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Dallas City Council Passes Smoking Ban

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by tazspaz

Yes you heard right, Dallas city council passed a new ordinance!  On April 10th smokers, you are banned from the establishments you chose to go to in which you enjoy a smoke. 

REALLY?!?!?!

Why is it that we can infringe on others rights?  Even when I was a non-smoker, yes I smoke now, I didn’t get it. 

So if you smoke, you are in a bar/pool hall/entertainment venue, and I don’t like it would I go to that establishment?  Nope.  Would you? 

Let’s try and put this in a different light; forget the smoking part.  I have stores, restaurants, venues, etc. that I chose not to go to.  Yup, imagine that, places that do a type of business or provide services or just DO something I don’t like.  I chose not to go there and spend my hard earned money.  Do you go to places that you don’t like the atmosphere, that you don’t agree with their type of business, that you just don’t like something about it?  Please, if you answered yes you are an idiot – stop reading now.

Come April 10th your Dallas City Council elected officials (let’s exclude “council members Vonciel Jones Hill, Steve Salazar, Tennell Atkins, Sheffie Kadane and Mitchell Rasansky opposed the measure”1) have decided, citing health reasons, that they need to ban smoking.  Taking it in their own hands to lose revenue from their businesses not only for the city in overall budgetary revenue garnered from those businesses but in effect several businesses will be adversely affected and will close.  Businesses that chose the Dallas venue based on type of clientele.  Now that clientele will be forced elsewhere.  Go ahead, raise the “Sin Tax”.  You know, that tax you won’t be seeing much revenue from because they won’t be needing that in your area any longer.  Proven fact, the bar industry in Dallas will drastically decline.  “Sin Tax” sales will decline.  Where do you think that “ecosystem” is made up?  Property owners watch your taxes in the coming years.  It may take a full year or two but the impact will be felt.  Where else do you get revenue for the city from?  Sales tax, property tax?

If a city such as Plano can negatively feel the impact of a single bar with large revenue being shuttered how much more do you think the city of Dallas will feel multiple bar closings, venues closing, lower sales in tobacco products, etc?  If Martini Park’s closing in Plano has that big an effect as to change a “dry county” policy for the city… I’m just saying.

Guess the next question is, will Dallas residents remember this when the time comes for elections next round?

This message is brought to you for your health and well being; if you are worried about your health and well being please do not frequent establishments where people are smoking.  We promise not to come to your health shake establishment and order a soy, extra protein, extra creatine and light up a smoke beside you at the military press.  Do us a favor and stop infringing on our rights.

 

References: 1TXCN.com

                   DallasNews.com

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Please Vote!

Posted in Politics, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by tazspaz

Regardless of where you stand on the issues I implore you to please vote November 4th.

hehe…Otherwise, shut up and don’t complain!! 🙂

Audio Unearthed OBAMA and the Coal Industry!

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by tazspaz

Audio Unearthed OBAMA TELLS SAN FRANCISCO HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY

This post provided for you to start making more informed choices. Why is it that so many comments such as this are being swept under the rug by main stream media?
Higher taxes for middle class
Bankrupting of key industry/infrastructure
Socialism ideas (dating back to hi Harvard school days)
Change of church’s ONLY AFTER being called out on the issue(s)

Sheesh people, seriously, are any of you informed? Do you know who ACTUALLY signs the budgetary laws? What branch of government is responsible for spending? Stop looking to Presidential policies and start looking at the history of Congress.

Here is the text of the audio:
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Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

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Is it just me or do you see the misdirection that has been part of Obama’s life/career?  If not look above and start with “The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal…” and end with “It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” from there do some research.  Seems many of those in Harvard with him also complained on how it always seemed that he always made each group feel like he’d side with them. 

Wow, the more I get involved with politics the more it is apparent that we need a 3rd and maybe even 4th political party.  Ugh!

News of the Day

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by tazspaz

So here are some of the items that caught my interest today:

On Investor’s Business Daily  we learn what the polls are doing.  This was the most accurate poll in the last presidential election.  My favorite part of this poll was the demographic “Displays Flag”, interesting.

Then there is Wall Street’s view on Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain’s financial planning found out on the New York Post today.  Interestingly enough, have you “Main Street America” seen the benefits of this touted immediate relief plan of the $700 Billion dollar bail out package?  Don’t point to gas prices that has nothing to do with the package.  Gas prices are simple supply vs. demand status as indicated by OPEC’s meeting and subsequent agreement to scale back production.  Hmm?  Just my thoughts here.

