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Response to former9thward (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:34 PM

57. oh for god sakes. Because I have real reasons for hating cigarettes I am now not a

liberal and hate freedom and tolerance. JEZUS.

So what? I suppose you don't have a problem with meth either but it kills too. I have said my point like anyone else on this list some of which made fun of the physical body of the man proposing this. Tolerance anyone? You don't have to agree but to attack my cred as a liberal for having a differing opinion than you is fucking sad. You don't know my life. Let me give you just some of the highlights:

Liberal, not a progressive. Liberal.
OSPIRG from the beginning
State secretary of my union, local president, vice president and secretary of my union local for eleven years
member of a state labor council for eleven years
rights person of my union for 25 years
Democrat with a capital D all my damned life from a family who were dems or the equivalent since Jefferson
Remembers my grandfather when he was blackballed trying to organize railroad unions. Remembered him being a socialist activist all his life
Remembers when our entire household was repossessed because my dad wouldn't cross a picket line. Remember when I didn't either.
Remembers when dems had balls
Remembers playing monopoly with a white haired man that got called from my grandma's house in Portland, Oregon where we were to fly to Washington, D. C. to advise President Kennedy on the Cuban Missile Crisis. We called him Mr. White.
uncles who would tell me stories about life with Hubert Humphrey and other real dems, not the wimps we have now.
A dem from the days of Harry Truman who was raised in an FDR family

My family has lost seven members to lung cancer from smoking. I can say whatever the hell I want about smoking because I have the right. This is a forum where opinions are allowed. Challenge the content of them. Casting condescending remarks about me is cheap. Being allowed to have an opinion without getting slammed is freedom and tolerance too which I didn't get from you in your reply.

Smokers are addicts. Addictions are slavery. I have the right to say what I feel about it without being slagged. You have the right to disagree without being condescending or snotty. That is all the two of us are allowed.

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