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Ohio Senate Considers Limiting Smoking in Cars
WKRD ^ | 02/02/2012 | WKRD

Posted on 02/02/2012 5:20:36 AM PST by TSgt

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I loath smoking but think this is goofy.

That said, it ticks me off when smokers flick their butts out the window.

And then there are those who smoke while I'm pumping gas...

1 posted on 02/02/2012 5:20:41 AM PST by TSgt
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I’m a non-smoker, but this is about tyranny right here. Holy crap, politicians don’t think we can run ANY aspect of our lives. They’re totally out of control, out of their minds, and power drunk.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 5:23:59 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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She’s a doozy!

This is another one of her masterpieces:

Ohio state senator revives bill requiring culture classes for health workers
http://www.medcitynews.com/2011/02/ohio-state-senator-revives-bill-requiring-culture-classes-for-health-workers/
A newly elected Ohio Democratic state senator has become the latest to push a legislative proposal that would require “cultural competency” classes for healthcare workers.

The proposed law, Senate Bill 60, would apply to a wide variety of state-licensed and -certified professionals, including physicians, nurses, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists.

The latest proposal marks the fourth time in roughly seven years that the “cultural competency” classes law has been introduced. This time around, Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, is the bill’s sponsor.

“Understanding the race, culture and ethnicity of the population you’re serving ensures that you’re providing the most appropriate service for that individual,” Tavares said.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 5:28:20 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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Thank you! THANK YOU!!

Dear, DEAR Nannystate!!!

ThanK you for saving us from OURSELVES!!!!

WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD ALL HAVE DIED long ago.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 5:28:38 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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Is it culturally sensitive to believe that some aspects of some cultures stink?


5 posted on 02/02/2012 5:30:29 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mich Patriot

Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) is proud to join the Ohio Senate to represent Columbus and the 15th District. She is a committed public servant who served as a member of Columbus City Council from 1999 to 2010. Prior to joining Council, Tavares left a legacy for the citizens of Ohio during her 5 ½ year tenure in the Ohio General Assembly as the State Representative in the 22nd House District. Tavares was the first African-American female to serve in the state legislature from Franklin County and the first African-American woman ever to hold a leadership position in the Ohio General Assembly.

02.10.2011 Senator Tavares Presents Testimony for Bill That Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Hire Ex-felons Columbus - State Senator Charleta B. Tavares presented sponsor testimony to the Senate Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee for Senate Bill 58.
6 posted on 02/02/2012 5:30:44 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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The idea, as always, is to find more Revenues, via fines for smoking. I'm sure we've ALL seen the abundance of Radar Traps and other means of assessing Fines (a big Revenue source for communities and the State). I know that in a LOT of places, they've started fining cigarette butt tossers in the neighborhood of $150 for throwing a single butt out the window of your car. I don't condone littering, either, but I sure see a LOT more McD's wrappers and coffee carryout cups littering the highway, than I do cigarette butts. (Nothing is more disgusting than having a driver empty his ashtray on the parking lot next to his car at a mall, etc.)

I would like to see them FINE those women who wear $1/quart perfume for air pollution, myself.

7 posted on 02/02/2012 5:31:25 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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The idea, as always, is to find more Revenues, via fines for smoking. I'm sure we've ALL seen the abundance of Radar Traps and other means of assessing Fines (a big Revenue source for communities and the State). I know that in a LOT of places, they've started fining cigarette butt tossers in the neighborhood of $150 for throwing a single butt out the window of your car. I don't condone littering, either, but I sure see a LOT more McD's wrappers and coffee carryout cups littering the highway, than I do cigarette butts. (Nothing is more disgusting than having a driver empty his ashtray on the parking lot next to his car at a mall, etc.)

I would like to see them FINE those women who wear $1/quart perfume for air pollution, myself.

8 posted on 02/02/2012 5:31:25 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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This would be another one of those goofy laws that the police don’t have the time to mess with.

In Indiana we have a law to stop that butt flicking out the windows of a car.

It is not enforced. I asked a cop I know about that that and he laughed. He said “are you kidding me, we don’t have the time or inclination to pay attention to what everyone is doing in their car, our time is spent on crimes”


9 posted on 02/02/2012 5:31:57 AM PST by dforest
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To: Flintlock

I hope you’re not directing that at me.

I’m against this bill.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 5:32:05 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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Ohio Senate Considers Limiting Smoking in Cars

Yes, it's alright for the Government Motors cars to burst into flames, but they shouldn't be allowed to make smoke and pollute the air.

11 posted on 02/02/2012 5:35:11 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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My live experience is that smokers are generally highly inconsiderate of others.

I’m not looking to start a flame war here, just stating what I’ve observed.

In fact, every smoker I see while driving always disposes of their cigarette out the window.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:12 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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“Understanding the race, culture and ethnicity of the population you’re serving ensures that you’re providing the most appropriate service for that individual,” Tavares said.

I wonder if that cultural training also includes instruction for black healthcare workers to better understand white race and culture? (crickets chirping)

13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:28 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: traditional1

live = life

Need more coffee ;)


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:59 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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Sen. Frank LaRose, warned that critics are likely to say the proposal infringes on personal freedom.

Critics, eh? Why doesn't Sen. LaRose himself point out that crucial and obvious fact?

God these people are cowards.

15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:37:48 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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You don't live near me....I don't discard my smokes out the window; that's what ashtrays are for.

I don't mind being asked NOT to smoke somewhere by someone who is bothered, as I've smoked in my garage for 45 years (wife HATES smoking).

I just don't like reformed smokers who get in my face and rant about the smoke, just to make a point and show their political correctness.

OTOH, 1/4"x1" cigarette butts disfigure the landscape a lot less than an 8"x3" coffee cup, or a 6"x6" Big Mac wrapper and box......

16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:41:20 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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That said, it ticks me off when smokers flick their butts out the window.

There are days I wish smoking would be banned entirely, but the liberty-loving American in me ultimately regains control. I live on a fairly busy street in a small city, and I pick up dozens of butts from my lawn every week. Every, single, week -- and I curse smokers the whole time.

I can deal with the smoke, but picking up other people's gargabe drives me nuts.

And the smoker who doesn't throw his butts to the ground is the exception, rather than the rule. I've witnessed every smoker I've ever known throw a butt down.

17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:42:04 AM PST by AnglePark
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That said, it ticks me off when smokers flick their butts out the window.

Consider this: even little birdies need tampax...

And then there are those who smoke while I'm pumping gas...

That, sir, is definitely idiotic! Along with being on a cell phone when gassing up...

18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:42:51 AM PST by Road Warrior 04
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These politicians obviously believe that their power is without limit or any bounds.

This is insane!


19 posted on 02/02/2012 5:44:51 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Yup...

Tobacco: totally legal substance.

You just can’t use it anywhere.

Might as well leagalize MJ— heck, legalize all the drugs— under the same conditions. Net effect— zero.

(I’m also a non- actually an ex-smoker.)


20 posted on 02/02/2012 5:49:43 AM PST by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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