Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Friday, June 13, 2008

Anheuser-Busch. (It's Belgian for Haliburton.)


Michelle Obama was in the news yesterday. The media was all abuzz about her need to apologize to FOX News for her "Terrorist Fist-Jab" Remark, [ 2 ], her unfortunate status as an unwed mother, and about how she allegedly never used the word 'Whitey'.

According to those in the media, the very existence of a tape on which Michelle Obama didn't use the inflammatory language described might actually be wild speculation on the part of the media because no one has yet produced a tape that depicts the event, but the story is still somehow worthy of an endless loop of coverage.

It would seem apparent that the media is going to insure that Michelle is going to be a political liability to the Obama campaign, but they haven't figure out exactly how they are going to go about it just yet.

Also in the news is the story that Anheuser-Busch is being courted for a possible take-over merger bid by a Belgian company.

This would create a new mega-company that would become a virtual Wal-Mart of the Beer industry. I heard the story touted all day yesterday on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, etc. Chris Matthews felt that Ed McMahon should bring out the Clydesdales to help Anheuser-Busch seal the deal. (Yes, that's really what he said.)

Naturally, Anheuser-Busch stockholders are very happy to hear that their stock in the company has risen sharply in value due to the news of the possible merger. Speculation arose about whether Busch Stadium will have to change its name and what will happen to their theme parks or whether sports facilities and college dorms will have to start serving Belgian waffles. Everyone is talking about the Budweiser Brew-haha.

Even Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is rallying round Anheuser-Busch's Belgian takeover bid, and can't wait for American jobs to go overseas after he first offers huge tax breaks for the corporate interests in his state that might be affected by the merger.

But few in the media seem to have picked up on this part of the story: Cindy McCain is chair of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. If this merger takes place and more American jobs become 'outsourced' overseas, the people that will benefit from the deal will be not only be Senator John McCain and his wife, but also the head of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, William Franke. [ 1 ]

The idea that it might be seen as just a little odd that Cindy McCain's company is entering into these potentially highly profitable merger negotiations at exactly the same time that Senator John McCain's presidential election campaign is starting to get increased media coverage (now that Senator Hillary Clinton has dropped out of the Democratic primary) is being referred to by some as a Conspiracy Theory.

This may bear some some resemblance to certain positive business fortunes that were experienced after recent events during the present administration that happened as a not-so-mysterious coincidence of Vice President Cheney's ties to Haliburton or President Bush's ties to big oil.

Senator McCain's recent vow that he will, "veto every single beer" may have had more Freudian undertones than was originally suspected, and may give us a clue as to what is really on his mind at this time.

It's not like the the media isn't paying attention to the stark differences between Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, however. I did find two different articles that cover this story in detail. One was from Korea and the other one was from Africa.

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At Fri Jun 13, 05:21:00 AM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Holy Feck man!

This is very, very screwed up.

At Fri Jun 13, 07:12:00 AM, Blogger John J. said...

I'm from St. Louis, so we are getting a bit more coverage of this. I had not heard about the McCain ties this story has, but as for the Mexican company, it is actually half owned by AB and the plan, at least of some of the board, is to finish the buy out of that company so AB is too big to be bought by this Belgian company.

At Fri Jun 13, 08:43:00 AM, Blogger C said...

This is disturbing...on a variety of levels. I'm sending this to everyone I know (brlliant graphics, by the way.)
~Christy (Heavy on the Caffeine--here via Fran's site.)

At Fri Jun 13, 08:54:00 AM, Blogger DCup said...

Great catch, Dr. Z. I love the double standard going back to at least the 1992 presidential campaign. The Democrat's wife is fair game for political attack. The Republican's wife? Nope. Off limits.

Some things never change.

At Fri Jun 13, 09:04:00 AM, Blogger Angry Ballerina said...

Oh thats just lovely, and I'm not talking about her re-vamped rack.

At Fri Jun 13, 09:35:00 AM, Blogger Spirula said...

Cindy holding mugs of Percocet would also work. If Michelle is fair game, so is C-word.

At Fri Jun 13, 09:39:00 AM, Blogger Spirula said...

Oh, and unlike this tripe about Michelle, C-words story isn't made up but is on public record.

At Fri Jun 13, 10:47:00 AM, Blogger CDP said...

Baby mama? Outrage. Absolute outrage.

At Fri Jun 13, 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Übermilf said...

I heard Barack and Michelle Obama stand on an American flag while grilling white babies on the barbecue and listening to Anti-American rap music sung in French.

I have a video I am prepared to release at a later date. With Barack's birth certificate, which proves his middle name is "Kill Whitey."


At Fri Jun 13, 01:51:00 PM, Blogger dguzman said...

*chuckling at ubermilf's comment*

The funny part of this whole beer story is that (according to Faux Noise) they expect BUDWEISER to be the "flagship beer" of the company worldwide! I'd rather drink shots of Drano with Chimpy and Pickles than drink Budweiser. These people are truly insane, not to mention greedy mother-fuckers.

Your graphics for this post ROCK, Dr. Z.

