RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Worst boycott evar?

Students from three Nebraska universities and a high school are calling for a public boycott of Anheuser-Busch products because of their sales to beer stores in the town of Whiteclay.
Needless to say, if you're in high school, you can't legally drink beer anyway. Nor can about 70% of college students. So this is like me boycotting Gulfstream.

Usually, my response to boycotts like this is to double my personal consumption, but since we're talking about the fine products of the Anheuser-Busch corporation, twice zero is still zero. I'd rather adopt urolagnia as a lifestyle.

But I must say I find it appalling our young people are trying to help impose prohibition on a group of American citizens, purely on account of their race and tribal affiliation. Some Native Americans clearly want to drink beer, are denied that right by their local government, and these young fascists want to prevent them from doing so even outside the bounds of their reservation. What a nasty bunch of jackbooted bigots.

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