Thursday, April 02, 2009

Up In Smoke

Well, the smokers have been declared, officially, "the lepers of the 21st Century!" I remember when I still smoked over 15 years ago, a group of us standing outside some establishment calling ourselves "lepers." What I find offensive, as a former smoker, is I at least had the right to choose to be considered "unclean." Now, the rights are being removed, and we have a President that smokes! I remember how cranky I got when I was quitting. The world just doesn't need any extra aggression right now. And there better not be any smoking in the family quarters of the White House, it still belongs to US! It seems odd that one particular tobacco company is actually supporting this cigarette ban. Oh, I know, it isn't really a ban on smoking, it's just that cigarettes are now about 50 cents apiece and there's a recession, joblessness, and foreclosures everywhere, making it not an easy time to try quitting, but needing to. It's almost like with this timing, it is meant to be stressful! But then I find President Obama and this Congress to be particularly stressful and I'm not a republican! Now, I realize the dollar will soon be going up in smoke, as well. We're headed for a global currency and the G20 doesn't seem so impressed with our monopoly money, so I think we can see where this is probably going. And the laws! I think some of America's laws are a bit ridiculous, but they are the laws of this land, and now we're talking international everything . . . International laws will certainly place the Constitution "up in smoke." We need to get a hold of this or drop out of this or something. We just sat there, applauding the last 8 years as the Bill of Rights went "up in smoke." I'm thinking with this much up in smoke, we're getting burned.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, the Revelation
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