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2017-06-08 07:35:41 PM  
Get a grip. And not on a beer stein.
 
2017-06-08 07:45:29 PM  
You drink because you want to drink or...

"Alcoholism is present on both sides of my family tree, so I've always consumed it enthusiastically, albeit moderately."

Alcoholism has taken hold. Either way, the White House isn't the cause. If Trump wasn't in office, you'd find another excuse.
 
2017-06-08 07:46:47 PM  
That person should think about getting an Ativan prescription while their insurance still covers it.
 
2017-06-08 07:52:16 PM  

stilted: Alcoholism has taken hold. Either way, the White House isn't the cause. If Trump wasn't in office, you'd find another excuse.


Her last excuse was something about Macho Grande.
 
2017-06-08 07:53:22 PM  
"Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us,"

Get fuct..
 
2017-06-08 07:56:34 PM  

stilted: You drink because you want to drink


I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."
 
2017-06-08 08:09:27 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."


You conveniently ignored the second part of my post referring to alcoholism in both sides of the family. So, obviously I know that for some people it is more than choosing to drink or not choosing to drink.

Blaming it on the White House is convenient excuse to deny that maybe the alcoholism has taken hold.
 
2017-06-08 08:11:21 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."


Congratulations on making it to step twelve! Hats off!

/don't take it out on everyone else...
 
2017-06-08 08:18:56 PM  

Redh8t: LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."

Congratulations on making it to step twelve! Hats off!

/don't take it out on everyone else...


Don't even get me started on those assholes.


...I did quit drinking again a bit back.  After 5 years dry SOMETHING around the beginning of the year made me MAGICALLY suddenly WANT to drink again.  But it was getting to the point where even telling myself it didn't count if I only bought it once a paycheck and didn't buy more when it ran out wasn't quite covering the fact that I was reaching the point of spending the larger part of every other weekend and maybe a couple weeknights if I skip eating a bit buzzed.

So, yeah, your slashie is probably pretty spot on.  But still, screw those people.
 
2017-06-08 08:19:30 PM  
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2017-06-08 08:20:35 PM  
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2017-06-08 08:21:43 PM  
Drinking doesn't help with anxiety or anger.  Sounds like the author should look into some weed.  That's been extremely helpful with the sheer absurdity of what's happening.
 
2017-06-08 08:21:56 PM  

stilted: LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."

You conveniently ignored the second part of my post referring to alcoholism in both sides of the family. So, obviously I know that for some people it is more than choosing to drink or not choosing to drink.

Blaming it on the White House is convenient excuse to deny that maybe the alcoholism has taken hold.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-08 08:29:43 PM  
A whole beer a night! This lady has a death wish!
 
2017-06-08 08:30:16 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Drinking doesn't help with anxiety or anger.  Sounds like the author should look into some weed.  That's been extremely helpful with the sheer absurdity of what's happening.


Absolutely

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2017-06-08 08:39:08 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Redh8t: LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."

Congratulations on making it to step twelve! Hats off!

/don't take it out on everyone else...

Don't even get me started on those assholes.


...I did quit drinking again a bit back.  After 5 years dry SOMETHING around the beginning of the year made me MAGICALLY suddenly WANT to drink again.  But it was getting to the point where even telling myself it didn't count if I only bought it once a paycheck and didn't buy more when it ran out wasn't quite covering the fact that I was reaching the point of spending the larger part of every other weekend and maybe a couple weeknights if I skip eating a bit buzzed.

So, yeah, your slashie is probably pretty spot on.  But still, screw those people.


Understood! Gets a wee bit cultish awfully fast.
 
2017-06-08 08:55:23 PM  

Redh8t: "Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us,"

Get fuct..


Yeah, if all you're concerned about is saving money just switch to vodka. It's worked well for me.
 
2017-06-08 09:35:49 PM  
Hmm. Author must not have a remote control. Keeps my BP stable, and my booze consumption is at an all week time low.
 
2017-06-08 09:47:05 PM  
It's like a solar eclipse. You can't directly look otherwise it will severely hurt you.
 
