Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quote of the Day

I've been a bit (ahem) wordy lately, and alas there's more coming tomorrow. Fortunately, there are others who can say pretty much the same thing as I, only better and pithier. I went on and on about nanny staters; Weer'd Beard cuts to the chase:
I think we all know these nanny-state jerkoffs just want to ban smoking...but they know they can't do it.

Guess what? I enjoy a cigar from time-to-time. I'll have a swill of some whiskey or a nice gin. I eat fatty red meat, occasionally pan-fried in butter. I used to SCUBA dive, and still have the gear in my garage. Sometimes I can't be bothered to slather sunscreen on exposed skin when I'm outside, and when I do I sometimes don't re-apply as often as the bottle requires me to. Maybe someday I'll jump out of an airplane with a fancy backpack strapped to my ass.

Guess what? All those things aren't the best things in the world for me, and they might lead to my early demise. Guess what? FUCK OFF! I'm a big boy, and I put on my big-boy pants one-leg-at-a-time, and if any of my chosen activities end in my early demise, or a diminishment of my health in my twilight years, I'll take my licks.
Amen, brother. Amen.


ASM826 said...

Hey, you updated your profile picture!

Borepatch said...

I thought something a little more recent was appropriate.


ASM826 said...


Get a service grade.

Stan said...

Borepatch, just keep putting on those big-boy pants one-leg-at-a-time (lol), and also keep telling those so called "Nanny Stater's" that think they know better for everyone else to "GFY"

Borepatch said...

Service grade aye, sir!


Stan, I loved Weer'd's quote. I tend to be (ahem) wordier, but he just cut to the chase.

TOTWTYTR said...

I like cigars too and don't appreciate soon to be ex Governor Patrick and the I wish they'd be voted out soon Democrats in the State House trying to raise the excise tax on cigars to 130% of the cost of the cigar. Which will kill the last of the tobacco stores in MA, but like the sales tax hike, will be good for NH.

Not to mention internet sellers of cigars.

And yes, I'm aware that the AG's office twisted arms of out of state cigarette vendors to turn over the names of MA buyers. I don't know if that will work after the Town Fair Tire case.

Weer'd Beard said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I felt much better having written it!