Smoke Screen

 

Earlier today, I gave a listen to the NPR aired program “1-A”. The moderator and his guests were discussing smoking / vaping. True, I did tune in a bit late, but, based on what I did hear, none of them thoroughly explored nicotine usage’s cause and effect relationship. Had they done so, they would’ve attempted to answer these key questions…

• Why is it that governments allow the tobacco industry to peddle, with impunity, a known deadly carcinogen and highly addictive drug?

• When smokers become vapers, are they not only kicking the nicotine addiction can down the road?

• How do we begin building a happier, healthier, stronger society, where folks find their lives so sufficiently satisfying, that tobacco products / by-products and other addictive drugs lose their allure?

 

 

 

 

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A Down in the Dumps Labor Day – (1 Quick Limerick #093)

 

What’s there to “celebrate” on Labor Day?
When union busting denies us our say,
When mucked up workplace backdrops,
Involve slave-driven sweatshops,
NO contracts / pensions, NO living-wage pay.

 

 

 

 

A (Shared?) Healthy Core Belief (1 Quick Limerick #092)

 

Whether we’re centrist or left or right polar,
Be our views secular or holy roller,
We know there’s NO real excuse,
For Donald Trump’s child abuse,
Enforced by ICE and each border patroller.

 

 

 

 

A Trump Devotee Wake Up Call ~ 1 Quick Limerick #091

 

There is no defense for Trump, don’t you dare try,
From immigrant moms’ arms, their babies he’ll pry,
Where’s your moral outrage?
re these tykes who he’ll cage,
The immigrant kids he torments till they cry!

Alternate Line #5: Some immigrant kids he torments, till they die!

 

 

 

Donny CrappleSeed ~ 1 Quick Limerick #090

 

Dense Donny CrappleSeed, sows hatred’s seeds,
That germinate into invasive weeds,
Barbed with antisemitism,
Thorned with white supremacism,
Which choke out human and equal rights needs!

 

 

 

Taking Their Cues ~ 1 Quick Limerick #089

 

Wretched Trump’s racism, fuels hate’s flame,
Taking their cue, gun nuts murder and maim,
Next, real survivors’ heartache,
Cues Trump’s thoughts and prayers, fake,
Mourners get played like pawns in his vile game.

 

 

 

 

Intolerance / Incontinence Issues ~ 1 Quick Limerick #088

 

Kluxer Don defecates his racist tune,
Via the Tweetstorm, mouthed hot air typhoon,
Promptly, his devotee species,
Eagerly eats up such feces,
Sure as “sheet”, he won’t be wiping soon!