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Why isn't the White House a smoke free environment?

Posted on 03/12/2010 2:18:03 PM PST by A Cyrenian

I think almost all other government buildings have been declared a non-smoking environment.

Why isn't the White House included?

I see the feds think it's important to for others to follow their attitude.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 03/12/2010 2:18:04 PM PST by A Cyrenian
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To: A Cyrenian

Because Bammy SMOKES CIGARETTES!!!!!! YUK.


2 posted on 03/12/2010 2:23:32 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: A Cyrenian

Well we do own the White House, maybe we can put up some No Smoking signs.

Notice how libtards go berserk about anybody smoking unless it’s one of their own.


3 posted on 03/12/2010 2:27:09 PM PST by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

In Animal House, eventually the pigs started walking on two legs and eating at the table with dishes and silverware. Same idea.


4 posted on 03/12/2010 2:28:40 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: A Cyrenian

Certain parts of it is considered a private residence.....

Also, certain foriegn state issues dictate some latitude...

I don’t have any problems with it.....

This policy wasn’t just set for Barry....


5 posted on 03/12/2010 2:30:34 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: A Cyrenian

“Physician heal thyself.”

(Don’t preach health for all others, while....)


6 posted on 03/12/2010 2:30:51 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Ann Archy
Presidents smoked in there for 150 years and there was no outcry over it.

Who gives a crap?

Bammy SMOKES CIGARETTES!!!!!! YUK.

Do you object to his policies or are you worried you might be compelled to kiss him?

7 posted on 03/12/2010 2:31:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Cigarettes shouldn’t be smoked by the SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD! /sarc.


8 posted on 03/12/2010 2:33:08 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
In Animal House

Do you mean "Animal Farm"?

9 posted on 03/12/2010 2:33:11 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: A Cyrenian

Post office isn’t smoke free. They smoke on the dock and when the doors open, PEE UEEE


10 posted on 03/12/2010 2:35:16 PM PST by lucky american (If you think the Libs care about your health.....LOLOLOL)
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To: A Cyrenian

I really don’t care if bambi smokes cigs or a cigar in the WH as long as the WH is “crack free” and “pole smoking free”

Which I seriously doubt


11 posted on 03/12/2010 2:37:48 PM PST by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: A Cyrenian

Sorry, I don’t like smoke Nazis.
Btw I quit almost a month ago.


12 posted on 03/12/2010 2:38:22 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: Ann Archy

So did Laura Bush. I don’t remember the outrage then.


13 posted on 03/12/2010 2:45:06 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

I didn’t know she was the SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD!


14 posted on 03/12/2010 2:47:46 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Smoke Nazis suck.


15 posted on 03/12/2010 2:51:49 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: A Cyrenian

We don’t know for a fact that Bambi smokes in the WH. If he does its most likely in the private residence which would be considered his home. I despise the Obamas but I don’t think anyone should be told what they can and cannot do in their home.


16 posted on 03/12/2010 3:01:12 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: humblegunner

I love that picture. It usually shuts up the antismokers everytime.


17 posted on 03/12/2010 3:03:33 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: beckysueb
It usually shuts up the antismokers everytime.

One may hope.

18 posted on 03/12/2010 3:04:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Ann Archy

because a smoking AH won the election! he has to follow no ones rules as he is a f’ing king


19 posted on 03/12/2010 3:12:43 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: humblegunner
A liberal view: Presidents Who Smoke: A Photo History

....Several presidents of the last century were notorious smokers who lit up constantly in the White House even while regulating tobacco themselves (like Spitzer's crusade against prostitution,--we'll get to Clinton in a bit). As the legendary story reveals John F. Kennedy gave orders to Press Secretary Pierre Salinger to round up as many Corona cigars (JFK's favorite) before signing the Cuban trade embargo. Salinger later reported 1,200 Coronas in his possession. It was not until the Clinton administration when an absolute no-smoking policy was implemented in the White House and Hillary happily removed all the ashtrays from the premises. So where might Barack Obama sneak a smoke? It's rumored that Willie Nelson fired up on the White House roof when invited to spend a night, though we doubt it was tobacco he was smoking.

