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January 15, 2014

Democrat Senators Rip Golden Globes For Featuring Incidental Shots of Celebrities Puffing on E-Cigs

Remember, this is the party that doesn't want to control free speech or your own personal choices.

Except for speech and choices they don't like, of course.

Four Democratic senators are criticizing the celebrities who were shown during Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards puffing away on e-cigarettes.

“The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans,” wrote Sens. Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown and Edward Markey on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, this year, many young viewers saw notable displays of e-cigarette use throughout the awards show, including the opening monologue and repeated shots of celebrities smoking e-cigarettes,” the letter continued. “In light of studies showing that exposure to on-screen smoking is a major contributor to smoking initiation among youth, we are troubled that these images glamorize smoking and serve as celebrity endorsements that could encourage young fans to begin smoking traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes.”

Sunday night’s ceremony briefly showed actor Leonardo DiCaprio and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus smoking e-cigarettes during the broadcast.

As many have noted, the party which is broadly (often covertly) in favor of drug legalization is pretty firm on the point that a harmless method of nicotine delivery should be outlawed, lest it serve as a "Gateway Drug" to the stronger stuff, such as cigarettes.

These clowns remind me of The Little Sister, from the Philip Marlowe detective novel.

"Come on up and let's have a look at you," I added. "If you're in my kind of trouble, I can give you a pretty good idea--"

"I have to know something about you," the small voice said very firmly. "This is a very delicate matter, very personal. I couldn't talk to just anybody."

"If it's that delicate," I said, "maybe you need a lady detective."

"Goodness, I didn't know there were any." Pause. "But I don't think a lady detective would do at all. You see, Orrin was living in a very tough neighborhood, Mr. Marlowe. At least I thought it was tough. The manager of the rooming house is a most unpleasant person. He smelled of liquor. Do you drink, Mr. Marlowe?"

"Well, now that you mention it--"

"I don't think I'd care to employ a detective that uses liquor in any form. I don't even approve of tobacco."

"Would it be all right if I peeled an orange?"

Spoiler alert: The Little Sister turns out to not be quite so innocent and prudish as she can pretend to be when it suits her.

Rather like the Left, which can turn on a dime from untrammeled license and hedonism to furious moral scolds depending on whether it's their own pleasures under discussion or yours.

They don't ask for much: Just for your to think, believe, speak, act and be just like them in all ways.


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