Friday, December 18, 2015

Nanny state blogger: teen skin cancer okay!

Scott Munsterman is a statesman like Pat Powers is a triathlete.
Representative Scott Munsterman of Brookings says he is bringing a bill to Pierre in January that would add South Dakota to the list of states that ban tanning to anyone under the age of 18. [Today's KCCR]
Former lawmaker, Steve Hickey believes Rep. Munsterman is one of the only sane Republican legislators left in Pierre.
The American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization have placed tanning booths in the same category as tobacco and asbestos: Carcinogenic to humans.
Read that here.

SDGOP blog bully Powers embraces usury but cannabis prohibition is not nanny-statism. He has kids suffering from autism yet he decries an effective therapy for the afflicted.

Video lootery, payday loan sharks, domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked putting children at risk to more catastrophic consequences far more often than has happened in states that have legalized or lessened penalties for casual use of cannabis.

If Munsterman was a real statesman he'd offer legislation that would create excise taxes on firearms and ammunition.

Little wonder cops abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and even occasionally murder their wives.

I'd add the link to Powers' comments but his blog loads so glacially you'd find something else to do before you could read them anyway. Here's a quote from him about Munsterman's initiative:
It is so overly intrusive in a free society that we have to be offended by it. If we're not, then we need t examine what we believe our definition of freedom is. [Dakota War College]
The hypocrisy of that statement is so over the top in light of his resistance to legal cannabis it reads like satire.

The US Department of Justice is siding with Colorado and asking the Supreme Court of the United States to dismiss a case brought by Republican attorneys general in Oklahoma and Nebraska.

The US Federal Drug Administration hosts a Frequently Asked Questions cannabis page and has announced a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of tanning booths to youthful skin.

Powers has long been banned from this and other South Dakota related sites because of a constant stream of bigotry, misogyny and other hate speech.


  1. Tanning booths, tobacco, payday loan sharks, cronyism and video lootery. I guess those are our SD Republican values....n marijuana is the demon weed set to pounce on our innocents, drag them into the netherworld of crime....oh wait , maybe they will just take their college degrees n move to a state that gives compassion and help to the poor, the elders, the natives, people in need of Medicare or a fair teachers paycheck.

    But wait, Obamas is taking your guns n not invading Syria, Iraq (again), iran, Russia, China, the south pole,

    10 million a day for Isreal and not a penny more...unless they ask..

    Hoka hey Larry


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