Go ahead caller....I'm listening.......
Friday 4/29 Minneapolis city council member Natalie Johnson Lee agreed to meet with approximately 100 Mpls. bar / restaurant owners and foodservice vendors to find out why anybody was still in business....."haven't you all closed your doors and found work in city government yet?"
Truthfully though, she was one of the few council members who was willing to hear of the plight of bar& restaurant establishments, after one month of a smoking ban; which collectively it is estimated have lost more than $1,000,000 in revenues (foodservice companies, Smokeeter distributors, liquor vendor losses not yet accounted for).
I made sure to inform Ms. Lee of the St. Louis Park study
which proved secondhand smoke is not a health hazard, as compared to OSHA guidelines
; which dictate when an employee's health is or isn't at risk based on the federal agencies permissible exposure limits. The St. Louis Park Environmental Health Dept. duplicated study proves secondhand smoke is 150 times safer than OSHA permissible exposure limits (pel)
And I further, challenged her and the rest of the city council members to look into what organizations are funding nationwide smoking bans to the tune of tens of millions of dollars
. Afterwards she asked me if I had a place she could readily find all that information, funny you should mention that, you could find all this information in the 20 various emails I've sent you, the other council members, county commissioners etc. over the span of the last 12 months.
She hasn't listened or read any emails over the last 12 months.........yeah......I'll hold my breath she's listening now. .............Hopefully, Attorney General Mike Hatch is listening though, I know in the past he has had a penchant for going after rogue agencies inappropriately lobbying our local politicians
for smoking ban legislation, as well as pharmaceutical giants; with this scam
he gets both in one investigation.
No need to worry about social security......
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.......now, there is no way I could spend all this scam money all by myself, anybody out there have any suggestions?
Perhaps I should donate it to george soros'
OSI for all that he's done for our country.....and after losing so many millions on the last election, I feel for the guy.....hopefully he knows to declare bankruptcy now before the new law takes effect
Hasta la vista beaner.........
.......now that would have been racist.
What Arnold did was to praise the Minuteman
for helping to stem illegal immigration into the country.......there's nothing racist about that.
However, some don't see it that way:......The leader of a Mexican American group called the governor's comments "shameful" and "nothing short of base racism.""I think we're seeing the real Arnold Schwarzenegger. The mask has now fallen," said Nativo V. Lopez, state national president of the Mexican American Political Assn. "Those of immigrant stock should have no illusions about what his real sentiments and feelings are toward them."......
To which Arnold's administration responded:.....Margita Thompson, the governor's press secretary, said: ..... As far as the charge of racism against the governor.... "It's not racist to ask the federal government to enforce its laws. Everyone should be united in wanting to protect our national security
Seems to me Nativo Lopez has studied the tactics of Jesse Jackson and Johnny Cochran, to name a few.
Welcome to America Nativo, a legal immigrant I assume........you're a quick study.
Franken-weenie off the farm?
Air of tastelessness is apologizing for shooting or inciting to shoot the commander in chief.How ironic that the lefties whom claim to be the party of peace-loving...anti-gun rights....sit down with our enemies and sing kumbiyah....white wine and Brie crowd....dirt munching, tree hugging, druids; ......seem at the ready to incite violence because they....wah...wah won't get their way.Move on george soros your open society is anything but open-minded and peaceful.
I propose an new phrase.......
....in our vernacular.
I was watching a rerun of Cheers
the other evening and Frasier used a phrase to describe the liberal activists of his day which I think is more fitting than moonbat."....dirt munching, tree hugging, druid...."
I'm sure most of the M.O.B. members will stick with moonbat but I like Frasier's description, and in recent times since Kelsey Grammer
has come out of the Hollywood "....dirt munching, tree hugging, druid...." closet and admitted he's a Republican he has gained more respect in my book.
Then again...Bob Davis of AM 1500
also has a great phrase I've used before, ".......the white wine and brie crowd....."
