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Saturday, April 15, 2006

It's About Time

Today, is the day that the NJ smoking ban goes into effect. I think we're the 14th state to pass such a law. Now people can eat food, play pool, and go to concerts without catching emphazima [inside joke, no one will get it] and second hand smoke. The only place that is exempt from this is casinos. Having not gone to Vegas casinos, I was wondering if any/all casinos had a ban. At the WSOP, the players were not allowed to light up a smoke. Here's to going out.

19 Comments:

Blogger beakerkin said...

I am not in favor of people setting themselves on fire. Oh wait this is one of the endless anti tobacco bits.

I will have to visit an Indian Casino to smoke. I never wanted to smoke before.

4/22/2006 9:42 AM

 
Blogger nanc said...

we smokers are a dying breed...but if you think about it - 10 out of 10 people die no matter what they do to prevent it. as for me, i never get colds and have only had the flu two or three times in the last ten years. whenever i feel something coming on - i light up - scares the daylights out of ANYTHING trying to creep up on me!

4/23/2006 6:51 PM

 
Blogger nanc said...

now - time for O.T. subject - drummaster - remember a few weeks ago when i told you we were about to welcome a violin into the family? well, our son has picked up on it like he'd been playing it for eons! he's making music and it is NOT displeasing to the ears. he taught himself - no lessons and he's playing EVERY song in his beginner book - what's up with that?

4/23/2006 6:53 PM

 
Blogger drummaster2001 said...

nanc:

it's true that 10 out of 10 people die no matter what. although i like my air clean and non-smoke smelling. sorry, just personal preference.

there are 2 types of musicians: the ones who will learn over time, and the "naturals". i am the former, but a friend of mine is the latter. in about 4 years, he can play at the level of John Petrucci (well, almost. he's in the band paradox- they have an account on purevolume.com). apparantly, he's a natural, music background helps a lot- i can't remember what you said he did before violin.

4/23/2006 10:40 PM

 
Blogger nanc said...

he's a clarinetist, a saxophonist, plays chanters and penny whistles like a pro. ANYTHING he picks up, he just plays like he was born to it. our daughter plays trumpet and percussion. they both play some piano and organ. yesterday, our daughter was playing harmonica. we never know what they're going to do next in the music department.

my husband and i sit around in amazement that we are so blessed by them. my oldest daughter and her children are also musicians. i can whistle dixie!

4/24/2006 11:32 AM

 
Blogger nanc said...

p.s. drummaster - i don't smoke in public places and try not to smoke around people who find it offensive. my mother used to put her cigarettes out on her dinner plate while the rest of us were eating - repulsive. we dine in non-smoking sections of restaurants. i don't like the smell of smoke on me.

4/24/2006 11:34 AM

 
Blogger nanc said...

you may be happy to know that a fellow musician will be the next white house press secretary - yep - welcome tony snow to the job!

4/25/2006 10:32 PM

 
Blogger F.B. Jones said...

TN is next my friend.
I quit smoking almost two years ago. but I still love the smell of fresh tabacco smoke

5/02/2006 9:30 PM

 
Blogger Warren said...

Its a personal freedom issue.

When are they going to do something about the men and women that dump on cologne and perfume?

People actually have asthma attacks and die from that!

5/07/2006 7:23 PM

 
Blogger drummaster2001 said...

warren:

the health of people who would suffer secondhand smoke outways th freedom to smoke in public facilities.

as far as being bad for business, NYC bars and restaurants are still doing fine, proof that it doesn't matter.

i can't stand the perfume and cologne people.

5/07/2006 10:11 PM

 
Blogger nanc said...

beamish roast at beak's this weekend, drummaster. i have a new post up at longrange and would love a comment from you on it - when you have the time.

5/12/2006 12:24 PM

 
Blogger Esther said...

Vegas once had a smoke-free casino but I believe it did horribly and closed. Personally, I would have LOVED it!

5/14/2006 8:09 PM

 
Blogger drummaster2001 said...

some business has dropped slightly. our temple's bingo attendance has decreased about 20 people. although as soon as it is over, 20+ out of 30 people will light a cig on the balcony/porch area as soon as they walk out the doors. other than that, restaurants are still packed, as well as everything else i can think of.

5/16/2006 7:55 PM

 
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Google "passivrauchen."

Is there ANY idea leftist "do-gooders" haven't cribbed from Hitler?

If you want fresh air, go the f*ck outside.

::lights cig::

5/26/2006 2:08 AM

 
Blogger drummaster2001 said...

beamish:

you wanna smoke, go the f*ck outside.

::takes heavy breath in::

5/26/2006 10:13 AM

 
Blogger drummaster2001 said...

beamish:

i googled it but everything was in foreign language.

in the words of ron burgundy "you know i don't speak spanish."

5/26/2006 10:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nanc, that is hilarious, putting out your smoke on the dinner plate!
Whenever i feel something coming on I light up...LOL, I guess thats why I haven't had a cold or flu in years..all the toxins I "feed" my body. I'm starting to think their is a connection.
(elijah}

6/13/2006 7:59 PM

 
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Whoa, haven't been down this way in a while...


Drummaster - "passivrauchen" is a German word coined by Nazi health ministers in the 1930s to bad mouth smokers (Hitler hated the taste of smoke breath when he kissed his boyfriends). It roughly means "passive smoking" or "second-hand smoke" and had just about the same microscopic amount of science behind it as the folks today that say "second hand smoke is unsafe at any level."

Maybe living in a gas mask is not so bad an idea, with all the forest fires and volcanoes burning.

Don't get me started on French atmospheric nuclear weapons testing.

7/14/2006 3:34 PM

 
Blogger nanc said...

i think i need a smoke...

7/24/2006 10:58 PM

 

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