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Monday, February 09, 2009

Here's Your Help: Stop Smoking You Dancing Douche

Patrick Swayze writing in the...Washington Post? And they wonder why their business model sucks ass:
I'm Battling Cancer. How About Some Help, Congress?

For me, fighting cancer is personal. Ever since I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008, I've been waging an intense, often hellacious battle. It's me (with a lot of love and medical support) against my disease.

But I'm not alone. More than 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. In the United States, one out of three women and one out of two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.[...]

Our individual battles should also be national ones. With Congress about to decide how much money to include for medical research as part of the economic stimulus package, the time has come to take my personal fight to a larger stage. My message to our senators and representatives is simple: Vote for the maximum funding to let the National Institutes of Health fight cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. It's not only good for our nation's health; it's also good for our economic well-being.
Yes. In case you are wondering, that would be the same Patrick Swayze who refuses to stop smoking even if he does have a highly lethal form of cancer. I don't blame him for smoking until his very last breath, but for a 2 1/2 pack smoker to be lecturing taxpayers about how little we contribute to the War Against Cancer...Oh I dunno, it seems a bit disingenuous, you know?

On a unrelated note -- This is officially the 5,000th post in the nearly 4 year history of To the People. Thanks for reading and thanks to the previous bloggers who helped contribute and in some cases built this irreverant mess of a blog.

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