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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 07:45 PM
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19. yep, my Dad's a douchebag
Worked his ass off so we could have a nice house, took me on camping trips, taught me important lessons about life, paid for me to go to college, still helps me with money when I need it, calls just to talk.... does basically everything a good father ever could... oh, but he's been a smoker for 50+ years. Yep, must be a douchebag.
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  -Law would ban smoking in cars with kids inside superconnected  Jan-22-08 06:11 PM   #0 
  - Parents who smoke around their kids are douchebags.  Mojambo   Jan-22-08 06:12 PM   #1 
  - I think it's sad parents who have kids smoke at all.  BadgerKid   Jan-22-08 06:32 PM   #5 
  - yep, my Dad's a douchebag  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 07:45 PM   #19 
  - Your dad didn't have nearly the information that parents today do.  Mojambo   Jan-22-08 07:55 PM   #23 
  - how are your lungs?  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:43 AM   #42 
     - I'm condemning myself to a nice cancer death.  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:40 AM   #44 
        - Um.., no...  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 11:11 AM   #48 
        - I don't think it is a red herring  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 12:33 PM   #58 
           - Nope -  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 01:54 PM   #79 
              - however....  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 02:26 PM   #81 
                 - I think it has a purpose - but...  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 04:07 PM   #87 
                 - I just think, even for the people who are for these laws, these are just band-aids  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 04:15 PM   #88 
                 - not in Belmont, California they aren't!  CreekDog   Jan-23-08 08:55 PM   #95 
                 - Not for long.  JeanGrey   Jan-24-08 11:10 AM   #126 
        - Do what you want to yourself  boricua79   Jan-23-08 12:08 PM   #55 
        - have you even noticed what this discussion is about?  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 12:26 PM   #57 
           - the discussion is about a law to ban smoking in the presence of children in cars  boricua79   Jan-23-08 12:37 PM   #60 
           - so, should the government regulate what parents can feed their children as well?  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 01:06 PM   #70 
              - Apparently.  igil   Jan-23-08 01:17 PM   #75 
              - guys...  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:23 PM   #91 
              - We do  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:21 PM   #90 
                 - No, it's not the same  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:41 PM   #97 
                    - Exposing your kid to unhealthy, and cancer-provoking second-hand smoke  boricua79   Jan-24-08 08:59 AM   #110 
                       - no, I don't "get it"  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 10:05 AM   #113 
                          - take it up with the Legislature  boricua79   Jan-24-08 10:08 AM   #116 
                          - We ALREADY regulate what you can feed to your kids. It is illegal to feed them cyanide, strychnine..  piedmont   Jan-24-08 10:17 AM   #118 
                          - In other words, your ability to swing your arm ends  JeanGrey   Jan-24-08 11:13 AM   #127 
           - As a smoker  LanternWaste   Jan-23-08 01:01 PM   #68 
              - we don't cost the health care system - there is no health care system  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 01:08 PM   #72 
                 - Purpose of an automobile  LanternWaste   Jan-23-08 01:13 PM   #73 
                 - I don't know if I lack the will power to quit - I just don't want to.  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 02:19 PM   #80 
                    - The same line spoken by every addictat one time or another.  LanternWaste   Jan-23-08 03:32 PM   #85 
                    - so smoke yourself to death  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:25 PM   #92 
                       - get a life  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:43 PM   #98 
                          - "get a life"  boricua79   Jan-24-08 08:56 AM   #109 
                             - yeah..... have to go outside to smoke...  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 10:03 AM   #112 
                                - hey, better you outside than me with black lungs NT  boricua79   Jan-24-08 10:07 AM   #115 
                                   - or, you could just not go to places where people are smoking.....  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 10:10 AM   #117 
                                      - I've never really had a problem  boricua79   Jan-24-08 10:44 AM   #120 
