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(The Street)   "The U.S. presidential debates are like a "Best Beer in America" contest where only Bud Light and Coors Light are invited"   (thestreet.com) divider line 69
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2012-08-18 05:15:59 PM  
Maybe that's because Americans can only think of things comparatively in terms of alcoholic beverages.
 
2012-08-18 05:41:30 PM  
I'd say Coors Light wins that one by default.
 
2012-08-18 05:58:55 PM  

Saborlas: I'd say Coors Light wins that one by default.


If a light beer wins, the Terrorists win.
 
2012-08-18 06:12:24 PM  
Let me guess,

They're just biatching because they can't understand how people won't vote for people as cool as Libertarians huh?
 
2012-08-18 06:12:57 PM  
Shouldn't one of the beers be non-alcoholic?
 
2012-08-18 06:13:23 PM  
Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.
 
2012-08-18 06:14:17 PM  

crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.


Diet caffeine free coke v Guinness. I like it.
 
2012-08-18 06:15:51 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.

Diet caffeine free coke v Guinness Black and Tan. I like it.

 
2012-08-18 06:17:23 PM  

FriarReb98: Saborlas: I'd say Coors Light wins that one by default.

If a light beer wins, the Terrorists win.


That's silly. Everyone knows the terrorists only win if you boil ribs.

/And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.
 
2012-08-18 06:18:41 PM  
All the tangential beer discussion notwithstanding, that was actually a good article. Ultimately we have a two-party political oligarchy that will stamp out all outside political forces at every step. Sure, they disagree with each other on a few things, but they unite to defeat the common enemy of outside political non-affiliation at every turn.
 
2012-08-18 06:18:43 PM  

Party Boy: Doktor_Zhivago: crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.

Diet caffeine free coke v Guinness Black and Tan. I like it.


Touche sir.

/tips a yeungling black and tan
 
2012-08-18 06:18:55 PM  

Party Boy: Doktor_Zhivago: crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.

Diet caffeine free coke v Guinness Black and Tan. I like it.


With a side of prune juice and absinthe.
RON PAUL and Palin.
 
2012-08-18 06:19:05 PM  
FTA: Let's pretend that you're fed up with the political gridlock in Washington and you decide to run for president. Amazingly, your ideas gain traction thanks to Twitter, Reddit and other marvels of modern communication.

and that's when I knew this person was out of his goddamned mind.
 
2012-08-18 06:19:22 PM  

s1ugg0: /And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.


I'm drinking one right now.
 
2012-08-18 06:20:33 PM  

crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2012-08-18 06:21:48 PM  
Both beers are bad.
/so drink Bud Light
 
2012-08-18 06:22:03 PM  
Silly analogy but the writers point that legitimate third party candidates deserve a voice at these debates but can't because the two parties work together to keep them out is sound. 

/WH Honey Ale > Romulan near-Ale.
 
2012-08-18 06:22:55 PM  

doyner: All the tangential beer discussion notwithstanding, that was actually a good article. Ultimately we have a two-party political oligarchy that will stamp out all outside political forces at every step. Sure, they disagree with each other on a few things, but they unite to defeat the common enemy of outside political non-affiliation at every turn.


Three words: Instant. Runoff. Voting.

I mean, I know it will probably never happen, but I can dream.
 
2012-08-18 06:23:06 PM  
What we need to do is hook the candidates up to an electrical circuit, and if they just give part of their stump speech instead of actually answering a question, they get shocked.
 
2012-08-18 06:23:11 PM  

doyner: s1ugg0: /And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.

I'm drinking one right now.


www.uawlocal420.org

God bless sweet sir. 
/Tears of pride and joy.
 
2012-08-18 06:24:08 PM  

bdMurray: Both beers are bad.


Just like both major candidates.
 
2012-08-18 06:24:36 PM  

s1ugg0: doyner: s1ugg0: /And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.

I'm drinking one right now.



God bless sweet sir. 
/Tears of pride and joy.


Its brewed from the tears a bald eagle sheds whenever a real murcan drinks a bud light.
 
2012-08-18 06:25:39 PM  

s1ugg0: /And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.


Heh. Around here, we just call it "Lager'. You don't have to be any more specific.

