- Monday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation said that there's no "war on Christmas." 162 of 221 respondents (73.3%) voted that no one is warring on Christmas, including Starbucks, which has stirred up some people by taking the traditional Christmas greetings off their coffee cups. Only 55 of 221 respondents (24.89%) said there was a "war on Christmas." 4 (1.81%) were undecided.
- Today's Poll: Do you agree city council decision to allow Coeur d'Alene police to pick up extra cash by performing off-duty work?
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. All the whining, I mean. A Hayden man has inaugurated what is becoming an annual holiday tradition – warrior Christians picking fights over imagined minor slights. Like the Christmas season itself, the War on Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year. Already, Hayden attorney Jeremy Morris is erecting a grotesquerie of Christmas lights at his home, a big blaring demonstration sure to irritate the neighbors. In fact, it was intended to – Morris has acknowledged that he had a “media strategy” in place before his homeowners association even complained. Now, Morris has donned the mantle of the defiant, persecuted victim, which is increasingly the spirit of the season for a certain kind of bitter elf – looking high and low for offense, and responding with maniacal intensity/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.
In his Saturday column in the Lewiston Tribune, Michael Costello pooh-poohs the decision by Washington State to ban all tobacco products on campus;
In spite of the fact that nicotine ranks far behind alcohol and even coffee for causing bodily harm to anyone but the user on the WSU campus, this past week the WSU Board of Regents voted to banish all forms of tobacco. You may not smoke cigarettes on the campus, on the sidewalks or even on the golf course. In fact, you can't even chew tobacco or place a dip of snuff under your lip while on the hallowed ground. If you must smoke, then you are required to do so in your car with the windows rolled up. ...In banning all manifestations of tobacco, WSU joins approximately 1,100 other colleges and universities that have already instituted similar bans.This has nothing to do with the imaginary perils of second-hand smoke. This is pure cultural bigotry and petty moral exhibitionism/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Do you agree/disagree with the WSU campus ban on tobacco?