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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #11
13. I'm not a smoker, and I think the disparity in discussion is bullshit
No one is suggesting that smoking should get a pass, but the fact of the matter is that some self-righteous asswipes take every opportunity to make that THE big issue while ignoring the disgusting crap being puked in their faces by diesel engines. They'll gasp and wheeze and clutch the pearls at the slightest scent of a Newport Light, and totally ignore the black shit engulfing them as they stroll down city sidewalks, eagerly looking for someone at whom to direct a vicious look and a snide, superior comment. I've seen it happen in NYC and have been, well, fucking ASTOUNDED.

The poor addicted shitbird on the corner smoking the butt in the freezing cold, minding his own business is an object of scorn, but no one says jackshit about the trucks spewing crap everywhere. Why? Because they're bringing in all that IKEA shit, the Whole Foods groceries, and in addition to all the high end fancy shit that yuppies favor, the everyday, pedestrian junk that the rank and file buy every day. No one addresses it. No one even MENTIONS it. But boy, they've got plenty to say about the bastard standing next to the truck having a butt. And I'd wager those trucks do more to fuck up kids' lungs than the pathetic idiot with the Marlboros.

I'm guessing it's easier to yell at some poor clown on the corner with an addiction than some mean bastard in a big rig--the odds of getting run over are far less with the smoker.
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