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Wednesday, February 23

bitches


I refuse to accept responsibility for the content of this site

Some of us were sitting around the Hurricane last week when on the TV appeared this news story about these folks suing a tobacco manufacture over the death of a family member. I watched this with great interest because it really stuck a nerve with me. How the fuck can you sue someone over something that you have gladly and willingly participated in for years? It seems to me that if you’re smart enough to operate fire then you’re smart enough to read the fuckin label on a pack of cigarettes. I call bullshit when some cat with half his tongue missing from mouth cancer or the family of Mable down the block that died from lung cancer sues RJ. Remolds because they manufactured the cigarettes that they both smoked for decades. And before you tree hugger types break into a bad sweat and go
“dear burning jesus, how can he make lite of cancer like that?”
Fuck off bitches; I know that cancer’s a horrible thing. But smoking cigarettes is a choice because I doubt if anyone is being forced to smoke. And the argument that people aren’t aware of the dangers of smoking is bullshit too. This holds as much water with me as the fat bastards that want to sue the fast food industry because they chunked down too many Big Macs or Double Whoppers. You’re the ones that dragged your fat asses to the drive-thru over and over again till you’ve reached the point where seeing you own dick is a vague memory.

And now you all want to sue Mickey D’s because you say you weren’t aware that super sizing shit would make you fat? My god what a stupid herd of fat fucks you all must be? And because America is a society that refuses to accept blame and take responsibility for it’s own actions, the food industry is scared shitless over lawsuits. Soon shit will be so fucked up and ass backwards that a muthafucker will have to sign a stinkin form at the restaurant stating that he understands the menu and shit before they’re allowed to order. Well fuck that. I’m here to say that I smoke and I’m fully aware of the dangers of doing so, and when I eat those fries and double cheeseburgers I know it’s not the best thing for me. But it’s my fuckin choice goddammit and I’ll be twice damned if I shirk responsibility by blaming it on someone else. Pussies!

"and the monkey flipped the switch"

7 Comments:

Blogger Josh Rosenau said...

I don't know about this case, but a lot of the suits are from people who started smoking before there were warnings on a pack, and point out that the companies secretly manipulated the addictiveness of the cigarettes, and hid evidence of carcinogenicity for as long as possible.

People who smoke and got cancer or emphysema don't win. Juries look at it the way you do.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Death said...

Your point is well taken and I’m not disputing that big tobacco has for many many years clouded the realities behind smoking to gain a buck, but the timeline below shows that the public in some form or other was aware of the dangers of smoking since the early fifties. I’m not applauding the tobacco industry; I’m just stating a viewpoint from the way I see it. That people need to take responsibility for their actions.


Ø 1953: ADVERTISING: AMA bans cigarette ads in its publications.
· 1954: LITIGATION: EVA COOPER files first tobacco lawsuit; sues R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY for her husband's death from lung cancer. He had smoked Camels. Mrs. Cooper's complaint alleged her husband, Joseph, who had died of lung cancer, "to his detriment relied on advertisements doctors considered its cigarettes healthful and that its cigarettes were harmless to the respiratory system." She sought to recover damages for pain and suffering and death of her husband.
· 1957: REGULATION: Sen. Bennett (R-UT) introduces bill requiring cigarette packs carry label, "Warning: Prolonged use of this product may result in cancer, in lung, heart and circulatory ailments, and in other diseases."

2:12 PM  
Blogger Josh Rosenau said...

I understood. A friend of mine in High School was the son of a tobacco lawyer, and there was many a disagreement over that.

Personal responsibility has to be matched with honest advertising. Joe Camel is more compelling than that little box in the corner of the ad.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

It is time that people took responsibility for their own actions.
Blue

8:25 PM  
Blogger Nzyme said...

Hey,
I just want to publicly take responsibility for every STUPID, THOUGHTLESS, IRRESPONSIBLE decision I've ever made---including this one!! It's MY FAULT---MINE that I simply CAN'T resist COCONUT MERINGUE PIE!! I don't blame the local bakery for creating such a sinful dessert, I don't blame GOD for creating COCONUTS... "It's Me, it's ME, it's ME oh, Lord, standin' in the need of prayer!!" Oh, and thanks for stopping by!!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Why is it that the same people claim that smokers should "take responsibility for their own actions" are all for letting the fucking tobacco companies dodge responsibility for their own actions in lying to the public and purposefully making money off of selling cancer?? Some poor schmuck who dies a slow horrible death because they got hooked on a product which was intentionally made to be addictive can be sneered at, but the tobacco companies that lied for decades and intentionally helped kill people have no responsibility? How does that work?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Jeez, people, breathe :) At no time did Greg say that tobacco companies and fast food places are without some liability. That wasn't what the post was about.

It was about TAKING SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for your actions.

For example, I can CHOOSE to do something that's not good for me, like eating a whole ass roast that Greg made. But, if I blame Greg for letting me eat the damn thing when I start to turn green, then I'm not taking any responsiblity for my own actions.

10:45 AM  

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