a cigarette was robbed at gunpoint.
More Ban Damage: Deaths, Injuries, Rape, and more! How many people have to die or be hurt before the Antis realize that smoking bans are a bad idea, and dangerous to people?
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!
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Reminder about comments being moderated on here

I notice traffic at my blog has picked up over the past month. Dis blog might crack 10,000 hits before the new year. 10,000 hits in less than 3 years of my blog's existence is good.

I see more antis are attempting to leave comments on here. But dey won't appear on here unless I approve them. Which means in otha words, if you an antismoker who doesn't make any sense, you wasting your time in writing the comment on here. Since I'll reject the comment.

If you want to use your freedom of speech where antismokers ain't censored, go to Topix. You very welcome to post. But selfish people who believe in a smoke-free world ain't welcome here when it comes to commenting on here.