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2012-05-25 11:24:38 PM

Rashnu: I miss good ol' American, Pacific NW micro-brews. Not that Australia doesn't have a few decent ones but it's $20 for a six-pack. In better news, lots of wine and I've discovered I like a cider now and again.


cider is underappreciated imo

/mulled wine in the winter too
 
2012-05-25 11:24:49 PM

Brian_of_Nazareth: Sabyen91:
I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

/YMMV

This might not be a good thing. Seriously, maybe she should see a Dr.

Cheers.


Nah, this was many years ago. And it wasn't a yeasty beer. :) Best smelling vagina I have come across.
 
2012-05-25 11:27:15 PM

skullkrusher: Rashnu: I miss good ol' American, Pacific NW micro-brews. Not that Australia doesn't have a few decent ones but it's $20 for a six-pack. In better news, lots of wine and I've discovered I like a cider now and again.

cider is underappreciated imo

/mulled wine in the winter too


Hell, I love Mike's Hard whatever. And my favorite "hard" drink is Peach Schnaaps and 7-Up. I am sold on cider.
 
2012-05-25 11:28:40 PM

Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.


What, nice and yeasty?
 
2012-05-25 11:30:18 PM

Slackfumasta: Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

What, nice and yeasty?


Fizzy, too.

/Dude WTF?
 
2012-05-25 11:36:48 PM

Sabyen91: skullkrusher: Sabyen91: Probably not. It is only sold in WI. I am not sure if you can order it. It would be worth it for a true beer snob (which I am not). It is tremendous beer and even Fark is behind it.

apparently so

Scott Walker and the Republicans are to blame for that. No, really, they are. He is making sure Bud stays king. Link

/He is as pro small-business as non-local CoC's.


By the way, this is incorrect and I realize it. It WOULD matter if NY law didn't ban it.
 
2012-05-25 11:37:38 PM

Slackfumasta: Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

What, nice and yeasty?


Heh, I already said not yeasty a post ago.

/Probably before you posted.
 
2012-05-25 11:38:29 PM

BuckTurgidson: Slackfumasta: Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

What, nice and yeasty?

Fizzy, too.

/Dude WTF?


The pop rocks and coke.
 
2012-05-25 11:38:39 PM
But O-Bomb's equity deals were made with the intention of creating jobs and building up industry. Bain Capital, on the other hand, made deals with the intention of growing profit. The two are not always one and the same...
 
2012-05-25 11:42:50 PM

Shaggy_C: But O-Bomb's equity deals were made with the intention of creating jobs and building up industry. Bain Capital, on the other hand, made deals with the intention of growing profit. The two are not always one and the same...


Yup.
 
2012-05-25 11:43:53 PM

BuckTurgidson: Slackfumasta: Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

What, nice and yeasty?

Fizzy, too.

/Dude WTF?


Like a lime was rubbed around the rim?
 
2012-05-25 11:45:52 PM
I have a better headline for this piece of art. "While we're railing against leftover pizza (NY style) and their thin crust, why not have a discussion on squirrels".
 
2012-05-25 11:46:07 PM

Notabunny: BuckTurgidson: Slackfumasta: Sabyen91: I got hooked on a certain beer after I found it tasted like my girlfriend's vagina.

What, nice and yeasty?

Fizzy, too.

/Dude WTF?

Like a lime was rubbed around the rim?


and she sat and spun in a plate filled with salt?

pussarita?
 
2012-05-25 11:46:35 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Bathia_Mapes: From Wikipedia: Marc A. Thiessen is an American author, columnist and political commentator, who served as a speechwriter for United States President George W. Bush (2004-2009) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (2001-2004). He wrote the 2010 New York Times bestselling book, Courting Disaster, in which he argued that the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA, which the Obama administration has characterized as torture,[1] are not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard[2] and "were not only effective, but lawful and morally just".


How about NO?. I'm not interested in reading anything written by someone justifying torture.

and yet you are okay with a President who orders the killing of US citizens without trial. Weird. Water bad. Dead okay!


I love how everyone clamps so hard onto the whole killing of US Citizens thing in relation to Anwar al-Alaki. He was born to Yemenese parents in New Mexico, went to school here on a Student Visa. He was a citizen of Yemen, and had a death warrant issued for him by the Yemenese courts. Obama was simply helping the people of Yemen execute a criminal in his home country.

If you could show me proof of his naturalization in the US, I would love to see it.
 
2012-05-25 11:52:28 PM

iq_in_binary: tenpoundsofcheese: Bathia_Mapes: From Wikipedia: Marc A. Thiessen is an American author, columnist and political commentator, who served as a speechwriter for United States President George W. Bush (2004-2009) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (2001-2004). He wrote the 2010 New York Times bestselling book, Courting Disaster, in which he argued that the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA, which the Obama administration has characterized as torture,[1] are not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard[2] and "were not only effective, but lawful and morally just".


