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Say "BUD"! - Anheuser-Busch drops support of MO Gov Holden over CCW law

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  1. Rickstir

    Rickstir Member

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    When you say "BUD" you help our cause

    From today's St. Louis Post Dispatch

    Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the top corporate player in Missouri
    politics, is no longer backing Gov. Bob Holden - in large part
    because of their differences over concealed weapons.

    Republican and Democratic sources say the brewery's decision not to
    support the governor's re-election next year is highly unusual in
    light of its long-standing reputation as a donor which gives
    generously to both parties and their candidates, regardless of their
    views.

    Before Holden vetoed the bill last summer, sources say, a brewery
    lobbyist showed up at the governor's office to tell him that such
    action would end the long-standing support he'd enjoyed from
    Anheuser-Busch and its executives. Holden confirmed that position
    later in phone conversations with Anheuser-Busch Cos. Chairman
    August A. Busch III and corporate group vice president Stephen K.
    Lambright


    Let's all go out and have a frosty cold Budweiser to say THANK YOU!

    :D :D
     
  2. Daniel T

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    Too bad Bud tastes like crap. Maybe I'll buy a few cases and hand them out to the homeless in celebration. ;)
     
  3. mtnbkr

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    They produce Michelob, I can tolerate Michelob. Woohoo!

    Chris
     
  4. TallPine

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    Hey great ... a reverse boycott! :D
     
  5. hksw

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    I don't drink but you know what? I think I'll go out and buy me a six pack or even a case this weekend. I can always put a can or two in a pot of chili or stew.
     
  6. OEF_VET

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    Looks like the 'King of Beers' is also the King of standing up to dumba** politicians.
     
  7. MonkeyMan

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    Would it be sacreligious to boil Hebrew National brats in Budweiser? That's about as close as I can get.:D
     
  8. 444

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    I must have known intuitively, since I was drinking Bud anyway. Always have. Had one last night, but I will drink several tonight in celebration.
    I have tried beer from all over the world: Hundreds of them. I have three buddies who home brew: one has won a few state fair first place ribbons for his beers. I listen to their lectures politely and drink their beers, then stop on the way home and get a case of Bud longnecks. I prefer to drink what I like rather than what sounds impressive to other people.
     
  9. Jesse H

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    Awesome! Do you have a link to the original story?
     
  10. Hemicuda

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    I prefer Labatts, but in celebration, I think I'll grab me a case or 2 of good ol' Busch... (I prefer it to Bud) and get myself good & poluted this weekend!
     
  11. robear

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    ...fer all y'all Texans.. ZiegenBock is made by Anheuser-Busch.. http://www.ziegenbock.com/id.html

    Goooood beer.. I have actually been choosing it over Shiner Bock lately.. :what: There's 3 in the fridge right now..

    Glad to hear that Anheuser-Busch is doing this...

    R
     
  12. Missouri Mule

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    ok...I'll doit......


    I'll drink to that ! hic up! hic up....:neener:

    Yet another reason why I support Mr. Busch every chance I get!!:D
     
  13. P12

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    This Bud's for you!!

    The story
    I guess, Bud is my choice of brew now!:)
     
  14. KRAUTGUNNER

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    HOORAY to Anheuser-Busch, but I still HATE that stuff.............. :barf: :barf: :barf:
     
  15. Country Boy

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    I sent them an e-mail letting them know that we support their pro-gun stance. If you appreciate their actions, let them know.
     
  16. Atticus

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    Hey... I always knew that Bud made U Weiser.
     
  17. pax

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    Duplicate threads merged and moved to Legal and Political -- which is the right place for posts about laws and politics.

    pax
     
  18. DorGunR

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    I quit drinking 30 years ago.........however I do keep beer on hand for my guests that drink beer and from this point forward it will only be Anheuser-Busch .;)
     
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    WOW, I'm impressed a MAJOR corporation standing up for RKBA.
     
  20. Mike Irwin

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    If I remember correctly a member of the Busch family was kidnapped at gunpoint and later shot to death in a kidnapping plot in the 1950s or early 1960s.

    I wonder if that formed the basis of the company's opinion on the subject.

    If it did, it's interesting that it went that way, instead of what seems to be the usual way of "guns are evil, guns are what killed poor blah blah blah..."
     
  21. Mike Irwin

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    Oh, by the way...

    If you don't like Budweiser products (I'm not a big fan, but Bud Light is drinkable, as opposed to PBR), the Coors family has supported the Second Amendment for many years, as well.

    Make mine a Silver Bullet!
     
  22. clange

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    I love AB. They've been strongly pro-gun for as long as i can remember, which is good for me cause i buy at least a case a week.
     
  23. 444

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    Mike beat me to it. I was going to mention that it seems like beer companies may be one of our strongest allies. I knew that Coors was a sponser of at least one and maybe more than one shooting competition.
     
  24. Oatka

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    Let 'em know you appreciate their stand:
    http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/contactus/talktous.asp

    It is more than posturing - from the A-B website:

    Anheuser-Busch to Provide O'DOUL'S, O'DOUL'S AMBER to Servicemen and Women in Iraq, Afghanistan

    PVA, Anheuser-Busch Join Forces to Welcome Home the Servicemen/women of ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’

    ‘King of Beers’ Launches Fifth Annual ‘Help Budweiser Help the Outdoors’ Program

    SeaWorld Welcomes 100,000th Military Guest During Operation Salute

    Anheuser-Busch Maintains Focus on Safety and Environmental Performance

    Anheuser-Busch Foundation Pledges $150,000 to the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America
     
  25. No4Mk1

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    Here we go again....

    Once again reinforcing the stereotype that gun owners are pot-bellied beer swilling rednecks.....






    ;)



    :D If I drank I would go buy a case of Bud right now! Good on 'em!

    PS. When I did drink, allmost all I drank was Bud. Good to know that I was supporting the right team!
     
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