mizzoufan 5 years ago on Our Opinion: Every tax dollar also counts

It's called an opinion page for a reason. Get over it. This practice has been occuring since before the American Revolution.


mizzoufan 5 years, 1 month ago on Downtown bar to close after 38 years of serving drinks

Here's what the article says, he's 69, the business needs some new blood, and he's ready to retire. I went in the place once. We were going from bar to bar. Post Office was packed. Killibrew's had a good crowd, TIFS was spilling out the door, and Mike & Laura's was empty. The barkeep was watching Seinfeld and when we walked in the door at 10:30 on a Friday night, he told us he was closing up for the night. I got the impression that he would rather watch Seinfeld than serve customers and happily left. This was about 3-4 years before the smoking ban. I never went back. It's no suprise to me based off my experience that the place is closing. Let's just hope that a replacement comes that I can enjoy, Smokefree!


mizzoufan 5 years, 5 months ago on City: Smoking ban will go into effect in 30 days

Nice, now someone has brought the Nazi's in. Classy. As a liberterian I oppose government infringing on property rights. But I also herald voters leading their community in the direction they choose. This 'ban' was placed before the city council who decided to not pass it. Afterwards, the voters went against the council and chose to live under the conditions imposed by the ban. What a democracy we live in. As a libertarian, I've given up on reform of federal government to it's original intent. But what a great thing to see the democracy unfold in the smallest form of government we know. I would have been upset if this 'ban' would have passed by the council, but how can I be upset that the ban was passed by the people. In this case, big government has not encroached on property rights. It is the people in the community directing their community in the direction they want to see it evolve. You can blame it on outside money all you want, but money doesn't vote. People do. And if you live in Fulton, those people are your neighbors.