I have no idea.....
.......how this post
eluded me. But then again I have been on the road selling & quoting Smokeeters to our Ramsey County (free to practice their private property rights, almost unfettered) bars & restaurants; so I have not been reading posts as regularly as usual.Westover's post cites this newswire story about a study in Canada on the financial devastation smoking bans have wrought on business owners.Government Data Shows Smoking Bans Devastate Bar Industry Reports Leading Economist The study was conducted by Michael Evans, Ph. D., one of North America's leading economists and a former advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NASA, U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. Treasury. Dr. Evans was also a Professor of Economics at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. The world-renowned economist used Ontario Ministry of Finance sales and tax receipts data between 2000 and 2003 to ensure the veracity of his report. The study has been verified by Wade Cook, Ph. D, Associate Dean of Research, Schulich School of Business.Prof. Evans concluded, "Government data clearly demonstrates smoking bans materially reduce sales in bars and nightclubs. The evidence is quite clear. To suggest that smoking bans don't have a dramatic negative impact on bar sales would be an opinion - not fact
, I tip my hat to you sir, and beg forgiveness that I didn't take notice sooner.
Put 'em on a work detail......
I've always appreciated a good mob story, and you have to admire the organizational skills the familia has possessed. And at least the early organizations seemed to have a code of conduct that was almost gentleman-like, there were no drive-by shootings where 10 year olds were killed in the cross-fire..nobody was whacked without permission, etc..etc..not like teenage inner city thug gangs of modern times.
So I've always thought when johnny law catches up with these mob members ,
it seems a waste of talent to just lock them up in a cell with basic cable TV........why not put them to work on the frontlines in the war on terror....not regular army....but undercover special forces. Dressed in robes hanging out at the local cafe in Morocco a gambino is gonna blend much better than an all-American red-haired mid-western boy. And lets face it if la cosa nostra members know one thing, it's how to whack the bad guy......"You need people like me so you can point your f-ing fingers, and say "that's the bad guy."
......(sorry I digress; it's hard to write in a bad Cuban accent, so I won't try).
So I propose la cosa nostra become special forces in the war on terror, intelligence gathering, reconnaissance, terrorist body disposal, plausible deniability. And if any of you guys on the inside find work in the Middle East, I want a commission.......... Because a mobster is a terrible thing to waste. .......................................(just thinking out loud
On the road again....
Today was spent on the road making sales calls to bars & restaurants up in the land of 10,000 lakes...it sure felt good. 4 Smokeeters sold to bars & restaurants protecting their private property rights......somewhere an anti-smoking activist is cashing his/her Nicoderm, Nicotrol paycheck
...and crying....because there is still a Smokeeter air cleaner market
We never said there was proof ......
...secondhand smoke kills.....we just said we estimate that.......
I hear a spot every morning claminng 38,000 deaths a year from second-hand smoke.(R-five) .....radio spot you mention is not from the American Lung Association of Minnesota...(Bob from Am. Lung)
There is apparently a blogger and Nicoderm funded non-profit or two, which have their undies in a bunch over the secondhand smoke issue. It seems their delicate sensibilities have been offended by more than just secondhand smoke. The mere mention that bar & restaurant owners are experiencing huge losses of business due to the ban, even though non-profit after non-profit, and doctor after doctor assured county commissioners & city council members the smoking bans would not financially harm business; aggravates the hell out of them.
(overheard in non-profit boardroom)"........Uh..oh...if they find out we were wrong about the harm to business ....do you think they'll find out about our bogus research studies and how they were funded by Nicotrol & Nicoderm pharmaceutical companies? Damn St. Louis Park Environmental Health Dept
...I told you they should have been put on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The most clever way to lose a job.....
Fraters has been enlisting the help of their readers on the best way to lose a job
. I've got them all beat
, but I admit it is difficult to get local government action
to aid in the demise of your job.
