Max’s Journal 9/24/2014


By Max R. Weller

Read Boulder to expand smoking ban . . . in the Daily Camera. Quoting from the article below:

The smoking ban that already covers the Pearl Street Mall and the municipal campus area will expand next month to the southeast, encompassing Boulder High School and some residential areas.

The new smoking ban area will stretch from the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe Avenue southeast to University Avenue and 17th Street.

And the expansion likely will be the prelude to a much broader ban that would cover all of the downtown business district and most city-owned property . . .

The new no-smoking area will include the “horseshoe,” a spot at the west end of the Boulder High campus where many homeless people who smoke have started hanging out, now that the lawn between the main library and the Municipal Building and Central Park are smoke-free.

The broader ban will be introduced in the form of an ordinance later this fall. It would include the downtown area, including alleys, all city parks, multi-use paths and an area 15 feet from either side of those paths, within 25 feet of any RTD bus stops, within 25 feet of a library facility, in all city-owned open space, including leased agricultural lands and any associated houses, and anywhere in Chautauqua. The ban would apply to flammable tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars, as well as e-cigarettes.

Boulder’s new smoking ban area

Boulder’s new smoking ban area (Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera)

Smokers have brought this on themselves, of course. As a group, nicotine addicts are the MOST inconsiderate and obnoxious people you’ll encounter in public — and that group includes aggressive panhandlers, buskers, and those gathering signatures on petitions. Screw ’em all, I say!

She can’t feed or clothe herself and stays in emergency shelters, but she has $$$ to buy cigarettes, thanks to those do-gooders who give her life’s necessities for FREE.

Also see Homeowners ask judge to force Boulder County to pay for road repaving in the DC. Stop spending on social services for transients from Denver and elsewhere! Almost every day, I see new bums getting off the SKIP bus at the “welfare system” campus at Broadway & Iris — and I have no doubt that bureaucrats in other counties are sending them here to sign up for every available benefit, all on the taxpayers of Boulder County. Fix the roads and screw the transients, I say!

The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp on Goodreads. She’s a fake, as far as I’m concerned.

Tonight at my campsite: pumpernickel bread with cream cheese.


One thought on “Max’s Journal 9/24/2014

  1. Dano

    Oh the gerrymandering!

    Here’s my two cents Max. I have a place with my woman but I’ve been homeless and hitch-hiking extensively.

    Ok, so every once-in-a-while I go down to the Sunday feedings at one of the big churches round here. The first time, I went was very insightful because to my surprise all the ‘eccentrics’, basically everybody I had noticed in my time here, everybody walking around basically was there!!! All of them!!!

    And I realized that Boulder basically pays these people in food, shelter, and handouts so to make the town appear more interesting! Maybe give the loafered set a bit of a jolt every-once-in-a-while. It is smart city planning in a way, take advantage of the weak-willed and use them as props on a set. There is nothing a fat soled loafer hates more than a just a bunch of other fat soled loafers.

    It’s like Mcdonalds, where I am now, they mailed me a little keychain that entitled me to a free all coffee with any purchase. So for a buck-o-eight I get a coffee, a sandwich, a refill, wifi, AC and a bathroom. Can’t be beat but the big new windows are my glass house.


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