Wednesday, July 16, 2008


this is another in a series of quotes taken from media by a reader in St. Louis

"I'll tell you one thing," said the 21-year-old concrete worker during his lunch break at The Brick of St. Louis bar, in the shadow of this city's storied Anheuser-Busch Cos. brewery, "if Budweiser is made by a different country, I don't drink Budweiser anymore. I'll go back to Wild Turkey."
*- Wall Street Journal, July 14. (Wild Turkey is owned by the French drinks giant Pernod Ricard SA.)

"If InBev, the Belgian beverage consortium, succeeds in taking over Anheuser-Busch, perhaps the people of St. Louis will develop an understanding of how the citizens of Latrobe, Pa., felt when Anheuser-Busch bought the Latrobe Brewing Co., closed the venerable Latrobe Brewery, which for generations had produced the excellent Rolling Rock beer, and moved the operation out of state."
*Michael Koschik, of Chicago, in a July 6th letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune

"A little thing happened during this "unity" event. Obama forgot to ask for donations for Hillary. He ended up having to dash back to the stage after he closed the event to ask for donations. What an ego! An ego so huge that it crowds out everything else. . . . I sense no love for Hillary from Obama. How could you forget? Is your self-love so great that no one else matters? Please Senator McCain * you need to get your campaign in order. You are only a few points behind Obama. Take advantage of Obama's inflated egoism to sway Hillary supporters to your side. The country's future depends on it!"
* posted by Adella from Orlando on

"The slow-rising central horror of 'Watergate' is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it."
*------- Hunter Thompson, Aug. 2 1973, Rolling Stone

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