Monday, March 22, 2010

On universal adaptors...

Dear America, I own your ass...

...or at least pay for its maintenance now, so drop the Doritos and get in line for the nicotine patches, alkie!

16 comments:

Fenris said...

If I own America's ass, with a few exceptions, I want a refund. Or invoke a "lemon" law.

Anonymous said...

Look, if they have to get in line for nicotine patches, I want them to do jumping jacks and press ups while they wait.

Shootin' Buddy

Jason said...

Has there been a run on wookiee suits yet?

Owen said...

whatever. i paid for this donkey fair and square.

Anonymous said...

"Has there been a run on wookiee suits yet?"

Making people run in wookie suits? Maybe I'll make them run stairs?

That's nothing short of brillant, sir!

Sure beats the garbage bag I had to wear in wrestling.

Shootin' Buddy

theirritablearchitect said...

Do wookies knife the Commie-Symps and Vichy-type whistleblower moles in the throat?

If so, sign me up for one of those.

Tam said...

The Vichy-American apologists are certainly lining up to explain why this (like every other egregious piece of legislation rammed down our throats in the last hundred years) is No Big Deal.

Just vote for the right lizard, else the wrong lizard might win.

Lewis said...

(Imagining Shootin' Buddy in the Dark Helmet outfit Rick Moranis wore in Spaceballs.)

"Tam, I find your lack of faith . . . disturbing."

Gator said...

From now on, my alcohol, tobacco, firearm, and bacon purchases will be cash transactions. I intend to appear on the books as a non-smoking, non-drinking, unarmed vegetarian.

staghounds said...

If only our masters were responsible enough to try to modify behaviour to decrease our costs.

Much as human history shows that socialised medicine absorbs budgets, it also shows that the sort of nannyism you refer to is talk only, trivial and ineffectual.

In places where there has been universal health care, the universally cared for smoke and eat as they like.

Tam said...

staghounds,

Yes and no.

The main argument for seatbelt laws has been...?

(And this is coming from someone who fastens hers to go across a parking lot.)

RevolverRob said...

Not only do we all need to run around the block now, no more .45s, they cause too much damage if you shoot someone. Too dangerous, too much cash liability.

-Rob

WV: Pokie, where we should be throwing 219 congressmen for treason.

staghounds said...

The seat belt thing is different to my eye. I suppose the putting on of the seat belt is behavior modification, but the whole seat belt thing predates socialised medicine.

Motorcycle helmets and no smoking at work rules are better examples.

I suppose "personal lifestyle change" would have been a better term, the sort of eat better, get more exercise exhortations that people suggest will suddenly have the force of law and close down all the McDonalds franchises and cable television stations.

In places where there is socialised medicine, that hasn't happened. It appears that in some of those places, eating/exercise habits are becoming worse, not better lately.

Tam said...

True.

Still, there is no more sound legal basis behind a helmet law than there would be for a law mandating that you wear a scarf when it's cold out.

"Because it's good for you" is not, and oughtn't be, a legal justification among free men.

CTone said...

Thinking of some other stuff to add to the "personal lifestyle change" bag, maybe when the new Dept. of Health Care stands up they will avoid the nanny stuff and instead address such risky behavior as violent gang-banging or eco/animal activism. Maybe putting them in prison forever would be a better cost saving measure in the long run than casting them back into the concrete wilderness. The realist in me says they will just use their new SWAT team to take away your salt.

B Smith said...

If anything makes me want to drink to excess, it's Obamacare. Hey nanny-staters...come catch me. You might start by looking for the big-assed pirate flag I just hoisted.