Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain ended today, and then, after visiting Ireland, he’s going to Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary.
He brought with him the full Trump Derangement Syndrome, of course, because it follows him wherever he goes. The current “stone cold loser” mayor of London seems to have been one of the principal deranged. And the current leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, seems to have been helping him. No doubt the BBC were hurling brickbats at him as well, but I wasn’t watching.
But quite clearly the Queen likes Donald Trump, and Donald Trump likes the Queen. And that’s probably because his Scottish mother admired the Queen, and so he has his own unique special relationship with her.
And via Smoking Lamp, this:
The cigarette tax has saved millions of lives. A soda tax could too
You might want to think twice before downing that 12-ounce can of Coke. Since sugary drinks can cause a host of health problems, drinking one sugar-filled soda ends up imposing about 10 cents of health costs on others because the resulting medical bills are paid through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurers.
This is deranged.
I don’t think Coke kills anyone. And I don’t think cigarettes do either.
I think that the attack on Coke is simply yet another attack on America. And of course the war on tobacco is another attack on America.
It’s got nothing to do with health. This is just a cultural war. It’s a cultural war by the Progressive Left on everything American. And what’s more American than Coca Cola?
Donald Trump’s great crime. in the eyes of the Progressive Left, is to be an American who’s proud of America. He’s an American president who wants to Make America Great Again. And the Progressive Left want to destroy America.
And it’s why I think Donald Trump is going to be re-elected president in 2020 by millions of Americans who are proud of America. I think that if (or rather, when) the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives starts impeachment proceedings against him for no good reason at all, they’re just going to be telling America that they just can’t stand this most American of US presidents, and that they can’t stand America. I think that the only result will be that in 2020 Americans will hand Donald Trump an even bigger victory than they did last time. And I think the US Democratic party could end up being destroyed. And it already seems to be destroying itself. And it’s destroying itself by becoming the anti-American party.
Soda taxes also counteract what behavioral economists call “internalities,” mistakes we make because we succumb to temptation or don’t have all the information we need before making a decision.
This is a religion. It’s a religion in which it’s a sin to succumb to the temptation of doing something we enjoy doing. It’s a killjoy religion. Antismoking and anti-sugar are two components of a miserabilist anti-religion in which there is no God, but only a Satan. There’s nothing that these people are in favour of, only things that they’re against. Smoking. Alcohol. Sugar. Salt. Fat. The list is endless.
They can all go to hell.
But there’s no need to send them to Hell. They are there already.