Given enough time for liberal activists to organize
, I don't think I could be too surprised at the changes and future job losses brought about by the new world order
. (er...I mean "open society")
How to raise a well adjusted child.....
According to LONDON (AFP) Young girls who enjoy classic romantic fairy tales like "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast" are at greater risk of becoming victims of violent relationships in later life.full story here
I knew this years ago, so when my kids were 4-5 we watched Nightmare Before Xmas
, the Lost Boys
, and The Shining
over & over.....they didn't sleep til they were 15, but as adults they're sure to be ....nobody's monkey
Not to say we told you so........
....but, we testified at every city council & county commission hearing the harm that would be done to local businesses . However, we didn't have the tens of millions of dollars the pharmaceutical companies provided to the non-profit health organizations for bogus research.
Perhaps the American Cancer Society can take some of that $14,000,000.00 paid to them by the Nicoderm, Nicotrol companies er ...I mean foundation
...and start paying the businesses who are being devastated by their "fresh clean air" social engineering programs, they can start with me, I'll give you my mortgage and car payment booklets.
Below is an update of local bar business losses:Hey non smokers, where are you? I am sure I heard you promise to come out and spend money in the bars and restaurants once the smoking ban was implemented. After just 2 weeks we already have several Minneapolis bars no longer open for lunch. Lost jobs as well as revenues. I have heard of one bar that has already laid off 10 employees after just 2 weeks. I have 3 employees leaving that I will not be replacing. Lets assume each of the 614 liquor licenses in Minneapolis laid off just one employee each. That is 614 jobs lost solely because of a smoking ban. Good thing too, since not as many people are looking for jobs in this business anymore. Potential employees know smoking bans decrease sales and tips. The "dip" in revenues range from 10% to 65% depending on the business. The same dip we were assured would not happen. Some businesses will not survive as they wait for their customers to trickle back, if they do. The same dip that the Mayor spent $400,000 in advertising trying to prevent. Sure wish he would have listened to the bar owners and hired more cops, we need them. So how about taking the family out to eat this weekend? Invite your friends too. Any bar or restaurant owner, and especially their staff, will be happy to have you.Sue JeffersStub and Herb's 612-384-4374
The appearance of course is that RWJF and the local government's secondary agenda is the elimination of a few dozen liquor licenses
in our area.
When one segment of a community is impacted negatively it affects the whole community; it may only be a few dollars, as an aggregate though, it adds up. And remember keep your chin up you're breathing "clean fresh air" in that empty bar / restaurant.
Smoking ban = eminent domain?
The concept is not as far fetched as you would imagine.Talk to a bar or restaurant owner who, before a smoking ban, was operating a profitable business, but after implementation of a government mandated smoking restriction, is losing so much business he/she will have to close their doors and go out of business; and you see that the actions of government transform an otherwise thriving business into one which is condemned......voila....eminent domain.But now the twist...large pharmaceutical corporations thru their foundation counterparts, RWJF in this case, are behind the funding for implentation of government mandated smoking bans. Let's see..........large corporations profiting from the abusive government action on small businesses........where have I seen that before? New London?Government mandated smoking bans are merely a tool which destroy thousands of small businesses for the profit of a few large pharmaceutical corporations and their products Nicotrol, Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ, Commit, etc. If you don't believe that; you must ask yourself why RWJF, Pharmacia, Glaxo Smith Kline, and others are funneling hundreds of millions of $$$$$ to lobby thru the non-profits-American Cancer Society, American Lung Assoc., American Medical Assoc., American Medical Assoc. Foundation, etc. & scores of univerisity campuses across the country-in favor of government imposed smoking bans?The case is no different than Best Buy Corp. Headquarters acquiring Walser Dealership property thru eminent domain action by the city of Richfield, MN.
Glass half empty........?