How about NO?. I'm not interested in reading anything written by someone justifying torture.

and yet you are okay with a President who orders the killing of US citizens without trial. Weird. Water bad. Dead okay!

I love how everyone clamps so hard onto the whole killing of US Citizens thing in relation to Anwar al-Alaki. He was born to Yemenese parents in New Mexico, went to school here on a Student Visa. He was a citizen of Yemen, and had a death warrant issued for him by the Yemenese courts. Obama was simply helping the people of Yemen execute a criminal in his home country.

If you could show me proof of his naturalization in the US, I would love to see it.


You make a good point but I think a US citizen residing in a different country, making war on the US, is fair game anyway. If you don't want a drone up your ass don't plan on destroying the homeland.
 
2012-05-25 11:53:50 PM
Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.
 
2012-05-25 11:56:29 PM

Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.


You have skullkrusher iggied?
 
2012-05-25 11:58:42 PM

Sabyen91: Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

You have skullkrusher iggied?


Nope. Not sure who it is.
 
2012-05-26 12:02:01 AM

friday13: What the hell is so damn good about BEER? I prefer mead, myself; to me, beer tastes a good bit like what one would think horse piss tastes like.


iit depends on the beer. If you get the big name commercial stuff, its going to taste... well, not that good. Better beers though,can vary. Guinness has a nice bitter flavor, Sam Adams has some citrusy notes to it, whereas an IPA is going to be very very bitter.
Mead is fine,b ut I can only take it in small doses, its too sweet for me to have more than a little at a time.
 
2012-05-26 12:02:42 AM

Mrtraveler01: Rashnu: I miss good ol' American, Pacific NW micro-brews. Not that Australia doesn't have a few decent ones but it's $20 for a six-pack. In better news, lots of wine and I've discovered I like a cider now and again.

I've heard that stuff in Australia is much more expensive than it is in the US but you get paid more than you do here so it balances out.

Is that really the case? I'm curious.


Yeah, that's basically a fair assessment. I've actually been managing to save a decent amount here and I'd be getting paid considerably less for the same job back home. Also, living one block from the beach was amazing during the summer the more so knowing it was cold and rainy back home.
 
2012-05-26 12:04:52 AM

Cyclometh: Sabyen91: Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

You have skullkrusher iggied?

Nope. Not sure who it is.


Ohhh, it is tenpoundsofshiat. I have him iggied but I still see the header.
 
2012-05-26 12:07:51 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Yeah, stupid obama. If his administration would have raped companies of their money instead of giving them money we would all have gotten tax cuts from all the extra money!


Where do you think he got the money to give to all those failing companies?
 
2012-05-26 12:11:12 AM

Cyclometh: And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.


On the flip side, you paid more attention to them (more specifically, lack of them) than you did the topic of the thread, so...you still lose.

/probably on that list
//meh
 
2012-05-26 12:11:41 AM

DrPainMD: Dead for Tax Reasons: Yeah, stupid obama. If his administration would have raped companies of their money instead of giving them money we would all have gotten tax cuts from all the extra money!

Where do you think he got the money to give to all those failing companies?


Not from other corporations. Despite your idiotic beliefs American companies don't actually pay much in taxes. 7% is not rape, whiny titty-baby.
 
2012-05-26 12:12:43 AM

Shaggy_C: Cyclometh: And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

On the flip side, you paid more attention to them (more specifically, lack of them) than you did the topic of the thread, so...you still lose.

/probably on that list
//meh


Oh, please, even you have to have tenpoundsofwigglingintestinalworms on ignore.
 
2012-05-26 12:14:47 AM

Sabyen91: Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

You have skullkrusher iggied?


hehe why the fark you assume he's talking about me?
 
2012-05-26 12:15:21 AM
Wiki:

Marc A. Thiessen (born 1967) is an American author, columnist and political commentator, who served as a speechwriter for United States President George W. Bush (2004-2009) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (2001-2004). He wrote the 2010 New York Times bestselling book, Courting Disaster, in which he argued that the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA, which the Obama administration has characterized as torture, are not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard and "were not only effective, but lawful and morally just".
 
2012-05-26 12:17:02 AM
Aw crap, that was dealt with in the second post. Still, I guess it bears repeating.
 
2012-05-26 12:20:33 AM

skullkrusher: Sabyen91: Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

You have skullkrusher iggied?

hehe why the fark you assume he's talking about me?


Heh, only because I went back and counted posts. I didn't count 10lbsofhumanexcrement because it was only headers. You had close to the right amount of posts.
 
2012-05-26 12:22:12 AM
So, giving loans and loan guarantees to companies is worse than taking over companies, jacking with their business model, taking out massive loans, and paying yourself consultation fees while disguising the health of the rebuilt company.

