Smoker's Rights Van Tour People's
Republic of Chicago & Indianapolis 2/17-2/20
I'm in process of redoing the van art. Looks
like it could take a while for enough folks to catch on, and will need the
moving billboard for awhile, so decided to make it prettier. There's one sign I haven't replaced yet, but got most of the rest of it done. Here
are pics of the new look:
Notice that American Flag. There is no
swastika on it, nor a hammer and sickle.
There ARE red stripes that symbolize the blood that
was shed by those who fought
and died to give us a FREE country.
Feb. 17-18 I traveled to Chicago, IL. On Saturday, I toured PR
of Chicago for several hours, then attended meeting with IL Smoker's
Rights. They are just getting started, and I hope they will get something
going. They have some very worthy goals, including overturning the Chicago
smoking ban, and blocking the current attempt to shove through a state wide ban.
More INFO: www.illinoissmokersrights.com
On the way home, on the
19th, I toured Bloomington, Normal, Springfield, and Champaign. Did our
shopping in Champaign (couple hundred $ at Sam's Club, Home Depot, &
Michaels + a gas stop) since we are proud of THEM for rejecting a smoking ban
On our way home from Chicago, we visited Indianapolis again. It's a
lovely city, with some especially awesome war memorials. Indy will
turn people's republic on March 1. BOYCOTT of Indianapolis, IN
Van is getting thumbs up, waves, applause, CHEERS,
folks flicking their lighters at me, etc. everywhere. Also some
stunned (sort of deer in headlights) looks, which are funny. I guess some
anti-smokers aren't used to being talked back too. Only 2 (polite) 'thumbs
down' entire trip (1,300 miles - amazing) - I waved my flag at them, and said a
prayer for them. Since all the news, 'edukation', tv, radio (all media)
seems to be pretty much wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical cos &
anti-smoking industry now, we will just have to be creative to exercise our
first amendment rights. Too many smokers have been too intimidated by
it all to speak up in person, really hasn't been much way for truth to come
out. Van makes a GREAT bill board. Good thing I LOVE to drive.
We will have to do it like they did back before we had all this press, tv, etc.
- word of mouth, and flyers/pamphlets. And we have the www now : ) I
have started, and also a few others - I am hoping it will catch on
I rode all around Chicago, Indy, also Springfield
(Statehouse and down town) with my flag high (out the window) slowly - cruise
control set on 20 mph - with LOUD music (Revolution Cry - Passion Worship Band
<VBG>, and handing out flyers at stop lights, etc. ALL the news
people are trying SO HARD to IGNORE me. I am sure they hope I will go
away, but I won't. I don't care what anyone thinks - the truth is the
truth. I put 40,000 miles on that van last year. My son is in S. FL,
daughter & grandkids in VT, sister in WA, and dad in 'Lost' Angeles.
And nobody in my family has been on an airplane since smoking bans. Did
People's Republic of Louisville on my way home, too.
I am someone who values our US Constitution a
lot. Private Property rights are a key difference between our system
and communism. Private property is the goose that lays the golden eggs in
this country. Governments do NOT produce ANY wealth - individuals working,
and PRIVATELY OWNED businesses (since we ARE NOT a communist country)
do. Communism is a prescription for
national poverty - even the Russians have had sense enough to dump it.
Their farmers were known to allow whole crops to rot in the fields while
millions of their people starved, because their workers knew they wouldn't get
one bean more than anyone else no matter how hard they worked. The joke
was 'we pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us'. Private property
rights - the belief that anyone at all in this country can invest their OWN
resources of money and energy to build a business - and maybe if they do it
really well can make out like Donald Trump is THE reason the USA has produced
more wealth than any other country in the history of the world. People
have HUGE MOTIVATION when they OWN their businesses.
Our property rights are under attack from all
directions. Besides the 'animal rights' wackos and the smoke nazis, there
is the NAIS - where if you own so much as a SINGLE horse, cow, goat, etc. you
will be expected to chip and register it with USDA as part of the 'national
herd'. Sorry, but MY cow is MY cow. Only in the USSR, or People's
Republic of China (or maybe Nazi Germany) would I consider it part of a
'national herd'. And we have the land grabs going on with abuses of
EPA (endangered species act) and eminent domain... all kinds of stuff like
that going on.
When are we going to
WE CAN NOT TAKE AWAY
OUR NEIGHBOR'S RIGHTS WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING OUR OWN.
Some dodo at Indianapolis dog shows (2/11/06)
told me 'all the private businesses belong to the voters because we are a
democracy'. Wouldn't Karl Marx be so proud? I told him to READ our
US Constitution. We have a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC - a rule of LAW - NOT a
'democracy'. Also, recite the Pledge of Allegiance - 'and to the REPUBLIC
for which it stands'. Marx said 'We must win the war for democracy'.
