Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Forces offers $3,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of anti-smokers....

About time some organization started doing this, due to the fact that the anti-smoking hysteria bandwagon has long overran its course, and that an end to all of this really badly needs to happen! It'd really help, if so many factors could finally start to weed out of office, the most anti-smoking politicians who always enable more incremental laws to happen.

I especially look at Michael Bloomberg as the very worst of all these enabling anti-smoking politicians, and I have a bad feeling about Rahm Emmanuel being Chicago's next mayor doing sneaky that's very anti-smoking. It wouldn't surprise me if sometime during his first term as mayor, he announces he wants to raise the city cigarette tax from its current rate of 68 cents(this is on top of a $2 county cigarette tax, and a 98 cent state tax. and of course, why I don't buy in either Chicago or suburban Cook County). Doesn't help that I recall when he was a Congressman in the district that corrupt Blago and Rostenkowski once represented, Rahm voted in support of SCHIP and FDA tobacco regulation, as noted here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-976 (SCHIP bill that former Pres. Bush vetoed, he voted in favor of SCHIP each time, including on the failed veto override vote)
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1108 (FDA tobacco regulation bill in 2007, this bill only passed Congress, but never got a U.S. Senate vote)

I'd certainly love to be proven wrong about Emmanuel, but can't help that I don't hold high hopes for him proving me wrong. Something makes me think that his governing style as mayor won't be much different than outgoing mayor Richard Daley, and who I never ONCE voted for. For the record, I was not impressed much with any of the 4 major mayoral candidates, and as a city resident, I very reluctantly voted for Miguel del Valle. Also, I was very divided on whether to vote for him or Chico, thinking there would be an Emmanuel-Chico runoff. But hey, one always has to move on from obsessing what could've been, if past elections had gone slightly differently.

And here's the link from Forces(thanks jredheadgirl for letting me know I forgot to include it, and sorry about that):


  1. Darnit, sorry I forgot to post the link! Doing so right now, check the regular part of the post.