October 3, 2018

TIME stumbles onto the wrong side of the political current.

On the newsstand right now (as photographed by Meade in a drugstore today):

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120 comments:

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Rape! I feel raped.

Who can I blame?

Limited blogger said...

Did Kavanaugh drink hard stuff?

mikee said...

Time, I am reliably told, waits for no man.
But Time Magazine arrives a week late and a week's worth of reality short, every time.

Limited blogger said...

I want bourbon, I want scotch, I want beer

gahrie said...

I have heard reliable allegations that our previous president drank beer while he was in office, and even encouraged others to drink it by inviting them to "beer summits".

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Who wouldn’t like beer?

Sheesh.

Kevin said...

It's a special edition, not the official cover. The official cover for October 8 is anti-K propaganda.

Titus said...

I haven’t heard of a pharmacy called a drug store since I was a little no.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Just got my presidential alert. Here's hoping he switches to this new platform instead of twitter! It would be yuge! Liberals would freak out. Sad!

Bay Area Guy said...

You know that beer gets you drunk, which causes men and women to do many stupid thing?

To avert this danger, maybe a large group of ditzy broads will band together to ban alcohol - oh wait, see Temperance Movement 100 years ago.

Saint Croix said...

Stella, Corona and (when I'm feeling patriotic and/or cheap) PBR.

Humperdink said...

I gave up beer in 1981. The reason I can relate to Kavy's college years was they mirrored mine. Kegs on weekends, then kegs through the week. Thankfully, I turned my life around. As did Kavanaugh. The casting the first stone thingy.

rehajm said...

Did Kavanaugh drink hard stuff?

If I read the bar fight account correctly Coach K had a beer but threw ice? If he had ice in his beer that's reason enough to keep him of the court...

Saint Croix said...

Frank Booth may be a psychopath but he knows his beer!

Kevin said...

You mean the Progressive Temperance Movement of 100 years ago. They're only one word away already.

Aaron Csicseri said...
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rehajm said...

Founders Breakfast Stout. It was a seasonal until they caved to my relentless campaign to offer it year round.

Curious George said...

Beer gets all the fanfare. But yeast is the true hero.

James K said...

Time magazine still exists? Who knew?

It probably has fewer readers than CNN has viewers.

n.n said...

The foolness of Time will acquit the warlocks.

Lucid-ides said...

I don't think so at all. Just like porn and Hollywood, jerking off with one hand while holding it at arms length with the other.

Here we see the media saying "YOU CAN'T LIKE BE BEER, HON. JUSTICE!!!" while celebrating beer at the same time. Classic double-think.

Henry said...

Beer gets all the fanfare. But yeast is the true hero.

Sourbread agrees.

Rob said...

I'm old enough to remember when TIME was a real magazine that mattered.

Bay Area Guy said...

I remember that girls in college didn't drink much beer. They liked these wine cooler thingies. No self-respecting male would ever drink a wine cooler.

mccullough said...

The Ford advertisements in the issue are poorly timed as well.

Jim at said...

I'm old enough to remember when TIME was a real magazine that mattered.

When was that? Because they've been a partisan rag since they were screaming about the coming Ice Age!!!! in the early '70s.

Henry said...

"TIME stumbles onto the wrong side of the political current."

TIME falls into the wrong vat?

TIME taps the wrong keg?

Etienne said...

When I used to drink beer, it was always a dark beer. That front and center glass of piss gives me a shiver.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Drink no more than two beers and you’ll be golden. Wisconsin has some of the best microbreweries in the country, worth partaking of, but with the knowledge that if you drink more than two, you may have to pee a lot and may get drunk.

Mr. Majestyk said...

In my 30s, I was on recreational soccer team that included guys of various nationalities. Our sweeper was a big beefy fellow from Bosnia. Nice guy, great player. His English was only so-so, but he had no trouble with his motto: "Just beer!"

Unknown said...

Yeah, but whatever you do, don't get all excited for you super hoppy IPA in a discussion with a big sour fan! Talk about ice throwing and toxic male physicality...

-sw

born01930 said...

Meade photographing beer...is that like gin filming vodka?

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Why is that the wrong side? I'd say the liar representing wronged womanhood is on the wrong side, and good honest beer is right.

Anonymous said...

