Cigarette Aren’t Addictive..

2017-07-18_16-47-44.pngI still remember the words in this blog’s title coming from each of the cigarette company CEOs while testifying before a congressional committee in 1994.  They all stood up and swore that cigarettes addiction was a fallacy.   About that time I had been free from cigarettes for about two years after 25 years of use.  Breaking that addiction was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.  To hear those seven guys tell me that lie shocked me but it wouldn’t by any means be the last time that happened

As Yoggi Berra used to say “its daja vu all over again” today when I listen to all those people around Mr. Trump say they have never heard him lie I think I am living in an alternative universe. We somehow went back 23 years in time! Maybe all those seven CEOs now work in the White House?

2017-07-18_16-36-12.pngBut then again it also reminded me that even though it seems worse, things are not that much different than they were then.

The GOP continues to be a party for the rich and they are willing to toss everyone else aside because the rich are the true capitalists who make this country great. Or maybe it is  that we need to give them more money so they can spend it and it therefore flows, or should I say trickles, down to the rest of us. We just never seem to be able to get some sane people into our nation’s capital, especially in the Republican party.

One thing that has changed is the the Democratic party seems to no longer be for the working class guy but instead is now a champion for those along the fringes of society.

It is being said that with all the gridlock in our nation’s capital that all it would take is the election of six Independent senators and they could pretty much decide the direction of pretty much all legislation.  Maybe, like Britain it is time for a strong third party in the USA.  I would likely even contribute to one of them even if my state of Indiana would never have the guts to elect one.

🙂 🙂 Cigarette aren’t addictive, and Donald Trump has never told a lie 🙂 🙂 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Cigarette Aren’t Addictive..

  • You hit the nail on the head about both parties. I think a lot of the Trump supporters felt the democrats were only focused on LGTB, welfare, minorities, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, drug addicts and other fringe groups, but not just regular middle class America. And that Trump was focused on the middle class (even though he and the Republicans are not). As you say, their focus is the wealthy and big business. And I don’t mean to imply that the fringe groups don’t need support, as they do, but it was a feeling of “what about the rest of us?”

    I agree independents may hold the key, but where are they and do they get marginalized by not being in one of the two parties?

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    • Hi Mary, Yeah I thought the same thing but didn’t say it directly. The Dems used to cast a much wider net than the fringes and that is what seems to be a one of the things changed. They gotta get back to including all of us.

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  • Tobacco addictive? Absolutely. I quit 15 years ago after 50 years of a nearly two-pack-a-day habit. One of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and I sometimes still have to fight off the urge to light one up. You also are quite correct about Trump’s character, and the need for some big changes in the political landscape.

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