Jousting at the windmills of hypocrisy, scammers, and other stuff that irritates me.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
While growing up, both my parents smoked like chimneys. I hated it, but figured that it was a good lesson for me to NEVER smoke. It never occurred to me to become a smoking nazi and make sure that no one else would ever be exposed to smoke.
How do these do-gooder, control-freaks who want to control every aspect of our lives get the balls to tell people what they can or cannot do in their own personal space such as their cars, homes, etc? And the ironic part is that they want to tell me I can't smoke, killing no one but myself. But don't you dare tell the unmarried 19 year old girl that she should think hard before she has the abortion she's scheduling because she wants to go to Europe this summer, instead of lamaze.
These same people want to put graphic pictures on the packs of smokes, thinking that will deter people from smoking. My dad has had two major heart attacks and several smaller warnings. And ya know what? He's still lighting up. My mom too.
But since we're at it, let's make sure and ban french fries, and big macs, and many food products for that matter. Should we put a picture of a big fat ass in a thong on the doors of the local McDonalds/Burger King/Wendys as a warning?Let's put warnings on car doors that show large pictures of car crashes and put warnings on home doors that shows what happens during a house fire. Big grisly car accident photos and nasty corpses that are nothing but charred flesh.
Or maybe lets let people make their own choices and if that choice causes cancer, so be it. There's plenty of people out there who never smoked a day in their lives who also came down with lung cancer. What happens when the boogeyman of tobacco goes away? What will these Nazi's go after next?