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Urban Legend: This Bud's Not for You
Snopes.com ^ | December 6, 2005 | Barbara "bud wiser" Mikkelson

Posted on 08/20/2007 4:53:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/budweiser.asp

They apparently don't like to have their stuff copied, since they won't let me select the text. Therefore, link only.

(Excerpt) Read more at snopes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 911; arabs; budweiser; conveniencestore; disrespect; pepsi; september11; snopes; terrorism; urbanlegend

1 posted on 08/20/2007 4:53:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; ...

PING!

One of youse (who shall be left anonymous) was saying this happened at a convenience store in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, this appears to be a variation of the urban legend. It would have been great if it really happened.


2 posted on 08/20/2007 4:55:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This site (Snopes) is just too funny.

And the Bud story has been around in one form or another for some time, as the article says. The article mentions Beck beer in one version. I think just about every beer maker has been represented in one or another version of this story.


3 posted on 08/20/2007 4:56:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the employee pulled the product, the company would have canned him. NO pun intended. Company motto, Profits before Patriotism.


4 posted on 08/20/2007 4:58:59 PM PDT by rineaux (the powers that be are laughing at us)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you’re using Firefox, just go to Tools->Options->Content, uncheck the Enable Javascript box, and hit OK. You’ll be able to copy the text then.

Annoying as heck! :)


5 posted on 08/20/2007 5:00:48 PM PDT by RabidBartender (Al-Qaeda doesn't need an intelligence network. They have the U.S. media.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I work with a bunch of people who get these stories in their e-mail and promptly send them to a W-I-D-E distribution list, that always includes me.

I then send them a link to Snopes, debunking their story. They never learn. They just keep doing it.

Starting with this story, I’m going to start a sort of reverse-Snopes campaign. I’m going to search Snopes for the most unbelieveable stories and start sending them to all my gullible friends.


6 posted on 08/20/2007 5:04:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Is Going To Get Us All Killed)
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To: All

Snopes is a Leftist site, run by Leftist activists, who use their False Authority Syndrome to further the Leftist Agenda.

They took down all the links to the Clinton Body Count and put a Bush Body Count in its place.

They also, in April of 2003, stated that they feel that since they are an “independent site” and must maintain their objectivity, they cannot morally support the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

They live for web hits and ad dollars. Do not feed them. Do not give them the web traffic they so desperately need.


7 posted on 08/20/2007 5:20:09 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This Bud's Not for You

Claim:   A Budweiser employee who saw Arabs celebrating the 9/11 attacks at a convenience store pulled all the Budweiser product from that store.
Status:   False.
Example:   [Collected via e-mail, 2001]
Thought you'd like to know what happened in a town north of Bakersfield California. After you finish reading this, please forward this story on to others so that our nation and around the world will know about those who laughed when they found out about the tragic events in New York, PA and the Pentagon.

September 11th, a Budweiser employee was making a delivery to a convenience store in a town called McFarland. He knew of the tragedy that had occurred in New York. He entered the business to find two Arabs whooping and hollering and really cheering it up. It was obvious they were elated with what had happened earlier. The Budweiser employee went to his truck, called his boss and told him of the very upsetting event. He didn't feel he could be in that store with those horrible people. His boss told him, "Do you think you could go in there long enough to pull every Budweiser product and item our beverage company sells there? We'll never deliver to them again."

The employee walked in, proceeded to pull every single product his beverage company provided and left with an incredible grin on his face. He told them never to bother and call for a delivery again.

Budweiser happens to be the beer of choice for that community. Just letting you all know how Kern County handles this situation!! [And now the rest of the story: It seems that the Bud driver and the Pepsi man are neighbors. Bud driver called Pepsi driver and told him. Pepsi called his boss who told him to pull all Pepsi products as well!! That would include Frito Lay, etc. Furthermore, word spread and all vendors followed suit! At last report, the store was closed indefinitely. Good old American Passive-Aggressive Butt-Whoopin'!]

Pass this along. America needs to know that we're all working together.

Variations:
  • An 18 October 2001 version of the standard e-mail changed the beer company from Budweiser to Beck.

  • A 30 October 2001 version opened with the canonical "Budweiser" story but continued on into a new second part about the Bud driver's calling "his Pepsi friend" and that driver's removing all Pepsi and Frito Lay products from that store as well.
Origins:   This tale about an avenging Budweiser employee first surfaced on the Internet around 20 September 2001. It is but one of the innumerable "celebrating arabs" tales that circulated in the wake of the 9/11 attacks that year. This rumor about Arab employees caught celebrating on the 11th as they watched the events of the day unfold has been aimed at countless businesses, both big and small. Invariably, when the authorities check into them, there is never anything to these stories, but the negative effect such slanders have on the businesses named in them is enormous. (Our "Hole in the Middle" page details a few of these rumors, making specific mention of the ones aimed at Dunkin' Donuts and National Liquidators.)

