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Stogie News: Blitzkrieg the Buckeye Ban

5 Dec 2006

Sure, the Buckeye State might be home to the best team in college football (at least for now), but do Ohioans have the right to light up indoors? According to the power-hungry state legislators in Columbus, not after 12:01 AM on Thursday.

That’s when the fascist statewide smoking ban on bars, restaurants, and almost every other business goes into effect, criminalizing business owners who choose to offer smoke-friendly environments to their customers and the adult smokers who consciously frequent such locales.

But before you stop reading this out of frustration or sheer helplessness, you should know that this time there’s something you can do. The following simple action may not stop the law from hitting Ohioans like a hurricane of oppression, but it will infuriate the Columbus bureaucrats who thrust their “values” on the populace – and that’s a start.

Take a few minutes to call 866-559-OHIO. That’s the toll-free “Complaint Hotline” the state initiated to allow nosey Ohioans to report smoking ban violations. Even though the ban is not yet in effect, the hotline is up and running and will immediately connect you to a lovely Ohio Department of Health bureaucrat. They even take out of state calls! Trust me.

Instead of reporting a ban violation, I suggest you let the state government have a piece of your mind for squelching free choice and imposing their anti-smoking “ideals” on the citizenry. Now that’s a complaint.

If you don’t know how to put your feelings into words, feel free to take a few lines from this post.

It’s worth pointing out that Ohio officials established the hotline because they’re not quite sure how to enforce the ban. That’s government efficiency for you.

So let’s make the Columbus bureaucrats pay for their fascist powergrab by flooding the Ohio Department of Health with some serious “complaints” over the next few days. We may not make any real difference in public policy, but we can piss off the government workers who live off our tax dollars.

Patrick A

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4 Responses to “Stogie News: Blitzkrieg the Buckeye Ban”

  1. Anonymous Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:18 am #

    866-559-OHIO

    that's 866-559-6446 for the rotary phone users!

  2. Eric from Cleveland Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:18 am #

    Hahaha, this is hilarious. Thanks for pointing this out. I made a call and had some great fun. I suggest you all do the same!

  3. Pimp Daddy Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 8:24 am #

    Let's pass a law banning people with green eyes. They piss me off! I'm offended by people who drive Orange cars too! Can't we pass a law against people who drive those too? I'm Ok with orange cars by the way, I just hate their drivers. After all, this is America and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights doesn't say anything about protecting drivers of Orange cars. Can we get the Gestapo to enforce these laws?

  4. History Buff Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    It is very, very DANGEROUS when a foundation, or when an organization can BUY law. It's beyond scary when they further do so with a lot of deceit.

    1. Financial Ties Between Head of Smoking Cessation Guideline Panels and Big Pharma Run Deep http://www.tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/

    2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by Tobin Dickerson and Kim Janda, of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/14/8

    3. Why is a pharmaceutical company funding smoking bans all around the country? http://www.cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2005/07/w

    4. Will there be an investigation into this nationwide government scandal? http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/01/will-

    5. The science http://www.forces.org/evidence/prologue.htm