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(The Big Story)   Anheuser-Busch wants all shots of Budweiser removed from new Denzel Washington movie, outraged at the implication that anyone could get drunk off of their product   ( bigstory.ap.org) divider line
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2012-11-05 09:53:45 PM  
i138.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-05 10:21:45 PM  
Not wanted for questioning:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-06 12:07:51 AM  
 
2012-11-06 03:37:22 AM  
You can get drunk off Bud? I thought you could only get IBS.

/the more you know.
 
2012-11-06 03:39:22 AM  
"The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse
 
2012-11-06 03:42:09 AM  
tuff shiat, Anheuser-Busch, it is what it is. accept it. you want to spend all the dollars to be on top, this shows how popular you are.

you Anheuser-Busch CEO's chose this lifestyle. deal with it
 
2012-11-06 03:42:23 AM  
Whatever. Call me when they don't want their precious trademarks associated with, say James Bond or Batman.
 
2012-11-06 03:44:30 AM  
My understanding of the film is that the guy would have crashed the plane if he wasn't drunk. Go Budweser! Drink and fly straight.
 
2012-11-06 03:46:01 AM  
Millions in product placement on the line. You think Hollywood would be smarter than this. What are they on?
 
2012-11-06 03:47:51 AM  
I find myself outraged at the kind of people that get drunk on Budweiser also.
 
2012-11-06 03:50:58 AM  
i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.
 
2012-11-06 03:53:53 AM  
I'm not exactly "outraged", but certainly appalled and disgusted at the implication that people get drunk off Budweiser.
 
2012-11-06 03:54:43 AM  

Gdalescrboz: "The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse


If it worked that way, brewers would all be getting sued constantly, and losing. If Busch tried to sue a movie studio for encouraging drunk driving, they would suffer just as badly as the studio, if not worse, since the movie itself can't harm anyone, but their beer can.

/lol, beer can
 
2012-11-06 04:04:37 AM  

HotWingAgenda: /lol, beer can


people make fun of beer in a can. the guinness cans are pretty good.
 
2012-11-06 04:05:32 AM  

HotWingAgenda
Gdalescrboz: "The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse

If it worked that way, brewers would all be getting sued constantly, and losing. If Busch tried to sue a movie studio for encouraging drunk driving, they would suffer just as badly as the studio, if not worse, since the movie itself can't harm anyone, but their beer can.

/lol, beer can


No, i mean parents/family of those killed could sue. They could easily be sued if someone wants to claim their product encouraged their husband to drink a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and go fly a plane, which is exactly what is happening in the movie.
 
2012-11-06 04:06:34 AM  
HotWingAgenda

Would they win that lawsuit? In todays world, probably. But even if they didnt Budweiser would spend a fortune defending themselves. They are just trying to stop it before it happens
 
2012-11-06 04:13:05 AM  
take the farkin' rice out of it already!

/hangover
 
2012-11-06 04:17:19 AM  
i havent seen the movie, but doesn't the drunk dude save lives? i say go fark yourselves.
 
2012-11-06 04:18:53 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: i havent seen the movie, but doesn't the drunk dude save lives? i say go fark yourselves.


it is fiction.
 
2012-11-06 04:19:35 AM  
Anheuser-Busch can go Fark themselves.
 
2012-11-06 04:26:51 AM  
Sounds like a publicity stunt. Budweiser has been featured in virtually every studio movie and TV show that has had a scene that takes place in a bar. Why are they butthurt now?
 
2012-11-06 04:28:01 AM  
That's why I only drink

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2012-11-06 04:29:24 AM  
This is awesome! Its like an opposition to brand promotion through films through legal loopholes. Why don't they run a mafia style scheme where they extort cash from people to *not* embarrass/implicate them on film?
 
2012-11-06 04:30:47 AM  
While I am not a bee rsnob, I can say that I have never been so drunk of Bud to have a hangover the next day
 
2012-11-06 04:36:48 AM  

mikewadestr: My understanding of the film is that the guy would have crashed the plane if he wasn't drunk. Go Budweser! Drink and fly straight.


