"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Monday, April 21, 2008
I am not making this up
To Second Hand Schmuck
it's not a gag, an April Fool's joke, or an Onion article. And even I,
long a hardened cynic about all things nanny state, have a hard time
believing it. But it appears to be true: The EU looks ready to wage war
on secondhand drinking:
The campaigns to combat the effects of ‘passive smoking’ are widely
credited for Europe’s growing number of smoking bans. Now alcohol is in
the sights of the public health lobbyists, and they have invented the
concept of ‘passive drinking’ as their killer argument.
I have seen a leaked draft report for the European Commission, which is
due to be published some time in June. It makes claims about the high
environmental or social toll of alcohol, the ‘harm done by someone
else’s drinking’. The report is likely to inform proposals for a
European Union alcohol strategy later this year.
.... ‘You can make the argument that what an individual
drinks is up to them, provided they understand what they are doing and
bearing in mind that alcohol is blah-blah-liberal.blah