Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saving YOU from yourself

OK, you can't stand tobacco.

It will be your little pleasure next.

Sure as taxes!


Richard McGrath said...

Dead right, Os. It's a tax grab, plain and simple. The gummint probably figured it needed another $200M and smokers are an easy target.

sweetpea said...


Knitting yarn, crochet cotton and embriodery thread?

Or, heaven forbid, fishing lines?

FatBigot said...

As C.S Lewis said:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. "