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  • What's Obama's Favorite Drink?

    11/05/2014 7:26:34 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 10/5/2014 | Self
    "I would enjoy some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell," said Obama, who last year mocked the idea of having a drink with the GOP leader. Then, offering a glimpse into how little time Obama has spent cultivating a relationship with McConnell over the past six years, the president added, "I don't know what his preferred drink is."
  • Beer May Make Your Smarter

    09/30/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/31/14 | Patrick Jones
    Researchers from Oregon State are saying that an ingredient in beer can help boost brain function.
  • Russians Just Bought America’s Most Beloved Crappy Beer

    09/22/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Hilary Polack
    WatchSections Russians Just Bought America’s Most Beloved Crappy Beer Written by HILARY POLLACK September 19, 2014 / 4:15 pm Say goodbye to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s status as our nation’s most iconic cheap beer. For the past 170 years, Pabst Blue Ribbon has been a staple in the diets of American college students, starving artists, and broke drunks. And it’s likely to maintain that status for years to come—but it will now be in the hands of Russians....
  • Lithuanian Bartender Sets Man's Face on Fire While Making Cocktail

    07/25/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A bartender in Lithuania was making a cocktail called "Flaming Lamborghini" - but instead of the drink, she set a patron's face on fire. This footage on LiveLeak shows the dangers of drinking a dangerous cocktail of flames and liquor, with a customer suffering severe facial burns. The incident happened on July 11, according to online reports. The bartender accidentally sets the man on fire at 0:35. Some of the customers near the man helped put out the flames, and the bartender is seen handing the man a towel. According to the video description, none of the staff was able...
  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • Coffee Industry Hit by Fungus, Coffee Prices Rising

    05/19/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    techsonia.com ^ | 5/18/14
    A fungus called coffee rusts is currently causing damages of more than $1 billion across Latin American region coffee farms, and it is affecting the prices of coffee in the United States. ...But Raj Shah, head of the USAID, said their main concern is not only on the rising price of coffee but more on the economic security of small farms abroad. He said that if farmers lose their jobs, it escalates poverty and hunger and poverty region and this will add to the problem of violence and drug trafficking.
  • IPAs for People Who Don't Like IPAs

    02/28/2014 12:06:06 PM PST · by Pontiac · 44 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | WILLIAM BOSTWICK
    THINK YOU DON'T like IPAs? Too bitter, too intense? Many are. Tongue-numbingly resinous and paint-thinner strong, today's double and triple India Pale Ales have a few devoted, if masochistic, fans. But to those of us more interested in grace than grandeur, IPAs can be hard beers to love. Or even swallow. No longer. Showcasing new and experimental breeds of hops, the latest pale ales offer a welcome change of pace: nuanced flavor.So get them while you can: a fleeting, flickering burst of tropical sun in a northern winter. 1. Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA (9.4% ABV): Hop-of-the-moment Mosaic bursts through...
  • US First Lady Promotes “Drink Up” Message

    09/15/2013 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Spy Ghana ^ | 9/14/13
    The First Lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama‘s newest healthy living initiative Wednesday, Let’s Move Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include Brita, Poland Spring, Evian, Dasani, Voss and others, which will carry a “Drink Up” logo on their bottles, and participating cities include Chicago, Los Angeles county, Houston and, appropriately, Watertown, Wis., where the First Lady is visiting Thursday to kick off the initiative.
  • Utah smoothie bar owner charges liberals $1 extra per drink

    01/16/2013 1:44:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** “We have a fiscal problem in this country. We’ve got to deal with it or we don’t have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge liberals just a little bit more. Really what I’m focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending,” said Burnett, in a KSL.com report. Burnett says the extra money will go to support the conservative Washngton-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Burnett, also a pro-oil and gas activist, plainly lists prices for his drinks, with...
  • Six-bedroom estate built by Jack Daniel's mogul up for sale with $6 million price tag

    11/10/2012 10:07:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The sprawling Kentucky mansion built by the liquor mogul behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is now up for sale for $6 million in Harrods Creek, an exclusive neighborhood of Louisville. 'The Avish,' the stately, columned 20,000 square foot manor, was developed in 1910 by Owsley Brown and his wife, Laura Lyons. Construction on the home was completed in 1925. The name translates to 'Rocky Hill' in Gaelic, which was the name of the family's ancestral home in Ireland.
  • Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health (Fight osteoporosis.. Bottoms Up!)

