In Defense Of Cigarettes

Sunday’s always come too soon….just one more day of mental clarity before I return to the world of insanity and clowning around.

I know smoking is a disgusting habit…..but so is stupidity.

I still smoke (a gasp went up across the room)…..because of my injuries I had to give up most of my vices….drinking, chasing women, etc….but the one that I refuse to quit is smoking.

Nothing is better than that first cup of coffee and a cigarette….so any time I see an article about smoking that does not offer my brain on drugs or a black lung looming at me from within a jar….I take notice.

This is a op-ed from the Weekly Standard…..

Dear Matt,

I had this thought that America was more civil when everyone smoked. You learned from an early age that people will do something you don’t like but there wasn’t much you could do other than walk away. Then smokers became not just people doing something others don’t like, but bad people whose second hand smoke (allegedly) kills. Nowadays, anyone who disagrees with you isn’t just different or misguided, they are a bad person who must be ostracized/destroyed. Thoughts?

Charles Zambori, Dallas, TX

His response……

Source: In Defense of Cigarettes | The Weekly Standard

There are so many things that I find disgusting….most people that wear yoga pants, wine in a box, the coconut water craze and everything to do with nationalism….if not for cigs I would be in prison as a mass murderer….

I would like to thank all those people that hold their breathing while I smoke…your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

Enough said for the day…back tomorrow with a bagful of stuff….but today there is a couple of buffalo steaks and baked potato and a great red wine waiting for my dining enjoyment.

Have a day my friends…..chuq