                                      - Like work . . .  toopers   Jan-25-08 04:03 PM   #137 
                 - They try to negate the affects of automobile accidents . . .  toopers   Jan-25-08 04:05 PM   #138 
        - Chilling? Are you kidding? These are innocent children  JeanGrey   Jan-24-08 11:08 AM   #125 
  - My father smoked all the time when I was in the Car with him...  happyslug   Jan-22-08 10:47 PM   #34 
  - My dad did that when we were kids, and he'll be the first to admit  Lorien   Jan-23-08 02:29 PM   #82 
  - It's already the law in California - went into effect January 1 (n/t)  MarkInLA   Jan-22-08 06:13 PM   #2 
  - Disappointed with California law...pretty much worthless  keepCAblue   Jan-23-08 12:49 PM   #62 
     - An estimated 35,000 deaths each year in the U.S...  keepCAblue   Jan-23-08 12:54 PM   #63 
  - What responsible parent would think of  calico1   Jan-22-08 06:17 PM   #3 
  - Sadly too many. :(  Kittycat   Jan-22-08 06:21 PM   #4 
  - Stuff Like This Keeps Pushing Me Into the Libertarian Column  Crisco   Jan-22-08 06:39 PM   #6 
  - You and I both. I smoked for 47 years and quit last year cold turkey...  karlrschneider   Jan-22-08 06:47 PM   #7 
  - Same Here  Crisco   Jan-22-08 06:52 PM   #9 
     - I would smoke with windows up if I was by myself or another smoker,  karlrschneider   Jan-22-08 07:02 PM   #12 
        - Ewwwwwwww  Crisco   Jan-22-08 07:03 PM   #13 
           - Well, neither could I, ...... now.  karlrschneider   Jan-23-08 09:39 PM   #96 
  - yep, it's just as bad as the GOP crap, IMO  ixion   Jan-22-08 06:50 PM   #8 
  - I agree  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 07:47 PM   #20 
     - Ahhhh, the sound of reason!  winter999   Jan-23-08 11:11 AM   #47 
        - sound of BS if you ask me -  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 11:22 AM   #50 
  - Just the sort of attitude that's caused America's decline  depakid   Jan-22-08 08:58 PM   #28 
  - that's right!  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:44 AM   #43 
     - And how many kids have died from lung cancer caused by second-hand smoke???  winter999   Jan-23-08 11:14 AM   #49 
        - My grandmother has black lungs  boricua79   Jan-23-08 12:07 PM   #54 
           - No, it never happens.  AngryOldDem   Jan-23-08 07:45 PM   #89 
  - The Anti-GOP strikes again!  rAVES   Jan-22-08 07:00 PM   #10 
  - Good.  onehandle   Jan-22-08 07:01 PM   #11 
  - who the fuck are you to say?  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 07:51 PM   #21 
     - Ingest is the key word. You don't just ingest when you are smoking...  onehandle   Jan-22-08 08:20 PM   #24 
     - yep.....  nebenaube   Jan-22-08 08:39 PM   #27 
     - no, you know what, smoking around kids isn't child abuse  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 09:06 PM   #30 
     - Smoking around kids is child abuse. Pure and simple?  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jan-22-08 09:15 PM   #31 
        - The local elementary school has a sign out front that says...  onehandle   Jan-22-08 09:53 PM   #32 
           - a suggestion for slightly more healthy behavior doesn't turn not practicing that behavior...  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 08:18 AM   #40 
     - No, most smokers just get heart disease and emphysema.  Tesha   Jan-23-08 07:42 AM   #39 
  - State Representative Shay Schual-Berke is a fan of hyperbole.  varkam   Jan-22-08 07:05 PM   #14 
  - I am sick to fucking death of these stupid laws! Soon will have a fucking law to tell us when to  Jesuswasntafascist   Jan-22-08 07:27 PM   #15 
  - only if people start to s**t in their children's lungs, get some perspective.  LeviathanCrumbling   Jan-22-08 07:34 PM   #16 
  - Creep, Creep....and the state dictates to you what you  MadMaddie   Jan-22-08 07:37 PM   #17 
  - And People Don't Understand Why We've Had 7 Years of George W. Fucking Bush  Crisco   Jan-23-08 06:55 AM   #37 
  - hey, just ban tobacco farms. end of problem. nt  ohio2007   Jan-22-08 07:39 PM   #18 
  - farmers, industry.... who needs 'em?! huh?  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 07:52 PM   #22 
     - The tobacco cash crop isn't a PC commodity anymore. neither party enjoys taking  ohio2007   Jan-22-08 08:29 PM   #25 
  - Why Don't You Libertarians Go Pound Sand?  Paladin   Jan-22-08 08:35 PM   #26 
  - Stop with the logical fallacies.  Feron   Jan-22-08 10:43 PM   #33 
  - Child Labor Laws vs Seat Belts  Crisco   Jan-23-08 07:03 AM   #38 
  - I am so in agreement.  Big Blue Marble   Jan-22-08 09:06 PM   #29 
  - Exactaly how..  Sin   Jan-22-08 11:21 PM   #35 
  - then he'd get you for littering too  mikelgb   Jan-23-08 12:16 PM   #56 
     - Well.  Sin   Jan-23-08 01:19 PM   #76 
  - Good...it's child abuse...and I'm a smoker  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-22-08 11:37 PM   #36 
  - Good. No one has the right condemn his child to future cancer deaths. NT  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:42 AM   #41 
