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Obama quits!

Calm down birthers; he’s still president. According to news reports today, President Obama has quit smoking and has been smoke free for a year.

20 Responses to Obama quits!

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    richCares February 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    That is certainly good news. Though smoking can cause cancer that is not the real danger, the real danger is COPD. Not all smokers will get cancer but most of them will get COPD. It is very debilitating, and can be a severe handicap. I know, I have it. I use 3 major drubgs Spiriva, Symbicort and Xopenx. One month’s supply in the USA costs $606.00, from Canada generics cost $150.00 and direct from India $21.00***. Those costs plus the need for Oxygen (expense) loom in the future of every smoker.
    link:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001153

    ***yes, say WOW on India!

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    BatGuano February 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    i quit 4years ago when my daughter was born. even after a year you can still get some pretty fierce cravings.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 9, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    I was fortunate in that my father quit before I was born and I have never felt tempted to start.

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    Lupin February 9, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Neither my wife nor I smoke. We’re very lucky in that respect.

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    Rickey February 9, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    I tried experimenting with smoking intermittently when I was in 7th and 8th grade, but then I decided that I was wasting what little money I had. Lucky me.

    My parents quit smoking when the first surgeon general’s warning came out in 1964, but my father still developed lung cancer 11 years later. My mother developed lung cancer when she was 82, 36 years after she quit smoking!

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    Sef February 9, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Rickey: I tried experimenting with smoking intermittently when I was in 7th and 8th grade

    Well, that was your problem. You can’t do it intermittently if you really want to get hooked. You have to stick to it. None of this half-hearted stuff.

    But seriously, glad you were able to keep away from the stuff. Bad, bad, bad!

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    Daniel February 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I guess this means the birther movement will now be receiving substantial funding from Big Tobacco

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    Majority Will February 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Daniel: I guess this means the birther movement will now be receiving substantial funding from Big Tobacco

    . . . in addition to the Big Koch money birthers are getting shafted with now.

    They know how to skew a poll.

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    BatGuano February 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Sef: Well, that was your problem. You can’t do it intermittently if you really want to get hooked.

    the hardest part of quitting wasn’t the physical withdrawals ( altho those sucked ) but getting past all the habitual rituals that go along with smoking. good example: i was leaving a restaurant with a friend and i pulled out my cell phone and started “packing” it against my wrist the way smokers do with a cigarette pack. i had no clue i was even doing it, i was just so accustomed to having a smoke as soon as i left a restaurant that my body just reacted on auto-pilot.

    i’m curious what obama did to quit. chewing chopsticks was my trick.

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    Expelliarmus February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    BatGuano: i’m curious what obama did to quit

    Well, it probably helps that he can’t ever leave his house by himself and he’s got a cadre of Secret Service officers tagging along wherever he goes.

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    Majority Will February 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Expelliarmus:
    Well, it probably helps that he can’t ever leave his house by himself and he’s got a cadre of Secret Service officers tagging along wherever he goes.

    Secret Service agents’ nicknames:
    Nicorette 1 . . . Nicorette 2 . . . Nicorette 3 . . .

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    Scientist February 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    The news is reporting that the President is stepping down today.

    President Mubarak that is….

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    Black Lion February 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    More birther and Post and Fail nonsense….Or the usual seditious nonsense….You have to wonder why they hate America and the Constitution so much….

    “Before OB, I was pretty much like many Americans. I had little to no experience or interest in politics. Thanks to OB, however, all of that is changed. In fact, my investigations into the root cause of the issues we face today as a nation are such a compelling force in my life that I have virtually focused all of my time in attempting to ferret out this riddle. Those of you on the receiving end of my aggressive stream of emails know very well about what I say. Most of the last two years was spent on probing, challenging and looking for weak spots within the Obama tapestry of deception from which to gather intelligence. I have accumulated tons, as many of you have also done. Making sense of all of this data, considering the dark side deliberately adds false flag information to muddy the water, has become a whole new skill set.

    Within the last few days, I am now greatly encouraged and of the opinion that some marvelous folks with whom I work shared a new piece of the puzzle. This evidence very strongly suggests the answers to many of the questions that plagued me. Are we at the actual root problem? No, I think not. However, we are pretty close.

    The information we now have about Congress, though, answers enough questions in my mind as to what we need to do initially to bring America back from the abyss. Convinced of this, I am willing to walk away from all other distractions and concentrate all of my efforts on this smaller unique area.

    Some of you may remember that I advocated the same discipline be employed with respect to the BC. At this point it is hard to estimate if we would have made any additional progress. As I look over that matter I see we continue to be hopelessly embroiled in endless debates. I see this as the very reason the BC was interjected into the equation in the first place.

