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Boycott Bud!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Boycott Budweiser!

    Well, not really. I will drink a cold Bud in a pinch, especially from a longneck bottle, but it's not my beer of choice and I've had maybe 2 or 3 at the most in the past year, so the same to the Belgian guys won't change my life.

    Just hate to see another American company sold to foreign interests, which will lead to the loss of jobs here as they make the company "leaner and more efficient," their statements to the contrary notwithstanding.
  2. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member


    Don't boycott me!!! ;D

    I've done nothing wrong, maybe pissed off a couple of people.... but...

    Oh wait, never mind. :D ;D
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Be glad to boycott Bud.

    And any other beers that taste closer to water than say, beer.

    Unfortunately, I won't extend said boycott to Stella.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I've already been boycotting Anheuser-Bush products for 35 years. It has more to do with the fact that the company believes rice is a good ingredient for beer. It does have a lighter, fresher taste, of course, but so does water.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't drink it with your taste buds, so nothing to boycott. When they announced the deal, though, didn't they say they are not moving operations from St. Louis, and all of the breweries are staying here? I thought they made the statement preemptively because of political pressure they were getting about potentially merging with a foreign corp.
  6. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Did you ever think you'd see the day that Budweiser is an IMPORT!
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It's not. Neither are Miller products, despite being owned by a company based in London.

    And if you're concerned about InBev cutting jobs in the USA, then why are you not drinking the product? Wouldn't that result in even more jobs lost?
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Busch Stadium is going to keep its name, apparently.

    We had a thread several weeks ago talking about foreign interests buying US real estate, and it seems like there was mention that the Dutch were the foreign countrymen who owned the most of it. First, our land, now, our beer. What's next?
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    About a year from now, our webmaster will be Pim Koymans, not Lucas Wiseman.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And American said it wouldn't reduce service in St. Louis when it bought TWA.
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Right up there with "We have complete confidence in our manager"
  12. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Gonna be tough if you start boycotting ALL the things owned by foreigners.
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