THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

LEARN ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY’S CONSTITUTION (Or, SEMI-STREAM O’ CONSCIOUSNESS BLOGGIN’; Or Or, TWO 4 ONE BOOK REVIEWS)


Bloggin’, bloggin’, bloggin’
Gotta keep on bloggin’
Keep them blog bits postin’
Blog on!

I'm late, I'm late
For a very important post
No time to say “Hello” - good-bye
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

As I type these words, I’m listening to the album ‘THE ART OF TEA’ by Michael Franks, which naturally made me think about the U.S. Constitution and how our nation has totally derailed solely because We The Sheeple were not diligent in holding our elected scumbags to their oath of office:

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me Beelzebub in my endeavors to deceive and destroy America in your name.
~ Congressional Oath Of Office

Actually, that IS the Oath Of Office our elected scumbags take. I stand corrected.

I can barely keep my eyes open, and my mental exhaustion will undoubtedly contribute to the dreamscape, semi-stream of consciousness style of this blog bit. However, if you think about it just a little bit, you will make a couple o’ connections between the references.

I sat down in this chair with the idea of composing an original review for a book about the Constitution that I would recommend to EVERY American. But the fact of the matter is that it’s getting late as I type these words in Phoenix, Airheadzona, and I am too tired (from learning myriad details of a new [old] job) to think straight enough to compose something new, creative and worth your time to read.

So, like all of our presidents and congressmen – Dumb-O-Crat AND Repugnantcan alike – I am going to “fake it”. What do I mean? How the hell would I know? Didn’t I just tell you how mentally wiped out I am?

No. Wait. Don’t go away – I has an answer:

What I mean is, I’m going to re-post an old review I wrote for a different book related to the U.S. Constitution, and then I’m going to tell you, “Now, go read THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION by Kevin R. C. Gutzman, J.D., Ph.D. (2007)” Are you with me so far?
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful

4.0 out of 5 stars
March 1, 2005

By STEPHEN T. McCARTHY

As of this date, on the Amazon.lib website there are 3,039 reviews posted for the book ‘THE DA VINCI CODE’, 900 reviews posted for the compact disc 'The Marshall Mathers Lp' by EMINEM, 48 reviews for ‘LAW & ORDER - The First Season DVD set’, and 13 postings on ‘QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY’, a DVD that doesn't even exist yet. But WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS, the late Congressman Lawrence McDonald's exceptional analysis of the U.S. Constitution has been entirely ignored until now. I can't say that this surprises me, nor can I say how this nauseates me... because there are no words to describe the depth of my disgust! This comparison paints a perfect portrait of America 2005! If anybody should EVER happen to read this: I think we're all alone in the world, you and I.

If you've actually read the U.S. Constitution and come away thinking it was an enigma because American legislation doesn't seem to jibe with what you read, you can be sure that there's nothing wrong with your powers of comprehension. It's just that our entire way of life is now un-Constitutional; meanwhile the Hounds of Socialism run freely through our house, howling.

"The American constitutional system was not perfect," says McDonald, "but it was the most nearly perfect political arrangement ever devised by men." Notice how he speaks in the past tense.

"The United States is a nation governed by those who believe that more government is the solution to mankind's problems. In seeking 'solutions' they often ignore the law of the land - the United States Constitution, a document they swore to uphold... What is the proposed solution? More government, additional tax revenue, and fewer liberties. . . Un-Constitutional United States Supreme Court rulings have enthusiastically approved each violation of the law of our land. The Court has used the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to usurp power, justify new and unlawful Federal programs, and to impose on the people... destructive mandates, programs and decisions of the Court's own making."

McDonald clearly illustrates how the Bill Of Rights (intended to be imposed strictly upon the Federal government) has been inverted by Judicial activists, and is now (illegally) used as a battering ram and club against the states.

This small but information-packed book covers "Religion And The First Amendment", "Manipulating The Economy", "Subsidizing The World", "Social Security", "Restoring The Constitution" and everything in-between. It also includes the full texts of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

Lawrence McDonald, a strict Constitutionalist and conservative Democrat from Georgia, served in the House Of Representatives from 1975 until he was murdered in 1983 along with 268 other passengers aboard Korean Airlines Flight 007, by a Russian air-to-air missile over the Sea Of Japan.

To anyone who wants to understand our Constitution and how it was designed to safeguard our personal liberties, I highly recommend this reprint of McDonald's 1976 book, which he over-optimistically dedicated "To the coming generation of Americans, with the prayer that they will restore the Constitutional principles we have abandoned, protect the freedoms we have neglected, and preserve the Republic we have almost lost."

Who am I talking to?

HELLO!...ELLo...ELlo...Ello...ello...

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?...AIR...AIr...Air...air...


3 of 4 people found the following review helpful 
I'M HERE
December 7, 2007
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By "FREDERIC BASTIAT"

I haven't actually read this book, but I just wanted to respond to your petition, is there anybody out there...

I'm here.

