‘What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’. One of my grandmother’s sayings again. She had loads of them, although her favourite was ‘You filthy little sod, I’ll have you. Damn your eyes.’ Sometimes it was in Welsh although I’m not sure about the translation – she knew I couldn’t speak Welsh so I suspect she really let rip. I don’t think Welsh really has a phrase that sounds just like ‘ffucker fawr’.
The devoutly bandwagon-riding antitobacco Daily Misery has a shock-horror story today. ‘Man accused of doing his job‘. Well, that’s the gist of it.
Someone who points out that nicotine, aka niacin, aka vitamin B3, is good for you, is immediately outed as merely a scientist in the pay of Big Tobacco. He is accused of trying to promote his employer’s product. Shock! Horror! Outrage! How very dare he! A company employee trying to promote the stuff his employer sells, and thereby keep his job? Unheard of in this day and age.
Well, actually, it is a bit odd, now I think of it. Most employees these days seem to think that actually selling the stuff is a bit too much like the detested ‘work’ so finding one who is really doing it isn’t all that common any more. The modern employee expects to be well paid and promoted for spending the day chatting to similarly useless employees. Certainly true of Daily Mail reporters. They produce some of the most piss-poor reporting since the Beano’s current affairs page (hint: they didn’t have one, but if they did, it would have been more balanced and accurate than the Daily Mail even if Walter was in charge).
The scientist berated by the Daily Moron is right. Nicotine does fire up the brain. That’s why smokers tend to be the ones producing art and science and novels and all sorts of innovation and as Frank points out, there is a correlation between the smoker-hate and the current bland, stagnant world we now have.
The tobacco man is a molecular biologist. That stuff is like the quantum version of microbiology – it’s hard to get your head around most of it. I can see most of what I do with a microscope, even though it does need a very expensive one. Molecular biologists can’t see their stuff, they have to deduce from effects. You need a damn good brain to work in that field.
So who do the antismokers wheel out in competition?
Professor John Britton, chairman of the Royal College of Physicians tobacco advisory group and professor of epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, said one hit of nicotine can have positive effects on the brain.
An epidemiologist. In another hundred years we’ll treat them just like we treat homeopaths now. We should be doing that already but the drones aren’t smart enough yet. An epidemiologist from the ‘clever’ side against a molecular biologist from the ‘all smokers are stupid’ side. The irony could burn a hole in your shirt but the drones will never see it.
Thre is more irony to come. These Pharma-funded antismokers refuse to reveal their Pharma roots but as soon as anyone goes against their Holy Zealotry, oh, it must be a tobacco industry stooge. That’s all they can talk about. Only the Zealots’ lies are truth. The molecular biologist’s truths are lies.
Well here’s one for the Pharmers. Anyone thinking of trying the expensive patches to stop smoking? You can grow a tobacco plant in your garden and tape a leaf to your arm instead of paying all that money for the same thing. It’ll work just as well as the Pharmer crap and cost you nothing. You won’t even need a whole leaf. Just cut a bit to fit under a Band-Aid and the plant will last all year.
More from the antitobacco expert –
But he warned the drug is highly addictive, leaving smokers needing to get their hit to enable their brains to function normally.
So how come, in order to get nicotine classed as addictive, they had to change the definition of addiction and make it so loose that it now includes coffee, exercise, shopping, bananas and shoes? How come, at last night’s smoky-drinky, an unemployed long-term heavy smoker ran out of money and couldn’t buy tobacco for almost a week yet suffered no ill effects? No withdrawal. None. Vitamin B3 is not addictive.
The antismokers talk bollocks. We smokers have known it all along, The idiot drones have fallen for it all because it fits their bigotry. Some smokers have fallen for it too. Some vapers still believe it all even though the same machine is coming for them now, with the same lies. And still they wall themselves in on the ‘moral high ground’. Enjoy your incarceration.
Consider this, vapers. Who invented Electrofag? Smokers or antismokers? Clue: We didn’t do it so you could hate us. Do you know why it exists at all?
Sauce for the goose, antismokers. The smoker side declares its funding (I have none and neither do most bloggers) while the antismoker side hide theirs. You want to ‘out’ our spokesmen?
Let’s see who yours are paid by. Who is paying the Mail for their bandwagon ride, I wonder?