Great catch and headline, Ann!

Kay said...

I like beer, but not the “craft revolutuon.” I just want a regular beer.

PB said...

As usual, Time is about 30 years late - that's when the craft beer explosion began. It's craft spirits now, especially whisky.

Curious George said...

For awesome beer (and brewpub) check out Company Brewing in Milwaukee.

traditionalguy said...

Blue Moon beats Guinness by 5 to 4 with one dissent.

Char Char Binks said...

Repeal the 18th Amendment for the sake of the children! And the 19th, to save the fair sex from the ignominy of political conflict!

PM said...

There's not a more smug claim than saying something's on The wrong side of history or any other arguable position. Sandpaper has a wrong side. Political viewpoints have a different side.

Michael in ArchDen said...

Barely on topic...
Let me recommend 2 beer books I've recently read.

The first is "Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out" by Josh Noel. Josh is the beer writer for the Chicago Tribune and he tells a great story about the local brewery made good, then turned evil(ish). Gives great insight into how ABInBev sees beer and the beer business.

The second is "Drink Beer, Think Beer" by John Holl. Interesting thoughts on why HOW we think about the beer we consume is as important as WHY we choose which beers we consume.

I like beer, do you like beer?

madAsHell said...

Time magazine still exists? Who knew?

It's a special edition.

Bill Peschel said...

"If he had ice in his beer that's reason enough to keep him of the court..."

Bobby Kennedy drank Heinkein with ice in it during his last campaign. Thank God Sirhan got him. (Source: RFK Tapes podcast).

This Beer Issue sounds like a special issue Time put together for pay.

R.J. Chatt said...

When it comes to drinking beer, I can remember every one. There was that one beer I had 36 years ago, can't remember exactly how I got to the party or how I got home, who was there or where it was, but I remember that beer. It was quite a beer.

Unknown said...

Beer gets all the fanfare. But yeast is the true hero.

Yeast is a wonderful little plant or animal that, despite the fact that it has only one cell, has figured out how to convert sugar to alcohol. This was a far greater accomplishment than anything we can attribute to giant complex multicelled organisms such as, for example, the Secretary of Transportation.

Francisco D said...

I vaguely recall some research (30 years ago) about how the type of alcohol men consumed affected the likelihood that they would come on to women.

Beer drinkers were the least likely to make a pass, while whiskey drinkers were most likely.

FullMoon said...


I Like Beer, It makes me a jolly good fellow
I Like Beer
Tom T. Hall

In some of my songs I have casually mentioned
The fact that I like to drink beer
This little song is more to the point
Roll out the barrel and lend me your ears

[Chorus:]
I like beer, it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer, it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (Makes him feel mellow)
Whiskey's too rough, Champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact I like beer
(He likes beer)

My wife often frowns when we're out on the town
And I'm wearing a suit and a tie
She's sipping vermouth and she thinks I'm uncouth
When I yell as the waiter goes by

[Chorus]

Last night I dreamed that I passed from the scene
And I went to a place so sublime
Aw, the water was clear and tasted like beer
Then they turned it all into wine (Awww)

chickenlittle said...

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

~ A. Lincoln

Unknown said...

Gimme a pigfoot..

traditionalguy said...

There is certainly a wrong side to history. The other side.

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

The growth of the micro-breweries, at least for a while, was a great example of small local initiatives making headway against big global companies. Beer made the old-fashioned way doesn't lend itself to big batches, or being transported long distances (I guess); it's just better. Let's hear it for creativity, innovation, individual tastes instead of bland tastes determined by global capitalism, etc. To some extent this was an outgrowth of the hippies, artisan crafts, jams and jellies, etc. But what if all beer is bad for what it does to boys? All beer? The global moralists might take over from the global capitalists.

readering said...

I still like beer. But have not understood appeal of IPA.

readering said...

I also like wine and spirits.

Fernandistein said...

There's not a more smug claim than saying something's on The wrong side of history or any other arguable position.

It was "wrong side of the political current" which means the wrong side of 30 days or so until the next Trump outrage.

I like beer, do you like beer?

I do like beer, especially Victoria, but I've never met an American "micro-brew" (="the craft revolution", probably) that didn't suck. I really don't get it.

But I quit drinking beer because if I drink more than two I feel like shit before getting a buzz, which doesn't happen with tequila, like right now.

