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  • Tobacco and the Soul

    10/10/2021 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | April 1997 | Michael P. Foley
    The current brouhaha over smoking has made everyone painfully aware of tobacco's effects on the body, but it has also obscured a more profound reason for smoking’s popularity: its relation to the soul. As the heyday of smoking passes into the ashheap of history, it is meet that we reflect on this connection. The soul, of course, is a complex thing. Long ago Plato suggested that we consider it as divided into three parts—the appetitive, spirited, and rational—that correspond to the three basic kinds of human desires: the desire to satisfy physical appetites, the desire for recognition, and the desire...
  • Will Snuffing Out Fine Latin Cigars Strike the Match of Illegal Immigration?

    08/24/2021 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 8/24/21 | Sreve Miller
    Cigar diplomacy is back—and once again it is clouding the landscape for an American president. As the Cold War raged in 1962, a trade embargo against Fidel Castro’s communist government in Cuba was an easy political call for John F. Kennedy. The president had a personal conflict-of-interest, however: JFK loved a good smoke. So he quietly secured 1,000 of his soon-to-be-contraband favorite, H. Upmann Petit Coronas, for his personal humidor before taking “necessary actions to promote national and hemispheric security.” As a nonsmoker, President Biden has a clear conscience as the feds prepare to take on the tobacco industry of...
  • Pilot Logs Reveal ALMOST EVERY TIME Bill Clinton Flew on Epstein’s Lolita Express — UNDERAGE GIRLS

    07/09/2019 6:18:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 129 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 8, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: BOOM! Pilot Logs Reveal ALMOST EVERY TIME Bill Clinton Flew on Epstein’s Lolita Express — UNDERAGE GIRLS WERE ON THE PLANE! (VIDEO)
  • Beverly Hills poised to end most tobacco sales

    05/08/2019 11:08:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2019 | John Rogers
    The smoke hasn’t cleared yet, but Beverly Hills is poised to become the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales. The City Council in the world-renowned enclave of the rich and famous unanimously indicated Tuesday that it’s ready to snuff out most sales when it meets again on May 21. The proposal currently contains a loophole allowing cigarette-loving tourists to obtain smokes at hotels. Three plush cigar lounges would also be exempt from the ordinance. The city “has always taken the lead when it’s come to restricting smoking,” Mayor John Mirisch said. “Let us try to be a light...
  • The Clinton Affair - A&E Limited Documentary Event - Nov 18, 9pm

    11/05/2018 2:14:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    A&E ^ | 11/05/18
    Premiering Sunday, November 18 at 9P, the comprehensive three-night documentary series "The Clinton Affair" from Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy®-winning director Blair Foster weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews to examine the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country.
  • Hillary Clinton: Bill Clinton's extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of power

    10/14/2018 12:13:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Hillary Clinton doesn't believe former President Bill Clinton's 1990s extramarital affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky constituted an abuse of power. "No. No," Hillary Clinton said during an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" when asked directly whether her husband took advantage of his position in 1995 to instigate sexual relations with Lewinsky when she was 22 years old.
  • Trump Praises Rush Limbaugh, 'Who Truly Gets It!'

    07/31/2018 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07-31-2018 | Susan Jones
    "Rush Limbaugh is a great guy who truly gets it!" President Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning. The president made the comment one day after Limbaugh explained to his radio listeners why Trump said in a July 29 tweet: "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!"
  • 'I got hot under the collar': Bill Clinton clarifies his comments about Lewinsky apology

    06/05/2018 3:00:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    Clinton came under fire early Monday after a testy exchange with an interviewer about whether or not he should have privately apologized to Lewinsky. During an evening event later that day, Clinton revisited the conversation and defended the public apology he gave in September 1998. "The hubub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked," Clinton said Monday night, referencing his interview on NBC's Today Show earlier that day. "I think what was lost were the two points that I made, that are important to me: the suggestion was that I never apologized...
  • Denmark’s prime minister to meet Bill Clinton

    04/17/2018 5:25:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 17 April 2018 11:12 CEST+02:00
    Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen will meet former US President Bill Clinton in Copenhagen on Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed. Clinton will be shown around Christiansborg, the seat of Denmark’s parliament, before one-to-one talks with Rasmussen, the PM’s office confirmed in a press statement. […] He is scheduled to give a keynote speech at a summit held by the Presidents Institute foundation in the Danish capital on Wednesday, with up to 3,000 European leaders expected to attend. …
  • Monica Lewinsky blasts digital news: 'The more shame, the more clicks'

