Regular readers here know that I don’t post very much off topic stuff here, but every once in a while an opportunity arises that has to be shared. This is such a case.
First, it’s about beer, a subject near and dear to my heart. Second, it’s in Alabama, which ought to give you a hint about the level of intelligence you’re about to be subjected to. Third, it involves politicians, so double whatever you expected.
In other words, all the food groups are represented.
Just a little background: the Alabama Legislature is debating the passage of a bill that would allow craft beers (alcohol content greater than 6%) to be sold in the state.
You have to skip to the 5:33 mark on this YouTube clip to hear one of the great political speeches of this century, from Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery). It’s worth it. (Partial transcript appears below the clip.)
“What’s wrong with the beer we got? I mean, the beer we got drink pretty good, don’t it? I ain’t never heard nobody complain about the, uh, beer we have. It drink pretty good. Budweiser. What’s the names of some of them other beers?…”
Help a brotha out, man. He’s against the bill because there’s already too many damned beer names to keep track of.
That made the Georgia Legislature’s car tag debate sound like the first act of Hamlet.
(h/t Hit & Run)