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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:10 AM
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Fox News: Obama drunk!!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon May-23-11 10:13 AM by nmbluesky
President Obama took a rare public drink at a bar in Moneygall on Monday, telling the Irish there that he thoroughly enjoyed the Guinness.

"I just want you to know that the president pays his bar tab," Obama said as he gulped down the Irish specialty, the cameras flashing and rolling. He said of the beer, "It is delicious."
http://www.politico.com/politico44/
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:14 AM
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1. Oh boy...
they never give up.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:16 AM
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2. Getting us back no doubt
for all of our accusations and insinuations that Bush was (back) on the sauce during his (P)residency. :eyes:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:23 AM
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3. Well, Guinness is one heck of a lot stronger than most American beer
So, if I quickly gulped down a pint, I might just be a bit "happy." ;)
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:50 AM
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10. No - quite the reverse
Edited on Mon May-23-11 10:51 AM by dmallind
Most non-beer fans assume this (many think strength = color, but that's just a factor of how the malts are roasted). Guinness however is a pretty low alcohol brew at 4.2% ABV compared to standard US brews like Budweiser, wher 5.0 is the norm. Normal British "session" beers range from 3.3 to 4.6. Anything stronger is usually a premium beer.

It's actually lower in calories than most non-light beers too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser_ (Anheuser-Busch)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:22 PM
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22. Right, also in the UK they are taxed by alcohol content, so their beers tend to be weaker.
The import Guinness Stout is stronger than the domestic product. That doesn't mean its any less tasty.... yum!
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 06:37 PM
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36. Guinness is an Irish stout. Try an Imperial Stout.
Imperial Stouts are the really strong ones!

They were originally a gift from England to the Russian czars, which meant that 1., they had to survive a long sea voyage back in the days of wooden ships and sails, and 2., they had to keep the Russians warm in their long winters, thus Imperial Stout is made with an ABV close to 10%.
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:18 AM
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46. More times than I should have
Amongst the BBrits, I prefer Samuel Smiths for these.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:18 PM
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25. I didn't see him gulp it down. In the video posted here on DU, it looks like he
simply drank part of it...not a very big part, but enough to show he wasn't pretending to drink it. So did Michelle. Why not show Americans that you can drink sensibly and not pound it down?
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 04:46 PM
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34. Actually, the Irish are proudly making much of him "downing" it...
"He's the first president I've seen drink the black stuff like he's not ashamed of something."

DUBLIN Downing a Guinness is a rite of passage for any visitor to Ireland, but too often the VIPs, including some U.S. presidents, disappoint the Emerald Isle. Not President Barack Obama... he didn't hesitate Monday when offered a pint of the dark brew. Obama downed it in four slurps and won cheers across Ireland for it.

"The president actually killed his pint! He gets my vote," said Christy O'Sullivan, a government clerical worker who was taking a long lunch break to watch live TV coverage of Obama's visit to Moneygall, the tiny village where his maternal great-great-great grandfather lived and worked. "He's the first president I've actually seen drink the black stuff like he's not ashamed of something."

Previous American presidents didn't fare as well as Obama. In 1984, Ronald Reagan rejected the Guinness and instead posed for photographers with a pint of Smithwicks, a locally brewed red ale. He didn't finish it. In 2006, George W. Bush, a recovering alcoholic who drinks non-alcoholic beer, wasn't asked to pose with a pint of Guinness at all. Many expected more from Bill Clinton, but ended up deeply disappointed. In 1995, Clinton stopped at a Dublin pub bearing his family's Irish name of Cassidy but barely sipped his stout. Aides said he didn't want to be photographed drinking anything alcoholic, but the resultant image was hardly an endorsement of the product. Clinton had abandoned his almost full half-pint.

But on Monday, an American president finally savored his pint the way a local expects. Audiences watching the moment deliciously drawn out by Obama for close to a minute shouted encouragement at their TVs and cheered as he took a hearty swallow and polished it off. Mrs. Obama drank her half-pint, then got behind the bar herself and pulled two pints.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/white-house-notebo...
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 06:36 PM
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35. that's nice. I like that!
wonderful about Michelle getting behind the bar and pulling a draft!

This does WONDERS for our foreign relations! It is so nice...
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 08:04 PM
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41. hlthe2b
hlthe2b

Wel, Guiness aren't that strong, but great beer... The few times I have been on the british isles, Guiness have been a beer I have tasted with pleasure.. In fact one of the first times I was drunk it was in Ireland, on Guiness... I even danced Riil (a irish folk dance) in the middle of the pub.. Great joy... Wel the day after wasen't that funny, but the evening was great.. It was in 1997 so it some years ago.. Guiness is dark beer but really good, full of taste..

And I doubt mr Obama would be drunk on one beer.. Maybe if he had been drinking a few beers he might be little "tipsy" but on one beer, you are not able to be drunk..

