Friday, January 27, 2012

Thank You for Not Smoking

P.J. O'Rourke on why the progressive elite is so anti-smoking:
Smoking kills smokers, which is about what they deserve for engaging in such lowbrow, wrong-headed, retarded, vulgarian activity, except they get sick first and that drives up the cost of a single-payer national health care system, plus their second-hand smoke is worse yet because it is a, yuck, inhalation hand-me-down from uncouth people who probably haven’t flossed, and it kills progressive elites who don’t even know anyone who smokes while also releasing greenhouse gases and stinking up the cheery curtains that elites hang in public housing group activity areas to brighten the lives of the underprivileged who are confined to concrete tower blocks with six-by-eight-foot living rooms, seven-foot ceilings, plexiglass windows, and sheet-metal doors with a dozen locks on them. Smoking is wrong.
Read it all.

Update: More...
The elite resent the poor because, although poor people have few pleasures and many troubles, they also have a lot of fun. You can see it in their music videos. The elites whine and mope. You can hear it on NPR. 
America is a meritocracy. Elites think those poor people should earn their fun, the way Bill Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky. And, being that America is a meritocracy, poor people obviously have no merit or they’d be rich and could afford to join the progressive elite.

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell us how you really feel :)

January 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must you say "retarded"?

January 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

Anon,
welcome to comments.

FYI, Gil didn't say it. P.J. O'Rourke said it.

January 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

but smoking cigars is soooo right!

January 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM 
Blogger insomnia said...

retarded. retarded.
Excellent rant.

January 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Now about these 13,000 people that Newt is going to have living in his moon colony. Will they be collecting foodstamps and unemployment?

What's Newt smokin?

January 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM 
Blogger jake said...

No, Bob, all they have to do is start a union, call themselves an alternative energy company and come up with a financially comatose business plan.
Then Obama will give them half a billion dollars, plus bonuses.

January 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake - Thanks for the attempt.

January 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM 
Blogger jake said...

Always glad to educate liberals in denial, Bob.

January 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake - Im not a liberal in denial. I proudly admit that I'm a liberal.

But again you miss the point Jake. You see Jake (or whatever your name is), for my joke to work, you have assume that Newt is the president. Newt's the one that says he's going to start a moon colony. Get it? So if Newt's the POTUS, Obama won't be giving anybody anything.

January 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

I take the phrase "liberal in denial" to mean that the liberal is ignoring the reality of liberalism, not that he or she is denying being a liberal. So, Bob, while I will respect until my final breath your right to be wrong, I still think you're in denial. And I will also understand until my final breath that you think I'm in denial on the opposite side of the issues.

January 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

I take the phrase "liberal in denial" to mean that the liberal is ignoring the reality of liberalism, not that he or she is denying being a liberal. So, Bob, while I will respect until my final breath your right to be wrong, I still think you're in denial. And I will also understand until my final breath that you think I'm in denial on the opposite side of the issues.

January 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Charlie Two Times (this is getting too easy) If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."

- John F. Kennedy, September 14, 1960

January 28, 2012 at 8:38 PM 
Blogger jake said...

"I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. And you're no Jack Kennedy."

January 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

And you're no Jake.

January 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Hey Fake Jake - On the "who pays what in taxes" post, you claim that Michelle Obama took a $100 million dollar vacation to Spain. I'm still waiting for your explanation.

January 29, 2012 at 11:10 AM 
Blogger jake said...

Bohnehead,
You're confused again. You are no union bigshot in this blog, just our token left-wing entertainment.
I go by the name that Gil permits and I write on the subjects I care to, whenever it suits me...deal with it.

January 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake - I sat on this for a while, trying to come up with a witty answer or a smart ass comeback. But the more I thought about it, the more I started to realize how sad this really is. A grown man, afraid to use his real name. Even when we gathered for drinks, you went by the name of Jake. What is it that you are afraid of? And a grown man making up statistics to make a point. You know Michelle Obama didn't spend $100 million on her trip to Spain. Why would you write such a thing? Here's the headline from an article on a conservative blog - "Michelle Obama’s Holiday in Spain Costs Taxpayers Almost a Quarter of a Million Bucks!" If it's your intent to misinform Gil's readers, I think you are underestimating their ability to research such rediculous claims.

It’s been said it takes a big man to admit he’s wrong. I say it’s a pretty small individual who can’t.

January 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM 
Blogger jake said...

The only thing that is sad, Bob, is your pathetic attempts to bully people who dare disagree with your liberal dogma.
I'm certainly never going to change my blog name to satisfy your endless supply of contrived issues and personal attacks.

For the newer blog contributors, I am happy to tell you that my son and Gil's son have the same name and went to Sunday school together. One of my initial posts referenced that connection, and the blog identity just continued from there.

When Gil invited me to contribute posts as well as comments, he itroduced me with a mini-biography. So for Bob to question my manhood (one of his routine tactics) is both factually and materially incorrect.

As the political season moves forward, we can expect Bob to join his liberal cohorts in all kinds of desperate intimidation as they watch "hope and change" justifiably relegated to history's dustbin.

January 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

"Jake" - You call it "bullying." I call it calling you out on your lies, misrepresentations, and exagerations. But I see what you're trying to do. I call it the Gingrich style of debate.

January 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Please do not relent, Jake. Your are right on point that Bob The Bone has tried to consistently bully anyone with whom he disagrees, or who has the termirity to disagree with him. Spencerblog should not and cannot be a place for anyone to summarily disrecpect other bloggers with snide remarks. Thanks for letting Bob that he is "NOT he who must be obeyed."

January 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Charlie two Times - "Spencerblog should not and cannot be a place for anyone to summarily disrecpect other bloggers with snide remarks." Like when you referred to me as "Richard cranium"?

January 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

CS - You and Jake like to dish it out, but you sure have a hard time taking it.

January 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Charlie,
Thanks for your kind words.
Bob is actually fairly predictable.
Like those annoying stink bugs, you just have to be careful when you squash him because his only defense is to smell up everything around him.

January 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM 
Anonymous Electronic Cigarette said...

Smoking is one of the reliever of stress but smoke kills the living life also. I want to ask who is this man called "retarded" ?

March 8, 2012 at 7:59 AM 

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