June 12, 2009

That new smoking law.

Here's an article about it, in case you been waiting for a chance to talk about it.

Or you can talk about Madonna getting Mercy in Malawi.

Or Chastity Bono turning into a man.

Or anything else that's brewing out there today in the news I'm forgetting to talk about.

26 comments:

AllenS said...

What do doctors use to make a penis? And the nut sack. What do you put in it? Do you get the whole package? Or are balls extra? I really have no idea.

Palladian said...

I wonder if the world's biggest fucking hypocrite, Barack Obama, will celebrate the signing of the "Let's kill another American industry" Tobacco bill with a Marlboro Red?

I hate cigarettes but I want to start lighting them and letting them burn without smoking them just to irritate the right people.

What's next for Barack and his minions (the Legislative branch)? What else will they declare "unhealthy" and "unsafe" for the serfs?

Palladian said...

Voting for anyone other than Democrats is hazardous to your health! Time to write up a bill!

AllenS said...

A scene from The Locker Room.
by AllenS

Tennis player: "Holly smokes, Mr. Chastity!"

Mr. Chastity: "Yea, I know. It's off a horse."

AllenS said...

Chastity. Will need a new name.

NKVD said...

Man, I better run out and add tobacco products to the things that I am going barter with when the dollar collapses. Whiskey, check. Newports, check. Ammo, check.

Thank you, Obama, you have made the old ATF joke come true.

Jeremy said...

Palladian said..."I hate cigarettes but I want to start lighting them and letting them burn without smoking them just to irritate the right people."

Brilliant...as ususal.

I suggest you light up and smoke them around your family members and friends, especially the kids with developing lungs. And make sure you're real close so they can enjoy as much of the passive ingestion as possible.

That'll teach Obama a lesson he'll never forget.

DUH...

Jeremy said...

NKVD - Yes, hurry up and begin stocking up on cigarettes!!

You can also use them when bartering for sex while in lock-up.

Take Palladian with you...you can be bunk mates.

Ironclad said...

To answer Allen: I met a lady in Canada when I was living there that was in transition from FTM. She was getting ready for the surgery (breast removal and penis construction) and had completed the hormone portion of the transition. The hormone part of the treatment had pushed her testosterone levels up to a point that she had full body hair and it was causing her clitoris to enlarge. (she told me it was almost 3 inches long when "aroused" - I did not ask to verify).

In FTM surgery - the clitoral nerve base is used to be formed as the glans of the penis - so they get the sensation. The erectile part is mechanical - they have a hydraulic pump up arrangement to get an "erection" The shaft is just a skin pouch stuffed with fat or silicon. The testes are non functional - just cosmetic soft implants - the same as for men that have cosmetic surgery after testicular cancer. The sac is the same - just a skin bag under the new penis.

I did not have the heart to ask how they did the urethra reconstruction - if it was extended up & through the new penis - or if it was a sit down effort with a hole beneath the new penis.

Much simpler to do a MTF - penis is just scraped out and turned inside out to make the vagina and the glans of the old penis whittled down to make a new clitoris. I had a friend that did that a long time ago and learned about the process.

And emphatically - I have NO experience with these surgeries and have no interest (other than academic) to learn (or observe) more.

Juris Dentist said...

You forgot about this:

The Dow has now risen in 12 of the last 14 weeks, gaining 33 percent in that time, for its best 14-week stretch since March 1975, according to Dow Jones.


That darn Obama is ruining the country!!!!

Jason (the commenter) said...

AllenS : What do doctors use to make a penis? And the nut sack. What do you put in it? Do you get the whole package? Or are balls extra? I really have no idea.

Wikipedia has something to say on the topic. There's also a movement among some transexuals to keep their original sex organs.

OldGrouchy said...

Where in the fuck is Jeremy's Mommy when we need her? Why didn't she do the right thing years ago?

Bruce Hayden said...

Idiotic. My father quit smoking because of the health consequences in the mid 1950s. I suspect that there aren't that many people around any more who don't know them. And, there are, and have been for quite some time, prominent health warnings on all packs of cigarettes sold in this country.

So, yes, I do expect that President Obama will light up to celebrate this bill becoming law.

Part of the absurdity though is that those dire debt graphs that we have been seeing recently, with Obama quadrupling this year Bush's debt last, and extending for the next decade, all depend on revenue generation from tobacco taxation. They would be worse without that. So, at a time when we are facing an almost two trillion dollar deficit this year, one arm of the government will be working to reduce the take from the tax on this product.

That said, I think raising taxes in a recession is counter-productive, and cutting them is typically much better economics. This tax is a fairly regressive one, and so reducing its take may go a small way in reducing the impact of the impending tax and bribe (aka cap and trade) program on the same lower income demographic.

Bruce Hayden said...

Of Chastity's parents, I always liked Sonny by far better than Cher. I especially liked that he went on from entertainment and got himself elected to Congress, and then brought some insight to that body of intellectual property law. On the other hand, we can thank him for his signature bill, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (or maybe more accurately, the Mickey Mouse Protection Act), which extended copyright term for another 20 years. And, my office is just down the hill from where he died at Heavenly Valley, and where I often ski an hour or two before work in the winter.

jayne_cobb said...

JD,

Good point, it is like the 70's.

There's a sharp rise in oil, there's major unemployment, and the dollar is plummeting.


But I digress.

The real news is that it is the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois.

rhhardin said...

Cher calls Imus, real audio.

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AJ Lynch said...

I am going to start smoking again just to be a rebel against the man.

EDH said...

I for one think Chastity should eschew surgery and stick to a vibrating strap-on.

One that blows tobacco smoke out of its pulsating head.

PHenry said...

Chastity Bonyes?

John Hillery said...

That new smoking law -- Because Prohibition worked so well the last time we tried it.

traditionalguy said...

Very interesting. The Cuban Cigars are about to become legal again just in time to be illegal again. Is the President hoping to get Limbaugh arrested again for illegal pleasure. The first thing Ms Bono needs to do to herself is a name change. Does her becoming a man lose her the "minority" status for government set asides or increase it?

bearbee said...

You forgot about this:

The Dow has now risen in 12 of the last 14 weeks, gaining 33 percent in that time, for its best 14-week stretch since March 1975, according to Dow Jones.


That darn Obama is ruining the country!!!!
.

Bear market rally. See DOW charts
1928-1929 and
1929 - 1930.

Dow went from high 381 in 1929 to low 41 in 1932.

Dow charts 1928-1932

DOW did not surpass the 1929 high until 1955.

Triangle Man said...

Maybe opponents of health care reform will take up smoking, thus driving up costs and demonstrating the futility of the effort.

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