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(Some Guy)   North Carolina patriots fighting to legalize 6+% alcohol beer   (stateline.org) divider line 164
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2003-02-25 07:24:32 PM
Send it to Michigan next...Same thing here! We want more choices too! Although I like my Bud, we never get a chance to try the "real good" stuff!
 
2003-02-25 07:39:34 PM
Finally, a story that I think we can all agree is worthy of the tag.
 
2003-02-25 07:52:07 PM
Anything to get out of work...
 
2003-02-25 08:42:21 PM
I never had trouble finding any high ABV beer in Michigan.
 
2003-02-25 08:59:37 PM
What's the deal with high octane beer? If the objective of drinking is to get drunk you have a problem. For those kind I suggest MD-20, cheaper and just as effective.
 
2003-02-25 09:19:41 PM
Wow, I guess prohibition really isn't over. I'm so glad the government decides for me what I can and cannot put into my own body.
 
2003-02-25 11:42:09 PM
Equating 6+ percent beer with alcohol abuse is like equating premium gas with speeding.
 
2003-02-26 12:18:37 AM
How does this deserve a 'hero' tag? Why the hell is getting drunk something to be proud of?
 
2003-02-26 12:19:09 AM
on an unrelated note: I'm sitting here trying to watch 24 when SWAT swarmed our Apartment building and busted my upstairs neighbors. Now, it looks like they're bringing in the drug team... I think the mexicans upstairs are cooking meth
 
2003-02-26 12:19:50 AM
Aren't import beers the same alcohol percentage everywhere? Corona, Grolsch, etc.
 
2003-02-26 12:19:56 AM
Looks like today's article theme has some residue from yesterday's vice theme.

*plays Flock of Seaguls music
 
2003-02-26 12:21:47 AM
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2003-02-26 12:22:16 AM
How does this deserve a 'hero' tag? Why the hell is getting drunk something to be proud of?

Why the hell does government need to get involved?
 
2003-02-26 12:22:32 AM
American beer is shiate.

Well I mean it isn't technically human waste, but it's really watery and not a satisfying experience for my money.
 
2003-02-26 12:23:19 AM
Seriously. Who the hell cares.
 
2003-02-26 12:23:29 AM
Students Against Destructive Decisions can run around back and meet Teens Against Drugs and Drinking while they are OUTBABOLWB (Owning Up To Be A Bunch Of Little Whining Biatches) I farking hate student/teen moral groups. Especially that farker Matt Dymmel bible beater.
 
2003-02-26 12:23:36 AM
I like my high octane beer. It tastes a hell of a lot better than that watered down shiat (Budweiser, Miller, etc etc).

Erie Railbender is some good stuff and it is about 7%.
 
2003-02-26 12:23:45 AM
Wow, high octane beer is illegal in NC? I know there's dry counties in the South, but I thought limits on alcohol content was a crazy-mormon Utah thing. Never had any problems with it here in Nebraska.

And all good beers have high alcohol contents. Most domestics have low content, and they taste like watered down urine. Almost every good-tasting beer has an alcohol content over 6%, thats just the way it seems to be.
 
2003-02-26 12:24:18 AM
A lot of high alcohol beers just happen to taste good. Is that so bad? I like them for that reason, not to get drunk.

Coors Light is just fine for that purpose.
 
2003-02-26 12:24:49 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

beer.
 
2003-02-26 12:27:00 AM
6 percent?!!

WIMPS!

-some canuck.
 
2003-02-26 12:27:02 AM
We've had 6% beer in Canada for a long time, but we call it "Light Beer."
 
2003-02-26 12:27:46 AM
Fight the good fight, NC.
 
2003-02-26 12:28:37 AM
They sell Steel Reserve Beer in Michigan that is 8.6 and sells for $1.09 for a 24 oz can and below $2.00 for a 40oz. The only people who buy it want to get farked up quick.
 
2003-02-26 12:29:37 AM
SADD should worry about stopping underage drinking instead of worrying about making 6% beer legal to sell. You don't want kids drinking, then stop them from drinking, don't punish the adult drunks.

It would be like making cigarattes illegal to prevent teens from smoking.
 
2003-02-26 12:30:08 AM
Liquid Doom.
 
2003-02-26 12:31:30 AM
Hello, Hytes Xian, I haven't seen you in these here parts in a coon's age.
 
2003-02-26 12:32:04 AM
Why the hell would 6% beer be illegal to start with?

I mean.... WHY???

Pixie
 
2003-02-26 12:32:34 AM
tatu is on leno

/offtopic

I like beer!

