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Minnesota soda shop rebuked for stocking candy smokes
Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2012 9:58 PM EST

Posted on 12/27/2012 2:15:37 AM PST by Olog-hai

Owners of an old-school soda shop in St. Paul, Minn., are being warned to kick the habit and stop stocking novelty candy cigarettes.

City inspectors threatened a misdemeanor citation and $500 fine if Lynden’s soda fountain is caught selling the fake smokes again. The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that the offering violated an ordinance barring the sale of candy smokes and cartoon character lighters. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: antismokingnuts; bullystate; smokingiscool
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1 posted on 12/27/2012 2:15:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
We've already gone off the common-sense cliff. America, it's been nice knowin' ya.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 2:32:52 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Olog-hai
Across the street from my elementary school was a combination candy and food/house items store.

I suppose it was the forerunnert of the 7/11 type operations.

The old lady that owned it was Mae West (anyway, that's what we called her .. I was in kindergarten .. ((PS .. we walked to school, even as a kindergatener then(( .. )

Mae West's was the most fascinating candy counter on the planet.

There were a million kinds of penny candy all colorfully on display and I'll never forget the time I spent my milk money on penny candy.

The next week I didn't get any milk and my teacher called for my brother who was in the 5th or 6th grade to find out why I didn't pay for my milk last week.

I forget all of how it went, but I remember my mother whipping me and I remember her saying, "That damned Mae West"

Anyway, candy cigarettes were a very popular item ... right next to nickle pops .. those wax coke bottles with about 5 drops of sugar water in them


Damn ... I think I'm gonn'a cry ...

3 posted on 12/27/2012 2:35:13 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai
We are a police state, no longer a representative republic. As kids, we would buy candy cigarettes at the movie theater and “smoke” them inside the Saturday matinee. None of us ever became tobacco users.
4 posted on 12/27/2012 2:37:31 AM PST by twister881
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To: knarf
Brings back memories of the small mom 'n pop store that had the best penny candy selection we stopped at to and from school. Old Mrs. MacDonald would hand them to us, without her hands covered by surgical gloves. HBorrors!

Funny thing, there's a box of candy cigs on the table where I am typing....my GD bought them over the summer during a trip to Maine just for fun. I must be a bad, bad gram. This little shop that was cited, should try to market *e*-candy cigarettes.

Wonder how many kids who bought rock candy became druggies?


5 posted on 12/27/2012 2:47:04 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Olog-hai

Puh-leeze.

This from the country who is stocking children’s school bathrooms with condoms.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 3:06:53 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: knarf

I remember a place just like this one, don't know if it had an official name, but all the kids called it "Joe's". I liked those paper strips with rows of candy dots that you peeled off and ate, always getting some of the paper as well. It's a wonder I'm still alive.and never got cancer from the candy cigarettes.

7 posted on 12/27/2012 3:11:08 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Daffynition

I remember it! Loved the stuff.

We used to make our own at home, too.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 3:11:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy and Healthy New Year!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Mom, dad, I had sex with fifty guys and was able to make use of those condoms from school - some of them were over the age of thirty- I have had two abortions and didn’t know who the fathers were but it was probably some of the guys who looks like dad’s age. Planned parenthood said it was ok and all, age didn’t matter. Heck, they even said they can make it so I NEVER get pregnant and there is not a thing you can do about it.

But at least I don’t smoke.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 3:11:45 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Olog-hai

So little time! So many businesses to regulate!


10 posted on 12/27/2012 3:24:49 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Olog-hai

Heavenly Father, save us from the fury of the do-gooders!


11 posted on 12/27/2012 3:32:57 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Daffynition

When candy cigs are outlawed, only outlaws with finger guns will have candy cigs...


12 posted on 12/27/2012 3:33:20 AM PST by rusty millet
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To: Fresh Wind
I liked those paper strips with rows of candy dots that you peeled off and ate, always getting some of the paper as well.

The corner grocer my mom took me to would give me a strip of those that matched my mom's receipt. Next door was the penny candy store/bakery (Catapano's)where the candy really was a penny long after it was anywhere else (mid 70s). The old lady liked having little kids come in. Mary Janes, Swedish Fish, Zots (2 cents), Tootsie Rolls, B-B-Bats, Chinese fortune chewing gum, licorice (both vines and show strings), Pixy Sticks, Smarties (not the M&M style Canadian version) ... they were all there, behind the counter.
13 posted on 12/27/2012 3:38:06 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: knarf

LOL...great memories. Thanks for sharing!


14 posted on 12/27/2012 3:45:40 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The corner grocer my mom took me to would give me a strip of those that matched my mom's receipt.

Yeah, the pusher always gives free fixes to the kids!

15 posted on 12/27/2012 3:54:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Your post reminded me of my childhood..we are of similar age. When I was five, my Grandfather sent me out to pick up stray nails left over from a construction project. Now, this construction project was finished, but this went on for months.

He paid me a "penny a nail" and (amazingly) there were ALWAYS nails...no matter how thoroughly I had looked the previous week...LOL!

Anyway, I would then take my 15-20 cents, and walk by myself the three blocks to the grocer (who was a family friend). I could certainly add quite well by then, but Mr. K didn't have prices marked on the counter candies; let's just say I ended up with a bit more than I could have normally afforded. I always walked out of there with a large bag of candy, and a bottle of Orange or Strawberry Crush.

My Grandpa passed away when I was six...had he not, I suspect I would have been finding those nails for years!

16 posted on 12/27/2012 3:55:33 AM PST by garandgal
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To: Olog-hai

as a kid in the Bronx, we went down to see Artie and his Brother(forgot his name) down at Garber’s candy store on Middletown Road (they being only Jews I knew in this Irish/Italian neighborhood).

it was said one or both were Auschwitz survivors and one had a thumb missing(which led to more questioning as to the possibilities of it being removed by a Mengele type Nazi doctor). We bought from them those candy cigarettes...in all possible types of candy...also little wax soda looking bottles with some syrupy liquid...and as someone mentioned, Dots, liquorish etc.

you could get an egg cream(which contained exactly NO eggs) or a malted at the counter and a plethora of toys and comic books all crammed into a tiny little store.

we pretended to smoke the candy cigarettes...then summarily ate them. I started smoking real cigarettes at 13...but did not buy them at Garber’s as they knew my parents and I would have got ‘moidered’, by my father. I quit smoking on my own at age 27, without government intervention.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 4:00:54 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

You have to wonder, though, did all those “penny candy” dealers get kickbacks from the local dentists?


18 posted on 12/27/2012 4:09:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

-CS Lewis
19 posted on 12/27/2012 4:13:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Daffynition
I made rock candy with my grand daughter last year to show her how crystals are made.

Water, a lot of sugar, a nut tied to the end of a string.

Later that month, I showed her how to color a flower with food coloriung in the water.

20 posted on 12/27/2012 4:20:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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