  - It's sad that a law is even needed, but the lack of common sense/ courtesy dictates it.  AngryOldDem   Jan-23-08 10:19 AM   #45 
  - Angry old Dem  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 11:28 AM   #51 
  - For all you who decry another attempt at the "nanny state"...  Hell Hath No Fury   Jan-23-08 11:08 AM   #46 
  - Damn right -  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 11:34 AM   #52 
  - Children should not be driven around in smokey cars  K8-EEE   Jan-23-08 12:48 PM   #61 
     - see, you've now brought up the real problem:  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:51 PM   #99 
        - There's the whole crux of the problem.  AngryOldDem   Jan-24-08 11:02 AM   #124 
        - I'm more than happy to have a discussion about this  harmonicon   Jan-25-08 09:35 AM   #136 
        - Rolling down the window doesn't really help  JerseygirlCT   Jan-24-08 08:06 PM   #133 
  - I had exactly the same experience. Only it was both my dad and stepmom  Lorien   Jan-23-08 02:38 PM   #83 
  - LONG overdue. Smoke is poison. Poisoning your kids is abuse.  truthisfreedom   Jan-23-08 11:54 AM   #53 
  - so, what can kids eat? how many calories? broken down into what?  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:52 PM   #100 
  - Stop smoking in front of your kids.  truthisfreedom   Jan-24-08 04:38 AM   #105 
     - I don't have kids!  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 06:48 AM   #107 
  - Fast food is poision. Poisoning your kids is abuse.  Political Heretic   Jan-24-08 10:51 AM   #121 
  - But parents can still buy guns without trigger locks.  zanne   Jan-23-08 12:34 PM   #59 
  - 2nd-hand smoke kills more in the U.S. each year than do guns. n/t  keepCAblue   Jan-23-08 12:55 PM   #64 
  - LMAO! nt  zanne   Jan-23-08 01:01 PM   #67 
  - Odd that you find statistics so funny.  keepCAblue   Jan-23-08 01:41 PM   #78 
  - OMFG... can I get a SOURCE for that claim please?  Political Heretic   Jan-24-08 10:52 AM   #122 
  - that is a dumb comparison -  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 12:55 PM   #65 
  - If they're stupid, that is wrong,  zanne   Jan-23-08 01:02 PM   #69 
     - Nope - it isn't legal to store a handgun where a -  ironrooster   Jan-23-08 01:37 PM   #77 
        - oh please--When was the last time anyone was prosecuted  zanne   Jan-24-08 04:33 AM   #104 
  - yes, because not having trigger locks guarantees  boricua79   Jan-23-08 08:27 PM   #93 
  - I have 2013 in the betting pool of when smoking will be banned  Snarkturian Clone   Jan-23-08 12:57 PM   #66 
  - Not as long as someone can make a buck off of it.  onehandle   Jan-23-08 01:07 PM   #71 
  - It's also the kind of person who doesn't care what their second hand smoke does to others.  superconnected   Jan-23-08 01:17 PM   #74 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-08 09:56 PM   #101 
     - I have to admit there's quite a bit of hypocrisy here...  zanne   Jan-24-08 04:39 AM   #106 
     - For those of us who happily have never smoked, breathing the smoke  superconnected   Jan-24-08 07:02 PM   #129 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-08 06:59 PM   #128 
  - I don't think we're enlightened enough to completely ban  LanternWaste   Jan-23-08 03:35 PM   #86 
  - yeah.... I can't wait until we're as 'mature' as Hitler's Nazi party - that'll be sweet  harmonicon   Jan-23-08 09:58 PM   #102 
     - Well you certianly have the personality down for it.  superconnected   Jan-24-08 07:04 PM   #130 
        - yes, my personality  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 07:09 PM   #132 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-08 08:30 PM   #94 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-08 10:00 PM   #103 
        - 40 years from now, we'll see whose healthier  boricua79   Jan-24-08 08:55 AM   #108 
        - I could care less who's healthier - how about who's happier?  harmonicon   Jan-24-08 10:01 AM   #111 
           - i'm happy enough  boricua79   Jan-24-08 10:06 AM   #114 
        - Non-smokers should avoid Egypt  onager   Jan-24-08 10:27 AM   #119 
  - A law like this exists in Arkansas all ready....  petersond   Jan-23-08 02:42 PM   #84 
  - The more smoking is popularized into the "it" thing to be against, the more I smoke.  Political Heretic   Jan-24-08 10:53 AM   #123 
  - There you go - that'll show them! Kill yourself slowly with lung  JerseygirlCT   Jan-24-08 08:09 PM   #134 
  - Give me the freedom to emit noxious fumes in a small enclosed space occupied by a defenseless child  Telly Savalas   Jan-24-08 07:08 PM   #131 
  - Good. It should be banned.  Zhade   Jan-25-08 04:49 AM   #135 
  - I have scar tissue in my lungs from second-hand smoke.  Perragrande   Jan-25-08 08:06 PM   #139 
  - Kids shouldn't be at elevated risk of cancer  onyxred   Jan-25-08 09:02 PM   #140 
  - Ever been in a care with someone that smokes and you don't - NOT good at all...  TankLV   Jan-26-08 12:16 PM   #141 
 

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