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Speak Out 12/26/10

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Smokes, diddly-squat

People should not have to settle for secondhand smoke. I don't really give diddly-squat what Farmington does. The person said settle for the fake boundaries a restaurant has for smoking and nonsmoking, where the smoke creeps right over to your nose. I don't think so. People should never settle for second-best when it comes to their health.

Vote Democrat

WHENEVER there's a survey done, they always show that senior citizens, on the whole, are better off than most people, they're doing fine collectively as a whole. So, therefore, I don't think they deserve a $250 tax allowance or whatever you want to call it. If the caller's truly upset about this, you should have voted Democrat in the election.

No need for the cash

MR. Dickerson who used to be just a little bit of a con man and has been convicted of a felony, now says he can develop a dental clinic downtown in three old buildings, with or without $2 million in state grants. Well, if he can do it without the $2 million in state grants, let's say, go do it, you don't need the state grants.

The city's business

I'M wondering why the city wants to even do business with this gentleman from Paducah who wants to put this health care deal in, this Mr. Dickerson. One of the board, the vice president, is well-known around town for not paying his property taxes. Mr. Dickerson is writing bad checks. Why do you want to do business with people like this? You know the city will only end up getting the wrong end of the deal. The taxpayers will have to bail the city out again.

The city's business

IT just occurred to me on how Obama plans to give health care to people. He's not let us seniors have a cost-of-living increase for going on three years. Because I'm a diabetic, Medicare wants me to give the pharmacy a log of my findings in order to obtain my test strips. Another invasion of our privacy. I understand I'm not the only one being audited by Medicare. Talk about government take over. When is it going to end?

What's up, mayor?

I want to thank the newspaper for figuring out that the downtown redevelopment man, Mr. Weaver, actually was a con man. I'm glad you figured it out and found out that he had a felony record. But why didn't you deal with the mayor? It sounds like he still wants to go ahead with the redevelopment even though he found that the man trying to do it is a con man. Doesn't he understand about that? Has he ever been swindled? Sounds like he's just standing in line ready to have it happen again.

Yes, Virginia

I would like to thank the Secret Santa who sent me some money in a Christmas card with no signature or return address on the card. I hope to return the favor for someone else.

I would like to make an apology. I was in one of the chain stores today and I was very rude to the lady behind me and I have felt so bad about it ever since I have come home. I wasn't feeling good and I think the stress and the rush and the hustle and bustle of trying to get things done and I am very sorry that I spoke to her the way I did. If I knew who she was or where she lives, I would call her personally and ask her to forgive me because I have asked the Lord to forgive. And you know, at Christmas, we get so caught up in the rush and in the things that really don't matter at all and that's not what Christmas is all about. Christmas is to celebrate the greatest gift ever given to all mankind, all over the world, from the beginning to all eternity and that was the birth of Jesus. So once again, I apologize to that lady. I'm sure she'll remember me and I ask her to deeply, from the bottom of my heart, to forgive me for being as rude as I was to her.

ON the smoking ban before the city council and soon to be before the voters, it is time for supporters of this ban to speak out. Smokers are addicts and as such are in denial. They deny they are killing themselves and harming others with their habit. What gives them the right to ruin my meal in a restaurant or to exhale a cloud of smoke into a pregnant waitress's face? Think about how long it's been since you could smoke on a train. The airline stewardesses association had documented proof of devastating health effects on their employees and stopped it. Did airplanes cease to fly as a result. Smokers are the minority. Only about one-in-four Americans continue to smoke. We non-smokers are the majority and our rights to breathe clean air are being ignored. We have the majority and the voting power to pass this ban and to note which elected officials refused to man up and protect our right to breathe clean air.

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Wheels, I see you're still under the influence. Have a sober 2011.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 6:57 AM

Wheels, I see you're still under the influence. Have a sober 2011.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 6:57 AM


No he is speaking the truth. You are under the influence of Obama's koolaid.

-- Posted by joekool on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 8:05 AM

how y'all are ? recovered from the x-mas adrendelin rush ? i hope y'all had a Merry Christmas....

Vote Democrat --- senior citizens have seniority , they have lived a long hard life and deserve respect for doing so....1 day we all may be so luck to live long enuff to retire with dignity and respect , to hell with Democrats...

The city's business --- ...can't you still hear thousands of people yelling , screaming , "YES WE CAN!" ?...it seems like 10 years ago to me..now we hear thousands of people yelling , screaming , "YES WE COULD HAVE!" ...

y'all want to see something comical , go to Wally World and watch the Returns Counter.....be careful out there this week , the drunks are driving...

-- Posted by ...Rick on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 8:06 AM

diddly-squat, so you don't like second hand smoke? Well, big deal, some of us don't like second hand ideas either. Please think up something original to say.

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 8:14 AM

"they did not get an increase in their Part B Medicare coverage"

Wheels, Your comment/topic has nothing to do with Obama. For most with Medicare Part B, their cost for coverage increase can not exceed their COLA increase. Helps to be informed.

