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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:33 PM
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time to boycott Coors
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/election/article/...

Yet another Republican business to boycott.

list others here if you want.

There are probably some Democratic beers out there. You can list Democratic donor businesses here as well.
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happyending Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:38 PM
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1. American beers suck
Try Steinlager from New Zealand.
Or, if you live in a place that has a real liquor store,
see if you can't get some Bittburger.

I owe this bit of wisdom to the United States Army.

I spent 1977-1978 in Nuremburg and learned what good beer is.

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:44 PM
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4. In Hawai'i, Steinlager is among the beers of choice
not surprising inasmuch as New Zealand (Aotearoa) is part of Polynesia.

Never saw it on the mainland, but here it is available even at 7-Eleven, as well as in bars, etc. Yum!
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happyending Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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9. steinlager
I was in the local grocery store, here in Silver City, New Mexico
and an old man, a white haired old man, gave me the tip to try
Steinlager.

Man! That's a REAL beer.

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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:20 AM
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32. I used to drink it when i lived in Atlanta. Can't find it in PA.
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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:58 PM
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14. No, no, no!
There are microbrews of excellent quality! Try Hop Devil from Victory if you are in the Philly area -- or prit-near anything from Dogfish Head -- on the other coast, Rogue produces some great brews -- I could go on at length if my memory had not been destroyed by beer!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:38 PM
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22. "Real liquor store?"
You can get Bitburger anywhere. I can get it at the grocery store.

Now, Lindeman's Geueze "Marriage Parfait," THAT's a beer.
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happyending Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:37 PM
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29. envy
I've been living in Silver City, New Mexico this past year.

It's like an hour and a half away from the Mexican border.

Man, it's like 5 hours to Albuquerque! 

We don't even HAVE a liquor store. LOL.

I'll just have to dream about Lindeman's Geueze
"Marriage Parfait".

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LagaLover Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 06:31 AM
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37. Bittburger is an average beer at best
The German equivalent of Bud; it may have been great in the late 70's, but it's expansion has left it lacking as of late. Germany has MANY beers that are lots better than Bittburger. Also, many American microbrews and craft beers are outstanding. If you haven't, try some of the Sam Adams line of beers.
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happyending Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 05:48 PM
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56. all right
OK, I will. But I have been sceptical of
Sam Adams. I don't know why. Hey, maybe
I have been a victim of my own prejudice.
I'll give it a try.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:39 PM
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2. That won't be hard at all. Coors beer is horrible.
Coors is one notch above Milwaukee's Best beer in terms of taste. If I ever tasted urine, I know it would probably taste like Coors.

Yeccccch.

Terry
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:39 PM
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3. boycotted them YEARS ago
Coors is PISS-Water :puke:
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:52 PM
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13. It's the mountain stream water
that makes it taste like mountain goat piss.
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:07 PM
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17. mountain stream water.....
....their brewery in Golden, CO. is just down the road from the Rocky Flats plutonium trigger factory. Drink that piss-water and you just might glow in the dark.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:45 PM
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5. Easy...Coors Sucks!!!
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:45 PM
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6. Coors has always been anti-Union, anti-Democrat, never drank it.
:dem: :kick:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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11. And anti-gay. There was a boycott in the gay community of Coors beer
That lasted for years. Joseph Coors was a vile ultra-right winger who contributed to anti-gay causes and organizations.
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:14 PM
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19. Didn't know that, thanks for the information.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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7. I'm in. I boycott Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing, too.
And I've been boycotting RJ Reynolds (at least the tobacco division) for over a year, too.

so easy when you don't drink....
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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8. Try some British beer, instead.
I can highly recommend Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager. Or Newcastle Brown Ale. Or Mackeson's Triple Stout.

Or go with a German wheat beer.

Just about anything is going to be better than a major American brewery's lager.
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PragMantisT Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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10. That stuff is Gawd Awful
Always hated it.

Not to mention that the family has a long history of reactionary politics.

Adolf the patriarch was a Nazi.
Another was a Reagan supporter a la put all non-conformists (hippies) in concentration camps like Japanese-Americans in WWII.

Real scum bags.

