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  • Smile

    06/18/2021 6:19:02 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email from friend | 6/17/2021 | unknown
    HYMN No.365 This is a hoot, but I suspect the minister didn't appreciate it. A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, 'If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.' With even greater emphasis he said, 'And if I had All the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.' And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said, 'And if I had all the Gin in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.' Sermon...
  • American Nation Permanently Dry

    01/17/2020 7:38:02 AM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    New York Tribune ^ | January 17, 1920 | Staff
    Liquorless Era Greeted in Broadway Cafes With Little Ceremony; Few Farewell Parties Church Bells Ring in Joyous Acclaim Persons of Many Creeds Gather in Hempstead for Service of Thanksgiving Demon Rum, who has had more funerals of late than even the most robust cat could expect, had the last and positively final obsequies said over his bier along Broadway last night. The service was as dolorous as even the most mournful could ask. In fact, the occasion was so gloomy that there was scarcely any ceremony at all.
  • The rare wisdom of our president is a gift: Temperance crossed with almost outlandish boldness

    03/24/2019 6:25:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2019 | Don Sucher
    Politicians are used to seeing cowardice and being cowards. So used to it are they that they cannot even imagine there being another way. Our president has proven to be quite different. He is fearless. He is bold. He acts. He accomplishes. (What he would be accomplishing if those in his party had the courage to support him is hard to conceive.) If one takes a moment to look at his brilliance, it is a truly rare and beautiful thing. First off, the attacks were made to wear him down and wear him out. To make him sue (and compromise)...
  • At last, a store in Rockport can sell alcohol (Mass.)

    03/05/2019 5:29:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 3, 2019 | Elise Takahama
    ROCKPORT — A local temperance leader from the 1850s and nostalgia for the past kept Rockport from opening a liquor store for 162 years, according to historians and residents. On Saturday afternoon, that changed.
  • Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

    08/23/2018 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 162 replies
    AFP ^ | August 24th, 2018 | Unattributed
    Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze. "There is no safe level of alcohol," said Max Griswold, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington and lead author for a consortium of more than 500 experts. Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, the new study found that alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm. "The protective effect of...
  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...
  • In Response to Student Misconduct, Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor

    01/29/2015 9:35:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Richard Perez-Pena
    After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.” In a speech on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H., to students, staff and alumni, Philip J. Hanlon, the president, said the college would create new spaces for social activity as alternatives to Greek houses, give faculty members more of a role in residential life and provide students more extensive training on preventing sexual...
  • These Are The Places In America Where Alcohol Is Still Banned (Ghosts Of Prohibition)

    03/24/2012 8:56:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 100 replies · 2+ views
    IO9 ^ | March 23, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    These are the places in America where alcohol is still banned The year was 1933. America's fourteen-year experiment in sobriety was over; the federally mandated ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol had been lifted. All across the U.S., people welcomed the repeal of prohibition with open arms and flowing taps. Or rather, most of them did. Meet the counties where America's "noble experiment" never died. When prohibition lifted almost eighty years ago, many communities (particularly in the Bible Belt) voted to keep alcohol bans in place at the local level. Today, there are still more than 200 "dry"...
  • Mayor's plan to limit booze sales

    01/11/2012 2:01:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Jan 11,2012 | swampsniper
    First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks. Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning document obtained by The Post. The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze. Community “transformation” grants provided under President Obama’s health-care law would help bankroll the effort.
  • VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Aga...

    08/31/2007 4:59:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 71 replies · 2,751+ views
    John-Henry Westen ^ | August 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality By John-Henry Westen AUKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 ( - British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality. In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY - Militant prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes the Hotel Carey bar

    12/27/2006 8:36:37 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies · 1,982+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | December 27, 2006 |
    THIS DAY IN HISTORY - December 27 1900: Militant prohibitionist Carry Nation marches into the Hotel Carey in Wichita, Kansas, and wrecks the bar.
  • Every thesis has its antithesis

    01/02/2005 4:51:59 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 168+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    learn, via a Los Angeles Times article, of a recently-established magazine calling itself Modern Drunkard, dedicated to heavy drinkers and heavy drinking. My initial response was a chuckle and the assumption it was some kind of satirical parody. But sure enough, it has a website, and may even have the circulation of 50,00 which it claims. Although I am in the wine business as a part-timer, I do not find the excessive consumption of alcohol to be an attractive practice - for myself or others. Drunks lose control, and it isn't pretty. Many of those controls (inhibitions, if you will)...
  • Your Tax Dollars At Work ... for Anti-Alcohol Activists

    08/20/2003 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 26 replies · 247+ views
    Your Tax Dollars At Work ... for Anti-Alcohol Activists Posted On August 19, 2003 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will soon release a major report on how to prevent underage drinking. Americans deserve a serious, science-based examination of this important topic, but the NAS report will almost certainly be a piece of anti-alcohol propaganda. It is expected to call for increased taxes on adult beverages and stricter regulations on marketing and advertising. Those recommendations target adult consumers, not just underage drinkers. Which is precisely the point. Nine of the 12 "experts" chosen to sit on the NAS panel are...
  • Is booze ban a good move? (Town drunk opposes open container law)

    07/07/2003 3:52:12 PM PDT · by mhking · 40 replies · 434+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 7.7.03 | CHRIS TOGNERI
    <p>It wasn't yet noon, and Hank Denny had almost finished drinking a 40-ounce bottle of King Cobra malt liquor.</p> <p>Denny, 53, was drinking with his friends at Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto. He says he drinks here, and in other parks around the city, often.</p>
  • FEMINISM: How Did Pro-Life Republicans Become Pro-Death Democrats

    10/22/2002 9:43:55 PM PDT · by Z in Oregon · 1 replies · 480+ views ^ | 10/23/02 | Bruce Walker
    Christina Hoff Sommers wrote a book several years ago entitled Who Stole Feminism? in which a former feminist of the 1960s variety explores just was happened to a movement that had general public support during through the early 1970s. In this book, she explores the errors and the outright lies of modern feminists. Although a wonderful book, the premise that feminism was "stolen" is not quite right. It was murdered, and the crime took place several decades earlier.That movement which we call feminism began in the 1840s and it was intimately intertwined with several other movements, all of which were...