A shout out to my home state

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  1. Fingerprint File says:

    I wonder what the rationale for this is. If it’s the health of the child, then how is this any different than banning parents from smoking in their own home when the child is in the room? If it’s a safety issue, then all smoking in cars should be banned. Am I missing something?

  2. Benjamin says:

    Arkanas is actually one of three states i’ve never been to (Texas and Alabama are the other too). Sounds like a cool place though, would love to check out the boars!

  3. David Zaring says:

    Pale substitute? More like bright, shining star. In Iowa, however, we enjoy basic freedoms that apparently do not exist 400 miles due south.

    I kid. Smoking in cars is really nasty.

  4. Bruce says:

    Actually, they’ve changed the Razorback cheer; it’s now:

    Wooooooooooooooooooooo! Pig. Secondhandsmokeisbadforyou.

  5. geoff manne says:

    I think we all know what the old dad would say. He would start by wondering what the gub’mint thought its business was in the backseats of our cars (what’s next — telling teenagers they can’t neck in the parking lot at Pinnacle Mountain?), followed closely by a choice Dylan lyric, probably:

    It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

    It don’t matter, anyhow

    An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

    If you don’t know by now

    Then he would lament generally the gub’mint’s intrusion into our private lives — especially pernicious bipartisan intruding, the most lamentable kind. Followed by a few well-chosen words for the jokers who smoke in their cars with their kids in tow. And closing with a few swipes at the patent stupidity of the law: So 7 year olds, they don’t need protection? And, of course, parents are free to smoke at home in the trailer with the kids around — we can’t violate the sanctity of the home, after all.

    On second thought, maybe that’s just what I’d say.

    ‘preciate ya.

  6. susan franck says:

    The Governor’s legislative action brings a whole new flavor on that classic existential movie: I Heart Huckabees. But perhaps that’s an overused joke outside of Arkansas…

  7. Nate Oman says:

    geoff: That is about what I think “old dad” would say as well. If you are lucky the Dylan lyrics might be accompanied by disco moves.

    Needless to say, clerking for Judge Buzz was the…Best…job…ever…