The Elder posts
about his preference for the flat tax over a national sales tax because a bump up in sales tax might send consumers scurrying for their local black market (I'll have to get one of those franchises). But is he missing the glass is half full side of that scenario? Eliminating income tax means the guy making $50,000 salary, comes home with $50,000 not $35,000, he can spend $10,000 in sales tax on various purchases over the year and still come out ahead. And as a consumer with $15,000 extra in my pocket you think I'm not going to buy that big screen TV? Consumption of goods would dramatically increase, at least in my household.
Here's another great reason........tax revenues will increase, think of all the drug dealers, pimps, and other nefarious job descriptions where no taxes are paid.....national sales tax....voila the criminal element now becomes legitimate taxpayers. It is estimated....international illicit drug business generates as much as $400 billion in trade annually
now some of that $400 billion will come back into the federal revenue coffers because of a national sales tax. Will there possibly be a black market for goods? Sure...there already is...but Walmart & Target still seem to be doing fine.
And finally the IRS will not be needed, there's $10.2 billion added back into the budget. Eliminate income tax goto a national sales tax instead...it's a win-win situation....unless you're a glass is half empty kind of guy.
And now, for your educational entertainment......
Social Engineering Tragedy Productions presents South Park "Butt Out"
(click to download now, .ram file realplayer on my system). It will download in the background no time clock or anything letting you know that it is working. While you're waiting for the full 22 minute feature, (it takes 120 seconds to download on high speed) feel free to rummage thru the attic reading your favorite rant about how idiotic and factually wrong the health Nazis are.
Speaking of which, does anybody remember that it was actually Hitler who engineered the first smoking ban
in socialist Nazi Germany. Which reminds me, the next time the leftist pigs claim conservatives are brownshirt Nazis we need to re-educate our pseudo-intellectual moonbats that the Nazis were the party of socialist dogma which they themselves so dearly love, so if the brownshirt fits ...........it most likely belongs to a moonbat.
Anyway, I was reminded of the South Park episode when Token Female Blogger started reading South Park Conservatives
this weekend, and since I can't read I decided to watch the anti-smoking episode again. ........So for those of you out there who also are too intellectually challenged to read....or just too lazy...let the conservative cartoon begin...( if your internet connection is slow you probably have time to visit the snack bar before the feature, and please remember to turn off all cell phones so that others may enjoy the film.)
Just looking out for your health....
.....well, more importantly their bottom line.Trading big tobacco for big pharmaceutical nicotine. Who is funding smoking bans? Follow the money trail.
The first time bar & restaurant air quality, regarding secondhand smoke, was ever tested; or published; anywhere in the country, was right here in 2004 by the city of St. Louis Park, MN. Environmental Health Department; and the results prove that secondhand smoke is 150 times below (safer than) OSHA permissible exposure limits.
Does this mean secondhand smoke is health hazard? ...only if you believe that OSHA is in the business of harming people
Who is upset about this news? All the non-profit organizations
who receive funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF). Who is Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and why would they fund smoking bans? The founder was non other than the founder of Johnson & Johnson Company
, manufacturer of Nicoderm and Nicoderm CQ. Additionally, the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association received $99,000,000.00 from RWJF
. According to a local newspaper reporter the American Cancer Society, in 2004 alone, spent $600,000.00 here in MN. to lobby in favor of smoking bans.
The information and "studies" provided to our lawmakers by any of these organizations should be viewed as highly dubious at best, since it comes from the pharmaceutical nicotine interests which financially benefit after smoking bans are implemented.
More Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ) funding to non-profit organizations: (partial list)
2001 MN. Smoke-free coalition $824,977
2001 University of MN. $401,182
2001 American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation $971,114
2001 American Cancer Society $14,673,657
2002 American Cancer Society $3,294,002
2002 American Medical Association $2,034,859
2002 American Medical Association Foundation $7,750,288
2002 American Lung Association $2,923,061
Conflict of interest?........of course. The question is, are lawmakers unwitting participants in this scandal?Full list of grant recipients 1996-2002
, figures for 2003 & 2004 not yet available.
