Bob Ellis's little ego scratcher, modestly called Dakota Voice, has a topic post today that promotes an interesting, if inaccurate (I'm being nice) premise. He quotes from a letter to the editor that he says appeared in the Argus Leader:
"Isn’t it incoherent for South Dakotans to be voting on banning the smoking of cigarettes in bars and restaurants because of its great health risks, while also asking them for permission to smoke a more dangerous drug?"
While smoking is known to kill about 400,000 people a year in this country alone, cannabis has never killed anyone, anywhere, ever. Cops kill people fairly often, though, because they suspect those people of having cannabis. Speaking of coherence, I don't know of a cop ever shooting anyone because they suspect they might have tobacco, a substance known to have killed millions.
Ellis redeems himself a little, though, by giving me a shout out within his post. Check it out. He might even let you post a comment. You'll have a better chance at that if you agree with him. :--))