And their beer suck too.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:48 PM
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12. Oh, I forgot...
Remember this BudLite Add???


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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:01 PM
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15. In a DC hotel not long ago,
in the bar, a gent with a slight German accent asked about beer.

"We have Coors, Coors light, Miller Light, Bud ...."

"But you haff no beer, yes?"

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happyending Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:07 PM
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18. no bier
"We have Coors, Coors light, Miller Light, Bud ...."

Yep. Sounds like they have no beer.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:01 PM
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16. I've been boycotting them for years. Mostly because their stuff is swill!
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:23 PM
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31. True. Without having tried piss, I'd imagine piss is better.
Amazingly there was a period in the 1970's during which people went out of their way to buy Coors, which wasn't then available on the East Coast. It was amazing marketing, and a sign from God that people are really capable of thinking that weakly colored water with a spritz of alcohol is somehow exceptionally cool.
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clonebot Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:24 PM
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20. fuller's e.s.b.
yea!! im mormon so i'm really not supposed to drink, but a nice european ale once in a while really hits the spot.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:35 PM
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21. Big Beer sucks...
Stay away from those nasty corporate thug brews!

There are plenty of wonderful microbrews right here in the USA, and I don't know of any who are so greedy that they try to buy each other out and eliminate competition. After all, there's plenty of room for more good beer!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:41 PM
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23. "Big Beer sucks?"
You are aware, GoG, that Guinnes is a HUGE brewing concern...?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:32 PM
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27. Yes I am...
That's why I don't put much of my beer money into it.

At least Guinness, for all that it is a concern, has some flavor to it; which is more than I can say for the A/B league of brews.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:20 PM
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25. Guinness is a huge corporate brewer
and a multinational
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:33 PM
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28. see above post
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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:26 PM
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52. But Guinness, after all
is the orginal big beer. Also, they practically invented applied statistics, and who likes that?
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Liberal Christian Donating Member (746 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:44 PM
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24. There has never been a time NOT to boycott Coors
Not only is it owned by fascists, it's just bad beer.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 PM
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26. Way ahead of you, I'd never drink that garbage.
Coors absolutely sucks.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:13 PM
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30. Coors tastes like piss!
F-in Pabst Blue Ribbon! (to paraphrase "Blue Velvet").

Coors is a lousy beer, and I'd rather drink Miller anyway (if I do domestic corp brew). Otherwise, it's microbrew, or obscure stuff like Rolling Rock.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 11:29 AM
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49. obscure?
dude, Rolling Rock is definitely not obscure but it is overpriced. I'm from Western PA so I know it's a "local" brew but you can find it everywhere. I even saw it in London.
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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:28 PM
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53. It's a big hit in London.
"There's a sucker born every minute."
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:22 AM
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33. Coors was boycottable at least during reagan's years,
when for some reason Mr. Reagan felt that Mr. Coors needed a top level security clearance... and Coors was doing anti-union, anti-worker, everything else BS way back then.
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 06:54 AM
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38. Joe Coors, a huge supporter of the Heritage Foundation,
was a puppet master in the Ray-Gun years. My sincere belief is that Joe Coors ran this country during the bad old Ray-Gun years.

In the late seventies and early eighties the Coors boys (Joe, Bill, Pete and Jeff) were labeled anti environment, anti union, anti gay, anti ethnic...oh hell anti ever thing. When Coors went national their positions softened somewhat for marketing reasons. Coors settled their union woes and polished up their image on other matters but the damage had been done.

Joe was the big wheel in politics. He is dead now but I suspect the right wing-nut philosophies of the family live on.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 10:38 AM
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46. wow - I knew we has in deep with the Ray-gun machine,
but didn't realize he in that deep. But I knew there had to be something, because it's just damn odd that a brewery owner should, for some reason, need a top level security clearance.