I haven't seen the film but I sort of watched Denzel Washington on Charlie Rose last week. He related a story of when he was making a film early in his career. He and another cast member had a few drinks before a scene was filmed and they both thought they were brilliant.

The director disagreed with their performance and cancelled filming that night because they were both horrible. The point of that story was that they thought they were doing a good job and apparently the pilot in Flight thinks he's doing a good job too. As long as nobody notices Denzel's character is drunk he thinks he's doing well.

This is a rare case of a movie that I actually want to see (but I don't go to movie theaters so I'll have to wait). Whether or not he could have avoided a crash if he were sober is inconsequential. It certainly didn't help the situation and since he was drunk all of the blame is placed on him.

That's just my understanding - as I said I haven't actually seen the movie.
 
2012-11-06 04:40:53 AM  
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2012-11-06 04:40:56 AM  
Nope, I don't need written permission to drag Your Company logo thru the mud. I can also burn the flag of any nation I despise, and spit on the graves of people I didn't even know. Why? Because Freedom. Why else? Why do You ask?

Silly Asshole, Freedom is also Responsibility.
 
2012-11-06 04:42:30 AM  
no one has pointed this out yet. a black pilot. come on really?
 
2012-11-06 05:04:16 AM  
"Although product placement, where companies pay producers to have their brands seen on-camera, have become ubiquitous in movies and television,..."

...subject-verb agreement has become less and less ubiquitous in poorly-written news articles.

/farking douchebag retard butt-twang editors
 
2012-11-06 05:06:08 AM  
When I was in 12th grade AP English, I wrote a short story that involved a character drinking Budweiser. My teacher was outraged I wrote a story containing someone drinking alcohol (making it seem like she didn't understand a word of what happened in the Shakespeare we read that year). She also pointed out that I should have put a copyright symbol next to Budweiser, which as far as I know, would only seem to imply that I owned the copyright to it.

She was actually a graduate of William and Mary, which is supposed to be America's most brainy school in terms of academic pressure. But she insisted there is no subjunctive in the English language!

She gave me a B in the class, and I got a 5 on the AP exam that she told would be a waste of my money (she really hated me).

/Bad times . . .
//She should get together with Budweiser on this one and raise Hell, again.
///I'm angry for other reasons, but it feels really good to hate old horrible high-school teachers again. Thank you for indulging me.
 
2012-11-06 05:09:38 AM  
E.T. (and by consequence adolescent Elliot) got drunk on Coors. God, I miss Spielbérgo drunk scenes. You can often rate the quality of his films by the ABV. Try it!
 
2012-11-06 05:12:55 AM  
Do not fark with Hollywood. Here's what happens next:

No Budweiser product ever gets into a film for the next 20 years. But tons of placement of their competition does.
 
2012-11-06 05:17:52 AM  
I say you shoot a scene where Denzel refuses a Bud and picks up a Keystone.

Happy now, Mr. Andhowsyer Bush
 
2012-11-06 05:31:21 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Whatever. Call me when they don't want their precious trademarks associated with, say James Bond or Batman.


Hey, he may be a womanizing murderer, but don't you want to be him, I mean, he gets lots of ass and probably has herpes and occasional PTSD but he sure looks good in a tuxedo.
 
2012-11-06 05:38:59 AM  
i try and have Budweiser removed from everything..fridges, parties.

it's warm piss from the belly of Nazis.... or for you Nazi symps, Las Vegas tapwater...

no thanks...
 
2012-11-06 05:50:30 AM  
i911.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 05:56:18 AM  
Considering how much money Anheuser-Busch spent over the years to keep pot illegal, I consider this karmic retribution...
 
2012-11-06 05:56:53 AM  

moothemagiccow: Gyrfalcon: Whatever. Call me when they don't want their precious trademarks associated with, say James Bond or Batman.

Hey, he may be a womanizing murderer, but don't you want to be him, I mean, he gets lots of ass and probably has herpes and occasional PTSD but he sure looks good in a tuxedo.


Funny you mention PTSD because I often wonder if Bond is some fantasy world for a rapist vet with really bad PTSD, a penchant for funny sounding names and a class-warfare mentality.

