News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Shouty Larry Kudlow shouts

Larry Kudlow, the Baghdad Bob of Economics, decided to jump into the Climate discussion as only he can: by making up merde:

LARRY KUDLOW: I’m still suffering economic shock from yesterday’s Earth Day. It was bac because President Biden announced a 50% cut in carbon emissions in only a few years, which is going to throw a wet blanket over this booming economy for sure. Of course, it will wreck the fossil fuel sector, which still accounts for about 70% of our power.

Speaking of stupid, there’s a study coming out of the University of Michigan which says that to meet the Biden Green New Deal targets, America has to, get this, America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry and fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats. Ok, got that? No burger on July 4. No steaks on the barbecue. I’m sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts? So get ready. You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it July 4th Green.

And because fact checking any of the end-timers from the 4th Reich is always fun: 1) there’s nothing in Biden’s Climate Plan that eliminates food (it actually advocating increases  in agriculture) and B) beer is made from plants. Of course, Kudlow is conflating some study with what the Biden plan actually says, but you know, that’s how you lie to the Red Hats.

Kudlow is really bad at his job. I think Possum Hollar might know something about brewing beer, or at least avoiding the Revenue Man.

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23 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Regenerative agriculture captures carbon and could solve a huge amount of our carbon issues plus end factory farming of animals while maintaining access to the sacred hamburger. Grass fed beef goes for a premium but is becoming more common. Ending factory farming of animals and of endless amounts of subsidized corn and soybeans would not only improve the carbon balance, it would also improve our health to not have crap processed goods be so damned cheap.

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  2. Grilled brussels sprouts would be awesome, actually. And I am now afraid to ask Kudlow what he thinks beer is made of….

    Related I saw this the other day on a case of beer in the grocery store advertising that all it contained was:

    “Barley, rice, water, and hops.”

    🎶 One of these things is not like the others..
    One of these things doesn’t belong!

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    • sos says:

      Apparently there was a drink known as “Cock Ale” in England back in the day. Brewed with a crushed chicken carcass. No word if it was cooked or not, but I expect not. I’ll stick with malted barley myself.


    • Bruce388 says:

      Bragging about rice in beer is the same as a restaurant bragging about using Hamburger Helper.


    • muttpupdad says:

      No yeast?


  3. spotthedog says:

    Yeah, that Kudlow understands the common man alright, plant-based beer my foot! I can remember when my grandaddy used to make his own beer from barley. He’d take his shotgun and his old reliable barley retriever dog out in the woods, come back a few hours later after he’d bagged his limit. I’d help him skin and clean the barley carcasses, then we’d throw ’em in the cider press and squeeze the beer out. Good times, good times.

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  4. Did someone say brusselS sprouts?
    Just discovered those tasty green garden gumballs.
    I also just learned, right now (from Bruce’s above comment) that they are called “brusselS sprouts” and not “brussel sprouts” as I’ve called them the whole two times I ever said it aloud in my lifetime.
    I’m spared embarrassment though as, apparently, my family is just as ignorant as me.
    Btw, grilled (slightly charred) is how I came to try them (-seasoned like a steak/meat would be, then rolled in parmesan cheese and served with fried onions on a bed of basmati).
    At least twice a week now, more if I had my way.
    Before I drift off too far with my pic-a-nic basket reflections, I wonder -just exactly what does that fool Kudlow think beer is made from? Bull balls? Cow ears?


    • sos says:

      I think brussels sprouts is the only vegetable I don’t like. I’ll eat ’em but I won’t cook ’em myself. Fresh Hosta sprouts are way tastier!


      • MDavis says:

        Okay, now I can’t tell if you’re just kidding around. Like “do you really eat Hosta sprouts? I prefer a few fiddlehead fern, erm, fiddleheads as a sort of spring tonic. Rhubarb is pretty good, too. Can’t understand why people want to ruin the pies with strawberries.”


    • Ten Bears says:

      This morning’s quiche (Quiche Tomas): broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, habanero peppers, grain-based (Field Roast, Seattle WA) Italian sausage, onions and shallots with a hint of cheese baked with just 2 eggs and a hint of real cream.

      Meat? We don’t need no stinkin’ meat …

      [Tengrain was here!]


    • They’re like cabbage, and will taste sulfury if not cooked properly.

      Alton Brown covers this in one of his episodes; the key is adding a little acid to them while they cook. OUr favoirite way nowadays is toe slice ’em in half, toss ’em in a pan with butter and saute until nicely browned on the cut side, then finish steaming with a little water and a shot or two of cider vinegar. Finish when tender with another chunk of butter, a teaspoon of honey and a couple tablespoons more vinegar (or swap the honey and b=vinegar for balsamic vinegar if you’re feeling fancy) and some crumbled backon on top 🙂

      Also Fun Fact: Brussels Sprouts used to be yuckier; farmers have changed varieties that are less ‘brussels-sprouty’ for the market.

      Of course, there’s an XKCD for this!

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  5. Ten Bears says:

    I read a report not too long ago about a California ranch experimenting to positive result reducing methane output by up to 25% feeding their dairy cows a handful or two a week of common seaweed, which improves the quality of their dairy products. Cows, and cows’ methane, are not the problem.

    Boiled down to ones and zeros it’s the factory farming: everything else that goes into getting any meat and a great deal of produce… fertilizer, feed (they don’t always graze), medical expense and transportation are the major contributing factors to meat being but one contributing, possibly the greatest, factor to our anthropogenic atmospheric disruption. The cows themselves are a small part of the problem.

    Kudlow is of course pulling propaganda out of his ass, and not even new propaganda, we’ve been hearing that same schtick since the eighties. New compared to some of the schtick they’re pulling out of their mouths now, going back to the eighteen eighties, dumb-ass shit then dumb-ass shit now.

    Sorry about the drought, some of us have been running around for about twenty-five years now with our hair on fire shouting “hey! we’ve got a problem, someone pay attention!” And Cascandia, the Pacific Northwest, is not immune. sigh, Cassandra’s Grandson …

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    • tengrain says:

      California has been in a drought since I was in grade school, we’ve been shouting about it pretty much my entire life. No one listens and when I visit I still see people hosing down the sidewalks.




  6. MDavis says:

    Found the study – I think. I can’t prove it, since it doesn’t say what Kudlow claims, but it’s from Michigan and mentions beef.
    Bottom line, (also the headline) if Americans cut their beef consumption in half it would reduce emissions 35% within a decade. Well, she said “meat” but also said “especially beef”.


  7. MDavis says:

    Also, too, what does he have against Brussel Sprouts? And beer does have yeast involved in the manufacture, doesn’t it? Is yeast a plant?


  8. Boris says:

    I haven’t listened to Kudlow since his stint with the Reagan Crime Family in the 80s when I first noticed he wears a pinky ring, on the same hand whose wrist is usually adorned with an Oyster Perpetual.

    Bad enough he is always wrong re financial matters, but to flaunt the wealth he has accumulated doing so is beyond the pale.

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  9. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Biden can have my pork-based beer when he pries it from my cold, dead fingers.

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  10. R White says:

    Is there a way we can drug test fools like larry if they are going to make such false, declarative statements to the worthless beltway media? It’s obvious for quite some time larry spends his off-camera time snorting away his wealth.

    BTW, the impossible line of burgers are some of the best veggie burgers on the market. Their sausages not so much.


  11. Bruce388 says:

    That plant-based cocaine Kudlow enjoyed really did a number on his brain.

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