    03/27/2018 9:14:45 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2018
    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is calling for a “cultural revolution” in how people consume online news so that “more shame" no longer means “more clicks” and more advertising income. Lewinsky told hundreds of privacy professionals Tuesday “we need to communicate online with compassion, consume news with compassion, and click with compassion." "Just imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline," she said in a Washington speech that was contractually closed to the press.
  • Chasing Hillary memoir will detail 10 years of reporting on Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 22, 2018 | by DAVID CANFIELD
    This April, Harper will publish Chasing Hillary, a new political memoir from New York Times writer-at-large Amy Chozick, EW can confirm exclusively. The book will provide a remarkably intimate and deeply personal portrait of Hillary Clinton as she withstood two dramatic losses for the presidency. Chozick’s book is the result of a decade’s worth of reporting on the former U.S. Secretary of State. Chozick’s front-row seat to Clinton’s presidential campaign implosion in 2008 led to her getting assigned the “Hillary Beat” through to 2016, when she’d once again face a painful defeat, this time in the general election to Donald...
  • Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars

    10/14/2016 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    USA Today | 10/14/2016 | Alan Gomez
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/10/14/obama-cuba-regulations-expands-trade-travel-rum-cigars/92042662/
  • Massages, red wine, and other secrets from a Bill Clinton intern

    10/03/2016 7:58:32 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 2, 2016 | Edward Klein
    Bill Clinton was getting a foot massage. “We were on the terrace of his apartment,” recalled the 20-something intern at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum who was massaging Bill’s feet. “We had a meal served from 42 [the restaurant in the Little Rock library] — ­vegan stuff like kale salad. “He often invites girls like me who work at the library to his apartment for a glass of red wine and a massage,” the intern said in an interview for this book. “He likes his neck and shoulders massaged because he gets knots in his muscles. But...
  • Clinton took ‘at least 26 trips’ on the ‘Lolita Express,’ some without his Secret Service detail

    05/14/2016 8:07:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    twitchy. ^ | May 13, 2016
    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com. Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on...
  • How Deep Will New Cigar Regulation Go?

    05/12/2016 9:24:07 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 26 replies
    cspdailynews.com ^ | 5/11/16 | CSP Daily News
    WASHINGTON -- As part of its “deeming” regulations announced early this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) included major decisions on cigars, namely the inclusion of premium cigars under its jurisdiction and a guidance suggesting an extension of the flavored-tobacco ban to include characterizing flavors in cigars. Before the deeming regulations were announced, an initial proposed rule contained an option to exempt cigars from FDA regulation altogether. That did not happen. “The FDA has concluded there is no appropriate public health justification for excluding premium cigars,” said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)....
  • FDA Regulates Cigars, E Cigs--Final Rule Issued

    05/05/2016 2:18:48 PM PDT · by cgbg · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | Reuters
    See the link for some coverage.
  • Bill Clinton in Evanston: Hillary Clinton 'best change maker' he's ever known

    03/08/2016 12:16:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 8, 2016 | By Bill Ruthhart
    Proclaiming Hillary Clinton "the best change maker I have ever known," former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday told a crowd at an Evanston synagogue his wife was the most experienced and best-qualified candidate to serve as the nation's next commander in chief. "You might say, 'Why have they been so mean to her since she left the secretary of state's office,'" he said of Republicans. "You have to understand this is their method of operation. They're scared to have to run against her, because they know if she becomes the president, she'd be the grown-up in every room and she'll...
  • Trump Takes Aim At Bill Clinton's 'Women Abuse'

    12/28/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Perhaps growing tired of targeting his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has now set his sights on her husband. Trump seems intent on bringing former President Bill Clinton's womanizing ways back into the limelight as he begins to campaign on behalf of his wife. If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2015 Considering Hillary has often claimed to be a defender of women's rights, Does Trump have a right to bring up her husband's "sexism" to expose...
  • Historic Tampa Cigar Factory Destroyed by Fire

    07/05/2015 10:29:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jul 5, 2015
    A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factory collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire marshal said the building is considered a total loss. It's unclear whether anyone was inside at the time. Firefighters were not able to enter the building for safety reasons. They had the fire under control in less than two hours, but were still putting out hot spots on Sunday afternoon.
  • Bill Clinton Hung Out With a Former Redskins Cheerleader at the Belmont

    06/08/2015 2:08:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    Former President Bill Clinton acquainted himself with the former cheerleader ambassador for the Washington Redskins—known to most in the liberal community simply as the Washington Football Team. Kirby Parkhomenko served as cheerleader ambassador for the team through last season and also is a staffer at Ready for Hillary. Hillary Clinton has called the team name “insensitive” in the past, and has said that “there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital.”