Monthly Archives: February 2011

Duke Snider was really hot stuff back in his day

I read yesterday that Duke Snider died. I had heard of the name of course and knew he was part of Ebbetts Field lore back in Brooklyn, and he helped the Dodgers win the World Series in 1955 and 1959. … Continue reading

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$10 billion judgment against Phillip Morris revived!

A 2003 court case in Illinois awarded a $10 billion judgment against Phillip Morris for lying about the safety of its “low-tar” cigarettes. That decision got overturned by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2006, but now an appeals court has … Continue reading

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RJ Reynolds, Lollilard suing the FDA over menthol? Really?

Don’t these douchebags ever get sick of being in court? Or are they in court so often they just see it as a normal way of life? Oh, this is too rich. RJ Reynolds and Lollilard, which are usually the … Continue reading

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John Boehner once actually handed out tobacco checks on the floor of the House

Thanks to Ando for reminding me about this. Just to remind you of the kind of douchebags Republicans have devolved into over the past 20 years. Get this, in 1995, now Speaker of the House John Boehner (and coincidentally, a … Continue reading

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Department of Justice urges Big Tobacco to finally tell the truth

An interesting story here. The Department of Justice is urging Big Tobacco (RJ Reynolds, Altria and Lollilard) to admit that for decades, it lied about the safety of “light” cigarettes and that it lied about how addictive nicotine is. These … Continue reading

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Danica Patrick joins COPD campaigndrive4

I don’t follow car racing (I mean, I don’t follow it with extreme prejudice), but I have of course heard of Danica Patrick — I mean you can’t hardly get away from those Go Daddy! commercials of hers. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators getting involved in trying to ban chewing tobacco in MLB

Well, this usually not a good thing when the U.S. Senate butts (hah, pun on a tobacco site) into something, but maybe this isn’t a bad thing, either. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Frank Lautenburg of New Jersey both wrote … Continue reading

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