“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cashing in on stupidity

Great! Here we go again with the next in a long line of rounds of extortion, of fabulous cash and prizes from tobacco companies....

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - While one Florida jury neared its decision that Philip Morris must pay a smoker's widow $8 million in damages, another panel was being selected in the same courtroom for the next tobacco case before the same judge.

The second of 8,000 similar Florida lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by Florida smokers and their families begins Thursday, a day after the first ended.

In the first one, six jurors deliberated over two days before returning the award Wednesday for Elaine Hess, 63, whose husband, Stuart Hess, died in 1997 at age 55 after decades as a chain smoker.

I feel nothing but hostility and derision toward families of people(who knowingly engaged in self-destructive behavior for decades and died from it) and then expect a pay-day because of it. Just because your skeevy lawyer tricked 12 idiots into feeling sorry for you, doesn't mean you deserve a prize.

Here's our Smoker-in-Chief. He looks real sophisticated doesn't he? If he wasn't President, his predatory legal team would probably be extorting millions from big tobacco too...oh wait, they already did.

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