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(ABC 27)   Beer brewers are using unfinished Louisville slugger bats to make their beer, and the proceeds will help military families   (abc27.com) divider line 23
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jbc [TotalFark]
2014-05-24 03:00:25 PM  
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2014-05-24 03:27:16 PM  
Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.
 
2014-05-24 05:11:07 PM  
Its just marketing. It makes them look good but honestly I would like to see how much of those proceeds actually make it to it's intended source.
 
2014-05-24 05:12:20 PM  
OOOHHHH...unFINISHED. I kept thinking, well are they going to finish them after the beer is done?

/no poly
 
2014-05-24 05:16:37 PM  

whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.


Quoted For [the mother f*cking] Truth
 
2014-05-24 05:28:21 PM  

whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.


actually, Syria's government does that. So does some "kid army" of the republic somewhere.

Our troops just have to deal with the moral side of things.. like knowing they fought in an entirely unjust war while billionaires got tax breaks. And, yes, when they aren't remote controlling bombs, some horrendous injuries happened I do not belittle.

that said, i support our troops, i do. But it's hard to canonize such large... mistakes. I suppose I feel... sadness.. for the troops that got stuck in the middle of a child -- dubyas -- family vengeance.
 
2014-05-24 05:29:42 PM  

whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.


Because they have the unwashed masses believing that service is some sort of honor done for God & Country, thus making it easy to recruit well-meaning people who are dazzled by the ad campaigns and the alleged nobility of the military calling. As long as they have a line of people who want to do the job and accept the crappiest support possible afterward while still being proud of the military, they don't have to change a goddamn thing or spend a penny more. It's not like the U.S. military is going to suffer a PR problem at this point. Too many would-be patriots think military service is the pinnacle of existence, and there's nothing you can do to change those beliefs.

Why should the military work harder to take care of vets when the military is going to be considered beyond criticism by so many people, no matter WHAT they do?

Seriously: People put them on the pedestal in the first place, and now you expect they won't take advantage of that? OF COURSE they'll short vets every chance they'll get, and they'll get away with it, too. Because if anyone so much as utter a negative word about the military, they get a bunch jingoistic military folks in their face about it. You CAN'T criticize the military, nor take them to task for their misdeeds, because they have legions of people who simply won't tolerate it under any circumstances.
 
2014-05-24 05:37:47 PM  

Nix Nightbird: whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.

Because they have the unwashed masses believing that service is some sort of honor done for God & Country, thus making it easy to recruit well-meaning people who are dazzled by the ad campaigns and the alleged nobility of the military calling. As long as they have a line of people who want to do the job and accept the crappiest support possible afterward while still being proud of the military, they don't have to change a goddamn thing or spend a penny more. It's not like the U.S. military is going to suffer a PR problem at this point. Too many would-be patriots think military service is the pinnacle of existence, and there's nothing you can do to change those beliefs.

Why should the military work harder to take care of vets when the military is going to be considered beyond criticism by so many people, no matter WHAT they do?

Seriously: People put them on the pedestal in the first place, and now you expect they won't take advantage of that? OF COURSE they'll short vets every chance they'll get, and they'll get away with it, too. Because if anyone so much as utter a negative word about the military, they get a bunch jingoistic military folks in their face about it. You CAN'T criticize the military, nor take them to task for their misdeeds, because they have legions of people who simply won't tolerate it under any circumstances.


I have nothing but respect for those that had served.

The motherfarkers in DC who send them to bullshiat wars are another thing.
 
2014-05-24 05:57:30 PM  
They're 're using the baseball bats to make the beer do what???
 
2014-05-24 06:10:58 PM  

SpdrJay: They're 're using the baseball bats to make the beer do what???


Maybe they're doing a re-enactment of "The Shining."

/stop swinging the bat, Wendy
//Wendy stop swinging the goddam bat
 
2014-05-24 06:42:30 PM  

SpdrJay: They're 're using the baseball bats to make the beer do what???


Unfinished Louisville Slugger bats work next to nothing, so it makes sense that beer brewers are using them to make their beer. Sure, the savings they reap from reduced salaries can be donated to military families, but what of all the people it puts out of work? And just because the bats aren't children or illegal aliens doesn't make it right, even if it isn't technically illegal.
 
2014-05-24 07:08:24 PM  
For that delicious baseball bat taste.
 
2014-05-24 07:17:03 PM  

whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.


I have to agree with whidbey for the first time ever .
 
2014-05-24 07:28:10 PM  

studebaker hoch: For that delicious baseball bat taste.


They heard that Scotch lovers like to "taste the cask", so they figured this was the next best thing for beer.
 
2014-05-24 08:08:51 PM  
Maple is a moderately common addition to wood-age a beer, usually in the form of unfinished cubes (for homebrewers).  The bats have less surface area, but I doubt it makes too much of a difference.  I've heard maple gives a nutmeg-like flavor, but I can't speak from experience.
 
2014-05-24 08:26:33 PM  
Preach on Brother Whidby!

It is very sad organizations like this are needed, but this is certainly a cause worth supporting.
 
2014-05-24 10:08:21 PM  

RottenEggs: whidbey: Right on, but it's puzzling why organizations like Operation Homefront even have to exist. Our government puts our servicemen in some of the worst life-threatening situations imaginable. Vets shouldn't have to turn to a private organization for assistance.

I have to agree with whidbey for the first time ever .


Yeah, I've got a weird, queasy feeling here, but goddamn if he isn't right.
 
2014-05-24 11:52:10 PM  
Looks like the maples lost the fight with the oaks.  But I guess they both lost, really.
 
2014-05-24 11:52:47 PM  

UseUrHeadFred: Maple is a moderately common addition to wood-age a beer, usually in the form of unfinished cubes (for homebrewers).  The bats have less surface area, but I doubt it makes too much of a difference.  I've heard maple gives a nutmeg-like flavor, but I can't speak from experience.


But not all bats are made out of Maple.  Ash is most commonly used in making bats.
 
2014-05-25 05:21:24 AM  
Homefront IPA is brewed with orange peel and aged by soaking with unfinished Louisville Slugger maple bats.


..that's farking disgusting. Well, at least they are not calling it beer.
 
2014-05-25 09:24:16 AM  
Nice that they're helping military families but this is farking stupid. Stop putting weird shiat in beer you stupid farking hipsters.
 
2014-05-25 05:47:26 PM  
That's nothing . I'm gonna uncork some of Sammy Sosa's corked bats and make beer in them .
 
2014-05-25 09:34:46 PM  
It used to be that you had to pitch a lot of bean balls to learn what a bat tastes like.
 
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