/"my car has missles and YOU'RE DEAD"
//"Sir, stop beating Dr. No with a wrench"
 
2012-11-06 06:16:22 AM  

Psycat: Considering how much money Anheuser-Busch spent over the years to keep pot illegal, I consider this karmic retribution...


(citation needed)
 
2012-11-06 06:34:18 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: (citation needed)


Yes, I know it's Wikipedia, but they echo what I've seen in many other websites.

"PDFA was the subject of criticism when it was revealed by Cynthia Cotts of the Village Voice that their federal tax returns showed that they had received several million dollars worth of funding from major pharmaceutical, tobacco and alcohol corporations including American Brands (Jim Beam whiskey), Philip Morris (Marlboro and Virginia Slims cigarettes, Miller beer), Anheuser Busch (Budweiser, Michelob, Busch beer), R.J. Reynolds (Camel, Salem, Winston cigarettes), as well as pharmaceutical firms Bristol Meyers-Squibb, Merck & Company and Procter & Gamble. From 1997 it has discontinued any direct fiscal association with tobacco and alcohol suppliers, although it still receives donations from pharmaceutical companies.[48] There has been criticism that some of its PSAs have had "little proven effect on drug use."[32]

I have a dial-up that's extremely slooooow, otherwise I'd probably be able to find the actual chart that shows exactly how much the booze, cancer-stick, and pill-pushing industries contributed to the *guffaw* Partnership For a Drug-Free America.

Oh, and here's another link 4 Industries Getting Rich Off the Drug War. If that's not enough, I might Google some more links implicating Anheuser-Busch and others in the never-ending war on non-corporate drugs...
 
2012-11-06 06:53:54 AM  
Seriously, though, why would any street-smart person not think that the beer barons, Anheuser-Busch included, wouldn't spend a lot of money to discourage marijuana legalization?

Alcohol kills about 85-100,000 Americans each year and is implicated in over 50% of violent crime, including murder. All illegal drugs COMBINED maybe kill 15-20,000, and that includes baddies like heroin, meth, and PCP. Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol. Then, of course, there's other negative things about alcohol like hangovers or making a total fool of oneself. And, despite commercials showing eggs in frying pans, the only drug that actually kills brain cells directly is--you guessed it--alcohol.

No wonder the drug peddlers in the booze industry are scared shipless about pot being legalized. On an even playing field, just about any sane person can see which would win in a competition between alcohol and marijuana. I remember reading an article years ago in which bar owners near a college were lamenting the fact that the bars were just about emptied out after herb-smoking became popular on campus.

I also recall an ad in a Playboy back in the 90s from RJ Reynolds in which they portrayed people with vices as martyrs to political correctness by depicting a humorous parade of vices including cigarettes, alcohol, and red meat. Pot, of course, was absent in the parade--funny how those quasi-libertarians who support a person's right to smoke cancer sticks or drink themselves into a coma suddenly get quiet when it comes to the idea of pot legalization. I also recall that ultimately funding for 1930s scare movies like Reefer Madness came indirectly from the recently-legalized booze industry via various won't-somebody-think-of-the-children groups.

Face it, folks, most of the War on Non-Corporate Drugs is a turf war between the legal drug pushers and a potential legal marijuana industry...
 
2012-11-06 06:58:40 AM  

How about just a disclaimer:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLY PASSENGER JETS UPSIDE-DOWN AFTER DRINKING BUDWEISER!

That's something better left for Coors drinkers.

 
2012-11-06 07:00:15 AM  
FTFA: Dougherty and Mark Partridge, a Chicago intellectual property lawyer, also noted that a court rejected an effort to get by Caterpillar Inc. to get its logo removed from tractors driven by the villains in 2003's "George of the Jungle 2." The company had argued its trademark was harmed by having its product associated with the film's villains.

I would bet my life that not one single person who was going to buy a Caterpillar vehicle didn't because of its inclusion in George of the Jungle 2.
 
2012-11-06 07:55:48 AM  
People can get drunk on Budweiser? This must be fiction depicted in a motion picture. Whoda thunk?
 