We're not in apples and oranges territory. We're in apples and dead skunk country.
 
2012-05-26 12:23:28 AM

wildcardjack: So, giving loans and loan guarantees to companies is worse than taking over companies, jacking with their business model, taking out massive loans, and paying yourself consultation fees while disguising the health of the rebuilt company.

We're not in apples and oranges territory. We're in apples and dead skunk country.


Saving an industry and its related supply chain=looting and dumping dead company husks. Yup.
 
2012-05-26 12:30:52 AM
This thread is a prime example of the Politics Tab

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2012-05-26 12:34:36 AM

DavidVincent: This thread is a prime example of the Politics Tab

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Well, since DavidVincent said it...

/tenpoundsofdogpudenda probably already said it more ridiculously. You can go to bed.
 
2012-05-26 12:38:31 AM

Mentat: There is no growing backlash you dick stains.


Well that settles that.

They said there's be no backlash from U.S. Catholics....until he lost 8% of the Catholic vote after they realized he was attacking their freedom to practice their religion outside of a church building.

They said there be no backlash from voters tired of the useless spending programs, not even including the tens of billions wasted on pumping up the stock of faithful donors or funneled overseas for green energy programs....can you say Tea Party??


Obama is a HUGE hypocrite. He is making Bush look like a piker when it comes to deficit spending - the national debt has increased by half again since he entered office.

Please, please let's re-elect this guy so his staff can finish what he started and have every race and class fighting each other while he runs the country into the ground. He'll make Iraq look like paradise if you give him enough time and trillions.
 
2012-05-26 12:39:47 AM

Animatronik: until he lost 8% of the Catholic vote


What election was this?
 
2012-05-26 12:40:09 AM

ShawnDoc: Obama gave out loans or helped guarantee loans for struggling businesses. Some of those businesses failed despite the money.

That's exactly the same as Bain taking over a profitable business, forcing it to take out huge loans in order for the company to pay Bain obscene "management fees", selling off all the company assets, and then letting it default on the loans in bankruptcy court while Bain walks away with all the money and no liability.


Well, you see...all of these businesses that the Obama admin gave money to were for green energy. And we all know that green energy is a big scam. Like global warming. And volcano monitoring.

Romney going in and buying American steel companies, gutting them, firing the workers and taking away their pensions is what America is all about.
 
2012-05-26 12:57:28 AM

Animatronik: Mentat: There is no growing backlash you dick stains.

Well that settles that.


Where's the backlash? Cory Booker is back peddling like a circus bear on a unicycle. No one gives a shiat what Ed Rendell thinks. Everything else is just media wanking.
 
2012-05-26 01:01:30 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Yeah, stupid obama. If his administration would have raped companies of their money instead of giving them money we would all have gotten tax cuts from all the extra money!


TAX CUTS!!!

/drink till you're sober
 
2012-05-26 01:06:59 AM
See, it's different when Statists do it; they're not doing it for selfish profit; they're doing it for the Good of All Mankind or whatever. Farking Cannibals.
 
2012-05-26 01:07:57 AM

bigstoopidbruce: See, it's different when Statists do it; they're not doing it for selfish profit; they're doing it for the Good of All Mankind or whatever. Farking Cannibals.


Statists...drink!

/Glen Beck is proud of you.
 
2012-05-26 01:09:57 AM

Sabyen91: skullkrusher: Rashnu: I miss good ol' American, Pacific NW micro-brews. Not that Australia doesn't have a few decent ones but it's $20 for a six-pack. In better news, lots of wine and I've discovered I like a cider now and again.

cider is underappreciated imo

/mulled wine in the winter too

Hell, I love Mike's Hard whatever. And my favorite "hard" drink is Peach Schnaaps and 7-Up. I am sold on cider.


Haven't tried any of their products yet but there's this place in Burlington that makes real cider.

Cider's fascinating to read about -- to do it the traditional way you have to use weird, inedible, bitter apple varieties in the mix.
 
2012-05-26 01:09:58 AM

TheDumbBlonde: Solyndra was a smashing example of success.


You have to love the way Conservatives vomit out the same moronic talking-points, regardless of how stupid they look doing so. Here's a hint, dumbass: Obama didn't own Solyndra. Now, if you're just going to be a jackass over the Government giving out grants, fine, but since they give out literally hundreds of thousands of grants a year, I do have to wonder why you needledicks obsess over this particular one.
 
2012-05-26 01:11:32 AM

phaseolus: Sabyen91: skullkrusher: Rashnu: I miss good ol' American, Pacific NW micro-brews. Not that Australia doesn't have a few decent ones but it's $20 for a six-pack. In better news, lots of wine and I've discovered I like a cider now and again.

cider is underappreciated imo

/mulled wine in the winter too

Hell, I love Mike's Hard whatever. And my favorite "hard" drink is Peach Schnaaps and 7-Up. I am sold on cider.

