From the KNS:
”As the U.S. Surgeon General said last year â€” the debate is over, the science is clear. Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults,” said Conte.
That statement is certainly true, and I’m not contesting it.Â However, there is one small detail to this issue that proponents of smoking bans overlook–the freedom to choose. Continue reading “Do Smoking Bans Cause DUIs?”
Michael Silence reports on the new “wheelie ban” in Tennessee. This piece of worthless legislation was the gift of the generous Vince Dean. There was, however some opposition.
House Judiciary Chairman Rob Briley questioned the need for the legislation, since police can already pull over motorcyclists for wheelies.
“We ought to leave well enough alone with the current law,â€œ said Briley, D-Nashville.
Dean amended his bill to exclude inadvertent wheelies, and those performed in parades by adults riding slower than 30 mph.
So let me get this straight. Continue reading “More Important Legislation–Wheelies”
One of the big issues surrounding the illegal immigration debate is language. Here in Tennessee, legislation has been sponsored to limit the languages of state documents to English only, and there have been other issues involving foreign language books in public school libraries. It seems to be old reliable for anti-immigration people–attack the fact that immigrants can’t/don’t/won’t speak English.
Continue reading “Dollars – The American Language”
Bob Krumm on the Tennessean’s scoop reporting tactics.
I don’t understand criticism of the Tennessean for filling its pages with stories about an ignorant thug who happens to play a sport.
Sure, on the surface it seems like a ridiculous story for a major newspaper to follow, but not when you consider that they held the Gore story (a real story) without running it.
It’s what those in the big newspaper business call a “news offset”.
From the Tennessee Center for Policy Research
Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWhâ€”guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Goreâ€™s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
I’d say that sounds about right.