While a number of Stone Brewing festivals got the axe this year, Sour Fest seems to have survived the cull. Tickets are on sale now for those interested. Unfortunately, the Stone 21st Anniversary event has not yet been confirmed for 2017.
However, a page on Stone’s website (since taken offline, and likely accidentally published in the first place) mentioned the 21st Anniversary and a date of August 19th, which is in line with previous years (and would place the Brewers Reception on Friday 18 August 2017). Hopefully Stone will confirm both the event and its dates in the near future. Some of us have to make travel plans, after all.
Prescription drug prices in the US are, to say the least, unpleasantly high. Now, there are a plethora of reasons for this (e.g., use of brand-name drugs over generics, long waits on approvals for new drugs), but one that could be easily addressed is blatant price gouging. Pharmaceutical companies routinely charge more in the US for the same drugs that are available in other parts of the world at vastly lower prices. Here’s a single sentence proposal for a law to address that problem:
“Any pharmaceutical company, or company offering products in the pharmaceutical category, operating in the US, or any territory or possession thereof, or which is subject to US law, must offer its products on an MFN basis to US consumers and businesses.”
The punishments meted out to poachers need to be much, much more severe, and the (primarily Asian) countries importing these products need to be punished economically and diplomatically.
Remember, the press aren’t biased. It’s just that they’re almost exclusively Leftists, hate Republicans, and love Democrats. Oh, wait, that is bias.
Somewhere, Edward Snowden is screaming (and James Clapper is laughing).
Looks like somebody needs his citizenship revoked.
While Jerry Brown and his enablers in the Assembly and the Senate continue to spend like profligates, California’s aging infrastructure continues to crumble. What’s $65 million here for illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses or $64 billion there for a doomed high-speed rail project? Paltry sums in light of the benefits received relative to the costs incurred. So be sure to thank a Democrat today.
Judges William C. Canby and Michelle T. Friedland made it abundantly clear, both in their decision and during oral argument, that neither of them understands or respects the law. They should both, at the absolute least, be removed from the bench. For his part, Judge Richard R. Clifton should be removed as well, if only for his cowardice in refusing to dissent.
The Sanders-Cruz debate was a welcome breath of fresh air in our otherwise stagnant national political discourse. Of course, it would be more welcome if Senator Sanders could find the time to take a remedial economics course, but that may be too much to expect from a man who once described the classroom as “boring and irrelevant”.
While dissent flows naturally from the fundamental, inalienable right of freedom of speech, it does not encompass rioting, looting, assault, and other forms of domestic terrorism. Further, freedom of speech is not a shield behind which those set upon the destruction of our Nation, our Culture, and our Civilization may hide. There are ideologies and there are beliefs so inimical to our ways and to our institutions that they cannot, and will not, be tolerated. It is incumbent upon every true citizen to defend this Nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to hold true to our pledge:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
These are not idle words and they are not spoken in vain. By these words we declare, and by these words may others judge, our honor, as loyalty, to our Nation, to our Culture, and to our People. May these words give strength to our allies and strike fear into the hearts of our enemies, may traitors quake at their utterance, and may our heirs, a thousand years hence, still hear our echoes even as they join their voices to the growing chorus. So help us God.