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Anti-smoking fanatics want to require a smoking license. This might work out well for liberals. They inch us closer to the despotic government control to which they assiduously aspire, plus illegal aliens will have an ID they can use for voting.

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danybhoy December 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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Why don’t we start with licensing people before they reproduce. I notice way too many people who should’nt have kids, having kids.

flashingscotsman December 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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This is true. But the only thing I can think of worse than some of the morons that are now reproducing, would be to have the government decide who can and who can’t. Now, if you let ME do the deciding,…………..

poppajoe49 December 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

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While we’re at it, how about licensing people before they can vote?
A little intelligence in the voting booth would be refreshing.

BTW, I’m an ex smoker, and don’t care if anyone else smokes, it’s their right.

flashingscotsman December 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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As long as they keep it out of my lungs.

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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oh yeah? well i’m markin MY air, so don’t go breathin none of it

GhostntheMachine December 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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Yeah, right. Remember when they extorted billions from ‘Big Tobacco’ for the children?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/6/report-cash-for-anti-smoking-efforts-lacking/

Go figure.
Where’s Karmaa when I need her, ‘mo money, ‘mo money, ‘mo money!

danybhoy December 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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I remember, & what did the states do with that money? Many of them wasted it on political wish lists that produced little of value.

flashingscotsman December 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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And yet, the tobacco subsidies continue on. Why is that?

GhostntheMachine December 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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DB, was just emptying old files and thought of you when I saw this. Old like me, no video, but this is what I grew up with, and then met Mr. Nugent, Rush et.al.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwkT5vAzCE

[edit] and while emptying the same folder, anybody around my age who ever took a date to a Bob Seger concert back in the day? Waxing old LPs here, can you tell?

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

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Waxing old LPs here,

that’s what she said.

GhostntheMachine December 15, 2012 at 5:31 am

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LP= long play , you must have had the 45s, same song, kinda, just not as long or as fleshed out as the real thing.

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HuLpztWyFA

you wish.

lol
that’s what she said.

GhostntheMachine December 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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No comment on that one, still want folks to take me seriously from time to time. But nice comeback.

jcrowley1985 December 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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It’s just Corporate Greed trying to control our lives. Ron Paul wouldn’t let this happen.

PsychoDad December 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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For the love of Christ would you shut up! You make me want to vote for a KENNEDY before Ron Paul.

And does it cross your mind that this is actually a very anti-business move? This works against your “CG” mantra. Teh big eebil korporayshuns would be opposed to any sort of regulation, you know.

Damit, he’s suckered me again. Sorry, just can’t help myself sometimes.

GhostntheMachine December 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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Yes. :) saw that 2 hanging there and to quote a much wiser man than me, “just couldn’t help myself”.

GhostntheMachine December 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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Kewl, don’t click thumbs often, but got to flip that one off. And yes, hit ctrl+R to make sure.

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

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elleventy

PsychoDad December 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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But yeah. From my cold dead cancerous fingers.
Hmm, would you need a license to grow your own?
And yeah, because banning other smokable plants has been so successful.
“Legalization” will undercut the violence of the drug cartels. “Ey, senyor, pack of Camels?”

What kind of “peer-review” IS this journal? Klown Kollege?

GhostntheMachine December 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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And yes, ATF agents keep a close eye on growing your own for personal use, going as far as measuring the plot and counting plants. For tobacco. In America. Or what’s left of it.

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 5:25 am

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that’s just to subsidize you properly when they tell ya to quit growing your crop, and we’ll give ya money, from the taxpayers of course.

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Like all the taxes they already have on smokers isn’t enough of an incentive to quit? It’s another thinly veiled tax and control scheme, and they can kiss my ass.
And i don’t even smoke.

mojo December 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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This reminds me of an incident I witnessed a few days after California outlawed smoking in bars.

There was a big, hairy biker at the end of the bar, who pulled out a cigarette and lit up. Shortly, a small, brown-haired woman in a business dress approached him. Pulling a wallet out of her purse, she informed the big hairy guy that “I’m with the California Department of Health, and I’m afraid I’m going to have to cite you for unlawfully smoking in a bar. It’s against the law now, you know.”

Along with the rest of the patrons, I watched, amazed. My buddy suggested that the woman was “damned ballsey”, whereas I leaned towards “suicidally insane”.

The biker just looked at her for a moment. Then, taking a big drag, he blew smoke in her face and said “Lady, unless you got a hell of a big gun in that handbag, you ain’t gonna give me shit. Beat it.”

Squalling with outrage, the woman retreated, and soon left the bar – but only after threatening the owner with closure.

The biker finished his smoke, finished his beer, and was soon gone as well.

But his legend lives on.

Not so silent December 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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Must be a real slow day in the land down under…..Try that here, it would be hilarious, instead of people being robbed for cash or jewelry, thugs would be grabbin’ your smokes and running, the brothers in the hood would be selling them outta their house….. Prohibition worked really well with illegal drugs and alcohol didn’t it?

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 5:28 am

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don’t forget the union no-shows gettin untaxed cig sales.

ray liotta

KimmyQueen December 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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Interesting. Tax people out of their vices or whatever… Man… taxation = oppression

Jayhawk46 December 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Maybe they could start by taxing all the pot heads in Colorado and Washington. Hey, why are the libtards so big on legalizing pot? I thought smoking was bad for you?

RobertW December 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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jay, settle down and try some herbal tea hon.