I am currently reading Franklin & Winston by Jon Meacham which recounts the relationship and friendship of FDR and Churchill before and during WWII. I'm at the chapter in the book which describes their conference at Casablanca in early 1943. After FDR left on his plane back to the US, Churchill's aide noted that Winston was up really early. When Churchill was asked why he would always get up so early to start his day, his response was, "To get an extra cigar in." Vintage Winston. But alas, unlike in Churchill's day, I cannot enjoy that extra cigar. I'm lucky if I can enjoy one at all. Thanks to so called liberal do gooders who must treat adults like 5 year olds and who insist on taking away individual rights to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of a good cigar. The ACLU crowd cries loud over idiotic dolts in Gitmo, but don't raise a pinky over these moronic laws inhibiting my right to smoke when and where I wish, like my own office. Like in a bar.
British Journalist, Martyn Harris once noted in the Daily Telegraph: "Pull out a Montecristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine facist." How true. Winston would not recognize Britain or America today. Heck, you can't watch Tom and Jerry cartoons if they are found smoking a cigar. Groucho and George Burns would have to smoke outside while those anti-smoking fascists enjoy sipping Chardoney with their spouts and organic tofu.
As Mark Twain once noted, "Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man's enjoyment of his cigar." Well Mark, in Today's world, other than Las Vegas, Nevada, the ony oasis of sanity in the world, a man's enjoyment of cigars is constantly interupted by the government and by folks who haven't got anything better to do with their lives.
However, before the liberals take away more of my rights (i.e., the right to consume scotch and other libations), I will take some extra time this afternoon to go the pub and smoke a cigar. For thankfully, the Republican Controlled Legislature in Florida carved out a loophole to the farcockteh anti smoking constitutional amendment the people voted after being bombarded with ads of 12 year olds in bars coughing their lungs out due to cigarette smoke. If the bar doesn't serve a large percentage of grub, you can puff away in glee. So I will be there this afternoon, while it is still legal.