Jul 16, 2009

Um . . . the bubbles in your beer emit carbon dioxide.


I'm just sayin' . . .

When the Cap and Trade legislation starts to affect the selling of beer, I think Tea Parties will morph into outright rebellion.

Don't say I didn't warn you, Congresssional Asshats. That goes for champagne as well.

Now, I don't know of any upcoming Beer Tax, but this whole thesis works great in the checkout line. No matter what the racial, ethnic, or political background of your fellow customer, you say, "um . . . did you know that beer bubbles contribute to global warming?" and you've suddenly got a Conservative on your team.

Don't go at this thing head-on, folks, 'cuz people don't understand it. Find which oxes haven't yet been gored and then gig 'em good.

6 comments:

PeggyU said...

I'm on my way to the grocery store. Now I'm adding beer to the cart on account of the power of suggestion.

Ricky Raccoon said...

If memory serves, they let the people in 1984 have booze. And in Russia. They may be crazy, but they're not stupid. Not that stupid.
I don't think.

diamond dave said...

I wonder if the states themselves might be able to rebel against the cap-and-trade, stating that federal law is null and void because it interferes with state commercial interests? Yeah I know, interstate commerce and all that is regulated by the feds. But maybe it's time for the states to find ways to skirt around that.

Velociman said...

Dave,

States are that 90 pound weakling getting the sand kicked in his face in the Charles Atlas ads. The Feds are the bully kicking the sand and birddogging the beaver. Any state that tries to push back on Cap'n Tax will have unfunded mandates rammed up their fundament till they beg for mercy and cry out their safe word.

Everything emits carbon dioxide except plants and trees. Even million year old fossils emit carbon. Everything will be fair game to Cap'n Tax. Everything.

patti said...

WOW, I'm on it.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Y'know, the Jehova's Witness door-knockers are focused on an improbable entrance into a very exclusive club. If they can strike up a convo and take all sorts of abuse for so dubious an end, doncha think we can be a bit more pushy with our neighbors and others? Let them know, politely, that their thinkin' is stinkin' but do it in such a way as to lead them on as though they arrived there on their own.