Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stout Breakfast

The dinner left me with a hangover and I awoke to this:

"Hastert hasn’t spoken or appeared in public since his indictment. No attorney has spoken on his behalf and no lawyer is named on his court docket."

"Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire. Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would have allowed some images of minors to grace alcoholic beverage labels as long as they did not encourage young people to drink. Republican state Representative Keith Murphy runs a popular tavern and sponsored the bill because he wanted to be able to buy Breakfast Stout, crafted by Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. The beer’s label depicts a chubby Norman Rockwell-esque baby scooping oatmeal into his mouth. Hassan said allowing the images could undermine the state’s efforts to fight underage drinking." 

Yeah, I suppose protecting the children(??) is worth the limit on the $elf-$erving, conflicted interest of free speech there. 

As for the undermining, that's par-for-cour$e in the culture. Maybe a couple of puffs (he looks stoned!) would help you get hungry and go to the market (just enough time for the buzz to set in). Anything harder than that, well....

Better go the bathroom first:

"Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus known as a zealous civil liberties advocate, is suing TD Garden nearly three years after a slip and fall in an arena bathroom during a Celtics game that he blamed on a depleted supply of paper towels near the sinks."

The dog should drop the lawsuit.


"The New Hampshire House rejected Governor Maggie Hassan’s veto of a bill related to depicting minors on alcohol advertisements. Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a bill removing from state law a ban on references to minors in alcohol advertising. State Representative Keith Murphy, who owns a Manchester bar, sponsored the legislation because he wanted to be able to sell Founders Breakfast Stout, a beer brewed in Michigan that features a baby on the label. Hassan said changing the law will undermine New Hampshire’s efforts to fight underage drinking. House members disagreed Thursday, reaching the necessary two-thirds threshold to override the veto. Senators must also vote on whether to override the veto (AP)." 

What $will.