Such an evil family.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:26 AM
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34. Coors has been a union busting right wing family forever
never drank the green stinky stuff and never will
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:31 AM
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35. i've been boycotting coors for over 5 years since i found out ....
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:49 AM
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36. Been boycotting Coors since about 1980.
.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:14 AM
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39. When I was in college in the 80's....
...in Pennsylvania, the beer store we would go to was run by total redneck racists. We simply went there because it was cheap and they were rather lax. But the two brothers who ran the place always told us how all the Coors got put up front because "that company had good politics".
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mrbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:32 AM
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40. ohhhh, noooo............
went to wallymart last night in the small suv and a bought a 12-pack of coors in the gold cans.

hell can't be that bad, you might get used to it.

a wise man once told me, "fascists brew good beer".





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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:46 AM
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41. Been boycotting for years
My union father would never let that anti union beer in our house.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:46 AM
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42. boycott because of kid rock
he sucks more than the beer.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:48 AM
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43. No great sacrifice.
The Coors family & corporate attitudes have been known to some for a long time. However, I don't need an excuse to avoid their beer.

St. Arnold's is Houston's microbrewer, with a pretty good selection.


Shiner is still being brewed in Shiner, Texas. Mexico makes several very fine beers.

And I don't care how gigantic Guinness is--their product is the diametrical opposite of Coors.


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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:32 PM
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54. Shiner is distinctive, true --
if you like beer made out of strong mineral water. I guess it's an acquired taste. I like San Pellegrino, and beer made from PURE water.

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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 08:15 AM
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44. Drink Molson or Labatt's (or any foreign beers).
I don't drink beer, I like wine. Preferably Pinot Grigio.
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LagaLover Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 08:26 AM
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45. Why would you drink those? They are as piss poor as Coors...
Drink American micro-brews or craft beers, or a good German pils or bock, or French lager (Fisher is awesome), or an excellent Belgian or British ale. Not all foreign beer is good and not all American beer is crap.As a matter of fact, some American beers, like Anchor Steam from San Francisco, are rated among the very best in the world.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 10:54 AM
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47. It's always been time to boycott Coors
for so many reasons. I've been boycotting them for as long as I can remember.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 11:07 AM
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48. been boycotting since Reagan
Try any good microbrew from the northwest. The workers are generally unionized, and with outfits like Full Sail in Oregon, share ownership of the company.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 11:54 AM
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50. I've Been Boycotting Them Since I Started Drinking Beer!
That beer is horrible! Tasteless, bodiless, undercarbonated beer-flavored water.
The Professor
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:18 PM
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51. never got over Coors and its Gay discrimination .. what relation is Peter
Edited on Thu Apr-08-04 12:22 PM by cosmicdot
to Holly

guess Peter is Rove's choice to help 'save' Colorado from going to a Democrat

Cheney's daughter, Mary, worked as "the gay corporate relations manager" for Coors before getting her 6-digit salary working for Daddy's reselection - both sound rather cushy
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2000/07/29/mary/i...


Holly looks so patrician :puke:

Hon. Holland H. "Holly" Coors, Heritage Trustee Since 1998
Golden, Colorado

Ambassador Holland H. Coors is the Founder and President of Women of Our Hemisphere Achieving Together. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Adolph Coors Foundation and the Castle Rock Foundation and is active in numerous other philanthropic and civic organizations. "Holly" Coors served two terms on the United States Air Force Academy Board of Visitors under President Ronald Reagan, who also appointed her United States Ambassador to the National Year of the Americas. The Coors family of Golden, Colo., has been active in Heritages leadership since its founding.


Coors Courts Gays
The son of Coors Brewing Co.'s chairman is leading a campaign to revamp the company's anti-homosexual image -- but his family continues to quietly support far-right organizations.

By Bruce Mirken

July 13, 2001

Once boycotted nation-wide by labor, African-American and Latino groups over alleged discriminatory hiring practices and union-busting, Coors Brewing Co. has in recent years made peace with most of its critics by agreeing to change its policies. Now, the company has launched a new PR blitz to kill off the boycott's last vestiges in the gay and lesbian community -- a campaign spearheaded by the recently surfaced gay son of the company's chairman himself. But behind the happy talk, the Coors family continues to support a panoply of far-right, anti-gay groups.

~snip~

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:33 PM
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55. Haffeneffer's Private Stock!
Edited on Thu Apr-08-04 12:34 PM by rocknation
The one to have when you can't afford more than one!

:headbang:
rocknation
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