Monday, November 07, 2005

A Quick Note Before I Go

I'm done with my virtual phonebanking and am about to finish lit-dropping my precinct. Also have a list of folks to cajole into hosing polling-place proximate signs. Tomorrow I'll be up early to poll-greet.

And yes, I'm feeling better. Thanks for asking.

So posting will be light-to-nonexistent between now and Wednesday morning. I wanted to hit a few things before signing off.

Mike Douglas had a good column in yesterday's BJ on Issue 4. He mines the same vein as HypoSpeak about the discrepency between votes totals in congressional elections and the make up of the delegation.

Joe at RubberBuzz notes the upcoming County Council vote on a smoking ban. He highlights today's BJ interview with a smoker and Dodies employee. Yesterday's BJ gives a more substantive story about the likely fallout. This issue perpetuates last week's disturbing Pho Agrees with Republicans theme. The one Akron-based conservative blog has posted against it. I just don't get banning smoking outright. If people don't like smokey bars or find a restaurant's no-smoking section too small, they can just vote with their feet.

On the other hand, check out this Q&A from today's BJ story:

Q: What else has changed since the ban?

A: The clientele, mostly . . . We get less artists, the intellectuals, decadents . . . People that do things they're not supposed to do . . . Customers don't hang around. With the smokers, people hang out longer.
You wonder how long conservatives will oppose it if that gets out.

Finally that guy with a great second syllable -- Scott Piepho -- has another op-ed in today's BJ. This one is about Issue 78. You'd swear he's been reading Back-to-School Monday.

See you at the polls tomorrow.


boringmadedull said...

Turned up your site from the sitemeter logs...

It's nice to be noticed as "the one Akron-based conservative blog". Thanks. In Akron, it's a pretty small market.

Pls note that conservative does not necessarily mean Republican, though I suspect that opposition to smoking bans is more of a libertarian position than a conservative one.