To the People

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hump Day Suppertime Threefer

Apologies (and props) to Cicero for the subject header.

Patrick Semmens of The Stogie Guys -- always excellent -- exposes the utter madness behind Virginia's proposed smokefree legislation, which would, with "small exceptions of tobacco shops, tobacco factories, labeled smoking' hotel rooms, and private residences (with caveats on that listed above)... constitut[e] a complete statewide ban on smoking."

Gladiators and herpes. Illinois bans high school wrestling after an outbreak of an aptly named "contagious rash called herpes gladiatorum".

Writing in AFF's new issue of Doublethink, David White rails against the new populism, along with its doughy mouthpice Lou Dobbs, who White brilliantly calls "the personification of its witless reactionary prejudice".

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