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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:01 PM
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Delay's seat: From bad to worse (if you're a repuke)
SUGAR LAND, Texas (UPI) -- The withdrawal of former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, from his re-election campaign may cost the Republicans the seat in Congress, it was reported.

DeLay's withdrawal was intended to let the party handpick someone else to run in his place, but ended up leaving the party with no choice but to coalesce around a write-in candidate, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. But three contenders have declared their write-in candidacies and the hope of the party backing a single candidate has essentially vanished, the newspaper said.

One top state Republican, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, is urging Republicans to consider voting for the Libertarian candidate on Nov. 7.

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2006/august/0821_delay_seat....

SNICKER. And this is from a WACKO RIGHT news source. They're crying in their 3.2 beer over there. And it couldn't happen to a nicer pack of nazis.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:05 PM
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1. This is actually from UPI . . .
Explains the absence of spittle on my screen after having read it.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:08 PM
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2. Nevertheless, it's really, really sweet
It would be great to see Henry Hyde and Tom Delay, two of the worst people in the entire world, have to watch their seats go Dem.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:13 PM
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3. They still make 3.2 beer?
I used to drink that in Ohio twenty years ago (because it was the , but they elimated it quite a few years ago. Do they still make that stuff?

lo-test beer.

:shrug:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:17 PM
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4. I think most domestic beer is approx 3.2% alcohol
The Ice beer is about 5%. It is quite hard to ferment more than that in beer. Wine can be fermented to around 10-12% but then yoiu start getting into fortified wine which is alcohol added. :shrug:
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cannibals are neat Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:23 PM
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5. most domestic beer
is 5.0%, ice beer is closer to 6%. high gravity beer is even higher. regardless, you can actually ferment up to about 14% in beer.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:26 PM
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6. Welcome to DU!!!
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cannibals are neat Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:05 PM
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9. thank you
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:36 PM
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12. Samuel Adams actually has a 25% beer!
http://www.samueladams.com/world_of_beer.aspx

They call it "Extreme Beer" and it's made in very limited quantities, and thus hard to find, but it does exist. Your typical microbrews range from 5.0 to 6.7% alcohol depending on the variety. India Pale Ales (IPA) usually seem to run a little higher in alcohol content and the lagers and pilsners ("yellow" beer) are on the lower end of the spectrum.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:37 PM
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7. Coors lite, Bud lite, etc are all below 3.2%
Most commodity "rice beers" like Budweiser come in at about 3.2%, IIRC. At the other end there is Dortmunder and East India Pale Ale. In Washington, they label the East India Pale Ale with the alcohol content. I remember some slow mornings after two of those evil brews.
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cannibals are neat Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:12 PM
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10. i beg to differ
PBR, Bud, South Paw, Coors, etc... are all 5% as long as you're not in a 3.2% state. They ship their 3.2% beer to 3.2% states and the 5% stuff everywhere else. But if you really want a strong brew, try barley wine...it tastes like death, but the abv is usually between 12% and 14%. Belgan ale has a pretty good taste and usually falls between 9% and 12%. If you're looking for a cheap drunk without a malt liquor headache, I recommend Steel Reserve 211 (high gravity). $1.09 after tax for a 24 oz can, 8.1% alcohol, probably the most bang for your buck.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:11 PM
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11. Brador up in Canada has quite a kick
I forget the content, but it was close to 8. Maybe 6.9.
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:39 PM
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13. They have an 8.5% English Porter in BC
Made by Okanagan Springs. It's pretty good.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:48 PM
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14. I was trying to find that last summer when I was in Vancouver
My Canadian cousin swears by it.
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cannibals are neat Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:08 PM
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15. Molson XXX
is also a little stronger at around 7.3%.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:00 PM
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8. Yes, it has gone from good to better for Texas ...
and the rest of the U.S. with regard to this seat.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:11 PM
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16. This is actually great news.
If the GOP can't rally round one write in candidate, then that pretty much assures Nick Lampson (Democrat) of winning. I'm stunned sometimes at how stupid Republicans are.
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