    Look…it is well-known that Obama is not eligible for reason of his father’s citizenship. So it is not that the Congress does not understand he is ineligible…the problem is the Congress will do nothing about it… WHY? Why? Why?

    Well, my dear patriots, I think the answer has become more apparent. Obama, Gun rights, Obamacare, Social Security, Taxation, the borders, foreign policy…all of these pale in comparison to the magnitude that all legislation and congressional action for over 100 years is null and void.

    This link reveals the true color of our government.

    Now that is a pretty amazing revelation, and by just applying the logic of a common citizen, a reasonable person can see this one issue by far wipes the slate clean of all of the abuses that have been illegally committed against our society without the consent of the governed. So am I alone in this conclusion?

    Are you inclined to see the merit of this logic? And so now to the question I was asking for your permission to ask….

    First, though, before you answer, please go to your favorite mirror and look yourself in the eyes…then ask yourself whether all of the above makes sense to you?

    Then…and only then, please ask yourself if this makes enough sense to put aside all of your own personal concerns and all of your own personal theories and join the rest of us who will make the decision we need to make to take back our country.

    We have heard this from most of the leaders of this country who are attempting to put together enough Americans to convince those in power we mean business. Now I can understand the reticence to join in over some of the controversial issues we raised in the past. However, I think even the most pessimistic naysayers will agree on this one.

    We got Congress where it hurts. Are you not outraged by the arrogance and the audacity of those who have deliberately stolen our rights, our liberty and our constitution? Are we serious enough this time, since there is little doubt about how we have been deliberately abused for over the last 100 years and if we stay the course on this one action, there is the greatest chance that in this case we will prevail?

    So if you too agree after reviewing all of this material, then let me know…there are other similarly-minded patriots just looking for the opportunity to unite on this matter.”

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/02/07/how-we-can-prevail-and-will/

    Obama Researcher says:
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    I am a Physicist trained as Arnie says to look deep into the problem. I have done that for several years now. I agree the problem is deep. But I have also learned that there are so called levels of reality. Thus there are problems that show up differently at different levels. Obama not being a NBC is one level. The Fed Reserve is a deeper level. Control over the minds of our youth via our education system is another problem linked to the lost of spiritual strength of the nation.

    The Federal Reserve system is a vicious ponzi scheme that must be broken. It has the country in the grips of an all consuming creeping interest rates. There is no reason for a sovereign country to be paying interest to a private company.

    I find it interesting that the last time the public really got up in arms and picketed the country strongly was in opposition to the monatary policy opposing the Federal Reserve. But once the people lost that battle they seemed to give up.

    I believe all the money or FRN federal reserve notes are phony money and the people can walk away from all FRN debt as unconstitutional thus never repaying the so called debt. That would leave the politicians with no power and no money of value. Although I believe today they are exchanging the phony paper FRN for gold in their personal hidden swiss bank accounts.

    Yes the overthrow of the past 170 years of phony laws of the US is desperately needed. We must get back to the original Constitution. Nothing else will solve the problems. It seems to me one of the big problems is the lust by politicians for money. The easy way is to tax the people. Get the companies and people working hard and then take the money away from them via taxes. It is all a scam. The corruption of our government is now seen to be more than 100 years without stop. Another major problem is that as I read somewhere that professional politicians are professional liars. Everything is a lie and we are naive and believe the liars. Hard to stop that problem. Where and how do we find honest people to run the government?

    I have had some deep insites into the problem but have not come close to a solution. I feel like getting rid of Obama is 1% of the problem. I fear that we will think mission accomplished but still be in the death hold of the 99%.

    The United States got too powerful and too financiall rich. It became a magnet for those lusting money and power. We have naively lived with the wolf in charge of the hen house believing they would not eat the chickens. Now we are waking up to the tip of the iceburg of the enormous problems we face.

    One thing I have found interesting is the incredible depth of understanding of government that the Founding Fathers had for setting up this Constitution. They missed on the expansion of the concept of commerce until the federal gov has swallowed everything. They also missed on the banking problems we have faced all our history.

    Our problem is not being solved by a massive standing army all around the world. The enemy is in DC and all the political offices in America. We are being consumed from within.

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    Majority Will February 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Black Lion: Most of the last two years was spent on probing, challenging and looking for weak spots within the Obama tapestry of deception from which to gather intelligence. I have accumulated tons, as many of you have also done.

    Idiot. Of course when you only read the deranged ramblings of your fellow lunatics who consistently lie to promote and defend their bigotry and hatred, you’ll get TONS of excrement which only smells rosy to the birther idiots.

