Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Kansas City E-Cigarette Crackdown?!?!



Chicago just banned E-cigarette smoking in public places and our cowtown could be soon to follow the crackdown on these nicotine delivery devises comprised of vapor and really great marketing.

Check it:

KSHB: E-cigarette regulations: Is KC next?

For now, E-Cigarettes are legal in Kansas City and a great way to have an uncomfortable conversation with a server who really doesn't want to know about your latest tech addiction.

Developing . . .

43 Comments:

Byron Funkhouser said...

Since there's no tobacco, its not a cigarette. Its just a glorified lollipop.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.
Plus it is Byron who is running the good people off.

Anonymous said...

Since you don't live in Kansas City you have no input.

Carl, Mission Hills said...

Nice job 6:59 great point, but you will soon see the retard won't understand what you said. He is like a sick cow, where your not sure rather to treat it or just shoot it in the head. I go for the shot myself.

Anonymous said...

Byron will be going to jail soon where he will see what a glorified lollipop really is.

Anonymous said...

7:05 Carl Dang you! Snorting coffee on the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

They are annoying! Like somebody not to be named.

Anonymous said...

Tony, no more Funkhouser or we will “boycott” your site.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Your insults don't convince me of your superiority. You sound like ignorant rednecks to me. This is a free speech zone.

Anon 7:45

If a racist leaves, it will be no great loss, & don't get all huffy about being called a racist. Everyone knows what this is about, & what your real beef is.

This is a free speech zone. Its not a redneck bar. I don't care if you to like me.

Anonymous said...

Yes you do you sick sad man.
You are correct, it is a free speech zone!
If you don't like what we type *digitus impunditcus*

Byron Funkhouser said...

Back at you bitch. But, what's you view on e-cigarettes?

Anonymous said...

It's KC's view not yours so butt the fuck out asshole.

Byron Funkhouser said...

NO

Fuck off yourself, asshole.

What are you views on e-cigarettes.

Just pretend that we're in a movie theater, & you want me to be quiet. Short of shooting, I'll talk if I want.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you would. Good thing you are a lazy broke ass so you won't be in the theater! I don't smoke so I don't care!

Byron Funkhouser said...

At last, a view on e-cigarettes. Sort of.

Any chance I get to piss off the middle class is simply my contribution to the class war. You should be glad I don't do guns.

Anonymous said...

Tony, no more Funkhouser or we will “boycott” your site.

Anonymous said...

Look stupid the thread is about regulations in KC not WV so butt the fuck out as you was asked already once.

Create your own blog but you can't because you are so hated every where you go nobody would talk with you on it. Then you can talk about all you know nothing about all damn day long.

Anonymous said...

I wish you would come at me with a gun. I'd settle this issue of you being here real quick.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Jim Cramer was talking about e-cigarettes just the other day. He thought they were a good stock to buy. The corporate leader he was interviewing knows that these battles are being waged all over the country, but he insisted that he was on top of it. This is a national issue with far reaching consequences.

I will not butt out, unless Tony asks me to butt out. Remember him? Its his blog, not yours. You're just an anonymous commenter.

Byron Funkhouser said...

If I ever pick up a gun, it will be for revolution, not testosterone.

Anonymous said...

Hey ASSHOLE that's my view on E-Cigarettes. Real or fake I don't care. GOT IT!

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Byron! Better watch your back when that happens. But I'm sure you wouldn't be in front of anybody.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Yeah, yeah, internet tough guys.

You should watch YOUR back. We know the middle class serves the rich like little puppies. We'll probably have to go through you to get to them. So be it!

Anonymous said...

Private Byron. Keyboard Commando

Byron Funkhouser said...

I'm just trying to keep the debate lively.

Free speech reduces eventually to everyone screaming STFU!

Anonymous said...

This is not a debate site Idiot!

Anonymous said...

No 9:43 he wants to suck control of it right out of Tony's hands. He has made it very clear we are all retards back here and to stupid to think and act for ourselves. He knows about living here better than we do but has never lived here a day in his life. So he will call it what ever he wants simply because he is not of sane mind. A normal person wouldn't do what he has done or to continue to do what he does. Hell maybe Tony is just as crazy as well and that's why he does nothing to stop it.

Byron Funkhouser said...

9:43

Really? What do you think the purpose of the comments are? It is a debate site, idiot! Tony talks of the 'debates' all the time. "A normal person", now there's a strong intellectual argument. You're not from an alcoholic family are you? I though they were the only ones who worshiped the gods of 'normal'. Normal isn't all its cracked up to be.

Carl, Mission Hills said...

10:23 is right a normal person wouldn't act as such. I know a lot of normal people and you Byron are not close to normal. In fact I hire a lot of normal people. Some even post on this site, most don't even read it. My family has been in Kansas City for well over a hundred years and owned our own business about as long. Your views don't come close to how anyone around me thinks. In fact out of well lets just say hundreds of good people I know not a one who would act as you do. None would say the things you have said about anyone, family included. I use to read Tony when he was on KCC that's how long I have been reading him. And to be honest I as well am starting to wonder why he is letting this continue as he has.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Carl, you're middle class & I'm not. Naturally, you think that you are superior, & just as naturally, I don't think you are. This is a blog. Its about debating the issues. There's no such thing as normal, & frankly, I don't see what I'm doing as abnormal. I'm merely resisting everyone's efforts to shout me down, or bullying me into going away. I would love to confine my comments to the issues, but once I make a comment, we're off to the races. I am mild compared to many of the people I know, but then I don't know many middle class people. Why would I? In the real world you & I would never have a conversation. If you saw me in the flesh you would be afraid of me, just like you all are afraid of the poor blacks. I'm not doing anything here that isn't done to me, & others. Certainly, nothing worthy of cencership.