For some reason, back in the Olde Days, I took antibiotic meant for dogs ("it seemed like a good idea at the time") and got a pretty amazing yeast infection, and sometimes I wonder if there's some correlation.

And no whisky or anything like that for me, thanks, because of an unfortunate incident with a friend's parents' booze supply in my "early teen" years; since then my throat seems to contract in some sort of lizardo-level defense mechanism, making it impossible to swallow the poisonous bug despite the hunger.

Trumpit said...

I view beer as medicine in small quantities. The alcohol will kill some microbes in the stomach, and probably aids digestion. In greater amounts, it is a psychiatric drug to cause a degree of euphoria and relieve stress. Even greater consumption makes for a mean drunk and drunk driver. In extreme amounts, it can kill you. But, that's true for many substances. I've heard that drinking too much water can kill you. I know from personal experience that my mother died from continuous morphine given intravenously; this to a lady who denied pain repeatedly. Well, she was murdered after all.

Fernandistein said...


The kid at 1:10 cracks me up even though I can't understand what's she's saying:

TIME Announces New Version Of Magazine Aimed At Adults

Char Char Binks said...

I don't like beer, or any alcohol. I tried beer a couple of times in high school, as a minor, and I didn't like it. Then a friend got me very drunk from his parent's liquor cabinet when I was 16, and I vomited 16 times (I kept count, and never blacked out).

I since learned to drink socially, and moderately, but I never liked it, so I quit entirely.

Yancey Ward said...

For some reason, I got Copeland's Rodeo running through my head with the phrase "Beer-it's what's for dinner!"

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Next week's cover: "Is your brew racist?"

Yancey Ward said...

"Which beers most likely cause blackouts? Legal experts answer your questions."

Yancey Ward said...

Would it be an outlandish prediction that Big Beer gets sued class action for causing sexual assaults?

readering said...

Yes. Heaven forfend

gg6 said...

That's hysterical - great catch by Meade!
But shouldn't that beer be on the rocks?

n.n said...

In the foolness of Time, we can have prohibition and the wicked brew, too.

Big Beer gets sued class action

Big Beer knew, and did not adequately warn, that imbibing to excess forces missing links, inference to fill in the gaps, and decades after regrets.

n.n said...

"Is your brew racist?"

And its corollary: Are your grains and yeast sufficiently diverse?

Tank said...

Beer was better before Craft beer.

PM said...

"It was "wrong side of the political current" which means the wrong side of 30 days or so until the next Trump outrage."

heh. I think 'any other arguable position' covers that, he offered.

readering said...

Beer was better before light beer.

gg6 said...

btw, can one stumble "onto" a "current" or does one stumble "into" a current?
I suppose this may be a 'usage' question not a 'meaning' question but I still say 'Never surrender!' :-)

readering said...

Beer is for the hoi polloi:

"An extremely rare bottle of whisky was sold for a new world record at auction in Edinburgh on Wednesday. The 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold at Bonhams for a total £848,750 (about $1.09 million, 947,000 euros) beating a previous bottle from the same cask that was sold in Hong Kong in May for £814,081."

gg6 said...

Blogger gg6 said...
That's hysterical - great catch by Meade!
OK, OK, I take that back - Meade din't "catch" it, he stumbled 'onto' it.

SDaly said...

"Beer drinkers were the least likely to make a pass, while whiskey drinkers were most likely."

Gin drinkers were most likely to scoff at both.

The Crack Emcee said...

I don't get it.

Meade today, John a few days ago - and an old friend of mine made a catch over at Townhall.com today as well.

Something's up, Y'all. The world's falling apart.

Pianoman said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOiyksNlrY0

In some of my songs I have casually mentioned
The fact that I like to drink beer
This little song is more to the point
Roll out the barrel and lend me your ears ....

Six String Aficionado said...

I suppose the social justice warriors out there will be calling beer evil now because Kavanaugh likes beer and they think Kavanaugh is evil therefore beer must be evil too.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Beer was the drink of the middle ages and in the American Colonies. Everyone drank beer.

Small Beer was a very weak brew that was taken at breakfast and during the day. Even the children drank small beer. BECAUSE...the water was mostly polluted and a fermented brew was safer to drink than water.