    07/11/2012 3:26:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 7/11/12 | Steven Reinberg - HealthDay
    WEDNESDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking one or two alcoholic beverages several times a week may improve the bone health of older women and reduce their risk for osteoporosis, a small study suggests. Bones are living tissue with old bone continually removed and replaced in a process called remodeling. In people with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, more bone is lost than replaced. Postmenopausal women are at particular risk because of reduced estrogen, a hormone essential for bone strength, the researchers explained. "This study clearly demonstrates that even small amounts of alcohol have potent actions and can rapidly impact bone...
  • Million-Dollar Beer Babies

    06/19/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/17/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    In his book “New Ideas from Dead Economists,” economist Todd Buchholz quoted bank robber Willie Sutton to explain why so many businesses lobby government for special favors including tariffs, subsidies and monopoly privileges: “That’s where the money is,” Sutton once said when asked why he robbed banks. In Michigan, the “bank” is the state Capitol in Lansing, and some of the favor-seekers have not only been spectacularly successful, but have preserved special privileges gained at the expense of their fellow citizens for literally decades, amassing fortunes in the process. How large are those fortunes? The house (above) is one such...
  • Improve Michigan’s Economy with Alcohol Sales at Farmers Markets

    06/01/2012 9:45:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/31/2012 | Michelle Minton
    Michigan farmers are on the cutting edge of the buy local trend, a movement that could provide a great boon for businesses and the state’s overall economy. To give them a bigger boost, lawmakers should allow Michigan businesses to sell more of their products at more locations. One way lawmakers can accomplish this is by legalizing the sale of beer and wine at farmers markets. As the nation’s 13th biggest producer of wine, Michigan wineries make more than a million gallons annually, generating around $300 million in sales, and reportedly drawing 800,000 tourists each year. Additionally, Michigan’s craft beer scene...
  • 1 in 6 adults binge drink - and in Wisconsin, even more

    01/11/2012 2:27:48 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-10-12 | pioneer press
    ATLANTA - College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday. That surprising statistic is part of a new report highlighting the dangers of binge drinking, which usually means four to five drinks at a time. Overall, about 1 in 6 U.S. adults surveyed said they had binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month, though it was more than 1 in 4 for those ages 18 to 34. And that's likely an underestimate: Alcohol sales figures suggest people are buying a lot more alcohol than they say they are consuming. Health officials...
  • State Alcohol Control Law Expensive, Unfair, Ineffective

    12/08/2011 11:21:36 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    The recent release of Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” documentary has raised many good questions about the subject of alcohol control. For Michigan, the questions are timely. Gov. Rick Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee will soon present its ideas for alcohol control reform, and would be wise to think and reform boldly. Michigan’s laws and rules governing alcohol control have been treated like the play things of politicians and powerful special interests for decades. They are not as protective of public safety as neo-prohibitionists want people to believe, and are actually protectionist in many ways, treating different businesses and people...
  • Commentary: Michigan’s Keg Tracking Won’t Stop Underage Drinking

    11/10/2011 8:49:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2011 | Michelle Minton
    Few people will argue against preventing underage drinking. Michigan’s new keg registration law, however, an attempt to trace the buyers of kegs that end up serving underage drinkers, will not accomplish that goal. In fact, keg registration is an invasion of consumers’ privacy and has proven repeatedly to be a waste of time and money. Moreover, it will do nothing to reduce underage drinking and could even make the problem worse. As of Nov. 1, Michigan joined with the nearly 30 other states that have a keg registration law of some type, requiring businesses to affix a sticker or a...
  • Election Day Alcohol Tremors?