/on topic
 
2003-02-26 12:33:51 AM
Why not just skirt the issue by not calling it beer?
 
2003-02-26 12:35:45 AM
uh, Quick1, last I check the government regulates everything you do, including what you put into your body.

Unless I'm mistaken, you want the government to legalize marijuana, meth (which I guess would have saved Amphibian some trouble), shrooms, and all derivatives of cocaine. Good plan...
 
2003-02-26 12:36:02 AM
Hytes Xian

Is that some dialect of l33t that you speak, or did your cat step on your keyboard?
 
2003-02-26 12:37:02 AM
Just drink bourbon, depending on the brand you can get between 40% and 60% ABV.

Why should the alcohol content have anything do with it in the first place.
 
2003-02-26 12:37:19 AM
Thank God I live in manitoba, where I can legaly drink 9% french beer, at the age of 18.
 
2003-02-26 12:38:12 AM
The solution is simple. It's a "Legal Loophole" Most beers and ales alchohol content is measured by specific gravity, or WEIGHT. Since alchohol is much lighter by weight than water, simply have the manufacturer print a different label for North Carolina.

A Heineken labeled "3.2%" is the very same Heineken that you'd get anywhere else. Do you honestly believe the Netherland would change their beer for a couple of sissy states?

Just take the 6+% brew in question and have a new label printed. A brew with a percentage-by-weight of 6% should clear 3.2% alchohol when measured by VOLUME. I sure know that 5.5% makes the grade.

Trust me. I know my booze.
 
2003-02-26 12:38:28 AM
Snizwilk, I chose not to be in SADD because I'm not a hypocrite. Almost everyone in that farking group in my high school either drank, smoked*, or worse.

*not meaning cigarettes
 
2003-02-26 12:39:14 AM
Radiothor: Trust me. I know my booze.

You pervert!
 
2003-02-26 12:39:41 AM
Unless I'm mistaken, you want the government to legalize marijuana, meth (which I guess would have saved Amphibian some trouble), shrooms, and all derivatives of cocaine. Good plan...

What exactly gives the government the right to regulate what I put into my body? I don't remember reading it anywhere in the Constitution. Also, why would legalizing drugs necessarily be bad?
 
2003-02-26 12:40:05 AM
We have this stuff up in Canada called "La Fin Du Monde". I think it's 9%. Good shizt.

And our light beer is 5%.
 
2003-02-26 12:41:00 AM
I don't think drugs should be legalized, just marijuana since its not a drug.

Beer should be illegal though.
 
2003-02-26 12:44:22 AM
Government can't regulate what what you put into your body (if you can just, you know, be coo1 in front of strangers).
 
2003-02-26 12:44:55 AM
What exactly gives the government the right to regulate what I put into my body?

The government has the right and the authority to protect you from eating/drinking things. If the feds just up and legalized all drugs, then the FDA could still swoop down and say "not good for you, you can't use it." That might only have commercial implications, but Big Brother is, in fact, watching out for you some of the time.
 
2003-02-26 12:45:11 AM
mrp:

Please tell me you're being facetious
 
2003-02-26 12:46:06 AM
Elite-mrp:

I don't think drugs should be legalized, just marijuana since its not a drug.

Any chemical that alters your body's chemistry is a drug. This includes caffine, nicotine, alcohol, PCP, etc. etc. Therefore, the chemicals in marijuana are a drug.
 
2003-02-26 12:47:43 AM
Oh, and:

I don't remember reading it anywhere in the Constitution

Do you remember reading Article 1, Section 8?
 
2003-02-26 12:48:11 AM
Te(V)plar, tell me what that word means and I'll answer.

Wydok, I'm joking, but I'm still serious :)

(Te(V)plar, I'm joking, but I'm still serious)

Where am I?
 
2003-02-26 12:49:02 AM
The government has the right and the authority to protect you from eating/drinking things.

Where do you get this from? Yes, the government SHHOULD tell us that something is bad for us. But if it's going to do that, why are cigarrettes and alcohol legal, and pot (which is far less harmless) isn't?

I don't want to turn this into a War on Some Drugs flamewar, but I don't see where you are finding the fact that the government has this power to control what we put into out bodies.
 
2003-02-26 12:50:35 AM
Are we talking about the Commerce clause? That's a real stretch.
 
2003-02-26 12:52:50 AM

Yummy.
 
2003-02-26 12:53:47 AM
So glad I don't live in North Carolina because living in California I like to enjoy an Arrogant Bastard Ale by stone brewing co. that is 7.2% abv and every now and then they release the Big Brother on us Called Double Bastard Ale that is 10% abv and dam tastey
 
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