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Archive for "Feb 16 2008"

This is England

From the land that makes you pay to watch TV:
‘£10 licence to smoke’ proposed

Smokers could be forced to pay £10 for a permit to buy tobacco if a government health advisory body gets its way.

No one would be able to buy cigarettes without the permit, under the idea proposed by Health England.

Its chairman, Professor Julian Le Grand, told BBC Radio 5 Live the scheme would make a big difference to the number of people giving up smoking.

But smokers’ rights group Forest described the idea as “outrageous”, given how much tax smokers already pay.

Why is Christine Pelosi a Superdelegate?

Christine Pelosi: Superdelegates Should Not Overturn Majority Dem. Vote

She’s not an elected official; she’s not anything.

She’s only Nancy’s daughter, yet she holds this kinda card?

Christine Pelosi, daughter of the Speaker and (more notably at the moment) a superdelegate, warns of a massive disillusionment of voters should Democratic Party officials back a presidential nominee that didn’t win the pledged delegate vote.

“Many of us are elected by the grassroots of the party,” she said, “And I cannot imagine going home in November to those people and try to phone bank for someone who did not capture the [pledged delegate] vote… We were all galvanized by what happened to Al Gore in Florida.”

“Many of us are elected by the grassroots of the party,” she said….


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