30 December 2010

I'm just waiting for grisly photographs...

smoking is bad for you?...of firefighters cutting mangled bodies out of cars to appear at pedestrian crossings... or on cases of beer. How about we start putting pictures of horribly burned people on the side of woodstoves?

Do they have dioramas of smelly, emaciated junkies at safe-injection sites? I mean, seriously... what kind of moron doesn't know that injecting/ingesting liberal doses of chemical poisons isn't good for you?

More to the point... isn't this type of self-destructive behaviour just nature's way of thinning out the herd? Why is it the taxpayer's responsibility to shell out billions of dollars annually to remediate this type of self-involved, self-inflicted immolation?

Oh, that's right... there's no such thing as personal responsibility anymore. It's all... "save me, oh wonderful government."

The larger question here, though... has to be... "Why would a truly Conservative government... a government that ostensibly respects the intelligence of the people... buy into this condescending propaganda shithole?"

And don't give me your sanctimonious "save the children" yip-yap. If your kid is an alcoholic, junkie, promiscuous, gang-bangin' fuckup... it isn't because the government let them down... it's because you failed as a parent.

If you're not prepared to put in the time and do the job properly... don't have children. It's that simple.

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RELATED: Something to think about...

...the next time you're stuck waiting in the local hospital emergency room for seven hours...

When the nurse asks him why he's using, he mumbles: “Experimentation, I suppose.” She doesn't ask if he's injected drugs before. She simply mixes up the stuff, ties off his unmarked arm and shows him how to find a good vein.
On a personal note... I bet Dalton McGuinty doesn't have to wait months to see a urologist.


19 comments:

Powell lucas said...

How about pictures on snack food packages or soft drink containers of people being moved by fork lift trucks or dying from the many complications from obesity. Obesity is now ranked, ahead of smoking, as the most serious health issue facing this country and the one that will be the most costly to the health care system. How about all the smoke nazis showing the same concerns for health care costs as they did when they used it as their principal argument against smoking. Since our health care monster now determines what we can ingest, how much exercise we must get, and what activities are considered O.K. why not apply it equally across the board. Tax the hell out of everything the health nannies consider inappropriate and slap big warning labels on every food product, on every piece of recreational equipment, and anything else that people may indulge in. That's the egalitarian way that the worshipers at the altar of the nanny state like to promote.

Anonymous said...

Fer chrissakes man..chill out!
Yeah we get it. There are many things beyond smoking that put our lives in peril.
And I'm down with our government not spending so much on saving idiots from themselves.
But you got a pretty miserable "get out the shotgun" thing goin'.
Sheesh, I didn't think anybody held a candle to my miserable act but put another log on the fire and hug yer wife man!
I can see the bloody veins popping in your neck from here.

kursk said...

Don't accept the wait.

Badger the system and do not play nice.

Bug them and have it moved up.

You only have one life.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... I didn't think anybody held a candle to my miserable act"

sure, nonny... because you say so.

if you weren't just an anonymous troll, perhaps people could judge that for themselves.

or did you just forget to include the url where we can find you?

c'mon... pony up.

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Neo Conservative said...

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"powell says... Obesity is now ranked, ahead of smoking, as the most serious health issue facing this country"

you're preachin' to the choir, my friend.

with our healthcare system on the verge of collapse... (and now the boomers are retiring)... i'm tired of big government constantly pandering to all the the socially & chemically aggrieved misfits that have been nothing but a constant drain on society.

what's next... as more & more morbidly obese people drop over dead......we're gonna start burning ronald mcdonald in effigy? whatever happened to... "hey fattie... don't eat so much?"

whatever happened to "the government has no place in the bedrooms (never mind the nasal cavities, mouths or veins) of the people?"

ps... you don't think healthcare in dalton mcguinty's socialist paradise is all that bad?

i just got put on a 4 month waiting list to see a urologist. here's hoping it's not prostate cancer.

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liberal supporter said...

