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Amos the Poker Cat

Being a generally right of center cranky libertarian, I agree with you.

I also know you are spitting in the wind.

Before anyone tars me as one of the evil smokers from WaterWorld, the only grandparent of mine that did not live into his 90's was my maternal grandfather. He lost a lung during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, and lived to smoke 4 packs a day. With only one working lung, death from emphasiema was only a matter of time.

I have seen more and more anti-smoking laws spread from California, to Boulder, to most recently Akron. CA has just raised the ante once again by banning outdoor smoking in Calabasas.

If it helps to you vent by tilting at windmills, please do so. The few times I have seen this actually put to a public vote by referendum (always preferable to just passing a law), it usually wins with just over 60% of the vote. Over 60% usually is concidered a landslide.

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