The Smokers:

2. John Adams, 1797-1801 A cigar man

4. James Madison, 1809-17 Also a stogie-lover

6. John Quincy Adams, 1825-29 Yet another cigar man

7. Andrew Jackson, 1829-37 Liked a cigar, but more so chewing tobacco

8. Martin Van Buren, 1837-41 All about the pipe

9. William Henry Harrison, 1841 Pipe guy too

10. John Tyler, 1841-45 Cigars

12. Zachary Taylor, 1849-50 Cigars too

17. Andrew Johnson, 1865-69 Liked cigars

18. Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-77 Cigar fiend, rumored to smoke 20 stogies a day

21. Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-85 Cigars

22. Grover Cleveland, 1885-89 Chew

23. Benjamin Harrison, 1889-93 Cigar

24. Grover Cleveland, 1893-97 Continued to chew

25. William McKinley, 1897-1901 Obsessive secret smoker of cigars behind closed doors

27. William Howard Taft, 1909-13 At 300 hundred pounds he quit cigar smoking when he reached office, which may have resulted in even further weight gain

29. Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-23 Cigars

30. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-29 Liked to use cigars as a prop to punctuate political discussions

31. Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-33 Incessant smoker of high-end cigars

32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-45 Finally, a cigarette guy and our first chain smoker president

34. Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953-61 Cigarettes

35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-63 Cigars and cigarettes (loved Cubans) and it's reported Jackie O went through 3 packs of Salems a day

36. Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-69 Cigars and the occasional rolled cigarette

37. Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-74 The occasional cigar

38. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr , 1974-77 Nonstop pipe smoker

42. William Jefferson Clinton, 1993- 2001 Yeah, you know it

43. George W. Bush, 2001- 2009 There's no proof of W. smoking but come on, the guy was an alcoholic who must have puffed something, yet with no proof we couldn't include him in our survey

44. President Elect Barack Obama - Now we all know this guy was and maybe still is a smoker, but that picture passed around the internet was a fake:


20 posted on 03/12/2010 3:13:13 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
In Animal House, eventually the pigs started walking on two legs and eating at the table with dishes and silverware. Same idea.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

21 posted on 03/12/2010 3:18:22 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: humblegunner; 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
In Animal House

Do you mean "Animal Farm"?

Maybe they were referring to John Belushi. :D

22 posted on 03/12/2010 3:18:36 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: The Comedian

LOL. Same idea at the same time.


23 posted on 03/12/2010 3:19:29 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: arealconservativeforachange
I never said he had to stop smoking.

I'm just pointing out a inconsistency in our federal standards. If they want everyone to stop smoking in the public owned facilities, I think the White House should follow suit.

Congratulation & good luck on your cessation.

24 posted on 03/12/2010 3:20:00 PM PST by A Cyrenian
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To: stormer

“So did Laura Bush”.

...Laura is/was a smoker?


25 posted on 03/12/2010 3:24:19 PM PST by albie
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To: A Cyrenian

Well it is a residence. I personally don’t think this is a big deal. I know a great many cigar, pipe and cigarette smokers who happen to be Republican. If one of them were to become president, I’d like them to be able to smoke at home.


26 posted on 03/12/2010 3:33:51 PM PST by Melas
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To: nevergore

You said it much better than I did. Good job.


27 posted on 03/12/2010 3:34:31 PM PST by Melas
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To: albie

She definitely was a smoker, as to when and if she quit, I don’t know.


28 posted on 03/12/2010 3:38:18 PM PST by Melas
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To: Melas

But are they pushing a health care policy that no one wants?


29 posted on 03/12/2010 3:38:52 PM PST by A Cyrenian
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To: A Cyrenian

Sorry it’s not situational. If it’s ok for a Republican to smoke it’s ok for a democrat. It’s the Democrats who typically hold the double standards.


30 posted on 03/12/2010 3:44:18 PM PST by Melas
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To: Zack Attack; humblegunner

Animal House / Animal Farm - whatever - mixing my cultural metaphors - anyway I’m about ready for the Funny House or Funny Farm myself!


31 posted on 03/12/2010 6:07:09 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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