Day: November 18, 2008

Republican party: ship of fools

“The Economist”: on why the Republican party lost. Their lack of ideas:

bq. The Republicans lost the battle of ideas even more comprehensively than they lost the battle for educated votes, marching into the election armed with nothing more than slogans. Energy? Just drill, baby, drill. Global warming? Crack a joke about Ozone Al. Immigration? Send the bums home. Torture and Guantánamo? Wear a T-shirt saying you would rather be water-boarding. Ha ha. During the primary debates, three out of ten Republican candidates admitted that they did not believe in evolution.

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Anheuser-Busch is foreign beer

It’s official, InBev has completed its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. America now makes only the best beers in the world. Of the top 50 breweries in America, here are my favorites and their ranking in size:

1 Boston Beer Co. Boston MA
2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA
7 Deschutes Brewery, Inc. Bend OR
9 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River OR
13 Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco CA
20 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido CA
21 Rogue Ales / Oregon Brewing Newport OR
25 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE
28 The Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma CA
44 Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Boonville CA
46 North Coast Brewing Co. Inc. Fort Bragg CA