2012-11-06 08:05:43 AM  

stonicus: FTFA: Dougherty and Mark Partridge, a Chicago intellectual property lawyer, also noted that a court rejected an effort to get by Caterpillar Inc. to get its logo removed from tractors driven by the villains in 2003's "George of the Jungle 2." The company had argued its trademark was harmed by having its product associated with the film's villains.

I would bet my life that not one single person who was going to buy a Caterpillar vehicle didn't because of its inclusion in George of the Jungle 2.


Somewhere, a landscaper with an autistic kid who wouldn't stop crying about the goddamn monkeys every goddamn day until he had to sell off his pair of Catepillar mini-dozers and buy Blackcats instead is silently screaming inside, his soul paying out on your side of the bet.
 
2012-11-06 08:12:15 AM  

cygnusx13: You can get drunk off Bud? I thought you could only get IBS.

/the more you know.


Budweiser is higher proof than Guinness
 
2012-11-06 08:14:24 AM  
Many years ago when I was a bartender in a restaurant, I had a guy come in and ask for any beer but Budweiser. I served him something on tap and asked him what his issue was with Bud. He said last time he had it he got wasted and blew chunks all night long. I said, "hey, we've all been there" and he said, "no you don't understand, Chunks is my dog."

/rim shot
 
2012-11-06 08:19:26 AM  
In other news. A cute little company thinks people go out and drink products from a movie.
 
2012-11-06 08:22:15 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: HotWingAgenda: /lol, beer can

people make fun of beer in a can. the guinness cans are pretty good.


Beer snob thread?

Boddingtons from the can is great. I prefer tap otherwise.

/arrogant bastard FTW
 
2012-11-06 08:28:29 AM  

Gdalescrboz: HotWingAgenda

Would they win that lawsuit? In todays world, probably. But even if they didnt Budweiser would spend a fortune defending themselves. They are just trying to stop it before it happens


Wut?
 
2012-11-06 08:35:37 AM  

This text is now purple: cygnusx13: You can get drunk off Bud? I thought you could only get IBS.

/the more you know.

Budweiser is higher proof than Guinness


Proof of what?
 
2012-11-06 08:45:48 AM  
I get drunk on Natural Light every night.

Suck it, beer snobs!
 
2012-11-06 08:48:37 AM  

doczoidberg: I get drunk on Natural Light every night.

Suck it, beer snobs!


Light beer ... half the calories, half the taste.
 
2012-11-06 09:05:20 AM  
This is why they blur out liquor bottles on Intervention in case anyone's wondering.
 
2012-11-06 09:48:11 AM  

Mentat: If you can believe it, their product has gotten worse since InBev took over.



"Worse" is a subjective term that can not be defined in an article like that. If you want to call it worse, that's fine, but it's only an opinion. If you are lamenting a decline in actual beer quality, then I'd like to see your data, because that's the only way you can make pronouncements like that: if you have sensory or chemical data to back it up.

/beer flavor scientist
 
2012-11-06 09:54:57 AM  
Um....the Bud was just to get the party started. Stoli or some kind of whiskey was his alcohol to get drunk with.

/wonders is Stoli is gonna get in on the butt-hurt wagon.
//I liked the movie, would see again.
 
2012-11-06 10:32:04 AM  
I saw it last night. The upside of being a high-functioning alcoholic pilot: You get to wake up with an insanely-hot chick that you may throw under the bus later if you want. You also get to fly a jet full of people upside down and be treated like a hero when most of 'em don't die.

The down side: You're a miserable SOB, despite all the hot chick porking and upside down hero jet flying.

/didn't notice the beer brand
//having trouble caring about the beer brand
///gonna buy the movie disc and save the images of the insanely hot chick in the opening scene
 
2012-11-06 10:36:19 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.


I saw the movie over the weekend and that was my first thought, too. I was doing my Air National Guard duty this weekend - almost every one of our pilots flies for the airlines when not in uniform, and the cheapest beer I've ever seen at a pilot party is Rolling Rock or Yuengling.

Pretty decent movie - good special effects. Plus, my husband noticed who it was - the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.
 
