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MoodiesNC80 3 hours ago
Goddamn, no looks or brains
Between you and Coltsfan1832
MoodiesNC80 11 minutes ago
Im reading that smoking thread now.
You cant be real
Coltsfan1832 2 minutes ago Ignore User
I might have no looks, but I will have lungs 30 years from now unlike you and your smoking brethren. I will not degrade my good looks by exposing my body to smoke.
MoodiesNC80 just a few seconds ago
You are sooooo hideous that smoking would actually make you look better. You cant look any worse and old for your age.
Detroit Hustles Harder
This states legislature sucks a big fat one. I don't smoke and I find this to be a dangerous precedent. People are so lackadaisical about what s happening. Take away rights that seem logical and next thing you know the ones that don't cant be stopped.
In other news, the state is working on legislation to decriminalize/legalize marijuana. You certainly don't have the right to fuck up your kid with cigarette smoke when he has years of dope smoking in his future.
What if they are teaching their kids a lesson, about smoking in the car.
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
I'm not a resident of Maryland, and I don't smoke. But I see laws like this as more examples of the intrusion of government into regulating the personal affairs and behaviors of it's citizens. Big Brother at work, and that isn't a good thing.
Sure wish they had this law when I was a kid. Those rainy days in the Ford station wagon were brutal.
Being the child of 2 chain smoking parents I applaud this law. 48 years to late though.
I'm certain the good people in Annapolis digested lots of research demonstrating that exposing kids to smoke in cars is far more dangerous to them than, say, riding in a subcompact car.
Thread title seems a bit premature.
The bill now moves to the House, where a similar measure died last year.
So you're only a libertarian some of the time?
I am a legislative liaison (among other things) for the Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. As a Department, we're 100% behind this bill, but we are 50/50 on it actually passing. A lot of the language is controversial.
I personally tend to be Libertarian-leaning on issues like this, but the real problem here is not the freedom to smoke; it's the fact that others are being subjected to it. Smoke if you want, but I shouldn't have to inhale it with you.
I'm always amused by how many of our employees smoke right near the entrance to our building. 80% of the Dept is obese as well, but that's another issue. The smoking occurs outside, so I don't have a problem with it. The thing that pisses me off is that smokers in the workforce parlay their disgusting habit into frequent 15-minute breaks throughout the day. That's bullshit.
what he'd probably do is mock the idea of the "slippery slope" and say that it's ridiculous.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
When you're under 8 years old you have a choice?
and they STANK
I completely agree that the law is stupid. I hate things like this and would absolutely never support them.
I imagine the only reason you don't see a law like this in the house is that it'd be basically impossible to monitor without setting up a tattle-tale line for neighbors to call. It's easier for a policeman to see into a car than into someone's house.
Basically, the nanny government is saying many people of Maryland are just too stupid to raise their children safely.
The question being asked is where will this end? My answer is that it will never end, as liberal legislators need to protect the stupidest citizen from themselves, no matter what the inconvenience or cost might be to others.
I always loved my friend in middle school, but hated going into his house. His folks smoked constantly. I can't imagine living there. I had to go to his mom's funeral in high school--lung cancer--and she was under 55 years old.
One of the shittiest days of my life. I can't even imagine how he felt.
Lesson is: don't smoke. That shit's unseemly.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Pointing out legislative inconsistence doesn't make me so. Smoke 'em if you got 'em is what I say.
Well this is definitely true.
But the nanny state also believes in paying for people's stupidity. Quit funding with taxpayer's money the rescue of stupid people making piss poor decisions.
Government shouldn't be in health care, it just leads to its tentacles in every human activity.
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