Sister Toldjah’s Virtual Beer Summit: Bar Closed (OPEN THREAD)

Serving beer (<---- Not ST.)

Hey, I figure we could have the beer summit to beat all beer summits – certainly much better than the dog and pony show getting ready to take place at the WH which our Healer in Chief has declared is not acutally a “summit.” Hmph.

I don’t drink beer, but I’ll be happy to serve as the bartender for the virtual beer summit. I, and your fellow readers and commenters, will be available to discuss and listen to whatever topic you’d like in this open thread. One request: That the topics involve “teachable moments” for us all.

So, what’ll it be? Beers are on the house, BTW, but $ tips are always welcome.

So what’s on your mind?

Update – 6:40 PM: Hot off the presses – First Photos of the Beer Summit. Joe Biden joined them.

6:45 PM: Must-read: Thomas Sowell questions the “post-racial” presidency of Barack Obama.

7:25 PM: Sheesh, y’all. It’s been close to an hour and a half and I haven’t had my first request :(

HotAirPundit’s got the scoop on what kind of beers the “summiteers” are having and how some in the MSM are Tweeting this farce.

BTW, 7,100 visits to go before hitting the 2 million mark.

9:01 PM: I knew it – I predicted that the black officers standing by Crowley would be called Uncle Toms:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A black sergeant who was at the home of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. when he was arrested says he’s been maligned as an “Uncle Tom” for supporting the actions of the white arresting officer.

Cambridge Sgt. Leon Lashley gave a letter to Sgt. James Crowley to give to President Barack Obama during their so-called beer summit with Gates on Thursday night at the White House.

In the letter, which was also sent to CNN, Lashley says Gates “may have caused grave and potentially irreparable harm to the struggle for racial harmony.”

Lashley says he has become known as a traitor to his heritage by some because he “spoke the truth” about the arrest.

The “tolerant left” strikes again. x(

9:20 PM: Jake Tapper cracks me up. In his recap of what he saw from his vantage point of the “Beer Summit,” he wrote:

In the less than two minutes that we were out there, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. Jim Crowley did almost all of the talking. It didn’t appear chummy, but then again Gates has said Crowley racially profiled him, falsified a police report about him, and owes him an apology. Crowley says he did nothing wrong, resents being portrayed as a racist, and has said he came here with the understanding that he and Gates had agreed to disagree.

So one might not expect them to be re-enacting a Lowenbrau commercial.

Here’s the commercial he’s talking about:

LOL. Love the suits and the haircuts! ;)

Climate change “deniers” revolt


An outpouring of skeptical scientists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are revolting against the group’s editor-in-chief — with some demanding he be removed — after an editorial appeared claiming “the science of anthropogenic climate change is becoming increasingly well established.”

The editorial claimed the “consensus” view was growing “increasingly difficult to challenge, despite the efforts of diehard climate-change deniers.” The editor now admits he is “startled” by the negative reaction from the group’s scientific members. The American Chemical Society bills itself as the “world’s largest scientific society.”

Read the rest, including the editorial that started it all, here.

78 y/o woman’s answer to all-Obama-all-the-time: Sell her TVs

Via the Carroll, Iowa Daily Times Herald:

A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she’s so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she’s selling her television sets – two of them.

Deloris Nissen, a retired nurses’ aide and former Kmart employee who was raised on a farm near Audubon, placed a classified advertisement with The Daily Times Herald for Friday’s paper.

In the $5.50 ad, Nissen tells readers she has two television sets for sale.

The reason: “Obama on every channel and station.”

In an interview Nissen said she is serious about selling two TVs – and genuine about her disgust with what she believes to be an overexposed president.

“I just got tired of watching him on every channel,” Nissen said. “I thought, my gosh, does he ever stay at the White House?”

Nissen, who voted for U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the 2008 presidential election, said she could live with seeing Obama come on television to make serious announcements. But he seems to be on all the time, Nissen said.


Nissen’s annoyance with the president as a frequent presence on her television doesn’t mean she’ll abandon the medium altogether.

She’s keeping a bigger flat-screen television and selling an older 20-inch Sony and possibly a 13-inch set.

“It’s too heavy,” Nissen said of the 20-inch TV. “I can’t handle it anymore.”

That said, she doesn’t plan on selling it for less than $100 – even if Obama was just on Tuesday pitching his health-care-reform plans.

Obama’s own advisers and political observers across the ideological spectrum have for months debated whether the now popular president is overexposed.

For her part, Nissen said she expects to take some flack for the advertisement in her local paper. After all, Obama did win Iowa and Carroll County in the 2008 election.

But she’s not worried about any criticism.

“I’m an old lady, and I don’t care,” Nissen said.

LOL – gotta love it! Hey, after seeing the post-“beer summit” reports and pix/video tonight, I just might consider selling two of mine as well …. not the new beauty, though ;)