What does OSHA say
about secondhand smoke?Update: More in depth RWJF informationUpdate:
Links to recent RWJF grants to promote smoking bans
This reminds me of an ethnic joke........
........however the ethnicity has been deleted to protect the p.c.
How did the moron break his neck raking leaves?............he fell from the tree.
Does anyone else think that drilling a hole down to molten lava
will bring about dire results for those near the drilling platform when the geyser hits. Hell why not make the challenge a little easier and begin drilling thru the lava dome at Mount St. Helens.
The video would be a hit on Americas stupidest home videos.
(Thanks to Atomizer for always being on top of the most important news
of the day.)
In "Garage Logic" this is known......
......as an end of the world.
A health Nazi with some common sense.
From the Fergus Falls Daily:
A vast majority of people would frequent establishments that are smoke-free more or to the same extent than those that allow smoking.........The study, according to Dr. Richard Rathge with the NDSUDC.......Rathge likened it to standards put on businesses by OSHA, public health standards for food and water and other regulations."You expect it with food. You expect it with water. Why not with air?" asked Rathge.(Full Story here
Dr. Rathge is correct, why not apply OSHA standards to the air quality in bars & restaurants? ...............Funny you should mention that.
In 2004 city of St. Louis Park, MN. did just that, and in Feb. 05 we compared those results to OSHA's guidelines on secondhand smoke, here are the results....... http://fightcityhall.net/_wsn/page2.html
Remember what your parents & teachers said.......
.......never assume...it makes an "ass" out of "u" & "me".
I forgot that important lesson..... bloggers know what hyper link text is...it is our lifeline...our footnotes. I assumed everyone knew that different shaded or colored text meant, hey I should click here to get more of the story....apparently a lot of non-bloggers are not aware of hyper-link. I'll explain.
Some of you may know I am fighting the health Nazis and have a webpage www.fightcityhall.net
to provide information to our legislators as well as to other parts of the country where such legislation is being discussed. Over the past year I've gotten the occasional email from a lawmaker, lobbyist, restaurant owner, or newspaper reporter asking "hey where can I get information on the St. Louis Park test results?"........response, uh..from the different colored text on the page which says "test results"
Is this really advanced knowledge? When you roll the cursor over that text and it changes color or adds an underline, doesn't that indicate that there may be something significant in that text.Am I a computer genius, who should be in an IT department somewhere instead of schlepping air cleaners, or am I just dealing with remedial internet users?
Do you want to take the red pill?........
.....or the blue pill?Trading big tobacco for big pharmaceutical. Who is funding smoking bans? Follow the money trail.
In 1998 C. Everett Koop predicted nicotine inhalers and sprays would replace cigarettes for nicotine "addicts."
At the time Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) a philanthropic organization which donates money almost exclusively to organizations promoting smoking bans, was reported by Value Line investment services to hold 5.4 percent of Johnson & Johnson
(JNJ) stock; afterall the founder of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was non other than the Johnson & Johnson mogul himself
. Johnson & Johnson was distributing Nicotrol products, while Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was distributing millions of dollars as grants to anti-tobacco activists to lobby for smoking bans (see RWJF96). Case closed as of late 1990s.
List of donations & grants by RWJF to affect tobacco policy & laws
And Johnson and Johnson was still distributing Nicotrol pursuant to licensing agreement with Pharmacia, who owns patch and gum patents. Pharmacia was later acquire by Pfizer, which now distributes Nicotrol.
GlaxoSmithKline distributes Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ, Commit. But all the nicotine patches are manufactured by Alza Corp., a whooly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. And the American Cancer Societey is paid a fee by Glaxo for use of their seal.
