April 1, 2012


Thursday the FDA approved an injection (Vivitrol) to treat alcoholism. The drug is administered once a day and is intended to curb cravings for drinking by blocking the euphoria associated with intoxication.

The only risk with the drug is…….liver damage!

The drug will be available in the US by June.



April 13, 2006


April 12, 2006



April 9, 2006

This is a post by Roc that I found at Dell Gines

Teaching Math In the 1950’s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In the 1960’s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In the 1970’s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

Teaching Math In the 1980’s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math In the 1990’s: A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

Teaching Math In 2005: Un ranchero vende una carretera de madera para $100. El cuesto de la produccion era $80. ?Cuantos tortillas se puede comprar.


April 9, 2006

One day, a Democrat looked around his plantation estate where he lived and decided he wanted a change. He thought he’’d enter politics and run for President.

The campaign would be long and difficult and the Democrat stopped to reconsider his decision. He couldn’’t see any way to win the election with just his constituents. So he ran to the local Kiwanis club and then to a rotary club, all the while the Democrat thought to himself, “this is no the way to win an election.”

One Sunday, The Democrat saw a preacher of a black church on TV. He watched with amazement as the Preacher bellowed at his congregation for and hour or two and afterward all the people said, ““Amen!”” He said, ““I need to get this Preacher to help me get those people’’s votes. So he went to the Preacher and said Halloo, Mr. Preacher, ““would you be so kind as to ask your people to vote for me for President?””

Well now, Mr. Democrat! The Preacher responded, “How do I know if I try to help you, you won’’t try to take my people’’s civil rights and have them back in the cotton fields like you did in 1850 with the Fugitive Slave Law?

Well now, Preacher, ““if I repeal all your civil rights you won’’t be able to vote for me and I would be out of office. That would be bad for both of us.””

Well this seemed to make sense to the Preacher. But he asked, “what if I tell my people to vote for you and you unleash your Ku Klux Klan on them, like you did in 1872 when you voted against the Ku Klux Klan Act?”” ““This is true,”” agreed the Democrat, ““but without your votes I won’’t be able to win the election and direct any monies to your people’’s welfare rebuilding programs. You will, of course be the adminstrator of.””

““Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait until you are elected and forget that I helped you,”” said the Preacher.

““Ahh…”” crooned the Democrat, ““because you see, once you’’ve helped me get elected, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair not to reward you with nothing, now would it?”

So the Preacher agreed to tell all the people to vote for the Democrat for President. And after the Preacher’’s Sunday sermon extolling the Democrats promises all the people said resoundingly, ““Amen!””

Well, the Democrat won the election with 90% of the vote. And not too long after his inauguration, the Democrat forgot all about the promises that he made to the Preacher. The only programs he proposed made the people dependent on the Democrat. The people sunk further into poverty and despair. Many died for lack of knowing how to provide for themselves when the storms of life came.

““You fool,”” screamed the Preacher, now the people are dying and have lost all faith in both of us! Why did you do that?””

The Democrat shrugged and did a little jig as the people stoned the Democrat and the Preacher to death!

““I could not help myself. It’’s my nature.”

Inspired by the parable of the scorpion and the frog…

ht: The Carnival of Liberal’s Wrongs


April 8, 2006

from Dr. Jack Wheeler…

For a long time now, we’ve been telling you in To The Point that Dick Cheney will step down, Bush will appoint and the Senate will confirm Condi Rice as Vice President, that this will catapult her into being the Republican presidential nominee, and that she will be elected President of the United States in November 2008.

A Rice Presidency will destroy the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party depends on blacks living on the Victim Plantation. A Rice Presidency obliterates the myth of Racist America, and it is upon this myth the modern Democrat Party is built.

Democrats cannot get elected without 90% of the black vote. Rice would deny them this 90% and more. At most they would get 50-60% if that. Any and all chance of Democrats regaining substantial political power in America would be over. The entire power structure of the Democrat Party would be in ruins.

Remember the moral of the story is – the Democrats need all 90% of the black vote to stay in power. A small shift of let’s say – two percent – would spell doom for the party of Racism, Jim Crow and Affirmative Distraction. Condi for Vice President! Yall!

My Right Mind: Lynn Swann To Appear With Gov. Sonny Perdue

AMERICAN IDOL: Mandisa Says She’s Not a Gay ‘Advocate’

April 8, 2006

from AP News…

Mandisa, a native of Antioch, Tenn., tells Advocate magazine, “Based on what I believe, I’m not an advocate for (being gay), so it’s nothing I would take part in.”

Still, she says in an interview in the magazine’s Web site, she’s “really upset” by speculation she endorses the ex-gay movement _ a collection of Christian groups that seek to alter sexual orientation. The speculation stemmed from comments she made on the “American Idol” Web site praising author and speaker Beth Moore, of Living Proof Ministries. Moore’s Web site has links to groups such as Exodus International that discourage homosexuality.

“It broke my heart,” Mandisa says. “I live my life by the value system that you treat others the way you want to be treated. I let love be my guide. I absolutely hate no one.”


April 8, 2006

As Michael Steele, the Senate Candidate for Maryland, adroitly distances himself from President Bush, the White House rewards Steele by sending Vice President Cheney to help Steele raise funds.

Don’t you just love how the President plays politics with the Demo-Rats?

“When people start talking about linking me to the president I have one question for them: Who’s running for the U.S. Senate? Michael Steele, not George Bush,” the Republican said, answering a question about his stance on education.

Vice President Cheney says of Steele:

“Lt. Gov. Steele will be an asset to the Senate.”

Tell them Dick.

Steele’s response:

“I’m an asset to some people and I’m a threat to others,” said Steele, who was in Baltimore to meet with 16 students enrolled in the Reginald Lewis High School after-school male mentoring program. “So I guess I’m in a good spot.”

Washington Post: Cheney Is Featured At Steele Fundraiser
Townhall: Michael Steele: Maryland’s next U.S. Senator



April 7, 2006

By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON – Employers, in a springtime hiring burst, boosted payrolls by a sizable 211,000 in March and pushed the nation’s unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent.

The latest snapshot, released by the Labor Department on Friday, suggested that an accelerating economic expansion is putting companies in the hiring mood, brightening prospects for job seekers.

Hiring gains were fairly widespread. Construction, financial activities, education and health care and government were among the sectors posting payroll gains. That help to blunt job losses in manufacturing and in the transportation industries.

The unemployment rate, which dropped from February’s 4.8 percent, ended up matching January’s jobless rate, which was the lowest in 4 1/2 years.

Employment was stronger in March than economists were expecting. Before the release of the report, they were forecasting a gain of 190,000 jobs and they said they believed the overall civilian jobless rate would hold steady.

In the bizarro world, a strong economy is bad news, baby. Full employment…More bad news. More opportunity, even more bad news. A lack of faith in a brighter future – a prerequisite for voting for the party of ‘good intentions’ and more Katrina death camps.

Hey Democrats! “What have you done for me lately?”


April 5, 2006

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

Mr. Washington saw Jesse, Al and Cynthia’s arrival one hundred years ago.

Wikipedia: Biography