Six more weeks of suck

Posted By on February 3, 2017

Groundhog DaySix more weeks of winter predicted by that pudgy little quadruped from Pennsylvania known as Punxsutawney Phil. (hey we a have a Phil in our group also) He poked his fuzzy little rodent head out of his burrow (not our Phil, the other one) and cast a shadow on the ground which emphatically means six more weeks of winter are in store for us. You can’t disprove pure scientific fact like basing potential global weather patterns on a groundhog.  Hey Al Gore, did you hear that? It isn’t human beings, my pick-up truck or my cigars that affect the world’s climate, it’s a fucking woodchuck that’s to blame! I guess that a similar type of controlled study involving a marsupial and a pack of Marlboro Lights was the concrete science behind blaming second hand smoke for more deaths than, oh how about a nightclub  shooting in Miami. Too soon?  That evening killed more people than second has smoke ever has.

I’m always complaining about smoking bans and looming tax increases on our cigars. Of course now we’re under attack from the FDA in their never ending effort to completely cripple the industry. The bright spot is that while constantly under assault from big brother, who claims to be looking out for our wellbeing, cigar smokers are still enjoying their cigars at levels near the famed “Cigar Boom” of the 90’s.  Many convenience stores and even some local grocery stores are adding walk in humidors.  I look at those small advances as huge steps.  Even in the face of a relentless barrage of hate from the anti-smoking crowd and our elected officials, it seems like there are at least a few people being adults and realizing that in moderation a couple cigars is not going to kill you; Muslim extremists are going to kill you but cigars won’t. Make legal products available, enforce the laws of sale that ALREAY EXIST and allow grown-ups to make informed decisions about what they put or don’t put into their body.  Of course, I once read the directions on a curling iron my wife bought and it specifically said to not insert into any body orifice.  So I may be giving the mass population a bit more credit than they actually deserve.

All tobacco users seem to have been lumped into one disgusting category, and although we’re not the same as a Dale Earnhardt fan chain smoking Camel non filters and chugging home-made shine in a busted lawn chair on the dilapidated deck on the front of the double wide while eyeing up his second cousin, we do need to stick up for their rights to enjoy a legal substance. The tobacco, not the shine or banging a cousin while banjo music plays.

After the election, many feel we’re facing uncertain economic times while moving into the new future of bringing as much work back to the USA as possible. Yet our government (local and federal) continues to spend their time reviewing ways to increase tobacco taxes and implement more smoking bans.  The backwards agenda of smoking bans has actually created a reverse effect by eliminating many jobs in the tobacco industry and in bars and restaurants that can no longer cater to smokers.  We are coming to point where we will no longer even be able to smoke in our own homes!  If you can’t ban the product they will just keep pushing bans on where you can use it.  Makes me all the more thankful we have a place like Prohibition Spirits and Cigar Lounge to enjoy premium cigars and the fellowship they provide.  Regardless of your political affiliation.

Time for some good news though fellas. We’re back on with yearly Memberships so for all of you mooks that want to take part, I’ll be ready to collect dues at out next Cigar Night on February 7th at the lounge.  I’ll have membership forms available because I’d like to be sure I have everyone’s most current and correct info, plus you’ll need to update your shit size because I’ve got a new item picked out for you cats.  I also still have a few of the black skull caps and coolers with our club logo.  Sure would like to get those sold off so I can put those funds back into more wasteful things for you. It’s buy one pay full price so it’s a great deal.

See you on the 7th!

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, his rants can sting, stir or inspire your emotions, as he leaves no topic of enjoying the cigar lifestyle off his hit list.


2 Responses to “Six more weeks of suck”

  1. Donna Semrau says:

    I just don’t understand why you need my shit size? I think that’s getting a bit personal!!!?

  2. HA! So somebody is a good reader! LOL!

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