-above information comes from Norm Kjono
In addition, note that Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has paid millions in grants to various American Cancer Society chapters, the very same American Cancer Society that then spends millions in our state MN ($600,000 in 2004 alone) lobbying our politicians for smoking bans so that Johnson & Johnson / Pharmacia can sell nicotine in an alternative form -Nicotrol, Nicoderm, etc. Conflict of interest? The "studies" and "information" supplied to our lawmakers by these various non-profit health organizations should be regarded as highly dubious at best
........just how far down does the rabbit hole go?..........we're still investigating....stay tuned.
In the mean time did you know S.L.P. Health Dept. tests show secondhand smoke in our bars & Restaurants is 150 times safer than OSHA regulations allow?
How will the non-profit health organizations which receive their funding from the Nicotrol, Nicoderm manufacturers spin that fact
? And should politicians who buy into those distorted "facts" be allowed to infringe on the private property rights of private businesses?
Update: Click here for more information on big pharmaceutical's control over governments and worldwide smoking ban lobbying efforts
New moonbats in the belfry...
It seems there are new regular visitors to The Attic.....the comments on certain posts, shows that the health Nazis are familiar with computers and the internet, I wonder if they realize CRT tubes are a health risk?
Well thanks American-keep-the-media-attention-on-us-while-we-lobby-politicians-for-unnecessary-smoking-bans,-it-keeps-the-donations-and-grant-dollars-rolling-in-Association
we welcome uninformed health Nazis like your organization, so that we can educate you with some of the tenets you may have missed in public school, namely science and math.
Did you know the city of St. Louis Park, MN. Environmental Health Dept. employed....science....to test the air quality in all 19 bars & restaurants
in its jurisdiction to measure the concentrations of secondhand smoke; the median result was 0.0000033 g/ cu.M. And then my organization employed......math......to compare the SLP study to OSHA permissible exposure limits (pel), yes OSHA has a safe (pel) for secondhand smoke (nicotine) it is 0.0005 g/ cu.M
., and the mathematical result is that secondhand smoke concentrations are 150 times safer than OSHA (pel)
So welcome, feel free to rummage around The Attic. Hope the facts presented in some of these posts don't offend you........Oh, maybe you didn't hear ....secondhand smoke concentrations in bars & restaurants is 150 times safer than OSHA regulations
. It's going to be near impossible
for your group & the medical industry
(the same medical industry which sells nicotine patches, lozenges, and alternative nicotine delivery systems?)
(Speaking of which, talk about smoking gun..... )........."The proper regulatory response is to implement a strategy that levels the regulatory playing field between the cigarette and AND products." (....alternative nicotine delivery system (ANDS)). Pharmaceutical companies are urged to be more aggressive marketers. "I think it important that drug manufacturers, who will profit from less cigarette sales, pursue this in their advertising and that they lift any voluntary restraints they have from directly competing with tobacco products and attacking the tobacco industry"............
but I digress.
to convince any more government officials there is a health hazard in secondhand smoke when even OSHA says that employees are safe.....(more so the customers, since their visit is far less than 8 hours.)
Elvis isn't the only one who lives?........
....msm has confirmed the master of reggae may still be with us
. Perhaps Powerline
will be targeting this media outlet
next, for forging emails or simply being guilty of stupidity.
I sure hope it's not true or we may have nihilist in elvis cape
donning the famous Marley dreads to sing no secondhand smoke... no cry
The non-smokers are already......
......not pulling their fair share.
Here Ann Berne-Rannow, from Eden Prairie in a letter in the strib writes.......gather a group of fellow nonsmokers, head to a bar or restaurant, and celebrate your right to breathe smoke-free air! Don't forget to keep going, too. ....
The problem of course is that the nanny activists don't frequent the bars, and urging their non-smoking friends ..Don't forget to keep going, too...only emphasizes the point all the more.
The non-smoking ordinance is going to bring new business to bars & restaurants, that's what all the doctors and pharmaceutical company spokesman testified at all the smoking ban hearings.