The Budweiser version is every bit as much a fiction as all the rest of this genre: The events described never happened, said Dennis Muleady, marketing director for Advance Beverage of Bakersfield, the Budweiser distributor for the McFarland area. As well, a query to Anheuser-Busch produced the following response:
Please know that we have investigated the matter and have found there is no truth to this story. We've checked extensively on this story in a number of different locations, with wholesalers and retail accounts and there is no report of a customer reacting in such a manner. Therefore, no product has been pulled from any retail account.   Like all Americans, we at Anheuser-Busch along with our wholesalers were shocked and saddened by the tragic and violent terrorist attack on our country. We keep the victims and survivors in our thoughts.
Barbara "bud wiser" Mikkelson     Last updated:   6 December 2005
The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/rumors/budweiser.asp

8 posted on 08/20/2007 5:29:41 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Coleus; Admin Moderator

Thanks. Hopefully, Snopes does not require an excerpt.


9 posted on 08/20/2007 5:37:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Budweiser? People actually drink that @ss-water?


10 posted on 08/20/2007 5:38:54 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: Old Sarge
They also, in April of 2003, stated that they feel that since they are an “independent site” and must maintain their objectivity, they cannot morally support the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

They may be morons, but they're useful morons. If I see something online that smells like an urban legend, I will continue sending the corresponding snopes link.

11 posted on 08/20/2007 5:39:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Old Sarge
Snopes is a Leftist site, run by Leftist activists, who use their False Authority Syndrome to further the Leftist Agenda. They took down all the links to the Clinton Body Count and put a Bush Body Count in its place. They also, in April of 2003, stated that they feel that since they are an “independent site” and must maintain their objectivity, they cannot morally support the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I just checked, and the Clinton Body Count article is still there on Snopes; and a search brought up no article titled Bush Body Count.

Can you provide a link to substantiate your claims? I would like to know what's true.

12 posted on 08/20/2007 5:46:04 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ( America: “...the most benign hegemon in history.” —Mark Steyn)
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To: Albion Wilde

Understand, this was back in ‘03 - they may have removed the bogus links. I haven’t been back since, nor do I care to go.


13 posted on 08/20/2007 5:50:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

i hit “view” then “source”, copy page, hit reply in a fr post, pasted it, hit “preview” then copy and pasted the part I wanted to post.


14 posted on 08/20/2007 6:09:03 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: darkangel82

of course the do, and so does “Little E” why do you think he drives the Buttwiper car. (that is some bad stuff).


15 posted on 08/20/2007 6:13:48 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Albion Wilde; Old Sarge
Hey have you heard the Snopes.com replaced the article on Clinton Bosy Count with a Bush Bidy Count>

Spread this news to all you friends on the Wide Wide World of Webs.

16 posted on 08/20/2007 9:20:17 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Shau-dere? Shau-dere? It's chowdah Say it right! Come back here! I'm not through demeaning you)
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To: Old Sarge

They’re also the best site around for debunking false stories floating around and pointed to as “common sense” tales. I hope they keep it up, and keep shattering people’s little myths. And if the took down the Clinton body count and don’t support the troops, it’s not going to make me trust their urban legend information any less.


17 posted on 08/21/2007 6:41:31 AM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: Oztrich Boy
Spread this news to all you friends on the Wide Wide World of Webs.

Sorry, your post made no sense to me. Did you forget your sarcasm tag?

18 posted on 08/21/2007 7:38:31 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( America: “...the most benign hegemon in history.” —Mark Steyn)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Hey have you heard the Snopes.com replaced the article on Clinton Bosy Count with a Bush Bidy Count>

Clinton Bosy and Bush Bidy? Who are they ... some kind of new Rap act?

19 posted on 08/22/2007 6:48:22 AM PDT by al_c
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To: al_c

Haven’t you noticed how spelling and other errors creep into these “I heard from a Friend of a Friend” e-mails


20 posted on 08/22/2007 7:17:58 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( Nobody gets me <sigh>)
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To: arderkrag

Except much of the older urban legends were researched by Jan Brunvand and published in a series of books (with the variants described).

Nice of them to crib someone else’s work and get the credit for it.


21 posted on 08/27/2007 11:06:19 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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