Tag Archives: alcohol

White House May Reduce ATF To Just The F

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, senior administration officials said on Friday, an acknowledgment that the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers. The A.T.F. traces its roots to Eliot Ness and the Prohibition-era federal agents …

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MAP: What EU Nations Are Worst At

The categories for France, Denmark. and Romania are really dumb compared to the seriousness of the others. Visit Thrillist for a breakdown. A huge version of the map is here. (Via JMG reader Aaron)

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DALLAS: Airport Bystanders Take Down Drunk Redneck Homophobe After Verbal & Physical Assault On (Possibly) Gay Man

This went down at the Dallas airport. Via Raw Story: The video is dated Thursday, October 23, and shows an unnamed angry man bellowing and threatening another passenger who is wearing a jacket and a pink shirt. A tall man in a black cowboy hat approaches and asks the angry man what he’s upset about. “Queers!” the man shouted. “That’s …

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Cops Release Palin Family Brawl Report

From Talking Points Memo: Amid the crackle and chaos of audio released by the Anchorage Police Department on Tuesday, an unmistakable voice could be heard. “Did you find your necklace?” the woman could be heard saying. “Track, that is such a God thing. See?” The voice almost certainly belonged to former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The audio was …

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ALASKA: Palin Clan In Huge Brawl

This should prove fascinating.  The details are a little sketchy, but there’s enough of them, from enough different sources, that a story emerges, a story that according to the gossip Gods, looks kind of like this: There’s some sort of unofficial birthday/Iron Dog-type/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palins show up. There’s beer, of course, and …

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Alcohol Consumption By State

Via Policy Mic: According to a new report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the hardest-drinking state turns out to be New Hampshire. The study calculated per capita consumption of ethanol from alcoholic beverages and found that the average New Hampshire resident consumed 4.65 gallons in 2012 — nearly twice the national average of 2.33 gallons. …

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Fox News Anchor Arrested At Airport Bar

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested last night at a lounge in the Minneapolis airport. Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the legal process, interfering with a police officer and has an arraignment scheduled in an Edina courtroom for June 6. Jarrett, who is a weekend co-anchor on the FOX News Channel, …

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Feds Revoke Powdered Booze Nod

That was fast. Via USA Today: Don’t expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called “Palcohol” gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum varieties. But a representative for the federal bureau, Tom Hogue, said in …

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Feds Approve Powdered Alcohol

Via Orlando’s WFTV: The same government that won’t let us have commercial drones or home DNA testing kits has made yet another brilliant regulatory decision. The U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved — wait for it — powdered alcohol. A Bevlaw blogger first spotted the application, which approves seven different varieties of powdered alcohol. …

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Obama: Pot Is Safer Than Booze

In a long interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said that he believes marijuana is safer than alcohol. The question came regarding the legalization of the sale of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state. When I asked Obama about another area of shifting public opinion—the legalization of marijuana—he seemed even less eager to evolve with any dispatch and get …

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Anti-DUI Prank

Going viral with 1.5M views today. Clip recap: Pranks typically have little depth to them other than terrifying some unfortunate soul or, in the case of pranks featured in viral marketing campaigns, trying to capture our attention for long enough to convince us to buy something. This prank, however, serves a much greater purpose. The anonymous prankee is taken to …

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MARYLAND: Anti-Gay State Rep. Don Dwyer Busted Again For Drunk Driving

Last year Maryland state GOP Rep. Don Dwyer was arrested for drunk boating after an accident that seriously injured six people, including four children. Dwyer later declared that he’d become a drunk because gay marriage had been legalized in Maryland. He then vowed to join Alcoholics Anonymous after pleading guilty in that case. Yesterday, he was busted once again for …

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Bars Per Capita By State

North Dakota is the “booziest” state according to an analysis of 2010 census data. New Hampshire ranks last and New York ranks 19th. An interactive map at the bottom of this article also includes a ranking of liquor stores per capita.

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Another Drunk Driving Catholic Bishop

Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worchester, Massachusetts was arrested in Rhode Island last night and charged with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing a Breathlyzer test. McManus is to be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Wakefield, R.I. “I made a terrible error in judgment by driving after having consumed alcohol with dinner,” McManus …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Bill To Allow Guns In Bars Advances In House Committee

Yesterday the North Carolina House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that will allow gun owners to bring their weapons into bars. The bill would allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry their firearms into bars, restaurants and other places where alcohol is served. A similar “restaurant carry” measure passed the House during the 2011 legislative session but hit a roadblock …

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