    11/03/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/3/2011 | Dr. Angela Logomasini
    If you live in Michigan, you can’t order online from wine retailers in other states, at least not if you want the wine shipped to your door. But action this Election Day far off in Washington State may send tremors across America by cracking open the anti-consumer, anti-competitive alcohol regulations there. Entrenched interests — particularly alcohol wholesalers — appear frightful that they will be the ones to suffer from government withdrawal from the industry. But if enthusiasm for such freedom becomes contagious and spreads to other states, consumers will reap the benefits. Washington state’s initiative strikes at the heart of...
  • Recommendations for Gov. Snyder’s Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee

    10/27/2011 9:42:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/26/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    On Oct. 24, the Mackinac Center dispatched letters that made 15 major and explicit recommendations for reform of Michigan’s alcohol control system to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee. The advisory committee first met in August and is due to make recommendations to the governor for reform as early as mid-December. We suggest that the committee and Gov. Snyder reform boldly. The 15 major ideas presented below are by no means the only reform ideas we intend to make, but they do represent some of the most wide-ranging and beneficial ones. Where appropriate, I've added nuance and...
  • A Wine Industry Roadmap to Irrelevancy

    10/06/2011 7:59:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2011 | Tom Wark
    A damned interesting event occurred recently that has nearly slipped under the radar. "Damned interesting" may seem hyperbole to most of you but to those who gravitate toward the historical, political and regulatorial (that's not really a word), this event is pretty interesting. Not long ago, the good people at the Center for Alcohol Policy (a National Beer Wholesaler of America creation) took it upon themselves to see to the re-printing and re-release of what might be the most influential book on alcohol ever written in United States: "Toward Liquor Control". Written in 1933 and underwritten by John D. Rockefeller,...
  • Present Day Prohibition

    10/03/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2011 | Michelle Minton
    If you’ve ever seen a Ken Burns documentary, you’re familiar with their use of faded photos, archival video and interviews with renowned historians. Films like “The Civil War,” “Thomas Jefferson” and “Lewis & Clark” bring the past to life despite the decades of distance between the subject matter and the viewers. No doubt, his newest documentary, “Prohibition,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. PBS, promises to offer a thorough historical examination of American life during the period around the 18th Amendment’s rise and fall. The three-part series focusing on Prohibition’s past, however, may lead the viewers to believe that every...
  • Obama Final NASA Insult: This is Your Last Mission and Drink Your Own Pee

    07/11/2011 7:28:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    rightwing news ^ | 7/11/11 | Jane Jamison
    Just think, in a few hours, you get.......SUN PEE! Cross-posted at UNCOVERAGE.net Isn’t it bad enough Obama is cancelling the space program? Now the astronauts have to drink their own pee on the final trip? CNET: Soon, we will not only be able to drink our recycled urine. We’ll transform into a tastier, more refreshing beverage choice–thanks, in part, to NASA’s final space shuttle mission. The shuttle Atlantis is carrying aloft tests of the Forward Osmosis Bag, which is designed to convert dirty water into a liquid that is safe to drink using a semi-permeable membrane and a concentrated sugar...
  • Rep. Weiner: 'I just needed a drink' after GOP response

    01/26/2011 7:07:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Weiner: 'I just needed a drink' after GOP responseBy Jordan Fabian - 01/26/11 09:41 AM ET One Democratic congressman says he was ready to hit the bottle after hearing the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night. Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.), who is known for his outspokenness, praised Obama's speech as "uplifting," but said that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) response was too dour for his taste. "[Obama] was then followed by a guy who was bumming us out," he said on MSNBC Tuesday night. "I felt like I just needed a drink...
  • Pattern of drinking affects the relation of alcohol intake to coronary heart disease

    12/02/2010 8:47:15 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies
    Boston University Medical Center ^ | December 2, 2010 | Unknown
    A fascinating study published in the BMJ shows that although the French drink more than the Northern Irish each week, as they drink daily, rather than more on less occasions, the French suffered from considerably less coronary heart disease than the Northern Irish. Ruidavets and colleagues compared groups of middle aged men in France and Northern Ireland, who have very different drinking cultures and rates of heart disease.The authors found that men who "binge" drink (drink =50 g of alcohol once a week) had nearly twice the risk of myocardial infarction or death from coronary disease compared with regular drinkers...
  • Feds deem Four Loko unsafe drink (FDA: makers have 15 days to prove otherwise)

    11/23/2010 10:45:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Triangle ^ | 11/19/10 | Richard Craver
    Feds deem Four Loko unsafe drinkRichard Craver Issue date: 11/19/10 The makers of seven alcoholic energy drinks have been given 15 days to show that their beverages are safe for consumers or remove them from the marketplace. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters yesterday to four beverage manufacturers including the maker of Four Loko saying that the drinks are being marketed in violation of federal law. It determined that caffeine is an "unsafe food additive" when mixed with alcoholic beverages. If a beverage-maker cannot prove that its drink is safe, the FDA can seize the products. The...
  • What are you drinking tonight? (Vanity)

