Friday, June 12, 2009

The unforgiving minute

Best line of the day (I was working up a similar play on words, then realized it was already taken care of for me):

From this morning's TPM, quoting on Indiana Republican Rep. Steve Buyer on the slide-toward-socialism inherent in finally giving the FDA regulatory control over tobacco:

"What we have in the bill is abstinence," he said -- explaining that while it does mention harm-reduction, there is such a complicated regulatory mechanism that it effectively locks in the current market.

For once, an American conservative has recognized that it's pointless to teach abstinence. The real answer is safe smoking.

Minute's up.


fbear said...

Just one question:

On which end of the cigarette does the condom go?

Nothstine said...

Yeesh. Thanks so much for *that* image that now won't go away.