Seems like I was not the only one who enjoyed Tom Emmers ridiculous cheeseburger reference.
STATEWIDE SMOKING BAN
A statewide smoking ban is not about being a "nanny state." It is about making sure those who smoke harm only themselves, and not others.
Some opponents claim that we should ban tobacco or, missing the point completely, ban cheeseburgers. But we're not trying to force smokers to quit -- we're trying to save ourselves. You have the freedom to smoke, but not to force others to inhale secondhand smoke. You can eat a cheeseburger, but you can't shove one down my throat.
JEFF ROSENBERG, MINNEAPOLIS
Pretty simple, actually
It is amazing that people, including Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano, still make the inane comparison of smoking and cheeseburgers (Star Tribune, Dec. 10).
One more time for those who still don't get it: Unlike smoking, my eating a cheeseburger doesn't kill the person sitting next to me.
JOHN G. MORGAN, BURNSVILLE
Exactly, Emmer is once again, out of touch with reality.
Someday our kids will ask us "what took you so long" when it comes to the smoking ban.