Beer was one of the motiviating factors in the spread of agriculture and in the beginnings of politics, religion, civilization/cities History...learn it :-)

Mmmmmm Beer....it's what's for breakfast. Or used to be anyway.

Sammy Finkelman said...

TIME magazine at least didn't feature this beer on its cover:

https://draftmag.com/from-one-wort-two-beers-beavertown-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Wobble-pop! Good stuff.

Francisco D said...

Mmmmmm Beer....it's what's for breakfast. Or used to be anyway.

Point Special Beer was the craze when I was in grad school. It was only sold within a 100 mile radius (or so) of Stevens Point, WI. My ex and I learned of it on our many trips to Door County.

My favorite Point Beer poster:

Point Beer:

It's not just for breakfast anymore!

madAsHell said...

I'm curious. What was the cover price of the magazine??

JAORE said...

Time Man of the Year is beer.

Kate said...

AZ has a local Scottish ale called Kilt-Lifter. It's a delightful word to use. Good beer, too.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Just don't drink until you black out. If you do, there's no telling how many rapes, murders and other felonies you may have committed without ever knowing.

buwaya said...

I don't know about Gin -

Gin Lane - Hogarth

Anthony said...

Your fingers seem to be holding that magazine/glass rather. . . . .suggestively.

buwaya said...

And the Gin Drinkers failed to hold the line -

Gindrinkers Line

I am very dubious about Gin.

Bay Area Guy said...

You would need a heluva lot of beer to sleep with Dr. Blasey Ford. Then and now.

I'm just kidding! Lighten up Francis.

readering said...

What's the point of a jest like that?

Comanche Voter said...

Ah Time magazine---often wrong, but never in doubt. I seem to remember a Time cover circa 1975 or so warning of the coming of New Ice Age. Time told me we were all going to freeze to death. Well they've changed their tune now. And since it's going to get warmer, I believe I'll have a cold beer.

Anthony said...

Blogger Kate said...
AZ has a local Scottish ale called Kilt-Lifter. It's a delightful word to use. Good beer, too.


I find that I adore SanTan's Devil's Ale. Kilt Lifter is okay, IMO.

Technically, although the earliest English immigrants brought beer over, beer itself rapidly sunk in popularity in the Colonies because the land wasn't all that great for growing barley. They did have an abundance of molasses (via the sugar trade) which made for a lot of rum. They also had a sh**-ton of apples -- thanks to Johnny Appleseed, aka John Chapman -- which made for a lot of hard cider. And they had an equal sh**-ton of corn which made for a lot of whiskey. By the mid-19th century beer was a very minor beverage. . . . .until a sh**-ton of Germans came over with their new-fangled lager beer from Bavaria and settled in Wisconsin and (yuck) St. Louis.

Nice (if snide) review here. He (Dighe) relied much on Mary Ogle's "Ambitious Brew" which is an excellent read.

Doug said...

Michael fitzgerald at 1:52 - my thoughts exactly.

Bay Area Guy said...

@Readering,

"What's the point of a jest like that?"

It is to identify the stuffy school marms and hall-monitors on this thread.....

Doug said...

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants it's to be happy." - Ben Franklin
Tell me that man was not a genius.
Foothills Brewery Hoppyum IPA. That is all.

readering said...

Who, besides jerks and louts, need to identify school marms and hall-monitors?

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...


"Blogger JAORE said...
Time Man of the Year is beer."

Truly the only way they're ever going to regain any credibility.

Bruce Hayden said...

“Blue Moon beats Guinness by 5 to 4 with one dissent.”

Can’t really see that. Love Guinness, but drink more Blue Moon. Still, keep in mind that Blue Moon is made by MillerCoors, which is ok with me, I guess, since I grew up in the shadow of the Coors brewery, and have been drinking the swill (Coors, then Coors Light) for a half century now, since I was Kavenaugh’s age when he allegedly tried to get to second base with Ford.

Interestingly though, when you see the two together:

A black and blue beer drink is a brand-specific variation of the black and tan. Instead of a pale ale, Blue Moon (a witbier) is the layer below the Guinness and adds a refreshing citrus note after the dark, dry stout is gone. Many bars have stout on tap with a black and tan spoon attached to pour the Guinness over.

