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Timeless Tosh from Current Wisdoms Past
Memorandum (American Embassy, Luxembourg)
Our State Department’s secret police in action as revealed in an uncoded memorandum snatched by one of our own Daniel Ellsbergs:
Subject: Smoking in Official Vehicles
In the memo of September 13, it was clearly stated that smoking in official vehicles is prohibited by Federal regulation. The memo made it clear that smoking in the vehicles is not permitted ever.
Despite this clear instruction personnel have continued to smoke in the vehicles. Several subterfuges to smoke in the vehicles are being used to get around the regulation: leaving the windows open while smoking in the car while moving, or leaving the windows open after leaving the car parked or leaving the door opened while parked and waiting. All of these tricks are of no use as the unpleasant smoke odor remains.
Persons addicted to nicotine do not realize, or choose to
ignore, the obnoxious odor left from tobacco/cigarettes/cigars: bad
breath, yellowed teeth, smelly clothes, stained fingers and mess
from cigarette/cigar ashes. The smell from cigarettes/cigars
permeates fabric and remains in the vehicles. Federal health
reports have repeatedly made clear the adverse affect [sic] of
involuntary secondary smoke inhalation on non-smokers who are
forced to put up with forced smoke inhalation from persons smoking.
For these health and other safety reasons the Federal Government
banned smoking in vehicles and in general office areas.
(January 11, 1990)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?