OK, now for a combination moment. The two previous posts talked about politician’s wimping out and a WTF moment.
This post combines both.
From the Herald Leader:
Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael affirmed a 2005 district court ruling that found that booster clubs qualify as private organizations under the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's indoor smoking ban. Private organizations are exempt from enforcement.....
A lawyer representing the booster clubs said the ruling is a big win for students who play sports, march in their high school bands or participate in other extra-curricular activities. The clubs raise money for uniforms, equipment, facilities, trips to competitions and other expenses.
The WTF part –
It’s good to let people kill themselves and others so my kid can get a new jock strap?
What are you people thinking? What are you teaching your kids?
And before the combined Lafayette and Dunbar bands storm my house, I bought the fruit this year, and every other year. And I still have a preprinted check book to the Lafayette band in my desk, from when my kid was member.
How many of you smoking bingo boosters would vote for a tax increase to pay for your kids extra-curricular activities? Maybe a little lobbying activity would be a more healthy approach, loose a few pounds, knock on a few doors.
And for wimp politicians -
Through his spokeswoman, Mayor Jim Newberry declined to say where he stands on amending the smoking ban.
The man wants to be Governor and he can’t even take a stand on bingo smokers.