DURST: Pretty Stupid Ads

In one week the Tobacco industry pumped $8,000,000 into California to defeat prop 10 which would add fifty cents to each pack of cigarettes to pay for child development. Wait a minute, I'm not sure you got that; I said one week.But they're having problems telling us exactly why we should vote against it. The big argument in their latest ad is; "because none of your money will go to Project Head Start or our schools." Yeah, so, neither does any of the money go to the catering wing of the PLO. None of the money goes to Cousins of Children of Adult Cheesaholics. What's your point? Children in Bangladesh are starving and not a single penny goes to them, either.Big tobacco companies say they're worried about Project Head Start. Give me a break. What's wrong with this picture? That's like a guy who makes his living dumping toxic waste into a river getting all worried about the little tadpoles. "Prop Ten would take money away from breast cancer research." That's a quote from one of their ads. The hell is that supposed to mean? HOW is charging an additional fifty cents a pack cigarette tax going to take money away from breast cancer research? Why don't they just cut to the quick, and accuse Rob Reiner of being a big stupid ham fisted meathead with the acting skills of a bloaty toad. "And 'North' was a crappy movie. So there."Will Durst actually liked "North."

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