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I am happy to announce that Austin has decided to overturn the smoking ban that was to start next year. The new mayor and a couple of new faces on city council decided to vote against the ban and put in rules for establishing smoking areas. I CAN STILL JAZZ IT UP WITH A HOYO AND SCOTCH AT THE ELEPHANT ROOM!!!!!

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Leave it to Texas to have the balls to step up to the plate and put these anti-smoking laws where they belong: in the trash can.
Too bad Florida couldn't sack up and do the same.

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This whole smoking ban thing is one stupid trend that's making everybody (in this case state/municipal legislatures) jump on the bandwagon like lemmings just so they can justify they're doing something that benefits everyone, while instead they're encroaching on people's rights & space.
Everything in moderation, my grandfather used to say. That also goes for smoking restrictions. I understand the need for smoke free environments, but social gathering places, certain bars/clubs/lounges, and special events (i.e. sports, weddings) almost demand an environment for smoking, and smoker's have rights too.
The fair thing to do is to allow smoker's to also enjoy their habits by giving them the space needed to light up. I've been in many social situations having a cigar in hand really enhances the social environment and interactions.
Kudos to Austin for having the guts to stand up to the herd mentality.

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I couldn't agree with your more Mo. It seems that the pendulum swings its swiftest through the center of its arc. Moderation as your Grandfather has said is certainly called for.
 

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The only thing is that now bar owners have to pony up $300 per year for a smoking permit.:sb
 

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Dr. Evil said:
The only thing is that now bar owners have to pony up $300 per year for a smoking permit.:sb
True, but the alternative would have killed 6th Street. Original even had it where there was no smoking within 50 feet of establishments, which meant no smoking anywhere along 6th Street.

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Dr. Evil said:
The only thing is that now bar owners have to pony up $300 per year for a smoking permit.
Less than a buck a day to save your business, or at the very least, tens of thousands of dollars.

Pretty good investment I'd say. I couldn't write the check fast enough if I were a bar owner.
 

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Well the $300 fee shouldn't be an issue...If it is.
I know a company that may "sponsor" a bar or 2 LOL!!!!


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Hey Dagwrench, you in Austin, me too. Couple of good places to light up a stogie, Dan McKlusky's bar in the Arboretum, occasionally really good music on the patio, and Cool River in North Austin, off Parmer, cant remember exact street. Frank B
 

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Oh man don't get me started. At least Texas has more balls then Massachusetts where I live. These goddamned pencil necked, weenie nosed, whiny liberal pukes should get a broomstick rammed up their collective asses. Moderation Hell!! I've been moderate my whole life (well I guess that ain't exactly true), but I've been reasonably appropriate at least (well lets forget this line of thought). Bottom line is these smoking bans and gun control laws and helmut laws and seat belt laws are just plain an erosion of our personal freedom and a sign of creeping fascism. I am very tired of being reasonable. I work my ass off and I can't even sit in a bar and smoke a cigar. Our whole system is more concerned about the rights and well being of the criminals and scumbags and deadbeats then we are about the personal rights of the people who truly contribute to society. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Goose....

flipflop's 8 Step Approach

1. Go to humidor.
2. Select cigar.
3. Go to liquor cabinet.
4. Take out bottle of scotch.
5. Light up cigar.
6. Drink at least one half bottle of scotch.
7. Sleep it off.
8. Make plans to move out of People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Massachusetts ASAP.

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Goose,

Next time tell us how you really feel..

What you said is 100% true. Its this neo-socalist/fascist society that is creeping in would make the founders roll in their graves.
Just last week we had a headline in the local mullet wrapper that was titled "City Commissioners Allow Smoking in Local Bar" then the sub-title "Clean Air Advocates to appeal"

What's wrong with that headline?

Since when has everyone gotten so damn soft in our society? Since when has everyone become so damn fragile?

At a local cigar bar I drove by two weeks ago, there was one of those anti-smoking groups demonstrating outside with signs trying to get the employees to file suit against their employer for un-safe working conditions. The bottom line is this: these extremist people will not stop until they think they have created some sort of social utopia in which misery will be spread equally.

Florida has succumbed to the resistance I'm afraid. It will take an act of God to get things back to the way they used to be.

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FrankB said:
Hey Dagwrench, you in Austin, me too. Couple of good places to light up a stogie, Dan McKlusky's bar in the Arboretum, occasionally really good music on the patio, and Cool River in North Austin, off Parmer, cant remember exact street. Frank B
Grew up in Austin, now I live in Killeen. Just recently got out of the
Army. I usually go to The Gingerman, Elephant Room, or Bitter End.

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Hey Dagwrench, appreciate the info on those cigar friendly establishments. Will check them out. Looks like I am going to be in Austin for at least 3 more months, contract got extended. Things are looking up, moving into this great new small apt complex and I'll be damned, they are having cigars under the stars on the 2nd day of my tenancy. Sounds like my kinda place. Back to the original thread... Talking about the PC capital of the world. try to find a place to smoke in CT. Was in a bar above a restaurant in Mystic River and asked the hostage if it was cool to light up, a look of absolute horror came over her face, I might as well have asked her if I could take a c**p in the middle of the floor. Frank B
 

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At least in Texas if worse comes to worse you can still have a smoke outside in Dec, here in Minnesota(where everything is Illegal) you can't (15degrees at the present time) The local American Legion club is the only place you can smoke a cigar and keep the eye rolling to a minimum.

Jerry in Minnesota.
 

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I realize that $300 isn't much in the overall scheme of things, but it exposes the true motives of the "anti-smoke" assholes. It's not about health, "it's all about the money, boys.":fu
 

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What sux is the original ordinance called for establishments to put in costly vent systems or special rooms. They did that and they still tried to screw them over.

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God, I miss Austin.. Moved to So Cal a few years ago to chase love and work, I hope bring her back to the homeland in a couple years.
 
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