Mike Adams

For years, communism has been preventing me from enjoying a lot of good cigars. That used to bother me, until I found a way around the problem. As many of my readers know, there are more communists teaching on the average American campus than there are teaching in all of Cuba. And, of course, these communist professors do a lot of stupid things, most of which violate the United States Constitution.

I have learned that fighting American communist professors is fun, largely because they are so easy to beat when challenged. That's why I smoke a cigar every time one of them goes down in flames. I also smoke one every time there is a victory for free speech on an American campus. Here of some of my favorite smokes, which have followed some of my favorite free speech

The Hemingway Classic by Arturo Fuente. This is probably the first "fingernail burner" I ever encountered as a cigar smoker. In other words, it tastes too good to put down until it actually starts to burn your fingers. Although it burns slow at first, this 7-inch, 48-ring cigar is one of those that smells almost as good as it tastes. Second-hand smoke does have its advantages, you know.

I lit up my first Hemingway the night I found out that a convicted pedophile had been fired from the Office of Student Life at UNC-Greensboro. The story of the pedophile's convictions had been broken by a conservative student newspaper I helped to start with a $2000 contribution the year before. I made the $2000 from the UNCG Office of Student Life during a speech I gave on their campus. Ironically, the speech criticized the university for hiring a porn star to lecture on the topic of "safe sodomy" and the pedophile was involved in the decision to hire the porn star. The money I made from the speech was used to get him fired. Justice and the free press prevailed that time, didn't it?

Ashton "Aged Maduro" #50. This mild maduro is a little pricey. Nonetheless, this well-constructed cigar is good for the novice smoker, especially one trying a maduro for the first time. I don't know whether I was hooked by the Connecticut wrapper or the excellent blend of aged fillers. I don't really care. I just love this cigar.

I smoked my first #50 when Alpha Iota Omega won an injunction in federal court against James Moeser, President of UNC-Chapel Hill. Moeser was trying to force the Christian club to admit non-Christians and even allow them to run the club as officers. A federal judge put on hold the school's decision to punish the students for exercising their First Amendment rights to free association. A few hours later, I lit up an Ashton.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.