/eastern PA resident
 
2012-08-18 06:26:19 PM  
Considering that one of the candidates doesn't drink - either beer would win.
 
2012-08-18 06:29:10 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: s1ugg0: doyner: s1ugg0: /And everyone knows the only true American beer is Yuengling.

I'm drinking one right now.



God bless sweet sir. 
/Tears of pride and joy.

Its brewed from the tears a bald eagle sheds whenever a real murcan drinks a bud light.


I've spent the last 6 years living far west of the Mississippi. Returning to the east coast was made especially sweet for the great availability of this American nectar.

But, in all seriousness, it doesn't compare to Czech beer...
Asahi is pretty good too.
And Carlsberg.
And pretty much everything in Germany.

But hey, USA, USA, USA!
 
2012-08-18 06:30:28 PM  
dontgetmestarted-lindasharp.typepad.com
 
2012-08-18 06:31:13 PM  
Both beers are bad so vote John Walker for President.
 
2012-08-18 06:31:16 PM  
Both Beers Are Bad, So Vodak's Ready
 
2012-08-18 06:31:19 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: /tips a yeungling black and tan


This is a fantastic budget beer.

Why is this not our regular drink is beyond me.

crotchgrabber: prune juice


Blech. I could actually taste that.
 
2012-08-18 06:31:28 PM  

cmunic8r99: [dontgetmestarted-lindasharp.typepad.com image 351x358]


Fortunately Romney's the douche this year.
 
2012-08-18 06:33:03 PM  

s2s2s2: Both Beers Are Bad, So Vodak's Ready


Putin-like typing detected.
 
2012-08-18 06:34:34 PM  
Actually it's a choice between horse piss and bud. Sure, one is barely a beer, but it will at least start to get you drunk eventually.
 
2012-08-18 06:39:26 PM  
Do they literally add shiat to dark beer to make it taste like that?
 
2012-08-18 06:44:49 PM  
Ric Romero article there.
 
2012-08-18 06:49:45 PM  
See to invigorate the electorate we need new radical ideas. We need a stark choice between Cthullu cultists and Hastur worshipers. For too long the electorate has been offered this stale meaningless political rhetoric about trickle down economics versus taxing the wealthy. Instead our political discussion needs to include such important matters as whether we should align ourselves with water elementals or air elementals. How is one to know if the phantom of truth is wearing a mask or not? Is he hiding something from us with his cryptic answers to the questions posed to him by the electorate? Why is it that no politician is willing to address citizenship questions that face the King in Yellow? Our national discourse on politics need not be constrained to merely the material universe or this dimension solely. We must also be bold enough to face the elder gods and demand answer from them even at the risk of losing our sanity.
 
2012-08-18 06:51:05 PM  

Gergesa: See to invigorate the electorate we need new radical ideas. We need a stark choice between Cthullu cultists and Hastur worshipers. For too long the electorate has been offered this stale meaningless political rhetoric about trickle down economics versus taxing the wealthy. Instead our political discussion needs to include such important matters as whether we should align ourselves with water elementals or air elementals. How is one to know if the phantom of truth is wearing a mask or not? Is he hiding something from us with his cryptic answers to the questions posed to him by the electorate? Why is it that no politician is willing to address citizenship questions that face the King in Yellow? Our national discourse on politics need not be constrained to merely the material universe or this dimension solely. We must also be bold enough to face the elder gods and demand answer from them even at the risk of losing our sanity.


What are their views on abortion?
 
2012-08-18 06:51:46 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Both beers are bad so vote John Walker for President.


He's not an American!

However, John Daniels and James Beam are, though they're both kinda crazy.
 
2012-08-18 06:53:34 PM  

doyner: But, in all seriousness, it doesn't compare to Czech beer...
Asahi is pretty good too.
And Carlsberg.
And pretty much everything in Germany.

But hey, USA, USA, USA!


1) You're clearly drinking the wrong domestic beers.
2) Your post is dangerously close to hipster territory. Just a heads up.
 
