I was going to write something snarky about Monday night’s failed override of the smoking ban veto, but my parents told me to never speak ill of the dead, so I won’t.
Posted: 02|14|12 at 1:51 am by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz
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Is that a Churchill you’re smoking?
I can understand restricting smoking in some public places. When I first began practicing law, one could tell the differences between the floors, in the west wing of City-County, on which criminal courts were located. Smoking still was allowed everywhere in the building. And as a rule, people who are extremely nervous/emotionally upset and smoke, smoke more. Therefore the explanation: witnesses, loved ones of those accused and those whose loved ones were vitims or alleged victims, lit up. There is an inconvenience to those people to go downstairs and smoke outside. Ventilation systems can be altered so that smoking areas can be created at minimal expense.
And I believe the owner of a bar has the right (Locke would have said as a matter of property) to say she or he wants to run her or his bar as a non-smoking bar. That is fair enough. But the same owner has the right to allow smoking in her or his (or increasingly these days its—corporations) establishment. My wife and I attended the Colbert/Stewart rally in DC and found the only cigar bar in D.C. From the conversation I heard around us, I discerned cigar smokers span the spectrum of political views. So I am happy the City-Council (I hope the members all got good deals scalping the Super Bowl tickets they were allowed to buy at face value; wish the rest of the taxpayers in Marion County had had a shot at those) was unable to override the Mayor’s veto. Unfortunately, we now have to worry about the General Assembly.
Did you witness any council member “scalping” a ticket?
SexFreeIndy is disappointed in last nights vote. We stand behind SmokeFreeIndy and what they are all about.We WILL continue the good fight. We cannot continue down the road we are on.Smoking,Overeating and Sex is running wild in the streets of Indy and we must do something about it.
This is a very sad day in our history.We must save us from ourselves.
Since your wife doesn’t allow smoking in your home, no wonder you have to visit smoking bars.
This mug shot says it all. I’m looking at the ears. Reminds me of the Scottish Fold cat who has ears folded down. Meow.
This photo reminds me of an 11 year old boy trying to impress his 11 year old friends by smoking a cigarette behind the garage. Now that I think about it, it is not far from the truth.
I’ve never smoked cigars in the house, even when I was single. I always did it outside.
You’re 11 year old mentality is quite astute.
(notice the misspelled word?)
Kinda ignorant. It’s not misspelled, it’s bad grammar—misuse of an apostrophe.
‘Your’ was misspelled as ‘you’re’. (voice to text) And ‘kinda ignorant’ is both bad grammar AND a sentence fragment.
Why would you put a picture of your wife smoking a cigar on your blog?
Sentence fragments: an accepted writing style.
As if you would know.
Abdul: exactly WHY don’t you smoke cigars in the house?
It takes forever to get the smoke out in the winter.
Is that cat one one of those bald ones also?
That photo looks like a man enjoying a cup-o-sovereign-tea; vs. insecuri-tea.
What will they (ineffectuals) stink of next?
I like the pic. Abdul, have u ever tried using Ozium?
Smoking their meats on the barbecue is as simple as award a affiliate of
the dry copse and abode it next to the coals, not over them. You wish
the copse just to simmer and accomplish a able smoke.
I reached here by looking for pipes and glad to read your blog too… But why u put picture of your wife on it ?
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