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Stoked

La Porte, TX

#1 Apr 8, 2013
The city passed a new smoking ordinance tonight at council so no more smoking in restaurants and hotels.

You can still smoke in bars and that's about it.

The Ord will start in 14 days.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#2 Apr 8, 2013
I am a non-smoker and I don't agree with this at all.

I think it should be left up to the business to decide if they want smoking in their establishment or not.

If the people don't like the smoke... they won't patronize the establishment.

These things are better left up to the free market... rather than having government meddling in them.

That is a sure sign of what kind of City Council La Porte has, one that wants to control your private lives and tell you how to live them.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#3 Apr 9, 2013
It's a non-issue. Houston has had this for about 10 years. It will attract more people to restaurants. The majority of the population doesn't want the trash at the table next door ruining their food. If you don't want to smoke outside, move to another town.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#4 Apr 9, 2013
Elaine wrote:
It's a non-issue. Houston has had this for about 10 years. It will attract more people to restaurants. The majority of the population doesn't want the trash at the table next door ruining their food. If you don't want to smoke outside, move to another town.
So... smokers are trash to you?

No one is trash, Elaine.

It's a shame you think other people are lesser than yourself.

That's probably the main reason you and I don't get along... you think you're so much better than me.

You would have never driven down the road I have walked... and I would never walked down the road you drive... but you are no better than me... we just take different paths to the same place.
truth

Seabrook, TX

#5 Apr 9, 2013
You are stupid Elaine. I guess you cant help it. You need him.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#6 Apr 9, 2013
El Ranchero won't be the same place without the morning people that come in for breakfast, coffee and cigarettes.

But... I guess City Council does not care if it costs businesses on Main street.

Their goal is to force out all the little people anyway... so they can buy up all the property.

Since: Jul 10

La Porte, TX

#7 Apr 9, 2013
I'm glad!
Elaine

Houston, TX

#8 Apr 10, 2013
El Ranchero will have MORE business now.

The 81% of the public who do not smoke will not have their food ruined by the 19% of the public who do smoke.

If you want to stink, move to Baytown.
no fumar

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 10, 2013
It's about time Lp reaches toward the 20th century. Should have included bars too.
Edna Cambell

La Porte, TX

#10 Apr 10, 2013
Elaine wrote:
El Ranchero will have MORE business now.
The 81% of the public who do not smoke will not have their food ruined by the 19% of the public who do smoke.
If you want to stink, move to Baytown.
Baytown? They have already had a smoking ordinance for awhile
Elaine

Houston, TX

#11 Apr 10, 2013
Edna Cambell wrote:
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Baytown? They have already had a smoking ordinance for awhile
Fine. Move to Channelview.
trea

Ponchatoula, LA

#12 Apr 10, 2013
el Toro stinks on Friday nights. if you think it is better, you are white trash.
trea

Ponchatoula, LA

#13 Apr 10, 2013
Antonio's in lp is my favorite restaurant, if they allowed smoking I would not ..
Elaine

La Porte, TX

#14 Apr 10, 2013
Edna Cambell wrote:
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Baytown? They have already had a smoking ordinance for awhile
For years.
GOTP

La Porte, TX

#15 Apr 10, 2013
Elaine wrote:
El Ranchero will have MORE business now.
The 81% of the public who do not smoke will not have their food ruined by the 19% of the public who do smoke.
If you want to stink, move to Baytown.
Wrong. When it was enacted in one town, my friend's business dropped by more than 50%.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#16 Apr 10, 2013
Elaine wrote:
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For years.
Nice try GOAT!
aboutime

La Porte, TX

#17 Apr 10, 2013
You can thank Councilman Leonard for the ordinance. I heard he has worked on it for some time.
I think it is a good thing. I smoke, but not while I am eating, it ruins the taste of my food. Love to smoke when drinking. If you cannot live without smoking for an hour mayne you need help.
Elaine nobody is trash; some just smell like it when they sit near you while you eat. What will the older people at the senior center do now? Maybe they can sell those electronic smokes legally in town.
The fine could get stiff for repete offenders, up to $2000.00. The law is a lot like Pasadena's. I guess smokers last chance is Deer Park don't think they have one YET.
Pinche Gringo

Baytown, TX

#18 Apr 10, 2013
Elaine wrote:
It's a non-issue. Houston has had this for about 10 years. It will attract more people to restaurants. The majority of the population doesn't want the trash at the table next door ruining their food. If you don't want to smoke outside, move to another town.
Elaine, I didn't know you were a nanny statist.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#19 Apr 11, 2013
Not a NS at all. Keep your stink out of my food. I can't bring a skunk into a restaurant. I can't belch or fart out loud without being asked to leave. How is smoking any different other than we're used to it?
no fumar

Humble, TX

#20 Apr 11, 2013
Elaine wrote:
Not a NS at all. Keep your stink out of my food. I can't bring a skunk into a restaurant. I can't belch or fart out loud without being asked to leave. How is smoking any different other than we're used to it?
Have you actually tried all those things?

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