Beer controls the world and Epstein didn't kill himself. The best, funniest, and truest meme of the year. It's clear that while Epstein didn't kill himself, nobody can be sure who did. Was it the Clintons? Was it Trump or one of his supporters? Maybe it was one of the other rich powerful men who paid for access to teenage girls. There's likely a variety of people who wanted to silence Epstein. We may never find out who did it, but if we don't keep asking, we'll never find out.

This is a doozy of a conspiracy and you can bet that the Global Beer Industrial Complex has its fingerprints all over this one. At the very least we need to look at the facts, follow the money trail, and keep asking questions over a nice cold beer until some new information floats to the top, like a nice head of foam. Let us know if you figure it out.  We'll go into hiding immediately because these guys are not the kind to go down without taking a few witnesses with them.

Notice how all the women who have come forward with allegations against Epstein have very carefully avoided saying who the other men were that they slept with or implicated only relatively powerless men, like Prince Andrew. The girls who slept with the really powerful men have been bought off, threatened, or worse.  They disappeared like Ghislaine Maxwell.  Is she in hiding someplace or was she made to disappear... permanently? This may be one of those conspiracies that nobody really wants to unravel.

So, we're gonna have another beer and pretend we don't know anything about it... Cheers!

Beer OverLords for the win!!

The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association has donated nearly $5 million dollars to various political candidates and committees on both sides so the aisle since 1996.  The reason - to make sure they get to keep doing their thing, which is selling and distributing beer and liquor wholesale in Virginia. This plays quite well into the interests of the Global Beer Industrial Complex.

For those who don’t know, here’s how beer gets from the brewer to your mouth in most US states.  Brewers brew beer but are not allowed to sell it directly to drinkers. Instead, they are required to sell it to licensed Wholesalers or Distributors who are also not allowed to sell directly to the consumer but are only allowed to sell it to bars and liquor stores.  Bars and liquor stores, or grocery stores or other licensed retail outlets. These places are allowed to sell to you the drinker. Additionally, the retail outlets are not allowed to buy directly from the breweries in most cases. This odd middleman arrangement came about at the end of Prohibition when the states were allowed to set their own rules and regulations with respect to selling liquor.  Each state is a little different and some are very different (Utah has state-owned liquor stores) but this is generally the way it works in most states.

This kind of arrangement allows the state to license, regulate, and tax 3 different entities (brewers, distributors, and retail establishments) which prevents monopolies and tax fraud.  Before Prohibition, many brewers delivered straight to bars that they also owned. Bars that sold only the one brand. It was much easier for such arrangements to fudge the numbers when it came time to pay taxes and some of them certainly did.

Today, the states usually require each taxable entity to report the volume of sales as well as purchases and compare them against each other to make sure all the beer brewed gets taxed several times before you get to drink it. An arrangement that virtually eliminates tax fraud.  It also created a hugely profitable sector of the Beer Industrial Complex. The Distributor/Wholesaler. These companies make tons of money and want to continue to that, so they donate generously to any political cause that can help them. It was like pulling teeth in many states to change the laws so that micro-breweries could also benefit from distribution and sell their products at brewpubs and Taprooms.

Here’s an excellent article that shows how the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association has influenced politics (and your beer) over the last few decades.

The Storm Area 51 event scheduled for September was co-opted by Bud Light who presumably used the event as a cheap advertising gimmick. That's what they want us to think anyway. Since we know that the Intergalactic Beer Overlords basically control all of the known universe, it's more likely that they are under contract to provide beer to any aliens hapless enough to land on this planet.

Sure, they made a big deal out of placing a few well-stocked coolers full of limited edition Bud Light.  What didn't make the news was that all the beer was drank. Who drank it all? They aren't telling us. What are they hiding? We know the Grays like beer. We know they are always watching over the human race, waiting until we are ripe enough to eat, maybe? It's downright insulting that they think we are being fooled by a few green cans filled with light beer. We're onto you Bud Light! We won't be silenced by anything less than a full keg of limited edition alien Bud Light beer. (Thanks for that, BTW)

We have nothing more to say...

Government shutdown

With the government shut down for a couple weeks now you are probably wondering what impact this will have on beer.

Obviously, this will affect all the hard-working government employees, who, without paychecks, will not be able to afford as much beer as usual.  This really sucks for them because they not only have a lot of extra time on their hands, but they could all use a nice cold beer right about now.

The other impacts are more insidious.  Firstly, new breweries are unable to get the required licenses from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which regulates the alcohol beverage industry, as this agency is currently shut down.  That means the new brewpub being built down the street may be unable to brew.  That means they may not even be able to open, which results in no new jobs, and possibly the loss of a few.  Even after the shutdown ends (assuming it does) there's likely to be a backlog of license requests that may take months to clear up.

Secondly, the same government entity also approves new brews for existing breweries, so if the shutdown drags on, you can forget about seeing hip new seasonal brews in your local store.

It's entirely likely that the Global Beer Industrial Complex has orchestrated this shutdown just to prevent new competition and possibly thin out their existing enemies (small breweries).  Just ask the Beer Overlords (if you can find them) They will certainly deny any involvement, which is a dead giveaway that they are behind it..

 

In Lincoln Nebraska, someone has realized that beer does not always mix well with throwing axes.
The city council has decided that people should not have any more than 2 drinks prior to throwing axes in a bar.
After they have finished throwing axes, they can drink as usual.
Seems like a common sense idea, but viewed through the lens of your money-grubbing Beer Overlords this is a serious breach of our basic freedoms.
How can getting drunk and throwing axes be anything other than the constitutionally protected pursuit of happiness? A clear overreach by the wussified nanny-state local politicians who will next require you to wash your hands before handling food.
What's next? Will they pass an ordinance requiring people to stop using their firearms when drinking excessively? It's a slippery slope that starts at sober axe throwing and slides all the way to prohibition, like a drunken camel on a glacier.
Not a pretty sight.

 

Beer is not to blame!
The vast majority of people who have drank beer, even to excess, have not raped anyone, or in anyway assaulted anyone, or been accused by a wide variety of people of being rapey.
Most of us, just have a few drinks, have a good time with friends and don't do anything illegal whatsoever.
Please don't blame the beer.
It's not the beer, it's the people who sometimes drink the beer.
A person inclined to rape people has that problem even before he/she drinks beer.