At Fri Jun 13, 04:56:00 PM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

Ubermilf: You forgot about his post-college job driving illegals across the border in a panel van. And how he's only running for president so that the terrorists can spend Eid in the White House.

At Fri Jun 13, 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

dr z
what a homer you hit with this catch.....

c-word, vetoing beer, etc .....

At Fri Jun 13, 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Dusty said...

Wow-friggin-wee..amazing no? Somehow this will get swept under the damn rug by the MSM, they love that, maverick McCain..whom I consider a top-notch weenie among other things.

Hey..are the graphics made by you? I would like to filch the Cindy Lou one and give proper attribution.

Bob at Phydeaux's sent me over. ;) Glad he did..great blog and graphics kind sir.

At Sat Jun 14, 06:06:00 AM, Blogger Bubs said...


Brilliant graphics Dr.

I heard Ron Magers from the Chicago ABC affiliate talking about this on Thursday. Rightwingers were demanding that Channel 7 "produce the tape!" of Michelle Obama at a Push/Rainbow Coalition rally. Channel 7 released information saying that they had reviewed it, she never spoke or appeared on it, period. Wasn't enough for the flying monkey (no offense) right wing.

At least Obama's people have come up with that anti-smear website and started counterpunching.

At Sat Jun 14, 09:12:00 AM, Blogger The Cunning Runt said...

As Scott Ritter has been saying a lot lately, "Connect the dots, People... it's not that hard!"

Thanks for this sad but true story, My Good Monkey.

It amazes and chills me to see the "Left-Wing Media" repeating the right-wing rumors about Senator Obama and his wife, ostensibly to question their veracity, without ever really debunking them with any vigor or conviction.

Even NPR has been airing what seem like "kill pieces" about how Senator Obama can't win in November.

We need to mobilize, folks. We need to win this by a LANDSLIDE or they'll steal it away, like they did in 2000 and '04.

At Sat Jun 14, 09:23:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

I heard a rumor that the wife of Barack Hussein X is black. And a woman. Which makes her a black woman.

TCR, you speak the truth. Double digit voting margin, people.

At Sat Jun 14, 10:28:00 AM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

There are a number of unfounded rumors about both candidates that a thorough reading of the available biographies of McCain and Obama both would be quick to reconcile.

But I guess we Americans don't like doing our homework and want information spoon fed to us.

At Sat Jun 14, 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Jewgirl said...

Oh, child, I think I love you.

I found you via franiam. this is tits to the tenth.

At Sat Jun 14, 01:12:00 PM, Blogger GETkristiLOVE said...

This is outrageous. Ever since they changed the St. Pauli Girl label from brunette to blonde, this country has gone to shit.

At Sat Jun 14, 04:45:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

Of course, there's a Michelle Obama tape. It's in Senator McCarthy's case right next to his evidence of the Communists in government!

Malkin - I have a disturbing theory about her. But I need a sled team and seven intrepid men to form a team to investigate it.

At Sat Jun 14, 05:51:00 PM, Blogger darkblack said...

Mmmm-mmmm - that refreshing beverage puts the 'urp' in 'Yurp fare-thee-well tour' for me, Doctor.


At Mon Jun 16, 09:07:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

FranIAm: Indeed! Thanks for the link, BTW. :o)

John J.: Thanks for catching that! I missed that bit.

C: Thanks for stopping by! Hmm, I want some more coffee too...

DCup: Ha! If they didn't have double standards they would have no standards at all!

Angry Ballerina: Thanks, Angry Ballerina!

Spirula: I agree! She should do rehab with Rush Limbaugh.

Spirula: Actually, it is just quoted in a book by a reporter. McCain can deny it. :o(

CDP: I agree! GRR...

Übermilf: In FRENCH!??!? That is an outrage!

Dguzman: Yes! It is the Titanic of "flagship beers"!

Jess Wundrun: Beware the Eids of March!

Distributorcap: Thanks, DCap!

Dusty: Hey! I'm the only top-notch weenie around here! (More mustard, please.) The graphics are indeed by me, and feel free to use them!

Bubs: Thanks! It is always a lot easier to quote a source that doesn't exist, isn't it?

The Cunning Runt: Indeed! It's so obviously lopsided. "Connect the dots, People... it's not that hard!" the quote for the day! Stealing is all they have left, according to the polls.

Randal Graves: Ha! Great line! "I heard a rumor that the wife of Barack Hussein X is black. And a woman. Which makes her a black woman." I will probably steal it!

Comrade Kevin: This is America - spoon feeding is our specialty!

Jewgirl: Thanks, Jewgirl!

GETkristiLOVE: Is that what happened to this country? I was wondering what happened!

MWB: You need a "sled team and seven intrepid men"? I'm not going to ask!

Darkblack: Bottoms 'urp'! ;o)

At Fri Jun 20, 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Mauigirl said...

This is a very interesting "coincidence" that I had no idea of until I read your post. Thanks for pointing it out!

At Sat Jun 21, 11:02:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Thanks, Mauigirl!


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