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Old 01-15-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Dear President Obama:

Like millions of Americans who admire you and think you are one of the smartest and most intelligent presidents we have ever had, I am glad to see you are my President.
While I will follow you and trust you to lead this nation, I am quite concerned about your smoking habit and the effects it will have on you, your family and the nation as a whole.
I will be honest with you- I detest cigarette smokers. I don't like being around them. They stink, have yellow teeth and dump butts all over the landscape. In short they are slobs.
But the worst thing is that smokers are dope addicts. In my view they are the worst kind of dope addicts because they feel the need to affect everybody around them with their addiction. They smoke in public, they smoke around their kids in cars, they smoke at home and they blow smoke into the faces of their babies. And, yes, the slobs even smoke while pregnant for 9 months. At least a Heroin addict keeps his habit to himself.
It cannot be an exaggeration to say that smokers cause many children to become ill and even die- if not from smoking itself from the hundreds of fires they set every year with cigarettes.
The shocker of the whole thing is this- I too was an addict. I was an addict for 25 years from the time I was 14! And I smoked a hell of alot more than a half pack a day for much of it. But one day I saw how damn STUPID this was and I laid it aside for good. No it was not easy and even now many years later I sometimes yearn for a smoke. But as time passes it does get easier to stay clean.
I would never hire a smoker if I owned a business. I don't want the filth, the smell or his health problems in my business. I would honestly prefer a pot smoker! That said, I "hired" you via my vote to lead my country. And I did so knowing you are smoking.
The time has come for you to stop. You should promise this to yourself and your family and the nation you lead. You have smoked less time and less cigarettes than I did and certainly as President of the United States, you can get the kind of medical assistance I never could to help you stop.
It is my hope you will do so and inspire others to do likewise.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I won't disagree that it would behoove him to quit for good... but c'mon, do you really believe all of that, especially as a former smoker yourself? Like all women smokers smoke through their pregnancies and/or around their children? One of my best friends is a smoker who has 4 kids, and she quit for the duration of each pregnancy. And that comment about "At least a Heroin addict keeps his habit to himself" is probably the most ignorant of the entire paragraph - if you've ever seen a baby born addicted to crack or heroin (which is unfortunately very common), you would realize how backwards that comment was.

P.S. Yes, I am a smoker - and for the record, I don't have yellow teeth, usually smell just fine (I'm a big fan of body spray & tic-tacs), and always dispose of my butts properly. I also would NEVER NEVER smoke around a child, and would slap my own face if I ever lit up while pregnant.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Dear President Obama:

Like millions of Americans who admire you and think you are one of the smartest and most intelligent presidents we have ever had, I am glad to see you are my President.
While I will follow you and trust you to lead this nation, I am quite concerned about your smoking habit and the effects it will have on you, your family and the nation as a whole.
I will be honest with you- I detest cigarette smokers. I don't like being around them. They stink, have yellow teeth and dump butts all over the landscape. In short they are slobs.
But the worst thing is that smokers are dope addicts. In my view they are the worst kind of dope addicts because they feel the need to affect everybody around them with their addiction. They smoke in public, they smoke around their kids in cars, they smoke at home and they blow smoke into the faces of their babies. And, yes, the slobs even smoke while pregnant for 9 months. At least a Heroin addict keeps his habit to himself.
It cannot be an exaggeration to say that smokers cause many children to become ill and even die- if not from smoking itself from the hundreds of fires they set every year with cigarettes.
The shocker of the whole thing is this- I too was an addict. I was an addict for 25 years from the time I was 14! And I smoked a hell of alot more than a half pack a day for much of it. But one day I saw how damn STUPID this was and I laid it aside for good. No it was not easy and even now many years later I sometimes yearn for a smoke. But as time passes it does get easier to stay clean.
I would never hire a smoker if I owned a business. I don't want the filth, the smell or his health problems in my business. I would honestly prefer a pot smoker! That said, I "hired" you via my vote to lead my country. And I did so knowing you are smoking.
The time has come for you to stop. You should promise this to yourself and your family and the nation you lead. You have smoked less time and less cigarettes than I did and certainly as President of the United States, you can get the kind of medical assistance I never could to help you stop.
It is my hope you will do so and inspire others to do likewise.

