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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s War On Craft Beer

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/10/239780/wisconsin-craft-beer/

    In before completely disregarding the content of the article due to the source, sensationalist title aside
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Is this the same bill that would allow beer sales in movie theaters?
     
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    As long as they leave Kraft dinner alone I couldn't care less.

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  4. MayrMeninoCrash

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    Another great job creation bill from a shining star freshman GOP governor.
     
  5. Don the Radio Guy

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    And you can't "in before" to cover up the fact that you used a shitty source.
     
  6. Party Rooster

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    Republicans: Less regulations except for when it comes to your bedroom and your vices!
     
  7. Don the Radio Guy

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    Do you really think this has to do with anything other than campaign donations? I doubt anyone in Madison gives a shit about people drinking beer. If the craft brewers had better lobbyists, they'd be fine.

    Oh, and just in case you think things would be different if Walker had lost his election, think again. His opponent also got lots of money from MillerCoors employees.
     
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    As usual you missed the point. We all know the Dems stances on regulations, I thought the Repubs were supposed to be above that?
     
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    Republicans and Democrats for the most part care about one thing, and that's the expansion of power and government... they just go about it different ways. Democrats are more for the regulatory and social expansion of government, while Republicans are more concerned with the military and moral legislation.

    This is a little different issue than the federal government, as states have their own constitutions and the right to govern themselves pretty much however they want, but this is what happens when any government has too much power. If you allow a government excessive control over an industry, then of course lobbyists will buy whatever "favors" they can. Remove that power from the government, and there's no reason for lobbyists (from corporations, unions, or special interests).
     
  10. Party Rooster

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    Deja vu...

    CITIZENS UNITED!!!
     
  11. whiskeyguy

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    I know, I was agreeing with you on that point. I'm not going to sit here and defend actions I disagree with simply because a Republican did it.

    Edit: As for my other point, this is why Americans are so stupid. We think we can legislate morality on some issues and not others. For some reason the liberals think they can force their morality (in the form of environmental laws, worker's rights, language suppression, affirmative action, etc) and that's the end of it. However, once you fight for the government to have the power to regulate certain moral issues, they are going to expand that power to regulate other moral issues, such as gay marriage, abortion, and so on.

    Once you allow the government to infringe on the freedoms of people you disagree with, freedoms you enjoy are at risk (there's probably some quote from a dead famous person I could post that says the same thing more elegantly, but it's late and I don't care that much).

    Also, I'm not saying the liberals started legislating morality... I'm just pointing out the faulty mentality behind it.
     
  12. Don the Radio Guy

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    They're less bad, but you'll never find me saying that they're totally clean. The point is that this story is another bullshit blogger hitpiece that left out the major fact that nothing would be different if the party they support were in power.
     
  13. CougarHunter

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    Both parties are the same fucking scum, headed in the same direction. One just wants to get you there faster than the other.

    In the end, there really is no "choice" in the matter at all.
     
  14. TheDrip

    TheDrip I'm bi-winning.

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    So basically as I understand it, this law is simply removing a special exemption, and bringing Wisconsin booze laws more in line with federal law.

    The real problem isn't with this particular act, the problem is that the three-tier system as a whole needs to be massively overhauled. It's an antiquated piece of legislation. Thinkprogress ought to bitching about that, than playing their normal partisan bitching game.
     
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    [video=youtube;MZoTJzh13n8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoTJzh13n8[/video]
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Being partisan isn't the problem. Treating them like they're legitimate journalism is. It took me exactly 5 minutes to find out that the other guy running for governor took just as much money (which wasn't a lot in the big scheme of things anyway) from the big evil beer company.
     
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    What annoys me more than anything is this:
    So much legislation gets passed because it's shoved into and hidden in bills that
    have little or nothing to do with each other. It's such horse shit and both parties
    are guilty of it and have been for years. It's fucking disgusting.
     
  18. Don the Radio Guy

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    I wonder if there are any states that prohibit this sort of stuff.

    Also, it's interesting that everyone knows this goes on, yet these "journalists" act like it's something unusual.
     
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    Exactly. This is no surprise to any one and yet nobody does anything about it.
     
  20. Norm Stansfield

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    Are you saying it's wrong to disregard content written by fake journalists? Why? What gives it information value, to be read by people interested in the truth?
     
  21. Don the Radio Guy

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    Who said the left is interested in truth?
     

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