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  • The "Beer Summit": An Incredible Missed Opportunity

    If I'd been Crowley or Gates, I would have said to the other...

    "Look, the press can see us, but not hear us. Let's mess with their minds! We could do a round of 'paper, scissors, stone,' that would definitely make them go nuts! Or we could do Tai Chi moves for 15 minutes. Better yet, what if one of us kissed Joe Biden? Yeah, that's the ticket!"

    Instead, they blew their chance. Creativity in terms of pwning the entire media is sorely lacking.
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    These are great ideas. It
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      Besides this being a missed opportunity for BO to take a stand & tell critics that, "No I'm right, it was a stupid thing for the Cambridge police to do but it was also a stupid thing for HLG to play into their hands, however only one of those parties had the power to un-necessarily hassle the other.", it was also a missed opportunity for brewers all over the country to get some free ad time by offering their best products for their Peace Provoking Powers.

      Whadda we wind up with ?
      Blue Moon, Sam Adams Light (wait, what happened to the Red Stripe !), Buckler non-alcoholic & Bud Lite.
      If the Pres wanted badly to show his shared tastes with the USA public that he was willing to drink a Bud Lite, he shoulda gone all the way & had that hippest of hip trash brew, Natty Ice!

      Since it was obvious from the get-go (tho' not the Git-go) that there was going to be only one serving to each party at this non-party, I was most interested in what would become of the extras from each six-pack but that problem was solved by using some drafts...maybe that explains the lack of Red Stripe.

      One can only wonder at the sadness that Hunter Thompson didn't stick around to see this remarkable Gonzo political moment.
      I'm sure we can, however, look forward to some great ads during next Super Bowl!


      ABC coverage/ dig the camera work, I think we can see who had the extra couple bevvies!
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      • #4
        Did they even sip?

        I saw full glasses in every shot. Must of been that awful american brew...stands to reason.

        Barack, next time go with -
        "Everything is on the one"

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        • #5
          I knew that this thing was a farce from the moment it was disclosed that Sgt. Crowley was not going to bring his mother along for the meeting. Didn't Professor Gates say to Crowley, "I'll talk to yo mama?" Why was his wish not honored?

          But I agree it was a lost opportunity for badly-needed humor. Dave Chappelle will have a field day with this, I predict.

          BTW, my favorite title for this (non)event: The Audacity of Hops

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          • #6
            " Besides this being a missed opportunity for BO to take a stand & tell critics that, "No I'm right, it was a stupid thing for the Cambridge police to do but it was also a stupid thing for HLG to play into their hands, however only one of those parties had the power to un-necessarily hassle the other"

            All the cop did was check things "By the book" I'm sure police departments dont advertise to bad guys what those by the "By the book" measures are and it would be stupid to tell them what they are. Even when someone has an ID, they need multiple verifications. Who knows if the actual owner of a wallet is dead in a back room.

            Good cops follow these policies fill out reports and cover their position. If someone said they lived there like and ex husband or something, and the place is robbed, the cop wouldnt have a job the next day. Theres absolutely nothing stupid about it besides the Ahole going off on the deep end and the president inflaming the entire police force of the US. All he had to do is answer the questions and the cop who was there to protect his house would have been outta there.

            One thing I can tell you, If someone was caught breaking into my home and studio, I want the cop to hassel the hell out of them till I get there and verify who the hell they are. Seems like cops get blamed if they do their job or not by idiots.

            I think secret service guys with shot guns standing around the table would have said it all.

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            • #7

              Blue Moon, Sam Adams Light (wait, what happened to the Red Stripe !), Buckler non-alcoholic & Bud Lite.


              Apparently a Congressman from MA lobbied Gates to switch from Red Stripe to Sam Adams since it's made in MA.
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              • #8
                Can't believe Obama invited Biden to an event where he would be allowed to consume alcohol. No telling what he might blurt out.
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                • #9
                  XKCD's take:

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                  • #10
                    Great cartoon.

                    Whatever on the beer thing. I agree with Craig. Coulda been a cool moment.
                    Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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                      All the cop did was check things "By the book" I'm sure police departments dont advertise to bad guys what those by the "By the book" measures are and it would be stupid to tell them what they are. Even when someone has an ID, they need multiple verifications. Who knows if the actual owner of a wallet is dead in a back room.