-- Posted by ho ho ho on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 10:14 AM

That being the case, Wheels, Obama is in bigger trouble than we thought. All we have to do is make it through 2012...somehow.

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 11:00 AM

A common charge in police reports is "Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia." I guess, then, that there is somehow "Lawful use of drug paraphernalia?"

Are rolling papers drug paraphernalia if they are used to roll tobacco?

Maybe possession of an unused crack pipe, with no drugs, can be lawful. Would that be "Lawful use of drug paraphernalia?"

Just askin'...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 11:01 AM

I guess my sense of smell is just not on par because when I go to restaurants I don't really smell the smoke. And being a non-smoker, I get pretty bothered by the smell. So I'm on the fence about the smoking ban.

Happy Holidays from California! ;)

-- Posted by kellyma82 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 1:02 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too, Wheels! How was your Christmas?

-- Posted by kellyma82 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 1:52 PM

Wheels, "original thoughts..." I think not, more like a broken record. Helps to inform oneself before correcting anothers comment.

-- Posted by ho ho ho on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 2:56 PM

Christmas was great and we get to leave for warmer weather tomorrow.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 2:28 PM

Bla Bla Bla!!!

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 3:03 PM

bobby62914,,,,,If you get caught with a crack pipe used or not you can be charged with drug paraphernalia.Rolling papers are not if they're used for tobacco,but if you're caught with papers and no tobacco,they're considered paraphernalia

-- Posted by Peedo on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 6:11 PM

Yes,Virginia,,,,,,,, The gift of Christmas should be lived all year long,not just in December.

-- Posted by Peedo on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 6:16 PM


His Christmas was magical. The best part about this trip is the wonder in his eyes. The look on his face when he first saw the snow capped mountains of Arizona made my heart smile. Tomorrow he sees the Pacific. I wish I could show you pictures. :)

Enjoy the warmer weather. It's a beautiful 70 degrees here in SoCal. But my allergies are killing me. Oy!

-- Posted by kellyma82 on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 6:57 PM

Once again I say "choices" are good. Non-smoking or smoking, regular or decaf, Budlight or Miller lite, etc. If you are bothered by smoke, don't go where people smoke. Duh. As for restaurant workers, don't work in a smoking establishment if it bothers you. Find some other place of employment. Duh. I'm sure other employees, coal miners, truck drivers, slaughter house workers, farmers, factory workers etc. have health risks more dangerous than waiters and waitresses. They make a choice to work or not to work. I like choices.

-- Posted by wolfwoman on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 7:08 PM

Wheels , wear some socks and shoes for warmer feet ..


-- Posted by ...Rick on Sun, Dec 26, 2010, at 10:14 PM

Scientific Evidence Shows Secondhand Smoke Is No Danger

Written By: Jerome Arnett, Jr., M.D.

Published In: Environment & Climate News

Publication Date: July 1, 2008





BS Alert: The 'third-hand smoke' hoax


The thirdhand smoke scam


Heart attacks Frauds and Myths..


New study: No evidence linking SHS and lung cancer


Surgeon General's Office Again Misrepresents and Distorts the Science in Report Press Release; Why the Need to Lie to the American Public?


And for your information, Regina Benjamin is on the Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, J&J's "philanthropic arm". She received a $500,000.00 grant from the MacArthur Foundation 08, which I guess she has not returned! The Justice Department should be looking at her involvement and her pushing nicotine replacement for J&J! How she could have been named Surgeon General should be investigated as criminal!

B.S. Study: 600,000 People Die Worldwide From Secondhand Smoke Every Year


Green Hell Blog

How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them


Air quality testing proves shs is 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL) IE. Not a workplace health hazard:


And isn't it very telling that welding smoke is still allowed in the workplace (regulated by OSHA) yet totally harmless secondhand smoke is banned?


-- Posted by harleyrider1978 on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 5:25 AM

harleyrider1978,,,,, You never cease to amaze me with your unending supply of stupid literary material.You are so off point it's ridiculous.Why are you trying so hard to convince anyone that smoking is not bad for anyone's health? I smoked for 25 years and finally had enough guts to quit.A couple weeks after I quit I began feeling better.I quit 14 years ago,so I do know that it is bad for anyone.If you weren't such a WUSS you'd quit too,instead of telling people it's safe.Get off your little soapbox,grow a pair,quit smoking,and shut up.

-- Posted by Peedo on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 1:48 PM

harleyrider1978 /welding fumes are a hazard - depending on what material is being welded and the type of welding rod used forced air ventilation (welding hoods) are required by OSHA. Many welders are required to wear respirators.

We all know cigeraette smoke is not totally banned because of the big tobbacoo money and the fact that we live in a democracy. The smokers would never go along with a total ban even the ones that wish they had never started.

The proposed smoking restrictions add additional restrictions to what is already mandated by state law. You cannot now smoke in a grocery store and come the election you will not be able to smoke in any work place.

Step outside and smoke no one is trying to take your nicotine away from you. Non -smokers just don't want to breath your carcinegins.

-- Posted by Ray James on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 8:43 PM

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