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    Black Lion February 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Will, agreed….It is amazing how functional idiots like Arnie Rosner can spew such nonsense and not see how they wish to tear apart the document they claim they are defending just because they don’t like the results….I mean think about it for a second. Has there ever been another bunch so against the democratic results of an election that they will believe any story from felons and liars over documented evidence from reputable state officials? These people still think that the fake COLB created by convicted felon Lucas Smith is somehow admissible or random statements by some Kenyan politican is more substantial proof than an official statement by the director of HI’s DoH….

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    Black Lion February 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    More sedition by the Post and Fail, this time by good ol Neil Turner…

    “I am Color blind, … except for seeing the yellow stripe of cowardice running down the backs of many of those who are committed to or sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States.

    That would include all members of the 111th Congress, and all members of the 112th who were previously members of the 111th Congress.

    And that would also include all members of the judiciary who:

    1. Say that they themselves (the judges) lack jurisdiction’ to rule on the eligibility issue, or

    2. Tell the People that they don’t have standing’ to demand that the Constitution be upheld;

    And that would also include:

    Rep Allen West (R-FL), originally sworn to uphold the Constitution as a U.S. Army Officer (LTC), and now sworn as a new member of the 112th Congress, as he shows his yellow stripe of cowardice by:

    1. Ignoring the plight of his fellow officer, LTC Terry Lakin, now sitting in Leavenworth, for demanding that the defacto pResident and Commander in Chief prove that he can give anything but unlawful orders;

    2. Ignoring the plight of his fellow officer, LTCDR Walter Fitzpatrick, falsely accused, imprisoned for 60 days, and fined by a corrupt law enforcement and judiciary in Monroe County, TN, for performing his lawful and constitutional right and duty to execute a citizens arrest (it was actually an act of reprisal against Fitzpatrick for lawfully bringing charges of Treason against Obama to the Monroe County Grand Jury);”

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/02/08/words-matter-the-truth-matters-the-constitution-matters/

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    Black Lion February 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    More P&E hilarity….

    Zeb Blanchard says:
    Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Here is Georgia’s bill:
    http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/versions/hb37_LC_28_5355_a_2.htm
    And here is my letter requesting its modification and passage:
    Blairsville, GA 30512
    January 25, 2011

    Representatives Allison, Beardon, Brockway, Byrd, Casas, Clark, J., Collins, D.,
    Davis, S., Franklin, Harden, B., Hatfield, Hill, Horne, Jerguson, Maxwell,
    McBrayer, Neal, Peake, Ralston, Rice, Sheldon, Williamson by FAX:

    Representative Franklin has introduced HB37 for the purpose of assuring compliance with the Constitutional requirements for qualifying future U. S. presidents.

    This issue, or lack thereof, has grown to national prominence among conservative citizens and on both sides of the mainstream media. It has been a point of contention for the entire duration of the present administration causing rancor and discontent in a large majority of the population. Senior military officers have been jailed challenging the current president’s qualifications. That is reason enough to pass this bill so the issue will never rise again.

    However there have been insinuations that liberties were taken with the sitting president’s records concerning Passport Office, Social Security Administration, Selective Service Administration, and the Hawaii DHOH. In order to preclude any future administration from mischief in this arena the following mandate must be added to the bill: the computer embedded transaction log for the records must be shown.

    It will be unconscionable on your part to block this bill based on petty partisan principles. I urge you for the sake of Georgia and Georgians to set aside your differences and pass this bill. Please join with other states that are processing similar legislation and bring this bill to the Governor in this year of the current session.

    Sincerely,

    M. J. Blanchard

    Note that Franklin is a libertarian and therefore no one will vote for his bills in the Georgia legislature. I will be shopping for someone in our Senate to drop the bill, as well.
    Also note the important modification to the bill.

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    Scientist February 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Scientist: The news is reporting that the President is stepping down today.
    President Mubarak that is

    Cancel that…

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    G February 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Black Lion: Will, agreed….It is amazing how functional idiots like Arnie Rosner can spew such nonsense and not see how they wish to tear apart the document they claim they are defending just because they don’t like the results….I mean think about it for a second. Has there ever been another bunch so against the democratic results of an election that they will believe any story from felons and liars over documented evidence from reputable state officials? These people still think that the fake COLB created by convicted felon Lucas Smith is somehow admissible or random statements by some Kenyan politican is more substantial proof than an official statement by the director of HI’s DoH….

    Agreed. I found it very telling some of the phrases they used about wanting to take the country back 100 years, 170 years…

    Quite an obvious mix of anti-tax sovereign citizen and Confederacy crap…

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    Scientist February 11, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    All right, the President really did resign today.

    President Mubarak, that is.

    I was a day early above.. So sue me…