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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    You have asked me how I feel about whiskey;
    well, Brother, here's how I stand.

    If by whiskey you mean the devil's brew,
    the poison scourge,
    the bloody monster that defiles innocence,
    dethrones reason,
    destroys the home,
    creates misery and poverty,
    yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths
    of little children;
    if you mean that evil drink that topples
    Christian men and women from the
    pinnacles of righteous and gracious living
    into the bottomless pits of degradation,
    shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness,
    then, my friend,
    I am opposed to it with every fiber of my being.

    However, if by whiskey you mean the oil of conversation,
    the philosophic wine,
    the elixir of life,
    the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together,
    that puts a song in their hearts
    and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes;
    if you mean Christmas cheer,
    the stimulating sip that puts a little spring
    in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning;
    if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy,
    and to forget life's great tragedies and heartbreaks
    and sorrow;
    if you mean that drink the sale of which pours
    into our treasuries untold millions of dollars each year,
    that provides tender care for our little crippled children,
    our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged
    and infirm, to build the finest highways,
    hospitals, universities, and community colleges
    in this nation,
    then my friend,
    I am absolutely,
    unequivocally in favor of it.

    This is my position, and as always, I refuse to be compromised on matters of principle.