The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Toledo No Smoking Law

December 31st, 2003 . by Alexander Fisher

I’ve seen recent stories and letters to the editor about Toledo’s no smoking law. The ones that gave me the most pause were two in particular. Right after the ban was announced, a bar owner complained in a front page story that yes, maybe, more non-smokers would start coming to her bar, but that non-smokers would leave by midnight and only smokers would stay until the bar closes. She claimed that that was a big part of her business that would be lost. Just a few days ago in a letter to the editor, a bar customer, said that now that he couldn’t smoke in a Toledo bar, he and his friends would start frequenting bars in surrounding communities more often that allowed smoking.

Maybe I am the only one that thinks this, but I would say that if less people stayed out drinking until 2:30 AM and didn’t drive home drunker than they would’ve been at midnight, I’d say that is better, not worse. If bar patrons start driving further to drink, more people will be driving impaired longer distances. That’s probably something I would not announce to the police in the newspaper. I would not be surprised if Toledo police start setting up checkpoints leading in from these suburban communities.

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Here my Blog !

December 29th, 2003 . by Alexander Fisher

I don’t know why I decided that I should start writing this web log. I do a lot of writing and I usually have sent them to newspapers and posted them on my web site that I have been ignoring for six months. Originally I looked for a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 template so that I could just edit it from that program. It seemed like the easiest way to begin. I found one, but it was $129. Next…

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Don’t Misunderestimate me because I hate George Bush

December 29th, 2003 . by Alexander Fisher

I am just like you mostly. I think we all really want about the same thing. A nice house. Good things for ourselves and our family. A job that you kind of like is handy too. That’s why I am so puzzled by the behavior of some conservatives and reactionaries in the Republican party.

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Whose Laws Are These?

December 26th, 2003 . by Alexander Fisher

Recently the US and the Ohio governments made the news by passing new requirements for phone number portability and concealed weapons that made me wonder who is in charge and what are they doing with their time besides this?

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Republican Primaries, or the lack thereof

December 26th, 2003 . by Alexander Fisher

I just don’t understand the everyday member of the Republican party these days. They have a president who thinks he is king and that the constitution is just a hinderence. Then they decide the common Republican cannot decide to choose to vote for George Bush, so they don’t have primaries and no one has any choice. Why is there no Republican backlash?

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