Thursday, March 16, 2006

Prohibition

Well, it's back, apparently. That's right, folks, narrow-minded busybodies are back at it - high-minded do-gooders are out to tell you what's good for you, and make it stick!

Oh wait, this time it's folks on the left, and it's tobacco. Oh, then it's alright. Man, what are these folks in California smoking? Clearly it's not tobacco!

Don't call it a ban, though - you can still smoke in certain well-defined remote areas, as well as in your car (provided the windows are rolled up and no one can smell your smoke). I wonder if they're going to ban smoky cars (diesel delivery trucks need not bring their wares into town! doesn't matter how green the product - or produce - bring it by mule, please)?

Next thing you know, we're going to ban highway salt. No, not because it rusts our cars, or causes trouble with grass growing next to the roads - we've got to limit exposure to second-hand salt!
That's right, folks - second-hand salt is a deadly danger (it's been researched in India, and that's where all our jobs are going, so they ought to know, right?). Next up, the HHS (Health and Hubris Services) will be baning that shaker on your table.

OK, I feel better now (think I'll go find a salt lick). Smoke 'em if you've got 'em - just not near anyone else!

1 comment:

Matt Martin said...

Hey Charlie. Following your train of logic here, I can only assume you're for the legalization of all drugs, correct? Seems to me if you're arguing the "it's your body" case, you'd have to be for the legalization of all other drugs. If what you say really is true, then what right does the government have to say that I can't use Cocaine, or LSD, or Marijuana for that matter? Considering how many people smoking kills annually, and, if you'll allow me to quote the CDC weekly, is "the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society...smoking caused approximately 440,000 premature deaths in the United States annually and approximately $157 billion in annual health-related economic losses.". If this is something everyone has a right to do, even though it is the leading cause of preventable death and causes massive losses to productivity, why not all the rest of the gang?

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