Skip to comments.Feds Restrict Sales of Nobama Beer
Posted on 10/02/2012 3:17:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
The Huebert Brewing Companys novelty brew Nobama Beer has been a roaring success in Oklahoma. Company owner, Rick Huebert would like to sell nationwide, but has been denied permission to do so by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Huebert says his original written application requesting nationwide distribution rights was altered by TTB official Kent Martins penciled-in this product is only for sale in the state of Oklahoma. The demand is there, Huebert maintained. Inventory is flying off our shelves. Im hiring people. Isnt this the kind of growth the economy needs?
The decision to ban nationwide sales was deemed necessary in order to prevent an unacceptable in-kind benefit to the Romney campaign against the President, Martin explained. The President isnt going to carry Oklahoma, so its okay to sell the beer there. But theres no telling what damage might be done to the Presidents campaign if a broader distribution is permitted.
You know, I didnt have to approve it at all, said Martin. Letting Huebert sell it in his home state is, I think, pretty generous, considering. I mean, hes profiteering off the name of the President. The President should get a cut of the profits. There will be time to negotiate the appropriate reallocation of these profits after the election.
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Rick Huebert is a friend of mine. I know you posted it as satire, however I think it could be posted as-is and still be more accurate than most of the news out there. Our local NBC affiliate had a story on this the other night and if you watch the video of the report you’ll see that the satire version is not far off the mark. Thanks for posting.
It’s getting harder and harder to write satire these days.
Seems if you write satire, the other guys take it as a suggestion.
LOL ! Of course our social benefactors don’t tolerate dissent but the Constitution gets in their way.....
sad if true.... and must only apply to beer ?
bumper stickers and buttons are ok ?