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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Beware: Anti-smoking Nazi's not satisfied with smoking ban

During the smoking ban in Wisconsin, I cautioned that the anti-smoking zealots (and yes, that is exactly what they are) are very much like the  moonbat left in this regard: They are relentless and they work incrementally.

They didn’t stop and kept pushing and pushing and pushing and pushing until they got what they wanted: an anti-business erosion of personal, private property rights that will shut down business and kill jobs, just so they can selfishly feel better.

Are they done? Will they stop now? Will they take their crying towels and sob stories and go home?

Are you kidding me?

How does that Internet lingo go?



They won’t rest until you can’t smoke sitting in front of YOUR television in YOUR house that YOU own with the second mortgage that YOU are paying.

Here’s a perfect example. Let’s look at Nebraska and see if you notice any parallels between the Cornhusker State and the Badger State.

On Monday of this week, June 1, the Nebraska smoking ban (they call it the Clean Indoor Act so it sounds all nicey-nicey, feel good all over) went into effect.

In Nebraska, smoking is prohibited in restaurants.

Smoking is prohibited in bars.

Smoking is prohibited in other public places.

Do you see a pattern here?

There are exemptions in Nebraska.

The exemptions include cigar bars.

Tobacco shops are exempted.


Okay. Nebraska has its Clean Indoor Act.

Victory for the anti-smoking pitch fork and lantern mob?


No way.

Not even close.

This is just the beginning of the trampling upon rights in Nebraska.

Smoking ban signed into law and now in effect in the land of corn: Enter a pack of zealots called GASP, The Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution.

Oh testify for me, would you please, just one time!

GASP isn’t satisfied with the far-reaching smoking ban. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

GASP wants more. They won. So they want to step on the throats of smokers even more and press even harder. From the Omaha World-Herald:

“GASP's proposals would ban smoking in outdoor beer gardens and dining areas, as is done in Iowa, and within 25 feet of a doorway of a public building….the group also seeks to raise the legal age to buy tobacco, now 18, to 19 or even 21, to further restrict tobacco access to minors. It proposes to ban smoking in vehicles carrying minor children, near ballfields and playgrounds, and in state foster homes and in-home day care facilities.”

I know these people are basically on Mars but would someone just remind them that tobacco is a legal product, and smoking tobacco just happens to be a legal activity.

Doesn’t matter to these anti-smoking Nazi’s. They claim to hate smoking. That’s not the true picture. They really, deep down inside, hate smokers.  They will not be happy until they ban smoking everywhere.

Read more in the Omaha World-Herald.

It is just a matter of time before the anti-smoking zealot movement in Wisconsin, a la Nebraska, begins its next rampage on rights with new targets,

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