2012-11-06 10:37:57 AM  
Yet they have no problem covering race cars with their logo? You are watching "driving a drink"
 
2012-11-06 10:39:23 AM  

evilmrsock: stonicus: FTFA: Dougherty and Mark Partridge, a Chicago intellectual property lawyer, also noted that a court rejected an effort to get by Caterpillar Inc. to get its logo removed from tractors driven by the villains in 2003's "George of the Jungle 2." The company had argued its trademark was harmed by having its product associated with the film's villains.

I would bet my life that not one single person who was going to buy a Caterpillar vehicle didn't because of its inclusion in George of the Jungle 2.

Somewhere, a landscaper with an autistic kid who wouldn't stop crying about the goddamn monkeys every goddamn day until he had to sell off his pair of Catepillar mini-dozers and buy Blackcats instead is silently screaming inside, his soul paying out on your side of the bet.


But in that scenario, the Caterpillar had already been purchased initially. And if he sold it, it just proves it is still sellable.
 
2012-11-06 10:47:08 AM  

cwolf20: In other news. A cute little company thinks people go out and drink products from a movie.


In other news, a plain little farker has absolutely no idea what he's talking about.

Sales of shawarma increased 80% after the Avengers movie came out.

Suntory whisky sales spiked after Lost In Translation came out.

Annual sales of Wayfarer sunglasses went from 18,000 to 360,000 the year Risky Business came out.

Aviator sales went up 40% the year Top Gun came out

M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

9,000 orders for BMW Z3's were placed the month Goldeneye came out.

Red Stripe beer sales spiked over 50% when the Firm came out.

Blackstone Pinot Noir sales spiked 150% and merlot fell 2% when Sideways came out.

Mini Cooper sales increased 22% the year Italian Job came out.

http://www.themitchelli.com/2012/10/james-bond-skyfall-boosts-cut-thr o at-razor-sales-by-405/

http://investorplace.com/2012/10/james-bond-007-the-stocks-of-skyfall /

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43266198/10_Big_Successes_in_Product_Placement ? slide=5

http://www.whisky-news.com/En/news11.html
 
2012-11-06 10:49:34 AM  

Psycat: Considering how much money Anheuser-Busch spent over the years to keep pot illegal, I consider this karmic retribution...


Please tell us how much they spent. A citation would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath or anything.
 
2012-11-06 11:05:46 AM  

FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.


That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.
 
2012-11-06 11:11:14 AM  

dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.


Seconded. It was SUPPOSED to be MnM's but they wouldn't agree. Suckers.
 
2012-11-06 11:21:47 AM  

Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.


It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:54 PM  

dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.


kiwimoogle84: dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.

Seconded. It was SUPPOSED to be MnM's but they wouldn't agree. Suckers.


Goddamnitsomuch. Typo on my part.
 
2012-11-06 01:58:45 PM  

germ78: Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.

It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.


Pretty much... A human being couldn't physically smoke enough to do it. You'd have to extract it and inject pure THC in your veins.
 
2012-11-06 02:13:43 PM  

freetomato: What_Would_Jimi_Do: i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.

I saw the movie over the weekend and that was my first thought, too. I was doing my Air National Guard duty this weekend - almost every one of our pilots flies for the airlines when not in uniform, and the cheapest beer I've ever seen at a pilot party is Rolling Rock or Yuengling.

Pretty decent movie - good special effects. Plus, my husband noticed who it was - the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.


i2.listal.com
What's this movie called, again?
 
2012-11-06 04:00:51 PM  

stonicus: germ78: Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.

It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.

Pretty much... A human being couldn't physically smoke enough to do it. You'd have to extract it and inject pure THC in your veins.


but u could still do stupid things on that pot. like lose your job

something that couldn't happen on even like 6 beers (you'd simply fall asleep)
but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job
 
2012-11-06 04:31:02 PM  
Inbev Budweiser. Call it what it is. Not sure why they keep the Anheuser Busch name except maybe to trick people into thinking the company is still American
 
2012-11-06 04:35:55 PM  

FLMountainMan: Please tell us how much they spent. A citation would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath or anything.