Anonymous said...

Byron, coming from a wife beating, child molesting, cheebye, you babble means nothing to anyone. Go down to the corner and watch the school buses.

Carl, Mission Hills said...

Byron;
Once again you talk about what you don't know anything about Byron. I have a full time house keeper whom is black. She has worked in my family about 40 years now. We take care of each other and I have dined at her house many times. In fact my father as a bonus one year paid the down payment on her house here in Johnson County. I am now a widower and have one of the smaller places here in Mission Hills now that the kids are grown. Our company is about 50% white 30% black rest is a mix of several other races. We are a close knit group for the most part; team work is a very important part of our policy. Another policy is open door offices, no really only one room which is the conference room in this company has a door, well the rest rooms do as well. The employees in this company don't see me as middle anything. I don't see myself as middle anything. I see them as employees who I treat right and expect the same in return and guess what, that is what I get. I will say just guessing off the top of my head we have not in over 30 years ever had to seek new employees. The current employees at the time knew of someone who would enjoy working for us and each time that person was hired. I have a rather tame lifestyle compared to many. But I demand respect and I give respect in return. Nobody at this time has been with our company for less than 6 years. I know each by name and names of wife's and kids as well. I as well met many times with your brother Mark and each time was a pleasant meeting. He never came at me with comments like you have and just did. I never asked about you even knowing the last time I met with Mark what was posted here in Tony’s. I spend a lot more time with people who make less than I do than with those who make more. In fact my best friend makes less than some of my people do. I am dating a lady I kid you not who works in The Prairie Village Shopping Center and lives in a small apt in Mission. I’m not an uppity rich man as you would like to label me just because I guess you assumed so, just because I live where I do. You might be surprised at how many folks who live in Mission Hills who are just like me. Oh yes there are those as well who look down on the whole world living there, but we don’t hang together. So now you see why I see you as a very hateful person along with many other people here. You deserve everything I feel for the most part that is said about you. You labeled me the same as you label about everyone who comes here to read and post, if they in anyway disagree with you. Just for better understanding, my age is 48, didn’t want you to think I was some old fart.

Flint Lock said...

Damn Carl, your a long winded fucker. Let me shorten it up for you.

Byron, your a fuckhead. Shut the fuck up. Nobody cares what you say!

Carl, carry on. Sorry.

Chet Marrson said...

I am employed by the company which is owned by Carl, and his Dad. I am sure some recognize my name from posting here before. I have been with this company now for 46 years and hope to last another 46 years. Carl is more or less what he said he was and this isn’t a joke. I truly do believe a site such as Tony’s is good for Kansas City it keeps The KC Star and some of the other media sources on their toes. Do I believe everything Tony posts? No, I have to say sometimes I think he is reaching, but then again maybe he just wants to rattle a few cages. I don’t like a lot of the hateful comments on here at times and admit I react to stupidity sometimes harder than I should but I agree with Carl, Byron is about as hateful and antagonizing as the come. It’s one thing to comment on the story, it’s completely another to attack groups or individuals who are right with their facts just because you don’t swing that way.

Nancy Wilson said...

Well I am sure this will strike a few nerves but guess who I work for? That’s a fact I work for Carl and his family and have been here for 17 years now. So Byron you’re wrong about Carl as you are with most things too many times and you need to get a grip on life. You have worn out your welcome more than once around KC on websites. I had to vouch for someone a while back that you were trying to trash talk on another site and you come back all strong about how you help support and build these sites. Well guess what buckaroo you just the same as anyone else and when you act like a fool people are going to tell you so. Maybe Kansas City isn’t what you think it should be but let me tell you something, I was born and raised here and I don’t take to lightly to having someone who isn’t from around here coming along trash talking the people who live here or how we do things. As well, free speech does not mean to harass and try to intimidate people. As Carl says, you get exactly what you ask for and the best option would be for you to pack a bag and move back home and leave KC to us who live here.

Anonymous said...

Budweiser got their ass kicked over weed tourism and now the tobacco industry is next. Same lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

True dat

I hear ya nancy he has to go

Insiders Tip said...

Hey Carl I need a job you hiring?

Anonymous said...

Simply TAX the crap out of them and tell everybody it's for the school kids....ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

Tony's Kansas City Opinion, jokes and stories from KC.


Can you read Byron?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Carl, the only thing I was mistaken about is that you're not middle class. Had I known that you were a rich parasite, thriving off of the labor of others, I never would have spoken to you. Nancy & Chett are good & loyal servants. That makes them the middle class puppies.

Why is an elitist commenting on this blog, as if he were a normal person?

Anonymous said...

Why is an idiot from West Virginia commenting on this blog, as if he were a normal person?

Anonymous said...

The "vapor" coming off the e-cigs is not just air. It is vapor containing that have mass. The vapor contains water and other particulates. Effluents, they're called. Those particles hover in the air, can be smelled by others nearby, get into eyes and under contact lenses, and inhaled into lungs. We know some volume of vapor irritates eyes of contact wearers.

We do not know for sure what else happens when the particulates are inhaled. And the particulates can take almost any composition because any liquid can be put into those vaporizers.

Other people's rights stop when they put unnecessary junk into the air in the same small space where I breathe.