Thursday, January 29, 2009

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America naming of St. Louis suspect!

It it a coincidence that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America name St. Louis the worst city for asthma right as Smoke-Free St. Louis City pressures city official to pass a smoking ban? I think this fellow in the Post-Dispatch blogs got the situation right:

"That is a crap story. St. Louis' air is far more breathable than Los Angeles, believe me, I've been to LA and nearly died from the pollution. This story was planted by those who wish to ban smoking everywhere. To fit their own agendas. Don't fall for it people, this is propaganda. Stop being sheep and do the research yourselves. Do you know what a lemming is? Look it up and then don't become one.

This is a sad commentary for the people who call themselves St. Louisians. But it's typical also. In all my years as a proud citizen of St. Louis I have always found that if you come from "somewhere else" you were revered as someone special. If an "outsider" says that your air is dirty because of their own agenda, excluding the truth, you jump on that opinion as gospel. You cannont escape allergens, they are everywhere. I just find the timing of this story to be suspect."