Friday, July 17, 2009

Puff, puff, give

I was listening to the radio today as I was driving around town and apparently there is some kid of legislature being introduced to ban smoking for soldiers. WTF?!?

Now, I've never served in the military short of being in AFJROTC for a couple years in high school. However, as a former smoker, I know that there is a relaxing feeling that can come along with it.

I'm not sure which is worse, the fact that they want to take away what little luxury the soldiers have left while they are serving and protecting our freedoms, or that they want to make a law of this?

Don't they have more important things to worry about up there on Capitol Hill? Or is this why our country seems to be going to hell in a handbasket...they make these frivolous pointless laws!

I think they, like everyone else, should be allowed to smoke in designated places. Those that can't take it can move away from the smoke. Now that I no longer smoke (I quit at the behest of my major professors), it really doesn't bother me to get a whiff here and there, but I can understand how some folks wouldn't want that going int their lungs. However, these are also the same people that drink bottled water becuse they think tap water is too unclean. Yet, it wasn't that long ago that it was perfectly fine for them to drink. Hell, chances are, they even were out there drinking out of the water hose in their yards as kids!

Ugh! Folks just need to chill out and let things be. We are so uptight about everything these days that its ridiculous!


Lola said...

You know what? I agree with you completely. Those soldiers are living and dying for our country, for our freedom and if they want to smoke, then let them smoke!

My partner has a nephew who is currently serving. He recently came back from Iraq for a brief visit to celebrate with his family the fact that he recently got married. They were due to have a week here and then another brief visit in CA to celebrate with his new bride's family. Then they are back to Iraq.

Do you know what their simplest pleasures are out there in Iraq? Cigarettes, popcorn and beef jerky.

Mystery Man said...

cigarettes, popcorn, and beef jerky...and they want to take away the cigarettes. probab;ly somone is plotting something about the popcorn and beef jerky not being healthy, either, so they need to be taken away as well