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000ike
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4/6/2012 9:04:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Not a very serious topic, but interesting. (http://articles.latimes.com...)

Smoking is banned in all indoor public and private accommodations nationwide,....except Congress. They literally smoke in the Cafeteria and smoke in the lobby where they vote! Non-smokers like Nancy Pelosi have tried to have smoking and sale of tobacco banned on Capitol Hill all together, but they haven't been as successful as they should be.

You even have Boehner passing out tobacco company campaign checks on the House Floor.

Apart from this being shamefully hypocritical, it's unfair for the non-smokers elected to Congress to go there only to be surrounded by chemical fog all the time. This is pretty discouraging...

thoughts?
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4/6/2012 9:19:39 PM
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I say we should provide them with hookers, cigarettes, weed, alcohol, anything and everything that will keep them happy and stress-free.
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4/6/2012 9:29:08 PM
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At 4/6/2012 9:19:39 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I say we should provide them with hookers, cigarettes, weed, alcohol, anything and everything that will keep them happy and stress-free.

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4/6/2012 9:38:52 PM
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4/6/2012 10:00:02 PM
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At 4/6/2012 9:04:24 PM, 000ike wrote:
Not a very serious topic, but interesting. (http://articles.latimes.com...)

Smoking is banned in all indoor public and private accommodations nationwide,....except Congress. They literally smoke in the Cafeteria and smoke in the lobby where they vote! Non-smokers like Nancy Pelosi have tried to have smoking and sale of tobacco banned on Capitol Hill all together, but they haven't been as successful as they should be.

You even have Boehner passing out tobacco company campaign checks on the House Floor.

Apart from this being shamefully hypocritical, it's unfair for the non-smokers elected to Congress to go there only to be surrounded by chemical fog all the time. This is pretty discouraging...

thoughts?

Well, we would like them all to get cancer and die, so it only makes sense.
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