    11/20/2010 2:44:36 PM PST · by The Comedian · 205 replies
    The Comedian's fully-stocked bar ^ | Nov. 20, 2010 | The Comedian
    Just wondering. I'm off to San Antonio tomorrow, taking wife and in-laws to a great big, wonderful famous Baptist church. I will hopefully have a mild hangover which I'm working on at the moment. Are you gonna be there with me, at least in spirit? Prove it. Whatchya drinkin?
  • Alcoholic energy drink to blame for crash?

    08/05/2010 12:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Fox -TV (Tampa Bay) ^ | August 4, 2010 | Deborah Bowden
    ST. PETERSBURG - Sandie McConnell doesn't know how she'll raise her 4-month-old son, Roy IV, without his father. "This drunk driver didn't just steal the lives from these awesome men but from their friends and family. This world was a better place with them in it, I still can't believe this has happened," said Sandie McConnell, Roy III’s widow. Police say the young man who killed her husband, his two brothers, and their father was drunk and high on marijuana. Investigators say Demetrius Jordan, just 20 years old, told them he'd mixed alcohol with Four Loko -- an energy drink...
  • Tasting 'America's Unhealthiest Drink'

    05/26/2010 6:50:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    The monstrosity of a milkshake I was drinking has just been named the unhealthiest drink in America and that was confirmed to me with the very first slurp. The heart stopping ensemble of ice cream, peanut butter and heavy cream oozed through the straw like tar and half way through I almost couldn't carry on. Officially known as the "PB&C" - and unofficially nicknamed the "heart attack in a glass" – the shake is proving a surprise hit in normally health conscious Los Angeles. However, it has become a taste sensation and those who normally stick rigorously to roller-blading, cycling...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon'

    05/26/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 999+ views
    the sun ^ | 5/26/10 | staff
    A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said on its website: "In terms of saturated...
  • What can I get you to drink...?

    02/10/2010 9:01:36 PM PST · by alllinone · 57 replies · 938+ views
    allinone
    Just For Fun: example answer: "I'll have a gin and tonic"
  • Surprise! Veggies Are Top-Served During Super Bowl

    02/06/2010 6:50:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies · 599+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/6/10 | WCCO.com Staff
    Fans watching the Super Bowl are stocking up on more than just pizza and beer. A Nielsen Company survey took a look at the top foods served at parties on Super Bowl night for the past three years. What they found may come as a surprise -- vegetables topped the list. People said they served up more snacks, sandwiches and salads than pizza. In fact, more people drank milk and soda the night of the big game than beer.
  • State of the Union Drinking Game for 2010

    01/27/2010 2:57:11 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 11 replies · 461+ views
    Wednesday January 27, 2010
    Break out the whiskey and shot glasses -- it's time for President Obama's first State of the Union Address. The Constitution requires that from time to time, the president shall give to the Congress information on the State of the Union, which is best digested by the people, while completely hammered. Here are some of the games out there. From the 2010 State of the Union Drinking Game, presented by Kind of a Lark: "Let me be clear" - sip (If he's actually clear - pound) "Healthcare" - sip "Obamacare"- pound "Scott Brown" - sip "My name is Barack Obama,...
  • New Year's Spirits (Vanity)

    12/31/2009 1:59:47 PM PST · by paulycy · 29 replies · 571+ views
    self | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | pauly cy
    Happy New Year's Eve!
  • Gatorade Drops Tiger Woods Drink

    12/08/2009 12:48:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 2,701+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 12/8/09 | Andrea Tse
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gatorade has become the first sponsor to drop a Tiger Woods product since his scandal began. On Tuesday afternoon, the PepsiCo(PEP Quote) company told CNBC that the "Gatorade Tiger Focus" will be phased out.
  • What is Your Favorite Adult Beverage?

