Is the new "Tanning Tax" racist?
- 03-29-2010, 11:54 AM
Then we can tax cigarettes more (even though they've tripled in price in the last 15 years.
Then, we'll tax Crisco. I mean, tax the hell out of that sh*t. It's UN-F*CKING-HEALTHY.
Every fifth of liquor will have a $20 tax added. Add $5 tax to each beer.
Tax soda and fruit juice.
Tax diet soda too--just in case those artificial sweeteners cause cancer!
Tax going outside (THE SUN GIVES YOU CANCER).
Tax those dirty romance novels without question.
Tax the Harry Potter books--and movies.
Tax thongs and any sort of generally slutty clothing (this will reduce STD's).
I'm sure I'm missing a few things, somebody help me out here!
- 03-29-2010, 11:58 AM
What ever happened to personal responsibility? This is what happens when the government tries to subsidies poor choices, we all pay for the poor choices.
03-29-2010, 11:58 AM
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03-29-2010, 12:00 PM
For the record, I do not support the health care bill and believe that the Federal government should be made smaller (less spending, less taxes), not larger.
03-29-2010, 12:01 PM
I am starting to think think we made the wrong choice with Obama. I am not trying to start an argument, but everytime I open up the paper or go online I read something crazy.
And the rich get richer as the poor get poorer.Because the Botax was expected to generate $5.8 billion, more than double the amount the tanning tax is projected to raise, many tanning industry professionals are furious about the switch, arguing that while the tanning tax targets middle-class, women-owned businesses, the Botax would mainly impact wealthier Americans who would be more able to handle higher prices.
And how are they going to act like there is no risk in implants. Give me a break.
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03-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Some words of wisdom for the weary, from the mind of CT native Seth Mcfarlane:
Angela: I have nothing to live for.
Peter: Sure you do. Someday a white man's gonna be elected President again.
03-29-2010, 12:39 PM
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03-29-2010, 01:06 PM
For the last gotdamn time, MY POST WAS TONGUE-IN-CHEEK
"If anything, raising the question Is this racist is racist" Oh lord help us. Jean Chrétien must be spinnin' in his grave. Oh wait, he aint dead.
So please s-l-o-w-l-y re-read my other 2 posts in this thread and try not to hurt yourself using the roller ball and back button.
Oh Snap, I just had another brilliant idea! Lets do a full page tangent on me ribbing you for the Canada thing. (I happen to love Canada and was in Ontario last week <---- Molson Ice or Labbatt? Me likey either way)
03-29-2010, 01:12 PM
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03-29-2010, 09:06 PM
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03-30-2010, 08:28 AM
The Historic PES Legend
03-30-2010, 01:17 PM
03-30-2010, 01:28 PM
I quote from www.wisegeeks.com: "When something is described as “tongue in cheek,” it means that it should not be taken seriously. Tongue in cheek humor is often wry, subtle, and sometimes difficult to catch, in contrast with more blatant forms of humor. In England in particular, tongue in cheek jokes, fiction, and films have been elevated to an art form, as this type of dry wit is especially valued in British culture."
That being said, when using aforementioned humour tactics, dont be surprised if a bunch of repliers dont get the joke
So while I misresresented what you were getting at, I still have a question for you that needs answering.
Im just wondering how you came to this assumption.Originally Posted by VTaper
03-30-2010, 02:25 PM
03-30-2010, 03:15 PM
In the U.S. there are many groups and individuals who use race not to start debates but to end them.
For example, A Black professor loses his keys, has to break into his own home. A neighbor doesnt recognize him and calls the police. A white cop shows up and the professor is rude, uncooperative and wont show I.D. it escalates and the man gets arrested. Whats all over the news? IT WAS RACISM!!! Obama says "I dont know the details but the police acted stupidly", he later has the cop and the professor at the white house to do some healing.......all over some arrogant prick who wouldnt cooperate with police WHO WERE THERE TO PROTECT HIS HOUSE.
But when a Black cop tazers the sh!t out of a White guy at a John Kerry event, the same losers who cry racism just to sell a book or get ratings are all silent. If they defended the White guy with the same passion I would repect them. I wouldnt agree(because I dont think race was an issue in either case), but I would respect them.
There has become a destructive double-standard in regards to race here and sadly, its mostly politicly motivated to further The Democratic Party and their candidates. Example?
Bush doesnt respond to hurricane Katrina fast enough for Kanye West and the rest of the race baiters so they call him racist. The Bush Admin. was blamed for the forecloser crisis for racial reasons. But when Harry Reid(A Dem Senator and leader) says Obama's a good candidate because he "Is light-skinned and has no Negroe dialect" nobody said sh!t. Then when some Republicans pointed out that it was out of line and racist, Black Congress people said Republicans were just trying to use it to take attention away from the health care debate to protect their guy.
BTW, I cant remeber who said it, Jackson or Sharpton, but one of them said "If you dont support health care reform your racist". The Left cowardly uses language like that to entirley shut down debates and they usually win.
Do some research on Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the ACLU and you'll get a great perspective on this issue.
03-30-2010, 03:54 PM
3 little skin headed white guys tried to beat up one big black guy calling him various names on VI not too long ago.
People were pushing Asians into the water when they were fishing in Ontario because they didn't think they should be able to and didn't believe them to have licences calling them racial names.
I don't know how many times I have been called white boy by other cultures here especially natives.
I believe a Jewish synagogue was burned down in Montreal not too long ago.
Its not as bad as the US from experience but we have our issues.
In high school for me though It was never as bad as what my wife went through in California getting called gook and many other names and being harassed many times by black people,white people and other Asians.
Frankly there are bullys in every race and when there is power to be had they hold on for dear life and try to destroy any opposition to their power, while acting to reinforce that the power is still theirs and trying to gain more if they can. If people want to use the race card at every opportunity to brow beat people into their line of thinking, in this liberal society that we are in, it will most likely keep working.
If anything, raising the question "Is this rasict?" is racist.
This is stupid btw. I utterly hate this PC BS line of thinking. It is not racist (even if it was a real question and not a tongue in cheek one). It actually does seem to target some races as opposed to to others. I have many dark skinned friends and not one of them tans. I do however have a large percentage of light skinned friends who do tan yearly. It seems a very viable question if the country is aiming for racial equality. Laws should be nondiscriminatory. If the law affected some minority by the majority other than white, there would be some form of racism mentioned, I can guarantee that.
03-30-2010, 04:57 PM
These articles say that it is sexist and it "Unfairly penalizes that demographic(women)"
So lets re-phrase my question: If the government taxed a product or service who's customer base is 85% men would it be called sexist? LOL!
And on a special side note to SamuriaSid, Is asking "Is this sexist", sexist? Double LOL!(you know I love ya)
Oooohhh the humanity!
03-30-2010, 11:19 PM
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