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Pa. Liquor Control Board: Give mom vodka
upi ^ | May 5, 2010

Posted on 05/05/2010 4:30:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono

HARRISBURG, Pa.- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's latest radio advertisement is urging the state's residents to get mom what she really wants for Mother's Day: vodka.

The agency's ad, which joins a previous ad promoting wine as a Mother's Day gift, informs Pennsylvanians that vodka is available at affordable prices in several flavors, including cherry, strawberry kiwi and tropical punch, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.

"Treat her to the perfect Mother's Day cocktail this year," a voice says during the ad. "Try a Mother's Kiss mixed drink, made with equal parts ... strawberry kiwi vodka and lemonade."

Officials described the ad as harmless.

"The intention is to enhance an already wonderful celebration," board spokeswoman Stacey Witalec said. "And that is what this ad does. It celebrates motherhood."

However, some objected to the state promoting alcohol consumption.

"Are they out of their mind?" asked Harrisburg activist Eric Epstein, founder of RockTheCapital.org. "The state shouldn't be promoting alcohol consumption. The timing of this PR campaign is dangerous and disappointing ... and sends the wrong signal to teenagers during prom season."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Food
KEYWORDS: jpb; mother; vodka

1 posted on 05/05/2010 4:30:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I’m cool with wine, particularly, red wine, since it is now PROVEN to have MAJOR health benefits. Vodka and just about any other alcoholic beverage is simply bad for you...or at least they have not been proven beneficial.


2 posted on 05/05/2010 4:32:32 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

Smirnoff’s citrus with club soda can be very benefical now & then during the BHO regime.


3 posted on 05/05/2010 4:34:19 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: BobL
I believe all alcohol in moderation has been found in studies to have beneficial effects. It's true that red wine has been studied more.
4 posted on 05/05/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I won’t dispute it...I just haven’t seen too much on other stuff.


5 posted on 05/05/2010 4:37:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 05/05/2010 4:38:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

If I was a mother living in PA, I’d probably want an IV tube loaded with Vodka going into my right arm, especially if I lived in that school district(lower Merion?)that spied on students through their school-mandated computers.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 4:40:11 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: JoeProBono

I found no complaints from MY family....


8 posted on 05/05/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: BobL
I’m cool with wine, particularly, red wine, since it is now PROVEN to have MAJOR health benefits. Vodka and just about any other alcoholic beverage is simply bad for you...or at least they have not been proven beneficial

Check your facts. Additional studies have shown that the benefits of resveritrol may be overstated, and that the primary benefit is the alcohol in moderation. Besides, I get other excellent health benefits from the olives from my martini - I always add extra...

9 posted on 05/05/2010 4:51:56 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: robertwalker62

10 posted on 05/05/2010 4:52:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 70times7

...The primary benefit is from the alcohol used in moderation...


11 posted on 05/05/2010 4:53:10 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: JoeProBono

I think if your mother enjoys alcoholic beverages, it would be far better if drinks are made that encourage less consumption of alcohol, in favor of other ingredients. Go for elaborate concoctions that take a long time to make, and it’s hard to tell how much alcohol is in them.

Also have food with the drinks. Certain foods slow down alcohol absorption, like eggnog made with raw eggs, and boiled potatoes, before drinking. Others tend to neutralize it, such as acidic and salty foods. Pickled foods are very good for this. Follow this up with oily foods, and mom might as well be drinking water.

The same basic principle works even if she drinks alcohol neat.

Try to avoid mixing it with anything carbonated.


12 posted on 05/05/2010 4:53:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: JoeProBono
"The state shouldn't be promoting alcohol consumption. The timing of this PR campaign is dangerous and disappointing ... and sends the wrong signal to teenagers during prom season."

The message being...what? That alcohol is for Moms and other boring people? Sounds like a good message to me! I wouldn't complain about receiving a nice bottle of WoodFord Reserve for Mother's day, especially not if it came with twelve hours of quiet in which to consume it...

13 posted on 05/05/2010 4:54:50 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: JoeProBono

A Stoli a day keeps the doctor away.
Have you had your Stoli today?


14 posted on 05/05/2010 4:56:53 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yeah, I was in rehab. I got Hooked on Phonics. Darn that Sesame Street Gang.)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that the lady from “Absolutely Fabulous?”


15 posted on 05/05/2010 4:57:33 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: LongElegantLegs
Enjoy!


16 posted on 05/05/2010 4:58:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Aw, someone dropped grass in my drink!


17 posted on 05/05/2010 5:03:51 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: 70times7

“resveritrol”

I wasn’t referring to reverse-it-all or whatever, I was referring to red wine, which still baffles people.

The French and Italians have pretty much proved the value of red wine, by eating the worst crap in the world, and then living forever (or close).


18 posted on 05/05/2010 5:06:58 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL
I wasn’t referring to reverse-it-all or whatever, I was referring to red wine, which still baffles people.

The French and Italians have pretty much proved the value of red wine, by eating the worst crap in the world, and then living forever (or close).

Yeah, it's not what's in the red wine, it's the red wine itself!/s

Are you sure you didn't mean to say red wine causes people to be baffled? I think I have empirical evidence for that.

19 posted on 05/05/2010 5:29:19 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: LongElegantLegs
WoodFord Reserve for Mother's day...

I like your style. Haven't tried it; certainly will. How would you say it compares to Knob Creek? I've tried that.

20 posted on 05/05/2010 5:39:07 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: JoeProBono
Bring it on!


21 posted on 05/05/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by Daffynition ( Someday we'll know why love can't move a mountain.)
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To: 70times7
I'd say it's a bit smoother than Knob Creek, but sometimes you want a little bite, so I don't know if I'd say it's better.

WR is thick and fruity, very nice by itself, or with a piece of really dark chocolate.

22 posted on 05/05/2010 6:14:20 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
BTW - a rather pricey buy very tasty treat: Hudson Baby Bourbon by Tuthilltown Spirits . Expect to pay $38 for 375ml. Best I have tried.

Smile

23 posted on 05/05/2010 6:24:33 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Daffynition

24 posted on 05/05/2010 6:24:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Dark chocolate is a nice touch, but you had me at 12 hours... I'll snag a bottle.

I like a burbon w/ some edge to it to complement a good cigar, Avo for example.

25 posted on 05/05/2010 6:29:50 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Scratch your puppies behind the ears 4 me, Lel.


26 posted on 05/05/2010 6:35:58 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7

Thanks, they’ll appreciate that. :-)
That baby bourbon looks very enticing! I’ll have to give it a go sometime.
Right now I have a glass of Old Crow in front of me...It goes best with cheap cigarettes and shattered dreams. :-P


27 posted on 05/05/2010 6:47:04 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
LOL - No shattered dreams here. Some were replaced. Others were ground away over time - it's something wives do well. ;>)

MST3K - Creature of Boggy Creek 2 sing w/ me: "Drivin' down the raod, lookin' for a Waffle House, drinkin' lots of Wild Turkey!"

28 posted on 05/05/2010 7:13:00 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7
Others were ground away over time - it's something wives do well. ;>)

I believe the accepted, modern, feminist term is "enlightenment".
Wow, MST had a 3K? I haven't watched them in years...

29 posted on 05/05/2010 7:54:50 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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