Haven't tried any of their products yet but there's this place in Burlington that makes real cider.

Cider's fascinating to read about -- to do it the traditional way you have to use weird, inedible, bitter apple varieties in the mix.


I have a type of green apple tree that is almost inedible. I wonder if it would work. I am tempted to try.
 
2012-05-26 01:12:08 AM

Homicider: TheDumbBlonde: Solyndra was a smashing example of success.

You have to love the way Conservatives vomit out the same moronic talking-points, regardless of how stupid they look doing so. Here's a hint, dumbass: Obama didn't own Solyndra. Now, if you're just going to be a jackass over the Government giving out grants, fine, but since they give out literally hundreds of thousands of grants a year, I do have to wonder why you needledicks obsess over this particular one.


She is always true to her name.
 
2012-05-26 01:43:53 AM

SilentStrider: friday13: What the hell is so damn good about BEER? I prefer mead, myself; to me, beer tastes a good bit like what one would think horse piss tastes like.

iit depends on the beer. If you get the big name commercial stuff, its going to taste... well, not that good. Better beers though,can vary. Guinness has a nice bitter flavor, Sam Adams has some citrusy notes to it, whereas an IPA is going to be very very bitter.
Mead is fine,b ut I can only take it in small doses, its too sweet for me to have more than a little at a time.


I actually had Yeungling. Not too bad, but still tasted like horsepiss to me.
I suppose that I may just prefer the sweet to the dry (which I do), but w/e.

Though now I find myself interested in Sam Adams. I suddenly thought of sangria when you mentioned the citrusy notes. I LOVE sangria.
/wouldn't mind going to Spain for some REAL sangria, but I have no money for that, so I'm stuck with the bottled stuff...
 
2012-05-26 01:45:33 AM

skullkrusher: Sabyen91: Cyclometh: Thread on main page: 114 posts.
Thread once I open it: 76 posts.
Not having to read threadshiatters: Priceless.

And yes, whoever you are, I know it pisses you off. Your tears are nourishment.

You have skullkrusher iggied?

hehe why the fark you assume he's talking about me?


Well, he's missing a good derailed thread, IMHO.
 
2012-05-26 01:48:54 AM

friday13: SilentStrider: friday13: What the hell is so damn good about BEER? I prefer mead, myself; to me, beer tastes a good bit like what one would think horse piss tastes like.

iit depends on the beer. If you get the big name commercial stuff, its going to taste... well, not that good. Better beers though,can vary. Guinness has a nice bitter flavor, Sam Adams has some citrusy notes to it, whereas an IPA is going to be very very bitter.
Mead is fine,b ut I can only take it in small doses, its too sweet for me to have more than a little at a time.

I actually had Yeungling. Not too bad, but still tasted like horsepiss to me.
I suppose that I may just prefer the sweet to the dry (which I do), but w/e.

Though now I find myself interested in Sam Adams. I suddenly thought of sangria when you mentioned the citrusy notes. I LOVE sangria.
/wouldn't mind going to Spain for some REAL sangria, but I have no money for that, so I'm stuck with the bottled stuff...


Try Sam Adams Cherry Wheat if you can find it. I like sweet as well and that beer is the best.
 
2012-05-26 01:54:21 AM

ShawnDoc: Obama gave out loans or helped guarantee loans for struggling businesses. Some of those businesses failed despite the money.

That's exactly the same as Bain taking over a profitable business, forcing it to take out huge loans in order for the company to pay Bain obscene "management fees", selling off all the company assets, and then letting it default on the loans in bankruptcy court while Bain walks away with all the money and no liability.


They are EXACTLY the same, because both end up in the same place: Failed business, and if you can't see that, you must be a stupid liberal. A failed business is a failed business, no matter why it failed; just like a failed war is a failed war no matter who extracts the soldiers at the end.
 
2012-05-26 02:03:33 AM

friday13: Though now I find myself interested in Sam Adams. I suddenly thought of sangria when you mentioned the citrusy notes. I LOVE sangria.
/wouldn't mind going to Spain for some REAL sangria, but I have no money for that, so I'm stuck with the bottled stuff...


ewwww....bottled sangria. Make your own, it isn't hard.
 
2012-05-26 02:18:45 AM

dlp211: friday13: Though now I find myself interested in Sam Adams. I suddenly thought of sangria when you mentioned the citrusy notes. I LOVE sangria.
/wouldn't mind going to Spain for some REAL sangria, but I have no money for that, so I'm stuck with the bottled stuff...

ewwww....bottled sangria. Make your own, it isn't hard.


I just might...Never really had time before, and there's a produce store not to far which sells all kinds of crazy shiat, so I just might...
 
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