Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Don't Stop or We'll Die – "The President's Beer" (2014)

Speeding down the highway
With the President's beer . . .
He won't be launching scuds
Until he's sipping on some suds

We learned from the previous 2 or 3 lines that President Trump is a teetotaler.  

His predecessor, Barack Obama had eclectic tastes when it came to alcoholic beverages.  He and his wife were seen drinking wine, martinis, and margaritas at restaurants in Washington.

But Obama’s favorite drink was beer.  He was photographed numerous times drinking beer while campaigning, at sporting events, and during official visits to Germany and Ireland:

At the Iowa State Fair

At an NBA game

At a pub in Ireland
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In 2011, Obama bought a home brewing kit, which White House chefs used to brew “White House Honey Ale.”

White House Honey Ale
About 100 bottles of the beer was made to be served at a 2011 Super Bowl party.  Another batch was made in time for St. Patrick’s Day. 

The next year, two lawyers filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the recipe for the White House brew.  Shortly thereafter, the recipe was posted on the official White House website.

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“Scud” is the name given by NATO to the tactical ballistic missiles that were developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  The missiles were given to a number of other countries, including Iraq – which fired dozens into Saudi Arabia and Israel during the Gulf War in 1990.

Scud missile launcher
The United States never had scud missiles, so Barack Obama never launched any – while “sipping on some suds” or otherwise.

However, 563 drone strikes were launched against suspected terrorists in the Middle East during Obama's two terms – which was ten times the number of drone strikes during George W. Bush’s eight years in office.

The first of those strikes – which was aimed at suspected members of al Qaeda in Yemen – was a disaster.  Twenty-one of the 55 victims were children.  Another twelve victims were women – five of them were pregnant.

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Don’t Stop or We’ll Die was a band that consisted of three young comedians – Paul Rust, Michael Cassady, and the late Harris Wittels (who was only 30 when he died of a heroin overdose in 2015).

Rust, Wittels, and Cassady
 Here’s “The President’s Beer,” which was released on the group’s 2014 album, Gorgeous:

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