Diclotican
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:01 PM
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42. I said I might be on one beer--no that Obama would... n/t
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:03 AM
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44.  hlthe2b
hlthe2b

Hehe, he is just an human the US president... And Guiness is a great drink ;)

Diclotican
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:25 AM
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4. More projection.
Hey you fucking repukes assholes, BUSH was drunk, and still is, pretty much constantly.
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:32 AM
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8. Bush doesn't know how drink..
Obama knows how to way drink..
because he is a part of irish!!!!
:) :toast:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:25 AM
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5. Oops...there it goes... Exhibit A!
Edited on Mon May-23-11 10:29 AM by jefferson_dem
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:31 AM
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7. the irish always drink Guinness
be proud of irish!!!
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:44 PM
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23. Well, except when they drink Murphy's...
Slainte! :beer:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:29 AM
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6. one more reason to like him...
he drinks Guinness. :toast:
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:33 AM
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9. before OBAMA visits Moneygall,, no sunny... rain.... but Obama comes
Edited on Mon May-23-11 10:34 AM by nmbluesky
sunny and more warm!!!!!
:)
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:56 AM
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11. Pres O can imbibe unlike dry drunk George W. Douche.
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:58 AM
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12. When in Rome, do as the Romans do !!
Edited on Mon May-23-11 11:16 AM by Mr. Sparkle
it would be impolite, otherwise. :)
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:03 AM
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13. WAIT!! I thought Muslims
couldn't drink alcohol? Clearly this was staged... it was just foam covered coffee in that mug... he would never actually drink alcohol... right?
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:14 PM
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19. DUzy
:rofl:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:06 AM
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14. I did not see a reference of FOX in the article or a statement that Obama was drunk.
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:16 AM
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16. it's a joke..
I made some fun of Fox News..
sorry mislead..
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nenagh Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:07 AM
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15. for the best stew you'll ever make...
add a bottle of Guinness and maybe a little red wine.. :)

Pres Obama looks great drinking a pint..
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:29 AM
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18. if you like your corned beef braised instead of boiled
you have to, have to use guinness, or at least another good stout, for the braising liquid. st patrick's day rule in my house.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 07:39 PM
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39. Thanks, I'll have to try that!
But then, what to do with the other five? :)

:beer:
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AndiMer Donating Member (164 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:17 AM
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17. If he starts watching Fox News, THEN we'll know he's drunk!
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:17 PM
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20. But he's a Mooslim and they don't drink!
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 07:40 PM
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40. I think you mean Muslin! :) nt
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:19 PM
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21. Sweet, sweet, mother's milk in a delicate nonic glass....
He's right--it does taste better over there...
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:49 PM
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24. People voted for Bush because they wanted to drink a beer with him.
Republicans are such fucking hypocrites...
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:22 PM
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26. I know, their party logo is in the dictionary by the word hypocrite
I'd much rather have a beer with Obama than with Dubya.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:28 PM
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28. He and I would have the geekiest, nerdiest conversation in the history of ever.
He's One of Us.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:57 PM
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29. I thought Dumbya was a "dry alcoholic"? Whatever, we all know that he's still a drunk...
...and exhibits alcoholic behaviors, such as blaming everyone else for his screw-ups.



NOTE: I'm well aware that not all alcoholics are like Dumbya--thank God--but often unreformed alcoholics tend to exhibit this kind of behavior.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:25 PM
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27. I know you're joking, but right-wingers did precisely that to President Lula years ago.
Lula sang the praises for a local cachaa during a public appearance and the smear machine ran away with it. With exactly ZERO evidence of him ever having had any problems with alcohol. Rabid anti-PT and anti-Lula people still refer to him as "illiterate drunk". Classy.

So, yeah, I can see that happening.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 03:33 PM
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30. This is what drunk looks like
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 04:16 PM
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32. ha ha ha ha
look at Bush jr
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 03:36 PM
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31. Love this Pic
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 04:17 PM
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33. Obama knows how be act as Irish!!!!
we called Black Irish..
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 07:04 PM
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37. Here's another
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Vattel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 10:06 PM
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43. He looks kinda fucked up
Just kidding.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 07:32 PM
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38. The President can have a beer (AND kill Bin Laden). "Beer summit" -anyone? pretzel? - anyone
What a steaming load Fox News is
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:12 AM
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45. So what does it mean, that nobody has yet sent.
Edited on Tue May-24-11 07:13 AM by RandomThoughts
The beer and travel money that is due to me.

And what would be the proper reaction to that?


I am glad he has fun at the local bars around there and goes out and sees the people, did you hear what the bartender said, that bar been in his family for four generations. Those are the bars I liked to go to, owned by a group that cares about there establishment. And being around people is important for politicians to keep a sense of why they are part of a governance.

His speech was pretty good, and he did mention that he was feeling the beer in the speech, nothing wrong with that.
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