Then of course there was the interesting point brought up on WorldNetDaily about Michelle Obama vs. Gov. Sarah Palin.  What’s your take on Mr. Buchanan’s opinion?

Odd, eh, how all these news stories today seem to have a common thread?  lol, let’s not bring up the North Korean clam down of cell phone use to stop the news spread of the food crisis there!  It’s not like anyone is able to curtail free speech and opinion here in the US right?  Right?!?!?

Father Time knocking at the door!

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by tazspaz

Well once again, as I’ve stated many times, History is a wonderful thing to read, learn, and try to understand.

I’ve had to endure listening to people talk about President Bush deregulating the financial industry.  Just listen to all the rhetoric Sen. Obama and fellow Democrats are spreading about how horrible deregulation was/is.  Especially of the financial industry.  Sheesh!!

Hey, guess what?  I AGREE!  Deregulation has caused some of the biggest blunders in economies world wide.  Now, scholars and people much smarter than me now and in the future will make their own determinations.  However, do we as a country really think that deregulation of key infrastructure that is needed for our country to operate is a good idea?  Financial, telecom, oil & gas, etc?

Regardless, here is the history lesson today:  http://moneynews.com/streettalk/deregulation/2008/10/01/136247.html

Now would some one please tell me who signed the bill repealing the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933?

Congress and the Constitution

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by tazspaz

Okay, this is just one of many many stories over the past several days that seriously are starting to tick me off!  http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/09/29/house-republicans-blame-pelosis-speech/

Of all  three branches of the U.S. government, only Congress has the power to determine federal spending. I’m just saying, how many of you have viewed the Constitution recently?  Pursuant to Article I, Section 9, of the U.S. Constitution, “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”

So riddle me this … if a President has the leadership responsibility, but must work with a Congress that is largely against his/her (“her” for future onlookers) policies how does out of control spending happen?  Doesn’t that mean the REAL responsibilities lay with the members of Congress?  If the House and Senate can overturn Presidental veto’s and they don’t approve of a budget what happens?  Ask some people who worked for the federal government during the mid ’90’s and we can tell you.  The federal government closes down, and even military members see shorted paychecks (to be “caught up” once the budget is approved) until law maker’s can come to an agreement or override the Presidential veto; right?

So the next time a Democrat tells you that it’s “ALL President Bush’s fault” for our economy ask them who approves the budget, spending, and why is it that while Congress has been controlled by Democrats the fewest laws in the past 20 years last session? (see here, here, and here) Before you read on I strongly suggest you read those links.  Perhaps more perspective will be found there.  By the way, how did those 1,900+ resolutions help you’re local economy, gas prices, regulation, taxes, and lending issues your family is facing on “Main Street America”??

Please when pointing fingers know a) your history and b) your U.S. Constitution.

So please remember, the next time a Democrat tells you it’s all the Republicans fault, don’t just see who was the President during that time, look at who controlled Congress in that time frame.  Oddly you may gain a new perspective on things. 

Please, once again, don’t take my word for it.  Go look it up!  Education is a wonderful thing … even after you’ve killed off more brain cells than you can remember.  Speaking of which … I have me some brain cells to kill off now!  🙂

SNL’s poor taste in humor.

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by tazspaz

Okay, I might as well just start off with stating that I’m going to probably get flogged for this post!

However, I’m going to post it anyhow.

Just like most liberal people I know (sorry, it’s the truth) SNL has created a “comedic” script with the premise of Todd Palin (Sarah Palin’s, Republican John McCain’s choice for Vice President of the United States, husband for those not following election news) is sleeping with his daughters in a sexual/incest relationship. The premise appears to be that since the Palin’s family is from Alaska that they are a “back woods” family at the expense of journalists in New York and their knowledge of Alaska in general. However, the skit is insulting at its base premise. Just try inserting your family at the expense of the joke on a national level and tell me what you think.

What if they were to produce a skit of Obama eating chicken, chugging grape soda, with watermelon rinds on the table, shooting at passers-by while pimping out his wife at the expense of some right-wing journalists that don’t understand Senator Obama? Tell you what, there would be a HUGE uproar. Heck I won’t be surprised if there is one just because of this post trying to make a point.

Then again maybe I have a weird sense of humor. If it’s so funny why isn’t this skit posted any longer and YouTube has even removed it?  Perhaps some out there thought this skit was hilarious and saw it as nothing but a funny joke.

Ya, funny haha. *disgusted*

 

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