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Milwaukee listed as "America's Drunkest City"
AP ^ | August 24, 2006

Posted on 08/24/2006 8:41:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee has been ranked by Forbes.com as "America's Drunkest City" on a list of 35 major metropolitan areas ranked for their drinking habits.

Forbes said Tuesday it used numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank cities in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism.

Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked second overall; followed by Columbus, Ohio; Boston; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh and then Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., in a tie for ninth.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: alcohol; forbes; lists; milwaukee
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Upper MW and the NE seem well represented.
1 posted on 08/24/2006 8:41:55 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I'll drink to that.


2 posted on 08/24/2006 8:42:28 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Mama!! We're moving to Milwaukee!!


3 posted on 08/24/2006 8:42:55 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This kid knows how to wallop a baseball!!!!!!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; MotleyGirl70

I know at least one contributor to such an honor.


4 posted on 08/24/2006 8:42:55 AM PDT by pissant
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That's my hometown! Brew-town pride!


5 posted on 08/24/2006 8:43:05 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That's the beer that made Mel Famie walk us...


6 posted on 08/24/2006 8:43:14 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Nearly all liberal cities. Interesting. I guess they really are blue, ay?


7 posted on 08/24/2006 8:43:53 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Philly's only ninth? I'd better get busy.


8 posted on 08/24/2006 8:43:56 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: RexBeach
I guess they really are blue, ay?

In Milwaukee's case, it's more Blue Ribbon.

9 posted on 08/24/2006 8:44:43 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: Ready4Freddy
That's the beer that made Mel Famie walk us...

Is he a pitcher for the Brewers?.........

10 posted on 08/24/2006 8:45:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Upper MW and the NE seem well represented.

Medical research studies have shown that Scandinavians and the Irish have higher alcoholism rates than do most (but certainly not all) racial/ethnic groups.

11 posted on 08/24/2006 8:45:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I wonder which city is the "MOST STONED"..........?...........


12 posted on 08/24/2006 8:46:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra

Austin is mentioned, but Houston isn't. We've got work to do.


13 posted on 08/24/2006 8:46:19 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I wonder which city is the "MOST STONED"..........?...........


14 posted on 08/24/2006 8:46:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I wonder which city is the "MOST STONED"..........?...........


16 posted on 08/24/2006 8:46:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger

Berkeley.


17 posted on 08/24/2006 8:47:31 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I wonder which city is the "MOST STONED"..........?...........

did I post this already?.......

18 posted on 08/24/2006 8:47:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger

I'm seeing triple. :-)


19 posted on 08/24/2006 8:48:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Michael Goldsberry

I said "STONED" not "STUPID"........there may be a difference.....


20 posted on 08/24/2006 8:48:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger

Dude, we got it the first time.


21 posted on 08/24/2006 8:49:05 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

huh?......did you say something?.....nevermind........what?......


22 posted on 08/24/2006 8:49:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hey, if you were stuck with Feingold as your senator, you'd drink heavily too.


23 posted on 08/24/2006 8:49:29 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Mr. Lucky

Wow! look at the colors!...........what?......uh........what?.......


25 posted on 08/24/2006 8:50:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: BraveMan

You are forgetting my two. :-)


26 posted on 08/24/2006 8:50:25 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: TonyRo76

Columbus, Ohio is 3rd? Wow...

I'm doing my part.


27 posted on 08/24/2006 8:51:38 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (It's about the People Who Count the Votes................. - Wally O'Dell)
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To: Red Badger

Well, when I first heard that old joke, the Braves were still in town...


28 posted on 08/24/2006 8:51:38 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Katrina's effect is still apparent.


29 posted on 08/24/2006 8:51:41 AM PDT by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: Michael Goldsberry; Allegra
What a bunch of bull.

We're 'WAY drunker than Austin.

I've lived both places, and I'm sayin'...

30 posted on 08/24/2006 8:52:20 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Red Badger

Seattle.


31 posted on 08/24/2006 8:53:50 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

32 posted on 08/24/2006 8:54:54 AM PDT by ndt
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To: TonyRo76

Cleveland is up there too.


33 posted on 08/24/2006 8:55:14 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Hoodlum91

DC didn't make the list?


34 posted on 08/24/2006 8:55:30 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hey! We're not so think as you drunk we are!


35 posted on 08/24/2006 8:55:39 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: RockinRight

Yeah, I'd go along with that. Seattle is kinda in la-la-land......


36 posted on 08/24/2006 8:56:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

1. Milwaukee
2. Minneapolis/St. Paul
3. Columbus
4. Boston
5. Austin, TX
6. Chicago
7. Cleveland
8. Pittsburgh
9. Philadelphia
10. Providence


37 posted on 08/24/2006 8:56:37 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Hoodlum91

Boston made the top ten though...


38 posted on 08/24/2006 8:56:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Boston slides up to the number one slot when Ted Kennedy is in town.


39 posted on 08/24/2006 8:57:04 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Damn, I can't believe the Sconnies beat us. I'll do my best in catching up to the Sconnies.


40 posted on 08/24/2006 8:58:18 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I've always heard the Irish jokes but I never new there were actual studies.

Do you have a link to any of these studies?


41 posted on 08/24/2006 8:58:22 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: Ready4Freddy

Man, you ARE old!.............(but not me)..........


42 posted on 08/24/2006 8:58:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: cjshapi
I've just changed my vacation plans.
43 posted on 08/24/2006 8:59:19 AM PDT by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

When will Milwaukee be erecting their statue of Hank, The Angry Drunken Dwarf?


44 posted on 08/24/2006 9:00:17 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I would think that being drunk would be a necessity in order to consume most of the beers produced in Milwaukee.


45 posted on 08/24/2006 9:00:52 AM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Now if you'll excuse me, I have some idea balls to remove from a manatee tank.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Columbus and Austin being in the top 5 makes sense. Both have a huge college population...50,000 plus students at OSU and UT.


46 posted on 08/24/2006 9:00:57 AM PDT by doctor noe
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To: Junior

Schlameel, schlamozzel!


47 posted on 08/24/2006 9:01:07 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder which city is the "MOST STONED"..........?...........


48 posted on 08/24/2006 9:01:45 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: TonyRo76; RockinRight; LS; staytrue; Polyxene; buccaneer81; WhiteGuy; snippy_about_it
Columbus, Ohio is 3rd? Wow...

We would be #1, but I moved to Springfield and my friend moved to St. Louis......
49 posted on 08/24/2006 9:02:37 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: BaBaStooey

Hank, the angry druken dwarf, hailed from Massachusetts. He will be honored at the Kennedy Compound.


50 posted on 08/24/2006 9:03:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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