"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Last edited by Gaius46; 01-07-14 at 02:31 PM.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
How much of the objection to this is the whole "our government is becoming a dictatorship and overstepping their boundaries"
and how much is defending the act of smoking in a closely contained environment, like a car, with small children present?
God Bless the Marine Corps.
It's not okay to know that someone has health issues, and then to do the very thing that will aggravate that condition further.
My son has suffered from two near-fatal episodes of croup. We're not sure what the cause is, but because he's had it seasonally it's most likely that it's related to some type of allergy. We're not sure, we haven't figured it out yet. So my job - as a loving parent - is to make his health issue LESS of a problem by keeping the home relatively allergen free and clean.
My job is NOT to place my personal, self-driven desires ahead of my child.
I don't like to clean all the time but I do it anyway.
And I smoke on occasion - but you don't hear me arguing that it's my right and okay for me to smoke in his presence.
Why? Because I respect my son. I don't want to aggravate his condition further by pleasing myself. That would be monstrous - even if that self pleasure only irritates an existing condition and isn't the cause of it.
That's the quintessential element of being humane and respectful toward others = avoiding activities and decisions that make their life more uncomfortable and more miserable.
Seriously - someone can stand up, put their shoes on, and pitter-pat right out that front door. They won't die if they don't get their smoke right now.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Do you want to take a child away from their family because of an asthma exacerbation?