Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Fascism’ Category

Another Totalitarian, Anti-Smoking Crusade

Friday, April 16, 2010 4:49 17 Comments

The latest act of the US Congress: to get Major League Baseball to ban smokeless tobacco during its next round of collective bargaining. Ballplayers are being blamed for the use of tobacco among American youth. What’s amazing is that the players association is willing to consider this because “Congress feels strongly about it.” Ex-major leaguer [...]

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Michigan’s Anti-Smoking Extravaganza

Monday, April 12, 2010 21:01 7 Comments

I don’t come across many folks who aren’t aware of the state of the state of Michigan. We beat y’all to the Depression by a long shot, and I’m sure we will outlast everyone, too. We are at the top of national lists in unemployment, business loss, population loss, loss of home values, and foreclosures/abandoned [...]

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More Sick Government Propaganda

Saturday, January 2, 2010 13:00 22 Comments

Reader Nick brought this to my attention: the United States Department of Transportation YouTube channel. if you ever want to lay back in the easy chair and watch countless creepy videos of the state harping on “distracted driving,” this is the place. “Distracted driving” is an “epidemic that has taken over America,” according to Transportation [...]

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MichiTyranny

Sunday, December 13, 2009 18:27 5 Comments

Here is some news on the latest insanity from Michigan lawmakers. Firstly, the smoking ban has been approved after all political deals have been worked out and all the wealthy players have been accommodated. After months of negotiations have passed, it has finally been decided who gets what out of the deal. The long-awaited smoking [...]

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Lifestyle Tyranny in Iraq Signals “Normal”

Friday, August 7, 2009 16:38 3 Comments

Congratulation, Iraq, you are on your way to being a “normal” state – one that rules, controls, and bans. We should be ecstatic that we can pass off our Nanny State ideals to our military outposts. This article opines that Iraq must be getting back to “normal,” due to the fact that the Iraq government has announced [...]

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The ALERT (Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting) Drivers Act

Friday, July 31, 2009 7:19 1 Comment

“Texting while driving should be illegal on every road, every railway, in every state,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a press release. “Anything we can do at every level of government to raise awareness and stop texting while driving will save lives.” The ALERT (Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting) Drivers Act is another one of those [...]

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More MADD Tyranny

Friday, July 31, 2009 7:06 2 Comments

It seems we are getting close to seeing anti-DWI locks/control systems become federal law for “convicted drunk drivers.” Remember the kind of people who are convicted of this crime: people who have never harmed anyone, and people who fall asleep in their car, while parked, because they see that as the better option as opposed [...]

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Anti-Bottled Water Tyrants Are on the March

Monday, July 13, 2009 9:35 10 Comments

I’ve predicted for some time that the U.S will eventually restrict or ban bottled water. Of course, the  parrots of received opinion like to opine that bottled water has “social costs,” but as with all EnviroSpeak, that never has a definition. It just makes one sound like they are concerned about the environment. “Social costs” [...]

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Military Meets Lifestyle Fascism

Friday, July 10, 2009 7:52 5 Comments

The Department of Defense supports a smoke-free military, so they are looking at a “phased-in” ban, possibly over a period of twenty years. Along with a phased-in ban, the report recommends requiring new officers and enlisted personnel to be tobacco-free, eliminating tobacco use on military installations, ships and aircraft, expanding treatment programs and eliminating the [...]

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The Federal “Office of Livability”

Monday, July 6, 2009 13:29 2 Comments

James Oberstar (D., Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, wants to establish a federal Office of Livability that will tell Americans when they can drive, where they can drive, what they can drive, and how they will live. And of course, this will include a Livability Czar who will “ensure that States [...]

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