Here's the first one I can find. If this isn't enough, I'll find more numbers...

"The Partnership's funders are usually kept secret, says Grant, to protect them from other grant seekers and from the legalization lobby. But the Partnership's 1991 tax return reveals another motive for secrecy: conspicuous support from the legal drug industry. From 1988 to 1991, pharmaceutical companies and their beneficiaries contributed as follows:

the J. Seward Johnson, Sr, Charitable Trusts ($1,100,000)
Du Pont ($150,000)
the Procter & Gamble Fund ($120,000)
the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation ($110,000)
Johnson & Johnson ($110,000)
Smith Kline Beecham ($100,000)
the Merck Foundation ($75,000)
and Hoffman-La Roche ($30,000)

Pharmaceuticals and their beneficiaries alone donated 54 percent of the $5.8 million the Partnership took from its top twenty-five contributors from 1988 to 1991. That 54 percent is conservative.

It doesn't include donations under $90,000, and it doesn't include donations from the tobacco and alcohol kings: The Partnership has taken $150,000 each from Philip Morris, Anheuser-Busch and RJR Reynolds, plus $100,000 from American Brands (Jim Beam. Lucky Strike)."

And that $150,000 was just to the PDFA. I have no clue (any fellow Farkers want to help me?) how much money Anheuser-Busch has contributed directly to candidates in the form of *guffaw* "campaign contributions".

And that's for starters...good thing you're not just another hard-drinking corporate tool from Floriduh who's making a cheap shot or I'd get on my high horse (pun intended) and come up with a lot more dollar amounts...
 
2012-11-06 04:39:47 PM  

germ78: It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.


What's really wild is that the LD/50 ratio for alcohol is something like 5-10 (maybe .06-.08 BAC to get a buzz, .50-.60 for a fatal overdose) and I think the LD/50 ratio for many prescription pills is in a similar range. So anybody who insists that marijuana prohibition has anything to do with public safety is utterly clueless...
 
2012-11-06 04:48:38 PM  
BTW, the previous citation was from The Nation. It's a bit out-of-date, but I'm sure Anheuser-Busch is still funneling money to the anti-legalization efforts.

Another source: Reason.com

And another: Republic Report

More to come...I've just found a whole bunch of websites with actual dollar amounts that A-B has contributed to the War on Stoners...
 
2012-11-06 05:05:59 PM  
"Sales of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2008, were $160 billion (almost $40 billion of that went to Anheuser Bush, who spent about $1.5 million on campaign contributions in that year). Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2001, 34,833 people died from cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and other diseases linked to drinking alcohol. Another 40,933 died from car crashes and other mishaps caused by excessive alcohol use."

From The Huffington Post. I'll bet a lot of that 1.5 million went to 'fighting drugs'--except the one that makes you beat your wife, of course.

More to come...
 
2012-11-06 06:01:31 PM  

freetomato: the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.


DAYUM! In that case I'm totally renting this one when it comes out.


Jon iz teh kewl: but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job


Oh man, that's happened to me SO many times, said no one ever.
 
2012-11-06 06:40:28 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: but u could still do stupid things on that pot. like lose your job

something that couldn't happen on even like 6 beers (you'd simply fall asleep)


Naw, nobody ever lost their job due to being drunk or severely hung over. I'll bet that alcohol has probably caused more sick days and workplace accidents than all other mind-altering drugs combined.


but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job


I know plenty of stoners and that's happened to exactly nobody. Alcohol, on the other hand, is implicated in the majority of violent crimes, including murder, in America. If you really do think that pot makes a person psychotic, you better lay off the booze because it's killing the few brain cells you have left.
 
2012-11-06 07:06:58 PM  

Gdalescrboz: They could easily be sued if someone wants to claim their product encouraged their husband to drink a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and go fly a plane, which is exactly what is happening in the movie.


Oh come on, Virgin has practically been doing that for years in the european market..

//just kidding, beardie.
 
2012-11-07 09:55:32 AM  
Budweiser you created a monster, and they call you, Drinkenstein....DRINKENSTEIN!
 
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