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food and drink is even politicized -- is there no end to this madness?

time to make friends with those cats on the show Moonshiners.

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Food and drink have always been.  My post is more concerned with economics, but man is a political animal.

 

Eg:  Freedom fries, the Boston tea party, opium wars (lol)...whiskey tax rebellion, potato famine...I think you all get it.

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here ya go folks.  Tell me more about protection from a tyrannical government.  This was during the first president's administration.  Any real history buffs here (besides the Kid)?

 

The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. It became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue for the war debt incurred during the Revolutionary War. The tax applied to all distilled spirits, but American whiskey was by far the country's most popular distilled beverage in the 18th century, so the excise became widely known as a "whiskey tax". Farmers of the western frontier were accustomed to distilling their surplus rye, barley, wheat, corn, or fermented grain mixtures into whiskey. These farmers resisted the tax. In these regions, whiskey often served as a medium of exchange. Many of the resisters were war veterans who believed that they were fighting for the principles of the American Revolution, in particular against taxation without local representation, while the federal government maintained that the taxes were the legal expression of Congressional taxation powers.

Throughout Western Pennsylvania counties, protesters used violence and intimidation to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax. Resistance came to a climax in July 1794, when a U.S. marshal arrived in western Pennsylvania to serve writs to distillers who had not paid the excise. The alarm was raised, and more than 500 armed men attacked the fortified home of tax inspector General John Neville. Washington responded by sending peace commissioners to western Pennsylvania to negotiate with the rebels, while at the same time calling on governors to send a militia force to enforce the tax. Washington himself rode at the head of an army to suppress the insurgency, with 13,000 militiamen provided by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The rebels all went home before the arrival of the army, and there was no confrontation. About 20 men were arrested, but all were later acquitted or pardoned. Most distillers in nearby Kentucky were found to be all but impossible to tax—in the next six years, over 175 distillers from Kentucky were convicted of violating the tax law.[3] Numerous examples of resistance are recorded in court documents and newspaper accounts.[4]

The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the will and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws, though the whiskey excise remained difficult to collect. The events contributed to the formation of political parties in the United States, a process already underway. The whiskey tax was repealed in the early 1800s during the Jefferson administration.

 

of note regarding some of my prior ruminations:  In Caetano v. Massachusetts (2016), the Supreme Court reiterated its earlier rulings that "the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding" and that its protection is not limited to "only those weapons useful in warfare".[

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8 minutes ago, The Dude said:

We are going to see where this corona takes us.

 

 

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Corona?  Straight to the urinal...

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2 hours ago, The Dude said:

We are going to see where this corona takes us.

shirtless pictures in front of a toaster?

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2 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

shirtless pictures in front of a toaster?

Harsh, but funny.

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3 hours ago, oldtimer said:

opium wars

There was an opium war and I missed it?  Damnit....

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Drunken Master is a good movie to get an overview.  English are the bad guys, as usual.

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3 hours ago, oldtimer said:

Corona?  Straight to the urinal...

 

Thank you. And Im guessing, hoping,  you mean Prior to consuming ?!? The only way this swill is the top selling import beer is great marketing. Any beer that requires a slice of fruit to make it palatable ???  

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9 hours ago, richieb said:

 The only way this swill is the top selling import beer is great marketing. 

It works for Bose.

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Took a half day today, Took tomorrow off...Cheers Folks :emotion-22::emotion-46::emotion-44: This is whats going down at my end....

 

 

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For those who see a non-sequitur, that is because a post was deleted.  And yes, it is funny.  And within a traditional American genre.

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need to get a dark beer, probably Guinness, to make another batch of corned beef...someone bought more than needed.  I'm not complaining, it is a traditional American dish, for irish Americans.

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