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Journal of nicholas (3034)

Friday July 31, 2009
01:16 PM

Obama disapproval rating

[ #39385 ]

Mr Obama drank a Bud Light, Mr Gates a Sam Adams Light, Sgt Crowley a Blue Moon, and Mr Biden a non-alcoholic Buckler.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8176925.stm

One of these things is not like the other. But I'm not sure which. I initially assumed:

Not Beer <-- Bud Light -- Buckler -- Sam Adams Light -- Blue Moon --> Beer

or even

Bud Light             <-- Not Beer -- Buckler -- Sam Adams Light -- Blue Moon --> Beer

but then it turns out that Buckler is owned by Heineken International, so I'm not sure. Also, whilst I've tried and quite like Sam Adams, I've no idea whether Sam Adams Light is comparable, or vile. And, heck, Blue Moon, it seems, is from Coors, but knows that would damage its credibility, so tries to hide it.

I don't know. There is decent American beer, but why does everyone try hide it?

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  • A blog [masson.us] I read had some interesting comments about the beer as well.

    If Gates drank Sam Adams Light at least it was an American owned beer company compared the rest. As much as I like most of Sam Adams' brews, Light is not really among them.

    The President should have had a hometown beer, Old Style or even better a Goose Island.

    XKCD [xkcd.com] has a good take on this as well.

    Then again as much of a beer geek/snob as I am I won't beat someone up to much over their choice of beer. Well, for politicians I would hope they wou

  • I lived in the US for three years and it's fair to say almost all the "beer" I had there wasn't in any way good. It was mostly over chilled, fizzy pop with a ethanol in it. In one or two places I found decent beer but that was alas by far and away in the minority.

    Having said that a lot of so called beer in the UK isn't much better, it's synthetic fizzy pop with ethanol added and sold far too cold for you to taste anything. I would say that decent beer is perhaps more common in the UK than it use to be and t

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  • Coors owns Blue Moon, but that doesn't stop it from being a decent beer. (Microsoft makes Xbox.)

    Sam Adam's Light is okay. Some people only drink light beer, and if you're one of them, Sammy isn't a bad choice.

    I can only assume Obama either (a) doesn't have good taste in beer or (b) picked something he figured lots of people would identify with. I'm not sure which I option like less.

    Meanwhile, yesterday I picked up another case of beer from my favorite brewery, Victory, right here in eastern Pennsylvania.

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    rjbs