2012-08-18 06:55:27 PM  

doyner: Gergesa: See to invigorate the electorate we need new radical ideas. We need a stark choice between Cthullu cultists and Hastur worshipers. For too long the electorate has been offered this stale meaningless political rhetoric about trickle down economics versus taxing the wealthy. Instead our political discussion needs to include such important matters as whether we should align ourselves with water elementals or air elementals. How is one to know if the phantom of truth is wearing a mask or not? Is he hiding something from us with his cryptic answers to the questions posed to him by the electorate? Why is it that no politician is willing to address citizenship questions that face the King in Yellow? Our national discourse on politics need not be constrained to merely the material universe or this dimension solely. We must also be bold enough to face the elder gods and demand answer from them even at the risk of losing our sanity.

What are their views on abortion?


In general, Elder Gods are opposed to abortion because it means one less possible sacrifice available to them.
 
2012-08-18 07:00:44 PM  
 
2012-08-18 07:01:03 PM  

Gergesa: In general, Elder Gods are opposed to abortion because it means one less possible sacrifice available to them.


Well if an embryo is a human being, you could theoretically sacrabort way more often than once every nine months.
 
2012-08-18 07:01:37 PM  

doyner: Gergesa: See to invigorate the electorate we need new radical ideas. We need a stark choice between Cthullu cultists and Hastur worshipers. For too long the electorate has been offered this stale meaningless political rhetoric about trickle down economics versus taxing the wealthy. Instead our political discussion needs to include such important matters as whether we should align ourselves with water elementals or air elementals. How is one to know if the phantom of truth is wearing a mask or not? Is he hiding something from us with his cryptic answers to the questions posed to him by the electorate? Why is it that no politician is willing to address citizenship questions that face the King in Yellow? Our national discourse on politics need not be constrained to merely the material universe or this dimension solely. We must also be bold enough to face the elder gods and demand answer from them even at the risk of losing our sanity.

What are their views on abortion?


Presumably they both support abortion up until the 500th trimester.
 
2012-08-18 07:03:41 PM  

s1ugg0: Your post is dangerously close to hipster territory. Just a heads up.


WTF?

I'm a Europeanized American--about as far from a hipster as you're going to find.

Besides, hipsters would eschew Yuengling for being American.
 
2012-08-18 07:06:19 PM  

odinsposse: FTA: Let's pretend that you're fed up with the political gridlock in Washington and you decide to run for president. Amazingly, your ideas gain traction thanks to Twitter, Reddit and other marvels of modern communication.

and that's when I knew this person was out of his goddamned mind.


Can you imagine how bad someone's ideas would have to be for them to gain traction because of Twitter and Reddit?
 
2012-08-18 07:09:57 PM  

The Madd Mann: Can you imagine how bad someone's ideas would have to be for them to gain traction because of Twitter and Reddit?


That candidate would be a dumpster kitten named Gaben, who only says atheist one-liners of 140 characters or less.

That candidate would win.
 
2012-08-18 07:10:30 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Let me guess,

They're just biatching because they can't understand how people won't vote for people as cool as Libertarians huh?


>Want to See Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Debate? Here's Why You Won't

Well, you are half right.
 
2012-08-18 07:19:16 PM  

Ed Finnerty: s2s2s2: Both Beers Are Bad, So Vodak's Ready

Putin-like typing detected.


Just Putin my 2 cents in.
 
2012-08-18 07:24:24 PM  

The Madd Mann: Can you imagine how bad someone's ideas would have to be for them to gain traction because of Twitter and Reddit?


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2012-08-18 07:36:01 PM  

doyner: s1ugg0: Your post is dangerously close to hipster territory. Just a heads up.

WTF?

I'm a Europeanized American--about as far from a hipster as you're going to find.

Besides, hipsters would eschew Yuengling for being American.


PBR is still shiat. American but shiat.
 
2012-08-18 08:05:13 PM  
So, are we calling Obama the douche or the turd sandwich? Because I have a bit more respect for Obama/Biden than that.

/"Both side are bad" is damaging to the debate
//it actually makes the GOP look good
 
2012-08-18 08:14:08 PM  

crotchgrabber: Piss poor analogy. Should be near beer vs. dark beer.


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2012-08-18 08:28:33 PM  
I agree, we should invite the lead hardcore racist from the Constitution party, the head nutbag blue skinned guy from the Libertarians, and Cynthia McKinney from the Greens. That would combat the blandness.
 
