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Life, liberty and a smoke

This all started in California where life is safe and beautiful all the time. The problem with Californian's is they want everyone else to do what they do, no smoking, no eating, no RV's in the driveway, only the right mini blinds in the windows. Look into it and you'll find this anti-smoking coalition has its roots in California. They're here and they won't be happy unless they stop smoking everywhere on earth. They are smoking terrorists and they would rather shoot you then let you smoke anywhere including your own house. They have smoking pens in southern California parks. I am a refugee from California. I left because of the rules, all of the rules, all of the real loss of freedom. Ever notice how little freedom there is? Freedom goes away slowly and quietly, just so you don't really notice it going, and if this smoking ban happens, then that's another step. So I finally find a nice place to be, kinda free, a little PC but not Marxist and you can bet that certain geographical locations in Lawrence just don't like it. You know where. Where it looks exactly like California. Very, very neat and tidy and lots of national franchise stores (except for one that's notable). So, thank you for this blog. I will send my opinions to the powers downtown. Come on Mike and Boog, don't be steamrollered by these people. Thank you Chuck Magerl for trying very hard to stop this. If they ban smoking, I'll be staying home and throwing a shrimp on the barbie instead of lunching downtown. I can still smoke in my back yard can't I? If anyone's interested, the smoking ban in New York isn't sitting well at all. They have also outlawed ashtrays. You cannot have an ashtray, used or unused where smoking is not allowed (which is everywhere). If you do, you will be fined by the smoking police. You also may not smoke outside and sit on those delightful milk crates while doing so (another fine). People are encouraged to notify the smoking police whenever they see violations. Check out Vanity Fair, (about two issues ago) for a great editorial on the New York smoking ban (with a picture of the banned ashtray on the desk), and a great piece by Christopher Hitchens about all the ways he breaks the smoking laws, like smoking whilst sitting on milk crates, and, almost forgot, smoking while riding a bicycle. And, just one more question, why can they ban smoking everywhere but not cell phone users using while driving? Is a cell phone car crash that kills someone a second hand death but not as important? And, how come all those non smoking types all drive cars all by themselves everyday? In the California mindset, polluting my air with their cars is OK. Note that the haze over California is smog, but it sure as hell isn't cigarette smoke.

April 22, 2004 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The End of Everything

Why would anyone pay to read "brilliant" hard-boiled crime stories (true ones?) if the blog writing is, um, the way it is? Thank you for the vacation.

April 13, 2004 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The End of Everything

Gee, what a saga, nothin like life on the edge for the self-respecting, maybe a journey to far, really far away will help, maybe practice the craft of writing, maybe read some good writers, keep practicing, maybe try something else, (good idea) maybe grow up, maybe not, probably wishes on your journey, have the time of your life.

April 9, 2004 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ich bin Bad Ass Fachidiot

good goin fellow eastside (really eastside) fellow dorkette...I look forward to more...

April 5, 2004 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a Difference a Day Makes

hi murderama...I enjoy life, um, like, sorry...

April 5, 2004 at 5:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a Difference a Day Makes

GREAT blog...all so true, we all have stories, the for now, eat well, drink, smoke, do be merry, ENJOY the life you have, stop complaining, don't wait til your fate finds you to realize how great it was all along.

April 1, 2004 at 5:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whither Greasy Spoon?

Not only do the smoking police (from California) not want you to smoke in a greasy spoon, they don't want greasy spoons to exist cause that'll kill ya too, and after all life should be beautiful all the time, and really, really safe, and above all, they wouldn't want anyone to have too much fun, cause, ya know, they sure aren't. What do they think this is, a gym in California???

March 29, 2004 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hip Hop in Lawrence

DEAR rednekbuddha, hip hop's cool and you're not, and yeah, YOU suck buddhaguy, (your NEGATIVE is SO borrrrring) love and peace sweetie...the SCARLETT

March 8, 2004 at 5:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Isaac Marthon doesn't exist

If you're not Isaac and you're not Miles, then who are you...and is there anything you say that can be believed...if you want a few personas, great, but stop with the hard luck stories and other, dude, get real, otherwise, you're really hard to read...without laughing that is.

March 1, 2004 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Corporate Whoredom Blues

Mitzibel, hate to tell you but it only gets worse...corporate america is a dark place. You must leave your corporate world before you get hooked on that regular check and the 401k, before you think you can't survive without it. Why are you there anyway? Leave while you still have a lot of choices...try something else, nothing wrong with stripping but can't do it forever...look into things that you've never thought of before and try them, it's not the money or security you need, it's the life you'll get. If you really look around you'll see there's lots of things to try so try as many as you need to until you get there. Best of luck from a former corporate american good girl (and I even have insurance).

January 9, 2004 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )