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GOP Could Use the Whiskey the Tea Party Drinks

Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 6:08 PM
sweinstein Wrote: 1 hour ago (4:45 PM) Grant also died an alcoholic. So there goes your ridiculous metaphor. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And if Obama dies a drug addict ... (please fill in the point you didn't make) ?
wiseone Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 6:49 PM
Enough is enough. Let's get the truth about alcoholism on the table. Most alcoholics are born that way. It's in their DNA for all practical purposes. If they never have a drink they're fine. But once they've had a drink they're addicted. An alcoholic can never stop being an alcoholic. He can only stop drinking.

Thus anyone who is an alcoholic will die an alcoholic. That statement, that Grant died an alcoholic, is therefore meaningless.

Leave it to a a scumbag liberal troll to focus on how the man died instead of on what he did with his life. And leave it to a scumbag troll to cast the man's death in the most disparaging terms possible, that actually betray the ignorance of the troll and tell us so much more about him than about Grant.
daddy422 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:01 PM
No,wiseone,they are not.I've had 5 children & 12 grandchildren. Not one had cravings for
booze.While we may have proclivities towards destructive behaviors,it is incumbant
upon us to make the choices to bring about said behavior.
wiseone Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 10:55 AM
Your response fails to address any of my points. Did you leave something out that would clarify it for us?

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