Joined July 28, 2006
3 months, 4 weeks agoDrew's comment on:
Both of my kids attend school in the LISD, and I agree with this decision. I don't want armed teachers at thier school. The likelihood that a teacher would/could take out a shooter (not to mention the likelihood of a shooter entering the school at all) is extremely small. What would be more likely to happen is for a gun to get misplaced and a horrible accident to occur.
2 years, 4 months agoDrew's comment on:
The free-choice thing to do is allow restaurant and bar owners decide if they want their establishment to be smoke-free or not. Then potential customers can decide to enter or not. They are privately run businesses after all, and smoking is legal.
I can see the sense in a ban in all other public indoor places, but in reality, what public places are left as it is that you can smoke indoors besides some restaurants and bars?
3 years, 10 months agoDrew's comment on:
Immediately jumping on 'neurotic suburbanites' gets irritating. People who live in the city limits think that every last person in a suburb fits this stereotype of uptight people who are afraid of 'real life', and the only true place to live is in a city. I don't read many comments of suburban dwellers making fun of Dallas residents, so ease up. Strange people with strange motives live everywhere.
4 years, 7 months agoDrew's comment on:
I smoke. Not particularly proud of it, but neither am I ashamed of it. I completely agree that smoking should not be allowed in places like grocery stores, office buildings, Target, the DMV, etc. But for bars, restaurants, pool halls and the like, it should be the owner's choice. The owner can decide which way he wants to run the risk of losing some business.
Seems that many of the anti-smoking activists are of the new Repulican variety, which is odd since the party is supposedly for less gov't intervention and a 'get out of my life' policy.
I don't see a problem correlating smoking with food or alcohol. If you drink too much, it's a health hazard. If you eat crappy, fatty food all the time, that's a health hazard. Will it be coming down the pipe that if you eat a fast food burger more than twice a week (and not enough veggies) you'll get fined? High fat diets lead to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Too much imbibing could mean you'll need a new liver one day. That's expensive. I mean, why should I, who eats a balanced and healthy diet and consumes alcohol very moderately, have to fork over money to subsidize your increased medical bills due to unhealthy eating/drinking habits? Good thing there's a 'Crap Food Ban' and an 'Easy on the Partying' rule. Now if we only can get the gov't to pass a law whereby I can sue somebody if they say something mean to me, thereby damaging my self-esteem and requiring therapy and/or compensation for lost wages because I was too upset to make it to work...