Democracy has NEVER ever worked in all of history. It is a formalized version of
'mob rule', where the majority can vote away the rights of minorities,
and they always go bankrupt as soon as the voters learn they can vote
themselves largess from the treasury. Marx's plan was to destabilize
countries by helping to bring in 'democracy'. Then the countries are ripe
for takeover by dictator, or communist revolution.
I do not drink alcohol - I am 'righteous' and
'better' than others. <G> Alcohol kills millions, STINKS to high
heaven, and IS a class A carcinogen. In fact, looking at the actual
science studies (oh, and I made an A in college statistics http://www.hosanna1.com/myresume.html
), I find that alcohol correlates more highly with lung, mouth, throat,
esophageal, and many other cancers than smoking. YET, I do NOT want
alcohol prohibition for 2 reasons.
1. This is the USA - a FREE country, where
folks who own their businesses have PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. Besides,
I have 2 feet that DO NOT have to walk into a bar.
2. IT DID NOT WORK. Smoking prohibition
IS NOT going to work any better.
The People's Republic of California has a 'level
playing field' - a state wide smoking ban. Guess how much it's cost them
SO FAR???? 100 BILLION - there are 3,000 fewer restaurants and bars in that
state than there should be based on their past 10 years of economic growth, and
compared with their neighboring states, also compared with overall growth of all
non-smoking ban states. There is a very interesting report here: http://www.aalf.ws/smoking/bancostsCA100billiondollars/ ,
which by the way does NOT take into account all the SUPPLIERS of those 3,000
non-existent businesses. That's a HECK of a lot of jobs & business
(& personal income) taxes. The 'level playing field' is
a MUCH SMALLER 'field' than before their smoking ban. They are
having SEVERE budget problems there.
Guess WHO is probably going to make up for the
economic shortfall of Lexington and Louisville's smoking bans???? The REST
of the taxpayers in KY, I'll just bet. We've already exported most of our
tobacco industry to Brazil, due to these LIES. How's it going to help our
economy if we also decimate our hospitality industry??? The rest of the
taxpayers of IN will pay for Indianapolis' ban too - just like IL taxpayers will
pay for Chicago's.
And LIES - YES. Over past 20 years or so,
hundreds of millions (probably billions so far) of MY (AND YOUR) tax $ have
been spent in an attempt to brainwash everyone into believing that a species
which SURVIVED by heating and cooking by BURNING wood, coal, peat, DUNG, and
whatever else humans could figure out how to burn - for MILLENNIA (if you
believe the evolution gospel), is suddenly being killed off by someone ELSE's
tobacco smoke (ROFLOL). Have been laughing about this for about 20 years,
but NOT laughing any more - now that we are revoking private property rights -
the right of the OWNERS of businesses to choose themselves what they want in
THEIR businesses. BTW, we still heat with WOOD at MY house. Sorry,
we can all quit smoking here, but WE WILL STILL "STINK" like SMOKE - and our
Afghan Hounds too. : ) Some stoopid state is also trying to outlaw
FIREPLACES now. And coming soon - maybe the day will come when you will be
expected to bath and wash your clothes in baking soda before coming out in
The Lord has blessed me with a VERY BIG mouth
<G>. And he does NOT love SCAMS - lies for purpose of ripping off
hundreds of billions. By the way, the governments make out big time on
these lies, too. They are raking in hundreds of billions in tobacco taxes
that have far surpassed EXTORTION levels. And guess what??? SMOKERS DO NOT
pay them - EVERYONE ELSE does. Smokers are not the government. They
don't just go print themselves up some more money when they don't have
enough. NO, they shift spending from SOME OTHER PART of their
budget. Those extortion tobacco taxes are getting SUCKED right up out of
the GENERAL ECONOMY, just like ALL taxes. Sales of EVERYTHING - goods
& services are being impacted by this. I am continually amazed at how
gullible folks are. Telling us they are 'only taxing smokers' is like
saying they are only going to dip buckets of water out of the smoker's end of
the swimming pool.
I will NOT help ANYONE pretend that a place (state,
city, county) without private property rights is a part of the USA. They
are all now part of the United People's Republic of America. I will do
what ever I can by telling the TRUTH (Love the 1st amendment, too : ) to
help these places regain their freedom, and rejoin the USA. I can not vote
in most of these places, so only thing I can do is vote with my dollars.
If it catches on and LOTS of freedom lovers and/or smokers also vote with their
dollars, maybe some sanity will return. I sure hope so.
I have said hardly a peep about any of this nonsense for
all these years, until My
Last Straw. Our whole family of 6 just quit flying, and quit going to
movies. Also, have saved a LOT in stores, as I no longer browse around and
buy so much stuff on impulse. I get in and out with my list asap.
Have saved far more than enough to pay the extortion taxes. And silly
non-smoking taxpayers, who don't realize THEY are paying for it all.
Wonder just how many other smokers have been behaving as our family has?
Or even partly? Would love to see a study of how much anti-smoking lies
have cost society in lost economic activity of ALL kinds?
HELP Get the Word OUT - VISIT OUR FREE GRAPHICS PAGE