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br7598 Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 06:34 AM
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2. Well there goes 2006...
This is the kind of issue that will lead to another democratic loss in 2006 and 2008.

Generally speaking, americans like being free. They see the democrats as trying to eliminate those freedoms. And they are right in this case. It started with federal buildings, then spread to other buildings, then restauraunts and bars, now they are eliminating smoking outside. Next will be in homes, and then finally an all out ban. They are not being reasonable, in the same way the NRA is unreasonable. They will not stop until smoking is illegal and the freedom to smoke is eliminated completely. Just like the NRA will not stop until all gun control is eliminated. There is no "acceptable" or "reasonable" level of gun control.

Colorado is also passing a statewide smoking ban right now. The article is in the Denver post this morning.

I think the hatred for smokers has clouded the democrats judgment on what is fair and reasonably free.
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  -Smoking Ban Moves Outdoors kurth  Mar-18-06 05:20 AM   #0 
  - Good lord  TransitJohn   Mar-18-06 06:17 AM   #1 
  - Well there goes 2006...  br7598   Mar-18-06 06:34 AM   #2 
  - CO House Minority leader is R and sponsored the bill n/t  freeplessinseattle   Mar-18-06 07:25 AM   #5 
  - In Calabasas . . .  Richard D   Mar-18-06 08:41 AM   #6 
  - You wouldn't mind if I was free to piss in your drinking water supply then  Toots   Mar-18-06 09:09 AM   #7 
     - I take it you don't drive? nt  nonconformist   Mar-18-06 10:35 AM   #12 
     - Then why not go after those that own Smoke Stacks that spew toxins?  Beelzebud   Mar-18-06 10:41 AM   #14 
     - Since 1 city or county can't much effect stacks or cars, should they  mondo joe   Mar-18-06 10:44 AM   #17 
     - It's L.A. If they want to improve their air quality, perhaps more tough  Beelzebud   Mar-18-06 10:47 AM   #18 
        - Actually, it's one suburb. They couldn't control the big industry or  mondo joe   Mar-18-06 10:51 AM   #19 
        - Why do you insist it is your right to pollute my air?  Toots   Mar-19-06 09:10 AM   #36 
     - I guess it makes no difference whether Bush* broke any laws because others  Toots   Mar-19-06 09:05 AM   #33 
     - "Food and Water are quite well protected"  johnnie   Mar-18-06 10:54 AM   #20 
     - Urinetown, the Muscial  question everything   Mar-18-06 11:37 AM   #24 
     - Go right ahead  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-19-06 07:01 PM   #39 
  - i presume they've already banned cars  sweetheart   Mar-18-06 06:44 AM   #3 
  - My bet is cars,food, beer, and sex are killing off more than butts.  izzie   Mar-18-06 07:04 AM   #4 
  - The Brown Skies of LA  Harald Ragnarsson   Mar-18-06 09:23 AM   #8 
  - I heard a pulmanary specialist...  brook   Mar-18-06 09:55 AM   #9 
  - It's easier to harass individual people (smokers) than...  Jade Fox   Mar-19-06 07:31 PM   #40 
  - It's the new PC idiocy carried to extreme  standup   Mar-18-06 10:31 AM   #11 
  - This is in LA? Hahahahahaha!  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-18-06 10:26 AM   #10 
  - Yes anti-smokers. Go after the regualr ppl. forget the chemical factories  Beelzebud   Mar-18-06 10:40 AM   #13 
  - Smokers are the new pariahs of society  nonconformist   Mar-18-06 10:43 AM   #15 
  - Exactly. It's pathetic.  Beelzebud   Mar-18-06 10:44 AM   #16 
  - Well of course! I mean, if no one smoked, there would be no  SeattleGirl   Mar-18-06 01:29 PM   #28 
     - I betcha Laura Bush smokes in the White House.  tinfoilinfor2005   Mar-18-06 01:48 PM   #30 
     - 'cause they're above the law, you know.  SeattleGirl   Mar-18-06 02:24 PM   #31 
     - Smokers *are* the new pariahs  billyskank   Mar-18-06 02:30 PM   #32 
        - I agree, billyskank  zanne   Mar-19-06 09:09 AM   #35 
  - Some of their stuff is so crazy you can't help but laugh  Harald Ragnarsson   Mar-18-06 11:22 AM   #21 
     - That was here on DU! I remember that thread!  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-18-06 11:35 AM   #23 
     - You know the only time I've ever been able to smell  tammywammy   Mar-18-06 11:41 AM   #25 
  - Next, they should ban flatulence in public (nt)  question everything   Mar-18-06 11:30 AM   #22 
  - Some people think "Motherland" is better than "Fatherland"  TahitiNut   Mar-18-06 12:06 PM   #26 
  - I don't know why they would ban smoking outdoors  Nikia   Mar-18-06 01:02 PM   #27 
  - Better not fart in Calabasas...they may outlaw methane next!!! n/t  U4ikLefty   Mar-18-06 01:34 PM   #29 
  - What a Drag  Generic Brad   Mar-19-06 09:08 AM   #34 
  - Brilliant-ban outdoor smoking but keep polluting cars!! nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-19-06 09:15 AM   #37 
  - Every time one of these Smoking threads is posted  dogday   Mar-19-06 09:21 AM   #38 

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