    07/16/2009 4:48:02 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 219 replies · 2,968+ views
    07.16.09 | chickensoup
    Sooooooooo. Let us take a break from all the political action, What is your favorit adult beverage?
  • Groom drinks too much at wedding, dies

    05/28/2009 1:32:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 1,409+ views
    Yahoo | Reuters ^ | 5/25/09 | Ralph Jennings
    TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwanese groom died on his wedding day after having too much wine and beer to drink, police and local media said Monday. The man, 35, an insurance company worker surnamed Wu passed out at home after drinking too much Saturday at a high-end restaurant in Taipei among more than 100 wedding guests, the Liberty Times reported.
  • This Weekend, Dallas Police to Make Drunk Drivers an Offer They Can't Refuse (Blood To Be Taken)

    05/23/2009 4:59:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 74 replies · 2,147+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | 5/12/2009 | Kimberly Thorpe
    A word of caution before you head out for the long Memorial Day weekend: It's also No-Refusal Weekend. Which means? Well, if Dallas police pull suspect you're drinking and driving, you'll be stuck with a butterfly needle attached to a vacuum-packed container, and two vials' worth of your blood will taken and tested. And, no, you can't refuse the test; hence the name, as discussed in our cover story on the very subject last month.
  • Md. Man Charged With Drugging Men To Assault Them (Annapolis)

    05/07/2009 9:58:09 PM PDT · by deks · 4 replies · 575+ views
    WJZ/AP ^ | May 7, 2009 | Kai Jackson
    Investigators say Eichelberger posed as a wealthy business investor to take his victims to a bar or restaurant to discuss a business opportunity then slip a drug into their drink. Once the victim's judgement was altered, police say Eichelberger would take advantage of the men sexually, steal their identities and even blackmail them.
  • Mmmmmm. Indians to sell cow urine as soft drink.

    03/21/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT · by slomark · 21 replies · 993+ views
    Holy crap. Or to be urologically correct, holy pee. An Indian organization is launching a soft drink made of cow urine. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Here’s the story from the U.K. Times of London:...
  • Lots of Coffee Linked to Hallucinations, Study Finds

    01/14/2009 6:44:48 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 57 replies · 1,124+ views
    Fox News ^ | 14 Jan 2009
    Research suggests people who drink more than seven cups of instant coffee a day have an increased tendency to hallucinate......... High caffeine users may even think they sense non-existent people, according to researchers from the University of Durham.........
  • Teen Pees In Teacher's Drink, Police Say (13-year-old facing a felony charge)

    09/24/2008 4:53:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,273+ views
    KPTV ^ | 9/23/08
    Teen Pees In Teacher's Drink, Police SayUPDATED: 5:16 pm PDT September 23, 2008 CASTLE ROCK, Wash. -- Police in Washington said they've arrested a teenager for urinating in his teacher's drink. Investigators said officers arrested the 13-year-old at Castle Rock Middle School on Friday, and he's now facing a felony charge. Castle Rock police said the victim was a woman who was teaching four eighth-grade boys Friday when one of them peed in her drink. The teacher walked into her class just in time to catch the boy zipping up and discovered urine in her plastic drink bottle, officers said....
  • President George Bush: 'Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter'

    07/10/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 42 replies · 299+ views
    Telegraph.co,uk. ^ | July 10, 2008 | Robert Winnett
    The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.
  • It took less than one drink to get Shannon Wilcutt busted for felony DUI[AZ][Busybodys]

    05/27/2008 7:56:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 155 replies · 350+ views
    Phoenix News ^ | 20 Mar 2008 | Sarah Fenske
    The businessman was meeting with clients for lunch at Mimi's Café when he noticed the woman. Sitting a few tables over with her 4-year-old boy, she seemed groggy — yet she was drinking a mimosa. It got worse. The woman ordered a glass of white wine, then another. She was so out of it, the businessman would later write in a statement to police, that she looked ready to fall asleep at the table. When the woman paid her bill and left the restaurant, the businessman was right behind her, cell phone in hand. When she ran a stop sign...
  • Dog Beer...What will they think of next?