2017-06-08 10:24:12 PM  
I just finished a great bottle of beer, so I'm getting a kick out of these posts

/Seriously... Lagunitas Lager
//not bad
///not as good as Amador Dirty Blonde, but not bad
 
2017-06-08 10:27:32 PM  
The Republicans seem to want most of the country to die, and they're taking a two-pronged approach with denying health care on one side and massively increasing booze consumption on the other

/Will we get Trickle-Down-Jesus or Giant Meteor first?
 
2017-06-08 11:10:02 PM  
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2017-06-08 11:17:18 PM  
After comey's testimony today, the one's with the drinking problem should be the republicans....

as for the author of this blog post - invest in weed, ya idjit.  yeesh.
 
2017-06-08 11:31:48 PM  

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I expected this first.
 
2017-06-08 11:33:21 PM  
Who the hell reads this garbage?
 
2017-06-08 11:35:21 PM  
"Trump creates more jobs in the beer, wine, and spirits sectors."
 
2017-06-08 11:36:23 PM  

Redh8t: "Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us,"

Get fuct..


This is what tipped me off that the entire article was (bad) satire.
 
2017-06-08 11:37:58 PM  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 363x479]


*eye twitch*

Alcohol is a solvent. That means it's only part of the solution.
 
2017-06-08 11:39:13 PM  
If politics is driving you to drink, then it's time you stop following politics. Seriously, aside from voting, nothing you do is going to make any difference anyway. All your ranting, raving, internet forum/blog posts, arguments with friends and family... none of it will ever change a damn thing.
 
2017-06-08 11:44:18 PM  
She has a daily beer and talks about alcohlism?
 
2017-06-08 11:46:29 PM  
Apparently, American Addiction Centers would like you to believe a one-beer-a-day habit is reason to check-in to a $3,500/week treatment program.
 
2017-06-08 11:48:34 PM  

farkingismybusiness: A whole beer a night! This lady has a death wish!


fusillade762: Redh8t: "Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us,"

Get fuct..

Yeah, if all you're concerned about is saving money just switch to vodka. It's worked well for me.


Heehee... I got to where I'd kill a 750mL bottle of vodak a night and get truly pissed.  Pissed that I'd have to scrounge up another ~$8 tomorrow to sneak-buy another bottle without my wife finding out.
 
2017-06-08 11:49:13 PM  
Hmmm. I was expecting more MRAs in this thread . Well, the night's not over yet.
 
2017-06-08 11:49:16 PM  
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2017-06-08 11:53:16 PM  
Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us

it was a perfectly reasonable idea


Does not compute.
 
2017-06-08 11:53:36 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Drinking doesn't help with anxiety or anger.  Sounds like the author should look into some weed.  That's been extremely helpful with the sheer absurdity of what's happening.


Alcohol directly drives the same portions of the brain that Ativan, an anti anxiety med, drives.

So yes, alcohol (in moderation) is an anxiety med
 
2017-06-08 11:59:26 PM  

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What a pisser.
 
2017-06-08 11:59:30 PM  
1910's: World War I... people weathered the storm
1920's: Stock market crash; fortunes lost... people weathered the storm
1930's: Great depression.. .people weathered the storm
1940's: WWII... people weathered the storm
1950's: Korean war/cold war... people weathered the storm
1960's: Vietnam conflict... people weathered the storm
1970's: Watergate/Disco music... people weathered the storm
1980's: Cold war in full swing; threat of nuclear war... people weathered the storm
1990's: Genocide in Africa; Bosnia... people weathered the storm
2000's: 9/11; Katrina; Iraq/Afganistan... people weathered the storm
2016: Your preferred presidential candidate didn't get elected... all is lost
 
2017-06-09 12:00:22 AM  

equusdc: Apparently, American Addiction Centers would like you to believe a one-beer-a-day habit is reason to check-in to a $3,500/week treatment program.


Sweet!  I got a bargain at $9500 for 30 days!

If she's worried that she's starting to use it as a crutch and has a family history of alcoholism, well I guess it's healthy for her to keep an eye on it.