Dear KevK,

Whoa...slow down there buddy...I'm not President until next Tuesday. Many things can happen between now and then, you know.

Thank you for your concern, but frankly, whether you "hired" me or not...it's none of your own damn business what I do in my own free time. Were you not aware that many before me who held the esteemed office of President of The United States were also smokers...and some more public than I am? Certainly you can remember that my democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, enjoyed cigars in The White House (and yes, he enjoyed smoking them, too!) Some even said he was known to "light up a butt" every now and then, but I'm not referring to cigarettes (or even Hillary! ) Even John F. Kennedy, who I am most compared to, smoked cigars. And I'm not the first to enjoy smoking cigarettes...Ike and our own party's beloved FDR did also! There was even one "spitter" in the group who enjoyed chaw (chewing tobacco)...Grover Cleveland. Not to mention the countless presidents who wore wigs, grew the old cash crop for income, and owned slaves to farm the fields.

I'm glad you were able to break the habit. I mean, with this economy that I'm inheriting, how many fellow Americans are going to be able to even afford it??? But for me in The White House, I'll always be able to bum a cig from somebody and I will try to hide it from the public. Like the heroin addict you mentioned, I'll keep it private.

As your Commander-in-Chief, I'll also promise to get breath mints and brush often. Unless you're planning to kiss me on the lips, you'll never know.

May God bless you and may God bless these United States of America.

- President Elect, Barry O.


P.S. Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | U.S. Presidents

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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With all the crap he is being handed(and how all the wing nuts want to make all these problems his fault already!!), I would give him credit for staying at a half pack.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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If the man wants to smoke - then let him smoke. It's nothing to make an issue out of.

Heck - a good cigar, some fine cognac after a fantastic meal! Ah, life is good!
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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You have way too much time on your hands.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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You have way too much time on your hands.
Who were you responding too?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Who were you responding too?
sorry... The OP is who I was referring to...who has time and energy to care about whether or not the president smokes? It has nothing to do with his ability to run the country. I think the OP just wanted to express his hatred of smokers here, which is why he also took the time to rehash his silly letter here. That was twice today...two threads, equally silly and neither remotely controversial.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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Originally Posted by KevK View Post
Dear President Obama:

Like millions of Americans who admire you and think you are one of the smartest and most intelligent presidents we have ever had, I am glad to see you are my President.
While I will follow you and trust you to lead this nation, I am quite concerned about your smoking habit and the effects it will have on you, your family and the nation as a whole.
I will be honest with you- I detest cigarette smokers. I don't like being around them. They stink, have yellow teeth and dump butts all over the landscape. In short they are slobs.
But the worst thing is that smokers are dope addicts. In my view they are the worst kind of dope addicts because they feel the need to affect everybody around them with their addiction. They smoke in public, they smoke around their kids in cars, they smoke at home and they blow smoke into the faces of their babies. And, yes, the slobs even smoke while pregnant for 9 months. At least a Heroin addict keeps his habit to himself.
It cannot be an exaggeration to say that smokers cause many children to become ill and even die- if not from smoking itself from the hundreds of fires they set every year with cigarettes.
The shocker of the whole thing is this- I too was an addict. I was an addict for 25 years from the time I was 14! And I smoked a hell of alot more than a half pack a day for much of it. But one day I saw how damn STUPID this was and I laid it aside for good. No it was not easy and even now many years later I sometimes yearn for a smoke. But as time passes it does get easier to stay clean.
I would never hire a smoker if I owned a business. I don't want the filth, the smell or his health problems in my business. I would honestly prefer a pot smoker! That said, I "hired" you via my vote to lead my country. And I did so knowing you are smoking.
The time has come for you to stop. You should promise this to yourself and your family and the nation you lead. You have smoked less time and less cigarettes than I did and certainly as President of the United States, you can get the kind of medical assistance I never could to help you stop.
It is my hope you will do so and inspire others to do likewise.
Man you are weird AND arrogant.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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"the worst kind of dope addicts because they feel the need to affect everybody around them with their addiction. "

Another great line.
I know we all go find a group of people every time we light up since there just wouldn't be any enjoyment unless we are exhaling around them

I can't speak for the rest of you but when I hear/read something which includes so much emotionally charged garbage it automatically devalues any other thing the speaker may have to say....whether it might have value or not.
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