2012-08-18 09:06:23 PM  

Farker Soze: I agree, we should invite the lead hardcore racist from the Constitution party, the head nutbag blue skinned guy from the Libertarians, and Cynthia McKinney from the Greens. That would combat the blandness.


Or we could arm Romney and Obama and make Ryan and Biden wear funny hats.
 
2012-08-18 09:07:43 PM  
Shouldn't it be near beer vs. homebrew?
 
2012-08-18 09:12:28 PM  
I do like the idea of there being "Bud Bowl" style commercials during the Presidential debates. Someone should get on that. The taste test isn't nearly as fun with the normal debates, though.
 
2012-08-18 09:13:26 PM  
Wow! I did a GIS for "Simpsons two party system" and found the below pic. It's a funny cartoon, but I'm guessing it's (NSFW)

NSFW?
 
2012-08-18 09:14:38 PM  

Snapper Carr: The Madd Mann: Can you imagine how bad someone's ideas would have to be for them to gain traction because of Twitter and Reddit?


Done in 47.
 
2012-08-18 09:37:02 PM  

burninbeaver: Wow! I did a GIS for "Simpsons two party system" and found the below pic. It's a funny cartoon, but I'm guessing it's (NSFW)

NSFW?


Ya think?
 
2012-08-18 10:02:52 PM  
And Pabst is not showing up because, it's the trendy thing to do

s3.thisnext.com
 
2012-08-18 10:02:57 PM  
This year is more like Anchor Porter vs. O'douls.
 
2012-08-18 11:28:47 PM  
Where is our "Candiate" = "Beer" photoshop?
 
2012-08-19 12:06:40 AM  
Yeah, that's what it is. Both parties are so very similar. One party wants to get insurance for as many Americans as they can, and the other party wants to outlaw abortions.

Totally the same.
 
2012-08-19 12:10:58 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Gergesa: In general, Elder Gods are opposed to abortion because it means one less possible sacrifice available to them.

Well if an embryo is a human being, you could theoretically sacrabort way more often than once every nine months.


'Sacrabort' is the funniest thing I have read all day. Thanks for my new favorite word that I'll never be able to use in everyday conversation.
 
2012-08-19 01:07:30 AM  
Ah yes, both sides are exactly the same. How original.

upload.wikimedia.org

I'll be sure to vote Republican just like you.
 
2012-08-19 04:42:01 AM  
Ever notice how the vast majority of beers are inversely related to their commercials?

I.E. the better a commercial is, the worse the beer is.

Dos Equis Amber is the only one I've found not to fit that so far.
 
2012-08-19 08:48:37 AM  

doyner: But, in all seriousness, it doesn't compare to Czech beer...
Asahi is pretty good too.
And Carlsberg.
And pretty much everything in Germany.



Czech beer is excellent, as is the German beer it inspired. There's fascinating history there about how the Bohemian Pilsners invaded Germany, whose master brewers developed new styles (Helles) as a counter-measure to keep German beer on top. Not much beats a nice Weihenstaphaner IMHO-- as perfect as a pale beer gets.
 
2012-08-19 10:15:17 AM  

doyner: Gergesa: See to invigorate the electorate we need new radical ideas. We need a stark choice between Cthullu cultists and Hastur worshipers. For too long the electorate has been offered this stale meaningless political rhetoric about trickle down economics versus taxing the wealthy. Instead our political discussion needs to include such important matters as whether we should align ourselves with water elementals or air elementals. How is one to know if the phantom of truth is wearing a mask or not? Is he hiding something from us with his cryptic answers to the questions posed to him by the electorate? Why is it that no politician is willing to address citizenship questions that face the King in Yellow? Our national discourse on politics need not be constrained to merely the material universe or this dimension solely. We must also be bold enough to face the elder gods and demand answer from them even at the risk of losing our sanity.

What are their views on abortion?


Nyarthotep/Cthulhu 2012!

Abort the cosmos.
 
2012-08-19 10:44:05 AM  
It's more like Piels backwash with a cigarette butt in it vs. Genny Light left out on the porch for a week with a dying yellowjacket trapped inside.
 
2012-08-19 03:45:15 PM  
Old Milwaukee and Pabst.

What we need is some good ol' LONE STAR.


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