October 2, 2007

Old Time War Remedies for New Age Democrats

apaptton.jpgSince the Democrat Party seems to be having problems coming up with a way to end the war in Iraq, it may be time to look into folk wisdom to help these afflicted souls out.

According to Old Time Cures and Remedies here's how people dealt with wars when people were self-reliant.

Wars [Stopping them]

Posted by Vanderleun at October 2, 2007 4:06 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

None of those old wives' tales "cures" work.

Here's a real cure:

You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there's a spunk-water stump, and just as it's midnight you back up against the stump and jam your hand in and say:

'Barley-corn, barley-corn, injun-meal shorts,
Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these wars,'

and then walk away quick, eleven steps, with your eyes shut, and then turn around three times and walk home without speaking to anybody. Because if you speak the charm's busted."

Posted by: Christian at October 2, 2007 5:38 PM

This is off-topic, but cool: Comet Encke's tail ripped off by coronal mass ejection.

Posted by: rickl at October 2, 2007 10:04 PM

The most common cure in use today seems to be "Ignore the war and hope it goes away. If we pretend it isn't real it can't get any worse".

---Rushing towards history...

Posted by: gabrielpicasso at October 3, 2007 8:15 AM

Actually, a proven way to get rid of wars is to cut the war until it bleeds, then the body politic realizes that the war is an infection and attacks it.

It's weird how it almost makes sense...

Posted by: B. Durbin at October 3, 2007 8:38 PM

Let me try that again:


Posted by: rickl at October 4, 2007 6:48 PM