Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Smoke Nazis

Yesterday, our new God King, BO, signed into law the latest and strongest anti-tobacco legislation in a while. This gives the FDA sweeping powers. Just what we need. an even bigger and stronger Government.
No more "Lite" or "Low Tar" smokes, bigger warning labels, no more advertising directed at children...
Now wait just a damn minute. Advertising directed at children? I've never seen cigarette ads targeting children. It's just an excuse to get more intrusive into our lives.

Tell you what, Denis Leary was right. You can have all the warning labels you want. Have a black pack and call them tumors and we'll still smoke them!

Like one day we'll all look at the packs and say "Holy shit! These things are bad for you! I thought they had vitamin C in them and shit!"

It's legislation of morality. Someone else is shoving there morality down my throat once again. It didn't work in the 1920's & 30's with Prohibition and it's not going to work now.
For me it's not just a cigarette, it's a crutch. I know someday I'll quit, but that up to me to decide. Not some bloated government bureaucracy.
I'm getting sick and tired of being a second class citizen just because I smoke. I don't smoke in your house, your car and pretty much mind my own business.
Stay the fuck out of mine!
Copyright 2009 Thomas J Wolfenden


Anonymous said...

Way to "smoke" em RT!

Ranger Tom said...

Leazwell: Just another excuse for them to grind closer and closer to Socialism.

The Government deciding what's right and wrong for me because I'm to stupid to decide for myself.

cmk said...

Been ten years since I quit, but I still think all of the anti-smoking laws are pure bullshit. The way I look at it: this is all an economic issue. If people won't go to an establishment because of smoking, then THEY will ban it. BUT, I think it should be up to the individual business whether they want smoking there or not. I love going to our local pub, but they don't have a good filtration system. I can't stand the way I smell when I get home, but it is my own decision. NO government necessary to tell me to stay home if I don't like what's going on at the pub.

And, as an aside--my best friend and I have decided that when we are 80 and living in the home, we will start smoking again. My doctor said he will join us! :D

The Ramblin Hillbilly said...

All hail the all powerful socialist ruler of the world. If you don't bpw down he will sign another bs law to force you to give up another freedom. I am no smoker but this is grade a bs.