I grew up knowing that both my grandfathers died in their 50s of alcoholism, but from the first time I drank, it was always to drink as much as I could choke down, afford and/or get away with.  There's an ON switch, but the OFF switch is defective.
 
2017-06-09 12:01:22 AM  
"Let's cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us," he suggested.
"Okay," I replied-it was a perfectly reasonable idea


You're already farking monsters and I hope your house burns down.

/I may be drunk
//May?
///Three beers a week is just sad.
 
2017-06-09 12:07:35 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: 2016: Your preferred presidential candidate didn't get elected... all is lost


Account created:2017-06-08 23:01:14 (1 hour ago)

*waves @ putin*
 
2017-06-09 12:07:50 AM  

equusdc: Apparently, American Addiction Centers would like you to believe a one-beer-a-day habit is reason to check-in to a $3,500/week treatment program.


I would be surprised if a mental health professional reads that article and says "Oh you're fine, keep drinking, nothing to worry about." She's right at the recommended limit for drinking, which is seven drinks a week for women.* If she's having panic attacks, something is up even if it's not the booze. Maybe she feels threatened, insecure, suicidal, etc. and the beer thing is just the tip of the iceberg.

*That's assuming she's drinking 12oz of 5% ABV beer and not something stronger, like a 22oz malt liquor.
 
2017-06-09 12:09:01 AM  

Weaver95: Thong_of_Zardoz: 2016: Your preferred presidential candidate didn't get elected... all is lost

Account created:2017-06-08 23:01:14 (1 hour ago)

*waves @ putin*


Hey, what happened to the 24 hour waiting period?
 
2017-06-09 12:10:47 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Redh8t: LowbrowDeluxe: stilted: You drink because you want to drink

I eat because I want to eat.  I breathe because I need air and want to live.  I take a shiat because I want to waste time at work.

Useless farking P90x douchebro AA solipsistic bullshiat.  "Have you ever tried just not being upset?  See?  My uber manly super macho nothing affects me Ur-philosophy can solve anything!  Clearly everyone else is just too lame or weak to 'get it' and just how simple all of reality is when you're as simple minded as a pinhead."

Congratulations on making it to step twelve! Hats off!

/don't take it out on everyone else...

Don't even get me started on those assholes.


...I did quit drinking again a bit back.  After 5 years dry SOMETHING around the beginning of the year made me MAGICALLY suddenly WANT to drink again.  But it was getting to the point where even telling myself it didn't count if I only bought it once a paycheck and didn't buy more when it ran out wasn't quite covering the fact that I was reaching the point of spending the larger part of every other weekend and maybe a couple weeknights if I skip eating a bit buzzed.

So, yeah, your slashie is probably pretty spot on.  But still, screw those people.


I don't drink - it doesn't do anything good for me - and a few years back i learned its a depressant, so that really killed it for me.

But I wonder.. if drinking helps you in some way, and you can still function, and do what you need to do, why stop?
 
2017-06-09 12:11:29 AM  

SansNeural: Weaver95: Thong_of_Zardoz: 2016: Your preferred presidential candidate didn't get elected... all is lost

Account created:2017-06-08 23:01:14 (1 hour ago)

*waves @ putin*

Hey, what happened to the 24 hour waiting period?


Indeed. I've gotten [discussion of time-out omitted] longer than Mr. Thong has had an account.
 
2017-06-09 12:12:55 AM  

SansNeural: Weaver95: Thong_of_Zardoz: 2016: Your preferred presidential candidate didn't get elected... all is lost

Account created:2017-06-08 23:01:14 (1 hour ago)

*waves @ putin*

Hey, what happened to the 24 hour waiting period?


dunno.  damn shame its not still in place tho.
 
2017-06-09 12:24:18 AM  
I switched from beer to Vodka and russian hookers. Make us great again.
 
2017-06-09 12:26:38 AM  
Those are rookie numbers.
 
2017-06-09 12:26:58 AM  
Nice hot day today, so my end-of-day libation is a quarter lime, a can of tonic, and sufficient gin to dilute that tonic...
 
2017-06-09 12:37:26 AM  
What a bunch ..
 
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