Squeaky Wheel Paradox

Posted By on October 27, 2009

So I’m here trying to be in a good mood and then I catch a little of the daily News, or at least what many brain dead knuckle draggers consider news, and I began to wonder when the fuck did the competent minded normal people completely loose their spines. You’ve all hear the saying; The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but I think it’s about time some of these squeaky wheels get a bullet. Now before you think I’ve psychologically gone off proverbial deep end, I’m not advocating that these people be hauled away and shot.  Well, not all of them but you gotta agree some of these hair brained activists and over zealous do-gooders have been given a voice for way to long and a little lead poisoning at 3000 feet per second ain’t really all that bad of an idea.  Pretty sure that joke just got us on a government watch list.  Ah hell, we were likely already on it for being users of tobacco products. 

Here’s the problem, in todays arena the one with the loudest (and typically most annoying) voice gets their way whether or not it even makes any sense.  Where did all the opposition to this go?  We can partially thank political correctness for silencing many voices that normally would stand up to these nut jobs if not for the fear of being branded a raciest, as un-American or God forbid not caring about the Children.  “Won’t somebody please think about the children?”  Obviously tobacco bans are a hot topic to us as avid cigar smokers and I think we can all agree that not all people who enjoy tobacco products are as considerate as us and therefore will light up any and everywhere with total disregard for anyone.  But to see these bans pass with little to no opposition is utterly amazing to me.  And we’re allowing it to happen over and over again in cities and towns all over the United States.  These whacko groups lump cigar and cigarette smokers into one category and villainize us incessantly in an attempt to make us stop smoking.  Can you believe they have actually have pushed through bans to prohibit smoking on golf courses citing “health reasons” relating to second hand smoke.  HOLLY CRAP!  Can you comprehend the idiocy of this claim.  Now try to keep up with me here and use what is left of your functioning brain, you know the part you didn’t destroy back in college.  I’m gonna assume that most of you have been on, seen or at minimum read about golf courses possibly in your Highlights magazine.  They tend to be fairly large tracts of land covering sometimes may acres on account of the fact you need your own personal vehicle to shuttle your fat Dockers wearing ass around between strokes.  Do you honestly believe that there is potential for someone else’s cigar smoke to cause you great bodily harm while on the golf course?  If so you’re dumber than I thought and I should probably hit you in the face with an alternator.

Didn’t mean to go off the anti-smoking thing but my point is that just because somebody shouts and stomps their feet the loudest doesn’t mean they should get their way every time they want.  Especially when they are backing their ridiculous claims with junk since.  The tobacco bans are one example but the self righteous planet savers can be seen making footprints on many aspects of our everyday lives that they really should have no say in.  If you don’t like that the fact that fast food is fattening, don’t eat it.  If you think soda is bad for you, don’t drink it.  If you don’t like alcohol, stay out of the bar.  If you think Fox News is slanted, don’t watch it.  If you hate Rush Limbaugh, stop listening to his show.  And if you don’t like the smell of cigars then go somewhere that doesn’t allow smoking.  Stop trying to eradicate something just because maybe someday you might swing by the local tavern and God forbid have to deal with that wretched smell of smoke.  Change the channel, change the radio, read a different paper, eat better food, stop drinking, slit your wrist  but stop trying to control the rest of the planet because it’s not up to you to do so.  Since when did not liking something give you the right to ban anyone else from enjoying it.  As a country we have allowed the ones with the loudest voice to continually get their way far to often even though it’s not a majority consensus on the propaganda they are pushing.  The old adage of the squeaky wheel gets the grease was to quiet it down, but it’s about time to silence the squeaky wheels so we can finally live or lives in peace by making our own grown up decisions.  I will eat a  bacon double cheeseburger and have a smoke to that.

There, I feel better and knowing that I’m surrounded by my fellow Brothers of the Leaf is solice enough to give me strength to keep me posting away.  Even if for now its simply the right to enjoy a cigar with the greatest group of cigar mooks (and of course First lady) I’ve ever known.  There is a lot of great stuff coming up in the next few months so keep checking back often to see what has been added to the calender of events.  On the immediate horizon is Green Bays Cigar Night, November 3rd at The Lounge and our new Appleton/Fox Valley Cigar Night on November 18th at Appleton Souvenir & Cigar Co.

Don’t let your meat loaf.

The Cigar Soldier

About the author

The Cigar Soldier is the founding father and President of The Brotherhood of the Leaf, an internet community of cigar enthusiasts and Northeast Wisconsin’s only true membership based cigar club. As the main writer for Cigar Night Online.com, his rants can sting, stir or inspire your emotions, as he leaves no topic of enjoying the cigar lifestyle off his hit list.


One Response to “Squeaky Wheel Paradox”

  1. Rick Rentmeester says:

    We cant smoke cigars because of second hand smoke risks just wait until they start focusing on hunting should be banned because there is the risk of bullets buzzing around some one could get hit by accident. Second hand bullets can hurt too.

    I have a solution to the deficit…legalize the hunting of dumb asses. aka Liberals we could sell tags at 100.00 and the deficit would be cured, over population would be cured, bad politics would be cured shit we can even throw in global warming myths would be rectified since those who believe it would be gone there would be no one complaining about global warming as they all qualify as dumb asses.

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