Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Hunter slams reported proposal to ban tobacco sales on Navy bases, ships
Posted on 03/29/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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I thought we considered Prohibition a mistake?
Now it rears it’s ugly head again.
Smoke em if you got em.....
C Rations came with cigarettes. I did not (and still do not) smoke, so I was able to trade for things I wanted.
and fashionable pink frocks..... for the “gender” confused
Yes, I too remember Vietnam when the only fun I got out of life for months on end was smoking cigarettes and scratching my jungle rot.
A 1049 huh. Dum bass. Me too.
Smokers are degenerates, dispicable,stupid, polluters, worse than child molesters and should be shunned and beat down at every opportunity./s
They should also keep paying tobacco taxes.
I wasn’t a habit smoker when I was in. But still before each cruse I stocked up on some Swishers for an occasional treat from the grind. Wisely I stocked enough to pass a few around. Some things you take for granted on land become luxuries and special treats on a long cruise. The prevailing hazards I inhaled on the ship far exceeded what years of smoking could do to my lungs.
Miss [Florence] King on smoking: "It's this: I think suicide qua suicide is weak and shameful, but maybe, if I just keep smoking, I can hasten my exit from this Walpurgisnacht called America and escape the mephitic cultural collapse that Nice-Nelly conservatism is powerless to stop.
"This is probably wishful thinking in view of my family's medical history, but it points up another benefit of cigarettes we no longer hear about: consolation. Even the word is gone from the language now, but it was what came through in World War II newsreels showing weary soldiers and refugees lighting up. In their most despairing moments a cigarette was all they had, and increasingly I feel the same way."
Sadly, there’s a few on this site that are cheering this proposal.
Given the size of Free Republic, enough people post such that any subject, good or bad, will be either supported or condemned. It's inevitable.
Let’s see. Tobacco is legal. It is not mentioned under the UCMJ in any way. Tobacco normally takes decades before there is any serious health effect. Those effects tend to be short lived and fatal, thus actually cheaper than paying pensions into someone’s 90’s.
But sodomy is specifically banned by the UCMJ. Sodomy is inherently dangerous. Sodomy spreads HIV and other diseases which take how long before they create very expensive health problems?
So, let’s ban tobacco and bring on the open homosexuals!
These people are dumber than dirt.
But pole smoking is just fine!
Just so long as they don’t ban pot sales ...
Not to mention diving on the hairy yield sign and the ol' Hershey Highway.
As in "Prisoners of War shall have access to tobacco and tobacco products".
And these supposedly FREE men and women, who would like the opportunity to enjoy a LEGAL product.
Liberals plain suck.
If a liberal "doesn't like" something you do, he bans it.
I’m glad I got out in 1993 after 4 years. I was told my options if I stayed in and it boiled down to two more years on the worst run destroyer in the fleet. I was the last of the A gang engine men old guard who knew most of the routines and tricks. No bonus, no promotion since the rate was full, and the guy who was going to be my replacement went UA and got kicked out. The seabees were wide open and I had some construction experience. The verdict was you’re staying.
I was 22 and had no obligations so I got out.
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