Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beer Party At The White House!

Feeling bad that Obama was stupid when he called the Cambridge Police Department "stupid," and figuring he can get everyone to "just get along" over a couple of beers, and his charming charisma, Obama has declared that on Thursday he will host a "Suds Summit" with Professor Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley.

Nobody could come up with a "one size fits all" beer (liberals aren't too big on individual choice), so Obama had to settle for allowing everyone to individually choose what they want to drink. The final tally? Obama will drink a Bud Light, Gates will have a Red Stripe and Crowley a Blue Moon.

As long as the weather permits, the three will enjoy a cold one together on the picnic table next to the White House's new swing set around 6:00 o'clock in the evening Thursday night.

I am not much of a beer drinker. I have more fingers than the number of beers I drink per year. Nonetheless, I have had enough beers in my lifetime to be a good judge of good beers, and there is not a single light beer on that list (okay, okay, Michelob Light and Amstel Light are drinkable, though not nearly as good as having a full bodied beer with hair).

Dark lagers and Mexican beers usually catch my fancy.

Here is the interesting thing about light beers: Dropping off a couple calories doesn't necessarily make a beer less fattening. Alcohol slows down your metabolism, so dropping a few calories may seem noble, but does not actually address the problem. Besides, light beers, because of that loss, has a weaker, almost watered-down taste to them. Light beers are sort of like light cigarettes - not necessarily any better for you, but a definite compromise on taste.

I quit smoking a few years ago, and haven't drank more than two beers in one night since I was in my early twenties, so I am not saying to folks it is good to smoke up and drink up - but, if you are going to enjoy these products, why sacrifice taste for a lesser product that does not save your gut, or lungs, as they claim?

Anyway, the whole point of this post is not really about beer or smokes. Heck, I don't even care if the president is having this little get together - though I am chuckling because it makes me wonder if he thinks he can do the same with Ahmadinejad and the midget in North Korea with wonderfully peaceful results. The point of this all is it is funny that Obama likes light beer.

Like his presidency, light beer comes across weak, watered down, and the "less calories is less fatty for you" claim is a big fat lie, but people buy it anyway.

See the similarity?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Red, Lite and Blue: The Beers Obama, Gates, Crowley Will Drink at White House - ABC News, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

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