Of course the difference here is that cigarettes, when used exactly as intended, will destroy your health. Unlike cars or woodstoves or drugs, that you have to misuse to harm yourself.
The government steps in because cigarettes, when used exactly as intended, also harm anyone around you that has to breathe your exhaust. Kind of like suicide is legal, but kill other people and the government steps in.


Kursk is right (hey there's a pig flying by out the window). Don't accept the wait.
Get checked and get well, neo.

The Phantom said...

4 month wait to see the urologist? Dude, drive to Buffalo. Or better yet, date a nurse. People with connections get better wait times, know what I mean?

Just another fucked up fact of life in Big Brotherland.

BTW, if you think Duhlton has screwed the pooch here in Ontariariario (and I concur, because my dog used to get better faster care than I do) you've gotta check out our froggy neighbours. Doctors are opting out of Quebec Health in -droves-.

Two tier medicine is right around the corner.

The Rat said...

Speaking of emergency rooms, my wife collapsed a couple of weeks ago and I had to call an ambulance to take her in. They kept her for two hours, didn't even let her finish the IV she was on for dehydration, and discharged her because they needed her bed for the addict that just came in. Everyone knew the addict by first name. So my wife gets the boot for the junkie and she came home. The next morning at five she was back, had to fight with the triage nurse to let my wife sit while she gathered the same information as the day before, and then they admitted her for 36 hours because she was still seriously dehydrated, had extremely low potassium, and her kidneys were in trouble. All that could have been avoided if they hadn't rated a junkie over my rather productive-member-of-society of a wife.

Frances said...

Good luck, Neo. Unless you opt out, you are now on my prayer list.

Another Sean said...

Neo says: "i just got put on a 4 month waiting list to see a urologist. here's hoping it's not prostate cancer."

Could be worse, you could be in Sweden:
http://tinyurl.com/2ast7s7

and scroll on down to "Great Moments in Socialized Medicine"...

L said...

Even "perfect" people get old, sick and die ... How much to we spend on the health freaks' strained ligaments, ACLs, vegetarian anorexia?

Patsplace said...

Late stage Aids patients in sickly colour at the entrances to the gay clubs. This could be right silly.

Neo Conservative said...

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"libby says... cigarettes, when used exactly as intended, will destroy your health."

but heroin won't?

two words... east... vancouver.

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Anonymous said...

Cigarettes turn you into Ridley from the Aliens movies? COOL!

Anonymous said...

there you go. Personal responsibility.

If you get lung cancer, you should kicked to the fucking curb and told to go home and die.

Personal responsibility.

Anonymous said...

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"libby says... cigarettes, when used exactly as intended, will destroy your health."

but heroin won't?

two words... east... vancouver.
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So why isn't cigarettes illegal? (or vice versa...)

Thank you, good night, and happy new year!

(not expecting this logic to be understood here at all...)

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny bleats... If you get lung cancer, you should kicked to the fucking curb and told to go home and die."

alright, congrats nonny... you get the h.o.m. "strawman of the year" award.

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Anonymous said...

You ignore the fact that sick, dying, and otherwise nonfunctional people cost the government considerable money. Instead of being productive and generating tax dollars, these people are nonproductive and a drain on society.

Suppose that relatively cheap advertising could convert a number of people from being a drain to being happy and productive for another 20 years. That would be a good investment.

Providing the cheap advertising works, of course.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... Suppose that relatively cheap advertising could convert a number of people from being a drain to being happy and productive for another 20 years. That would be a good investment."

ah yes... the ol' "if your mother had wheels she'd be a truck" thesis.

what else should the government pretend they're protecting us from? and that's not a rhetorical question.

i remember neophyte as a two year old... if we didn't have his hand, he would wander over to people in public and tell them... "you stop smoking... or you'll be sick." and every single time... instead of protesting, or simply ignoring him... they would hang their heads and reply... "yeah, i know."

so, one more time... how much of a moron do you have to be... to not make the tobacco/lung cancer connection... and why is it stephen harpers job to slap some sense into them?

if this is simply about saving money... let's mount a campaign to get welfare moms not to pump out illegitimate children every 14 months.

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