    05/16/2008 4:55:25 PM PDT · by fings · 18 replies · 74+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: My old man loves beer and he refuses to give me any. He tells me that alcohol, hops and carbonation are bad for my innards. I don’t buy it. I think he just wants all the beer for himself. That excuse is now going out the window because look at what I just found out on the internet. Dog Beer! You heard right. 3 Busy Dogs has created Bowser Beer. It’s just for dogs and it tastes like beef. Let the party begin… (Introducing Bowser BeerTM Does your dog drink responsibly?) I will say that lately...
  • Girl’s drink spiked with abortion pill

    04/13/2008 11:45:56 AM PDT · by gitmo · 20 replies · 403+ views
    HOLLIDAYSBURG — State police are helping Williamsburg, Blair County, authorities find whomever spiked a pregnant teenage girl’s drink with a drug used to abort pregnancies in cows, a drug they think was stolen from a Williamsburg farm, according to a release. The pregnant girl’s beverage was tainted with Prostamate sometime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 31 at Williamsburg High School, police said. Troopers are considering the act an aggravated assault upon the girl and her unborn baby, police said. State police think whomever was responsible was trying to abort the girl’s unborn child, the release indicates. The drug...
  • Sign up for free lemon drink sample and help the troops

    02/26/2008 2:22:29 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 4 replies · 125+ views
    true lemon website ^ | 2/26/2008 | true lemon
    So here's the deal(copy from their website): Every time we get a request for free samples of True Lemon from a new customer, we will donate 10 packets of True Lemon to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization providing care packages to U.S. Troops. Here's the link:http://truelemon.com/gratitude-sample.html get a free sample and help out the troops!
  • Tolkien’s Birthday: Raise a glass!

    01/03/2008 10:56:39 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 808+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 1/3/2008 | n/a
    Via Bettnet we learn the following from the Tolkien Society: On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is "The Professor". To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words ‘The Professor’ before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of...
  • From out of the mists of American Colonial history comes a fabulous drink--Creaming Flip!

    11/05/2007 5:17:13 AM PST · by connell · 16 replies · 162+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    By Christopher CookLet's talk about something fun, for a change: the big alcoholic hit of 1750....Creaming Flip! I first heard of this drink on one of Michael Medved's tapes on American history, and I was so intrigued that I just had to try it. And, as it turned out, we actually had an opportunity not only to make this drink for ourselves, but to showcase it at a drink-making contest being hosted by some friends. My wife and I are not big alcohol aficionados; we enjoy the occasional drink...a glass of port with a cigar, muscat with some sorbet, or...
  • One Drink A Day Increases Risk Of Bowel Cancer

    07/30/2007 3:38:02 PM PDT · by blam · 69 replies · 1,661+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-30-2007 | Rebecca Smith
    One drink a day increases risk of bowel cancer By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Last Updated: 8:40pm BST 30/07/2007 Drinking just one pint of beer or a large glass of wine every day increases your risk of developing bowel cancer by 10 per cent, experts said today. Every year 35,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer Those who drink three to four units a day increased their risk of developing bowel cancer by up to a quarter, research has found. The study conducted by Cancer Research UK and involving nearly 500,000 people, adds to evidence that drinking alcohol is linked...
  • Drowning my sorrows. . . What are YOU drinking?

    11/07/2006 11:02:11 PM PST · by ccmay · 25 replies · 396+ views
    Self | 11/7/06 | ccmay
    Well, two years ago I posted this thread: Whee! I'M TOASTED! Cheers to W! What are YOU drinking?. Well-lubricated hilarity ensued for the rest of the evening. Once again I find myself half-sloshed on an election evening with no work scheduled for the following day, but this time the champagne remains untouched in favor of several stiff glasses of scotch on the rocks. Ahhh, alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. So sayeth Homer J. Simpson. Anybody else want to get soused along with me? Name yer poison, and bottoms up! -ccm
  • A Sober Assessment of Reformational Drinking

    11/05/2006 6:57:21 AM PST · by Gamecock · 141 replies · 1,231+ views
    Modern Reformation ^ | April 2000 | Jim West
    Protestant reflection on the consumption of alcohol has undergone a dramatic transformation since the Reformation. Whether this change stems from the rise of pietism or the triumph of middle-class morality, contemporary evangelical ideas about alcohol are at odds with the views of the Protestant reformers. Attending to the reformers' ideas, then, is important not only for those who would claim to be their heirs but also for a good understanding of what the Bible teaches about alcohol. Calvin Addresses the Old Testament In a sermon by John Calvin on Deuteronomy 14:26, which is arguably the classic Old Testament text with...