Tuesday, April 03, 2007

United we Stand

José and I are both lovers of the leaf…Cigars that is. And, if you’ve noticed we’ve even added a link to Cigar Aficionado’s Blogs. While these little tidbits of information may not appeal to all of our readers I tend to keep an eye on what’s being written. It’s a pleasure to come across a hidden gem of a cigar and I can’t think of shooting without smoking.

Gordon Mott had an interesting post today about the tobacco bans in NYC. He talked about feeling pity for the poor cigarette smoker bundled in the cold outside the no-smoking workplace just trying to get a quick fix. He went on to talk about the differences between cigar smokers and cigarette smokers and how one was or wasn’t related to the other. The talkbackers took this a step further by pointing out how for years they had been asked to leave smoking establishments because the cigarette smokers didn’t like the cigar smoke. What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

Well, I couldn’t help but see a correlation between what’s been going on for years in the gun community and what is going on in the tobacco community. Jim Zumbo started a firestorm with his comments and we all find ourselves divided between the hunters, the tactical shooter, the gun collectors, and the competition shooters. While there is no 2nd amendment to protect one’s right to smoke I still see the same divide and conquer tactics and the “as long as it doesn’t affect me” attitude.

United we stand, divided we fall.

1 comment:

José Giganté said...

Hey man, I edited your post to make the title, well, the title. You can use the firefox addon scribefire to add the title.


To use, you have to press F8. You'll have to set up the blog on the right column.

I've been using Flock for a while and thought this might be easier/better. It seems OK, but it adds a "powered by.." at the bottom of the post (which you can edit out later).