Here are some overnight results:
Happy Hour at Stub and Herb's- Day one of the smoking ban.30 of my 35 customers were smoke haters. This particular group of smoke haters told us they were from the American Lung Association and the Minnesota Department of Health. They ate half price appetizers and toasted the fresh air in the bar with their ice tea and water. One slipped my bartender a note saying "even if Stub and Herb's goes out of business, God will take care of him." My bartender received a dollar tip and wants to quit.
Half of our regular Thursday lunch customers didn't come in for lunch and our band informed us they will be looking at St. Paul bars to play at. (see channel 9 news)
Stub and Herb's
Join the crowd. We had twelve people in the bar during the day. Most were drinkers however. Sales were very low compared to our usual Thursday.
I walked into Liquor Lyle's in Uptown at 8:30 pm, anyone who knows this place knows it's normally packed with a young smoking crowd standing room only, 300-400+. There were less than 20 people there, I walked in the bouncer asked for my I.D., I first asked "can I smoke here?" he said "you can't smoke anywhere" to which I replied "ok I'm going to St. Paul".
Hey, where are all you white wine sipping, Brie sampling, health enlightened socialists? Your testimony .."that business' will not suffer" seems very distant now.
Update: here's a musical ditty
that bar & restaurant employees can practice..now that they have so much spare time...between pouring iced tea and iced water for the Brie crowd. What a genius move these ...non-smoking activists have eliminated alcoholic beverage consumption at the same time, what a sneaky way of resurrecting alcohol prohibition without bringing up the subject directly, they've saved us from ourselves.....again.
Of course this is going to exacerbate the social security issue since we'll all live for eternity.
I am speechless......
....mainstream media publishing a letter to the editor
which opposes the smoking ban.
The OSHA parameters for acceptable limits of nicotine exposure is 0.0005 grams per cubic meter (g/cu.M.). St. Louis Park conducted an air quality study in 19 bars and restaurants and the median level of exposure was 0.0000033g/cu.M., roughly 150 times below the federally mandated level. (Full details of the study can be found at www.fightcityhall.net
A public health hazard has been the justification for mandating smoking bans, and that justification is, to say the least, highly dubious. Under these circumstances, violating the private property rights of business owners and the freedom to choose for their consumers is nothing more than the government's (and special interests') abuse of power.
Of course that local paper could only be the St. Paul Pioneer Press thanks to the likes of Mark Yost
. The white wine sipping Brie sampling crowd at star & sickle would never publish dissent against socialist elite governance, fact of the matter is I never read the socialist rag it could be full of letters to the editor against the smoking ban; but it's a safe bet that's not the case.
I think the third letter down is a highly enlightened (I hate that word now..it will forever represent the socialist mindset to me) piece this individual must be a deep logical thinker, explains why the socialist local politicians wouldn't listen. Logic and facts have no use in the socialist reform movement going on in Minneapolis & Hennepin County government, you vill all be fitted vith birkenstocks, receive lifetime bus and train passes, and forced to move into one room 500 s.f. $800,000 condos in downtown Mpls., and you vill not dissent against the party thought.
Of course maybe it was some of the $600,000 dollars being thrown around by the Cancer Society at Hennepin County and Mpls., & Bloomington councils that bought our latest Gestapo ordinances.
Speaking of which......changing the political landscape that is....I was at an undisclosed location talking to the assistant chair of MN. GOP district #----, in between grinding puppies and ...gasp..say it ain't so....promoting freedom & private property rights, they are searching for candidates to help change the political winds of Mpls. city council & Hennepin county commission. If anyone knows of a slightly right of Stalin thinker let us know.
Now to go buy every copy of The St. Paul Pioneer Press I can find, cut out & frame that genius letter to the editor send one to mom, dad, aunt Marilyn.........I've been published, you like me..... you really do! Thank you folks ...I'll be signing autographs all week here. My editor for the piece Brian St. Paul Ward
will be scouting for personal appearance locations.