I'm not trying to resurrect a now-dead horse or to re-examine the whole smoking ban controversy, but I really have to wonder about The Blade continuing to harp on the whole issue of smoking. Didn't that newspaper and its supports win in its efforts to suppress that obnoxious vice? But now that paper is whining now about the state cutting funds to support the health departments and their smoking police to make sure we ain't misbehaving.
I expect to see Grossman, the local health department chief, and JRB soon cruising the bars on their own time to ensure nobody lights up in an activity that most everyone else ignores. The Blade should be starting a crusade to eradicate the rats in this burg, which, to my mind, are a greater threat than anyone lighting up. But no! The Blade will not let go of this issue. Give me a break!
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