Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Quote of the Day – A campaign is suspended

“I will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

Ron Paul

Although his chances of winning the Republican nomination are virtually non-existent, Paul said that he and his remaining staff will spend time gathering delegates for the Republican Convention.

The Party leaders are not trying to pull Paul out of the game altogether out of fear that he will start up a third party and cut into the Romney vote. (Personally, I’d encourage him to do just that – either he believes in what he is saying or not.)

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Donald “Duck” Dunn dies at 70…

I was sorry to hear that blues bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn, studio musician, producer and song writer, who played on more songs than one can easily count, had passed away. The bassist for Booker T and the MGs, he was probably most famous for playing himself in The Blues Brothers films.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, his father nicknamed him “Duck” while watching Disney cartoons with him one day.At Stax Records, Dunn was a studio musician on songs like Otis Redding‘s Respect” and “I Can’t Turn You Loose“, Sam & Dave‘s “Hold On, I’m Comin’“, and Albert King‘s “Born Under a Bad Sign.” He would later play for play for Muddy Waters, Freddie King, and Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart. He joined with Steve Cropper, former Stax drummer Willie Hall, and Dan Aykroyd, to form the The Blues Brothers band on two movies and on tour.

Dunn died in his sleep after finishing a double show at the Blue Note night club in Tokyo yesterday.

Here’s a history of “Duck” Dunn:

Watch out for advertisers promoting non-prescription cures for STDs…

Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

… ’cause they are just not in existence. According to the AP:

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said none of the products have been proven to treat any disease.

“These products are dangerous because they are targeted to patients with serious conditions, where treatment options proven to be safe and effective are available,” said Deborah Autor, FDA’s director of drug compliance, in a statement.

FDA scientists said the products are a public health hazard because patients could waste time taking them and delay seeking medical care.

A website for Medavir, made by Medavir Medical Advances, claims the product “has been proven effective in several official university research studies — including an official FDA trial.”

But the FDA has never approved any non-prescription products for sexually transmitted disease, according to federal officials. Drugs are available for herpes, chlamydia, HIV and other diseases, but only via prescription.

I’m really tired of the things these drug companies try to sell us for all kinds of things… primarily because they put people in unsafe positions. If you don’t see a doctor for a specific problem which requires real medical treatment and you take a pill tat’s a false solution, then you put your life on the line.

This, supported by lies, is all to common.

Meanwhile, thinking about STDs, here’s some Monday morning entertainment from Tom Lehrer:

Can you believe the amount of EVIL in a Trayvon Martin shooting target?

Stop the sale of Trayvon Martin shooting targets

The silhouette on the paper target is faceless. But the hoodie, the Skittles and the iced tea leave nothing to the imagination. This is meant to be Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida.

Skittles brand candy is clearly depicted in the targets. The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a division of Mars Inc., produces and markets Skittles. They could stop the sale of these targets by taking legal action against the Hiller Armament Company, which sells the targets online.

Stop the sale of these targets by signing our petition (at the link) to The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars Inc.

 

 

The silhouette on the paper target is faceless. But the hoodie, the Skittles and the iced tea leave nothing to the imagination. This is meant to be Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida. Skittles brand candy is clearly depicted in the targets. The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars, Inc.
GO HERE to sign petition.