Monthly Archives: August 2009

Twisted Logic

There is something deeply illogical about the way that antismokers reason. It all seems a bit twisted. It’s somehow strangely back to front. Or circular. Antismokers always seem to have decided in advance that smoking is an evil, and then … Continue reading

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But Am I Right Wing?

Hard on the heels of finding myself listed as No. 19 in a poll of Libertarian blogs, I’ve now discovered that I’m also No. 91 in the same poll for Right-of-Centre blogs. But am I right wing? I usually think … Continue reading

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Iain Dale Opposes The Ban

Every day when I wake up, I start thinking about it again. The smoking ban. Like it was some sort of sudoku puzzle that I started yesterday, but didn’t manage to complete. Only it’s a sudoku puzzle that I started … Continue reading

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An Indivisible Person

From the Guardian: "If a pic of me smoking is such a threat to the good burghers of Richmond, imagine what my presence would do," she said this morning." They wanted the writer. They didn’t want the smoker. And she … Continue reading

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The Dysfunctional Media

I got rid of my TV set a few months ago. It was the culmination of a long process of deepening disillusionment. I’ve long been aware that television is a propaganda medium. But over the past few years, the propaganda … Continue reading

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Creating Divisions

Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that I am a very angry smoker. But how many smokers are as angry as I am? I often wonder about this. I generally guess that it’s about 10% of smokers … Continue reading

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Honki Desu Ka?

Smokers all around the world are getting a very nasty shock these days, as they’re being vilified and thrust out into the streets. And they’re more or less powerless in the face of highly organised and well-funded antismoking organisations and … Continue reading

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