I should add to that, that I also like Black and Tans, but don’t like Blue Moon with the typical orange slice. It is a losing battle, but I keep asking for it w/o the orange slice, and keep getting it served to me with. And then my partner cautions me not to complain because she worries that the servers might spit in the food (or drink). I will definitely try a Black and Blue this winter.

I think that it was 6-7 years ago, and I got a text message from my kid asking whether I wanted a hat or t-shirt as a souvenir, without telling me what the souvenir was for or from. Turns out they had popped up from Madrid (where they were doing their junior year abroad) to Dublin (half the cost of flying to London), and they were, at the time, at the Guinness brewery. I picked a hat over the T-shirt. This summer, they were back in Dublin for a conference, and I asked for a t-shirt this time. They ended up getting two of them, both XL, and it turns out that they had three people wanting them, including my partner’s son (we have Black and Tans whoever we get together). They are only a L, so we will see how it all works out.

PM said...

And when your pony runs in the money, a Black Velvet: Guinness&champagne.

JaimeRoberto said...

"I still like beer. But have not understood appeal of IPA."

From the brewers' side, it allows them to cover up their mistakes with the bitterness. Kind of like Democrats.

From the consumers' side, it allows men to prove how manly they are by drinking something so awful.

readering said...

Hmm, I'm a male Democrat. Does that mean I have to like IPA?

No, just can't bring myself to do it!

Gk1 said...

I live in NorCal and all the local brewpubs have to offer is IPA on steroids or typical "California Common" ales which all taste alike. Give me a good bavarian or czech pils any day of the week.

readering said...

Amen

chickenlittle said...

Blogger Yancey Ward said..."Which beers most likely cause blackouts? Legal experts answer your questions."

That question was answered in the 1970’s — Michelobotomy. Runners up included Carling’s Blackout Label.

Sexual agression was linked to Minneapolis’s Groin Belt and to G. Heileman’s Dog Style

Drago said...

I'm thinking much more highly of readering now....

readering said...

Beer brings us together!

chickenlittle said...

Blogger Yancey Ward said..."Which beers most likely cause blackouts? Legal experts answer your questions."

Back in the 80’s, there was a Madison area beer made by Capital Brewing called Mai Bock. Locals called it “Mind Block.”

Inga...Allie Oop said...

After having a morning Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks and then doing some shopping downtown, a stop at Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery for a Pumpkin Lager and a bratwurst for lunch would be good seasonal fun for ‘ja-ja” Milwaukeeans.

Rick said...

readering said...
[You would need a heluva lot of beer to sleep with Dr. Blasey Ford.]

What's the point of a jest like that?


It identifies people motivated to speak up against petty insults but not over accusations of running an openly-known serial gang rape circuit.

'TreHammer said...

Looks like Meade needs a manicure.

Josephbleau said...

A good beer in Utah is “Polygamy Porter”, you can’t have just one.

chickenlittle said...

Blogger readering asked...”What's the point of a jest like that?”

It counters the endless physical digs at Trump — appearance based remarks. Did I ever tell you that not only is Rachel Maddow gay , she definitely looks gay. Both sides go it — constantly. I don’t recall you ever calling out someone from your side making such remarks. Maybe you kept your disdain to yourself.

chickenlittle said...

No one ever said a bad word about Hillary mocking the mentally disabled in public in front of reporters. I believe she did it more than once.

readering said...

”What's the point of a jest like that?” Meant to be a rhetorical question, because, really, the actual responses . . . . !!

Bay Area Guy said...

Brett Kavanaugh's first book deal:

"Beer, women and song! Fast Times at Georgetown Prep"

Deep Runner said...

Irony just doesn't write itself.

Sam L. said...

I don't believe anything TIME prints. Why would I trust them on beers? They don't know my taste preferences.

320Busdriver said...

I had a love affair with all variants of India Pale Ales, that is, until I went on the Keto diet. Now only Michelob Ultra will do. RIP IPA

narciso said...

Yes the I pa torpedo is good.

narciso said...


Moving on:

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/409817-russia-collusion-bombshell-dnc-lawyers-met-with-fbi-on-dossier-before

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Judge K ate peanuts in college. I swear one was a salted.

Gahrie said...

Judge K ate peanuts in college. I swear one was a salted.

I heard they were Beer nuts.