Late Morning Links

Friday, October 12th, 2012

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15 Responses to “Late Morning Links”

  1. #1 |  Endless Mike | 

    This one was in my backyard – I guess I naively thought we rolled a little differently in Montana.

  2. #2 |  jb | 

    It’s not about alcohol content, its about it’s origin.

  3. #3 |  Matt | 

    I never get this whole mentality of “oh no SUPER STRONG BEER”. Do these people know what hard liquor is? If you drink a bottle of that I think you’ll also exceed your “daily alcohol unit guideline” or whatever nonsense they are talking about. I’m pretty sure a bottle of wine will also sail straight over that guideline as well, as the wine will be in a larger container and will also have more ABV.

    Also I think it is sad that apparently in Britain 9% ABV is considered “super strong”. I imagine these people would pass out if they went to the beer section of any American liquor store. I suppose that is the nature of health and safety people, though; they live in an alternate universe from the rest of us.

  4. #4 |  blank reg | 


    I don’t believe it’s so much about origin as class. There are plenty of strong beers (ex. – most Belgian ale) that have been around for centuries, not to mention wine. But the beers are usually pretty expensive and wine isn’t usually a working class drink. The reporter who wrote the article is a snob – “you lower class yahoos can only take so much alchohol at a time, so stick with cheap swill and leave the potent stuff to those of us with the breeding to handle it.”

  5. #5 |  mrk2 | 

    Officer Rodriguez was asleep in the back seat when the gun went off, the police said. The blast woke her, and she identified herself as an officer, the police said.

    Officer Rodriguez was on restricted duty because she was arrested in June and accused of shoplifting.

  6. #6 |  B Mac | 

    Super strength lager is a huge problem here in Asheville NC. Small batch semi-underground garage like breweries are constantly shifting their production faster than beer watchdogs can monitor. Many brew-dealers introduce “flavors” like apricot, banana, blueberry, pumpkin, coffee and even chocolate, to seduce new customers and even women into a life of beer swilling. Since it’s friday I will attempt to infiltrate one of these dens, called “tasting rooms”. Hope my hipster jeans fit.

  7. #7 |  M | 

    There’s a daily maximum recommended alcohol intake in Britain? I thought there was only a minimum cause the place is so depressing. Dark days for a former purveyor of daily ale rations for wards of the state.

  8. #8 |  The Late Andy Rooney | 

    blank reg: The focus on class is nothing new, either. It happened in England in the 18th century with the crackdown on gin, which at the time was associated more with working class people. Or look at the current hysteria over Fourloko.

  9. #9 |  En Passant | 

    From the “NYC police team” article:

    The two passengers in the car, which was traveling eastbound and had recently left a Queens nightclub called the Ice Lounge, included a woman who worked as bartender at the club and a female off-duty police officer. The police said the off-duty officer had been asleep in the back seat and did not witness the shooting.

    Sound asleep the whole time. Right.

  10. #10 |  derfel cadarn | 

    The real issue with the licensing is the ridiculous things one needs a license to do. The government at any level has no place in 95% of what they license other than to raise money. You are correct it is BULLSHIT.

  11. #11 |  Mario | 

    I’m going to guess that drug dealers break into homes from time to time (to perhaps terrorize rivals, or rob them, or deal with people who have double-crossed them in one way or the other). But here’s what I would like to know.

    I’d like to see stats on how many times drug deals break into the wrong home, and compare that to the stats generated by police.

  12. #12 |  Bob | 

    NYC police team takes a detour on the way to a drug raid, pulls over an unarmed man, kills him.

    This one goes into the “WTF?” category. Are you telling me these clowns, who were on the way to a raid, just HAPPENED to come across a car with an off duty female cop in the back seat and decided to pull it over and shoot the driver?

    I also like the touch that the Police goon squad was not just on their way to a raid, they were also coming from a different raid.

  13. #13 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    “The police said the off-duty officer had been asleep in the back seat and did not witness the shooting.”

    Bullshit. So she slept through what was probably a pretty loud exchange between the ESU guys and the driver and only woke up AFTER the shooting. Officer Rodriguez was already on thin ice. Wonder if anyone told her to shut up or she’ll never return to work (she shouldn’t anyway, based on the prior incidents)? Or maybe there was a Serpicoesque mention of the winding up in the East River if she didn’t play ball. Never, ever underestimate the NYPD.

  14. #14 |  Linda | 

    Man raided/dog killed – They do not even bother to report any sort of reasoning behind the dog being killed. No explanation. No claim of charging or lunging or anything. Just that the dog was killed. Pathetic that it is just the “norm” now.
    Unarmed man killed in NY – So this man is dead now because he may or may not have made a “movement” in the car? A movement……. This is just very sad. Very sad.

  15. #15 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    I wonder how the reporter of that surveillance camera story managed to type and lick boots at the same time.