Tarter Emetic

Tarter Emetic

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:43 pm

Tarter emetic was a favorite medication of some physicians back in the mid 1800s.

What was great about it was you could keep the patient as sick as you wanted as long as you wanted until the bill was high enough. You could then effect a marvelous cure by just not giving anymore tarter emetic.

I think our government could effect a similar cure to our economy by just stopping giving us so much government.
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Re: Tarter Emetic

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:31 pm

Great analogy!
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Re: Tarter Emetic

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:49 am

franco b wrote:I think our government could effect a similar cure to our economy by just stopping giving us so much government.


(In Langland's piece, he's retelling the story his own way.

The story involves a community of mice who are trying to figure out how to protect themselves from their enemy, the cat.

It's suggested that they should place a bell on the cat's neck, which seems like a good idea.

One mouse, however, wants to know who will actually perform the dangerous and difficult task of placing the bell on the cat.

In other words, the task was "easier said than done!")

I pay my damn bills, I just wish my country would!
Dan
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Re: Tarter Emetic

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:00 pm

I guess the problem is too many cats. Too few bells.
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Re: Tarter Emetic

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:49 am

... cats with waaaaaaaaay too much milk! Fat cats ................... sons of bitches! :mad:
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