After all of those politically conscious goths, poetry café types, and other assorted folk who think regular cigarettes are too mainstream helped Barack Obama get elected, what does he do? He turns around and bans their beloved clove cigarettes! How long until he bans cigars too?
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Along the way, Chipi met counter-culture hipsters [ed: as opposed to mainstream hipsters, who listen to Girl Talk], goths, and college professors who also shared her love.
"We created that sort of clove culture," Chipi said. "Once a day or on the weekend when you go out, when you see someone smoking one and you smell that smell, you automatically have a conversation about where you buy yours and what flavors you like."Now that conversation has shifted to a sadder note."
If Obama were a true outside-the-box thinker, he would have infiltrated these clove-smoking communities and turned them to community organizing. Instead, he banned all flavored cigs (except for menthols).