Warning: Smoking Newports could result in being elected President of the United States, proficiency in basketball jump shots and weekend golf.
Soon after President Barack Obama's Department of Education meddlers finished their 19-page guidelines outlawing male pursuits of females on college campi, his FDA nanny staters revisited General Surgeon's suggested reading material before walking a mile for a Camel before Halloween 2012.
Given the low reading proficiency of so many products of government schools, they chose to dumb down from sentences to pictures:
Packs of cigarettes will soon be a lot harder to look at, after U.S. regulators mandated that cigarette makers add graphic warning labels to their products depicting such images as a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his neck...
The new labels must occupy the top half of the front and back of a cigarette pack, and the various images will be accompanied by messages such as “Smoking can kill you.”
This from the same administration intent on replacing Edison's Bulb with Mercury light bulbs, SUVs with Volts, and coal with wood-burning stoves.
We doubt Government Motors will be required to paint a picture of the mangled bodies of Chevy Volt-passengers after a violent meeting with a semi.
Will the libertarians that bemoan conservatives "in their bedroom" trying to save the life of small humans wake up and smell the roses of Democratic Party noses in all the rooms of their house, seats of their cars and that follow their kids onto college dorm elevators so that no chick is "assaulted" by a Letterman's leers?
Big Government could kill you
Obama and the Democrats will not be happy until half the nation is employed by them to regulate every move the other half makes, every hour of every day and the main activity is applying for food stamps.
We will all die one day. Liberals, let that fact sink in. Yes, most of us want to delay the day, and does it ever occur to you why the miracle drugs that have made life longer in the modern world were created by US corporations in a free market and not from government bureaucrats or socialist Europe?
Yes, cigarettes could kill you. So can small cars, bacon grease, golfers that don't yell "Fore!" and information not gained from non-waterboarded terrorists at Gitmo.
2012 can't come too soon.
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