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So federal regulations will demand prominent graphic depictions of cancer victims on cigarette packs by 2012.

Now I want to see them put large photo reproductions of twisted, teenager-encased auto wreckage on the side of 2012 carbon monoxide-pumping deathmobiles.

I'm so thankful that the United Nannies of America have my six.

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So when do we get 'graphic images' on the bottles of our favorite brews?

God save us from the 'do-gooders'. They're never satisfied.

Doc Al:

How about pictures of brain tumors on cell phones? Pictures of kids injecting insulin on boxes of Cap'n Crunch? Pictures of people's legs in a shark's mouth on bathing suits? Pictures of broken necks on the playground monkey bars? Pictures of people's heads exploding while reading the Code of Federal Regulations?

Johnny Logan:

Pictures of round kids on happy meals? Or maybe gaming consoles?

As far as the deathmobile thing, maybe that should be extended to two-wheeled doner-cycles?

Just sayin'.

From my studies of political science, political law, and other sewage-related topics, it has been my observation that these "countermeasures" are there to "inform" those who otherwise cannot think for themselves.

This, of course, would apply to those who also need detailed instruction on how to properly utilize a package of toothpicks...

I'm sure that the company responsible for creating these images is doing so out of a need for philanthropy and wouldn't dream of making any money at the expense of the government (read: tax payer).


This is getting out of hand. I've seen lengthy warnings on boxing gloves and headgear: "Bosing is a contact sport. Use of this equipment does not preclude injury during practice..." - well, no sh!t! We've devolved into a foam-wrapped, rounded-corner, "spork" culture - "Welcome to the 'Land of the Bland'."


Whoops! That should be "BOXING is a contact sport..." (the edit feature is my friend).


I think all bureaucrats and statist-loving politicians (like my fav, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) need warnings posted on their bathroom mirrors: "Images in this mirror are stupider than they appear."


Nah, it's the cigarette container manufacturers who are behind this as everyone will just buy cigs in bulk and put them in another container.

The Nanny State culture has got to go.

Actually, it wouldn't be so bad if this were the worst the government had power to do: force passive labeling to "inform". It's the prohibition, taxing, etc. that really ticks me off.


You are ALMOST qualified for European Union membership!

Tom Wms.:

Maybe they should show a picture of somebody lighting a fart on beer bottles. That can be hazardous to your health.

Dr. Bob:

The government seems to be fighting a battle that they never will be able to win. By trying to eliminate risk and attempting to make everything safe, the government is expanding itself exponentially while reducing our freedoms.

We need fewer nannies and more responsibility.

I'll never understand why my state's government enforces seat belt use while at the same time it doesn't enforce a helmet law for motorcycles. But, if you're riding a bicycle, you'd better damn well wear a a helmet or you'll get a ticket.

Ah yes, Minnesota - the state where anything fun is not allowed.

Maybe John would like to come up with some sarcastic vignettes for fictitious warning labels?


I think it's just another "smoke screen" to distract us from what they're really doing to us.

The main warning label we need is a picture of Barack Obama holding a gigantic corroded screw while addressing Uncle Sam & saying, "Turn around & bend over."

The more graphic version would be an Uncle Sam--bug-eyed & screaming--bent over while the screw is being inserted.

Anybody catch the "America, it is time to focus on nation building here at home" in today's speech?

Sorry--but you're 235 years too late to "build" this nation. We've had to knock off some pretty significant rough edges, but "progressives" like you can't leave it at that. You have to force "bottom up, top down, inside out, fundamental (redistributive) change" down our throats.

The Spanish philosopher George Santayana wrote eloquently of the dangers of such change in The Life of Reason:

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual."

Unlike John Huntsman, I've lost all respect for Barack Obama--the t____-baby president.


Hahahaha! Just like everything else about the current administration, the pictures are FAKE!



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