                      Good cops follow these policies fill out reports and cover their position. If someone said they lived there like and ex husband or something, and the place is robbed, the cop wouldnt have a job the next day. Theres absolutely nothing stupid about it besides the Ahole going off on the deep end and the president inflaming the entire police force of the US. All he had to do is answer the questions and the cop who was there to protect his house would have been outta there.


                      I do think it was an over-reaction on Gates' part, but I wouldn't necessarily judge him too harshly. It's a rather widely-held notion among black people in America that cops can't be trusted, and many have had first-hand experiences which re-inforce these beliefs. I'm sure Gates was carrying around some anger about past experiences that he may have wrongly directed at this particular cop. Doesn't really justify it, but I kinda understand why he reacted that way. Not to mention the added insult of being arrested in his own house, which I think would be enough to piss anybody off.

                      I think it was just an unfortunate misunderstanding that got blown way out of proportion, in part thanks to Obama. I'm still trying to figure out what possessed the president to make that comment at that particular moment. The final comment of a press conference on health care--it was so horribly timed. He could've just easily just said "I'll wait to comment until I know all the facts." Call me overly cynical, but I wonder if it was planned. Perhaps he knew his health care reform bill was in trouble, so this was a strategy of "hey--look over there." And presto--health care reform gets buried in the news cycle, while the media shifts their focus to speculation of what brew of beer they're going to have. If so, brilliant move on Obama's part. Sucks for the rest of us, though.
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                      • #12
                        Barack, next time go with -


                        Why replace an awful American brew with an awful Dutch brew? Go with a good American one:


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                        • #13
                          Trader Joe's started carrying Oranjeboom - another Dutch beer - about $6 a six pack. Try that as an alternative to Heineken.

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                          • #14
                            "Call me overly cynical, but I wonder if it was planned. Perhaps he knew his health care reform bill was in trouble, so this was a strategy of "hey--look over there." And presto--health care reform gets buried in the news cycle, while the media shifts their focus to speculation of what brew of beer they're going to have. If so, brilliant move on Obama's part. Sucks for the rest of us, though".

                            True the back pedal, double dodge routine is getting old. I'll be glad when they're all on vacation. I get sick of hearing their big yaps all over the place.
                            Next thing we have to look forward to is the economy crater when they get back like last year.

                            I kind of missed out on last years. I spent 10 days in the dark with no power after last years Hurricane. Just finished doing repairs a few weeks ago, just in time for this years season.

                            Its amazing though. With all the damage done, I didnt see a single dime of bailout offered, (nor would I take it). All I got was a nice property tax increase and a company wise %5 decrease in pay. They're all Bastards.
                            I guess they wont be happy till we're all living in tents.

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                            • #15
                              Re: the below, I'll not try to turn this into a wrangle that should be on the Political Forum but anyone who's dealt with an angry homeowner on their own property or with a manipulative cop knows the what/why/how of this.
                              I notice that you seemed not to appreciate that I blamed both the cop & Gates for taking things too far; also that you seem to have something going for police (maybe a family member?) cause you zipped right past the humor in my post...in any case, that's OK.
                              Many police do a terrific job that most of us wouldn't/couldn't but to deny the facts when they go off the rails is wrong.
                              Contact me by PM if you wish to discuss further, OK ? Maybe we can get together for some cheap beer ?

                              Back to the theme, WTF's Bucklers ?


                              " Besides this being a missed opportunity for BO to take a stand & tell critics that, "No I'm right, it was a stupid thing for the Cambridge police to do but it was also a stupid thing for HLG to play into their hands, however only one of those parties had the power to un-necessarily hassle the other"

                              All the cop did was check things "By the book" I'm sure police departments dont advertise to bad guys what those by the "By the book" measures are and it would be stupid to tell them what they are. Even when someone has an ID, they need multiple verifications. Who knows if the actual owner of a wallet is dead in a back room.

                              Good cops follow these policies fill out reports and cover their position. If someone said they lived there like and ex husband or something, and the place is robbed, the cop wouldnt have a job the next day. Theres absolutely nothing stupid about it besides the Ahole going off on the deep end and the president inflaming the entire police force of the US. All he had to do is answer the questions and the cop who was there to protect his house would have been outta there.

                              One thing I can tell you, If someone was caught breaking into my home and studio, I want the cop to hassel the hell out of them till I get there and verify who the hell they are. Seems like cops get blamed if they do their job or not by idiots.

                              I think secret service guys with shot guns standing around the table would have said it all.
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