I love Larry McDonald. However I'm not so sure it was a missile that was his doom... I'm not so convinced Flight 007 was not forced landed and he was taken captive... evidence seems to suggest that was the case.

I agree entirely with your perspective on the Constitution and
America... but if it's any consolation to you, I'm in my twenties...  and I care.
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Now, go read THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION by Kevin R. C. Gutzman, J.D., Ph.D. (2007)

[I have only one seriously negative remark to make about an (astonishingly egregious, hard-to-believe) “oversight” in Kevin Gutzman’s otherwise excellent book. Someone, post a comment in my comment section and ask me, “What did Gutzman overlook?” and I will tell ya ‘bout that six hundred and sixty-six leaf four-leaf clover he overlooked.]

All these Rolls Royce hip
Roll down the Sunset Strip
Just like pharaohs down the Nile
Sometimes I just forget to smile

Dog bites, lost kites
He says “Thanks” but he never says “Please”
We both shave and we jump waves
He never has much skin on his knees

You know he’s got the habit now
For Peter Rabbit now
And Disney crocodiles
Sometimes I just forget to smile

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.
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17 comments:

  1. I'm ashamed to say I haven't read the McDonald book... seeing's as how I live in Georgia. But I will read it.

    Ditto the Gutzman book, but pray tell guru, what DID he overlook?

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    1. SUSAN, the McDonald book has (as far as I know) been out of print for a long time and used copies are probably overpriced (just because they're rare).

      But the good news is that most (maybe all and then some) of what you'll find in McDonald's book is also covered in Gutzman's book, which is still in print (I believe) and most likely less expensive.

      >>... but pray tell guru, what DID he overlook?

      What did WHO overlook?
      Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Susan?

      I jest. Please see my response to FAE below.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. ADDENDUM:
      SUSAN, I just did a little checking and here's what I found...

      First, 'inexpensive used copies of 'WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS' by Lawrence Patton McDonald are indeed still available from Internet bookselling sites.

      Also, I was not altogether accurate in saying that Gutzman's book covers everything you'd find in McDonald's book. I just pulled my copy of the latter from the shelf and noticed that he examines the Federal Reserve System in Chapter 8. However, there is a ton more to know about it than McDonald explains in a mere 3.5 pages. Nevertheless, it's a start (that Gutzman never even attempted).

      Article 1, Section 8 of The Constitution REQUIRES Congress to regulate our currency. Without a Constitutional amendment relieving them of that duty (and there is NO such amendment in the Constitution), Congress had NO AUTHORITY to turn the nation's economy over to a collection of private, International Bankers calling themselves "The Federal Reserve".

      Therefore, Congress committed the worst crime ever against the Americonned Sheeple in 1913, and The Federal Reserve is an entirely ILLEGAL counterfeiting operation - the biggest money scam ever perpetrated against a country.

      So, anyway, that was a long-ish way of saying that there's no reason not to acquire McDonald's book even if you plan to also acquire Gutzman's Constitutional study as well.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. Stephen-

    See the problem is, you're getting all worked up because there USED TO BE a Constitution of The United States that we followed, and it has been replaced by the Knee-Jerk Impulse of Whatever Jerk Sits In The Oval Office.

    See? Once you lower your expectations and accept that you're in the good hands of whatever judgement Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama decide to make, you will be a happier person!

    After all-these are enlightened people and they have your best interests at heard, even if they've spent their time in office chasing skirts, butchering the English language and forging birth documents.

    I am sure that in 2016, we will be treated to another fine elected official who will continue the job of safeguarding the future of this great country...just remember that the Bill of Rights was really more a set of suggestions than actual rights, and you'll be fine.

    The Kool Aid is in the fountain on the left....drink up!

    Larry

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    1. >>... they've spent their time in office chasing skirts, butchering the English language and forging birth documents.

      Oh, don't tell me you're one of those tinfoil hat-wearing wackos who believe that Barack Obama's bitch certificate is a forgery.

      Uh... I meant, 'BIRTH' certificate.

      It's her mate Michelle who has the "bitch certificate"... which is entirely genuine.

      [Oooooh. I don't like Barack Obama and her husband, Michelle. That MUST make me a "racist", eh? There couldn't POSSIBLY be any other reason for disliking Barack. Amirite?]

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. I thought they kicked you off Amazon. Why'd they let your reviews stay? Because you reviewed things that didn't have many reviews and they needed yours? Why that's just plain...unconstitutional!

    Loved the Leno clip. Very insightful and people just thought it was a joke.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. BOIDMAN ~
      It's true that I reviewed a lot of things at Amazon that other reviewers neglected (at least "in my day"). And it's also true that BigBitch.com banned me. But they did not delete my old reviews, nor did they even revoke my right to review products on their website. (They'd still love for me to write new reviews for them because I was a unique and highly-rated reviewer at one time, and they wants me to continue selling their shits to other folks.)

      What they did was delete every single "comment" I ever posted under my own reviews and everything I ever posted in the comment sections of other reviewers, and they revoked FOREVER my right to post comments and respond to comments left on my own reviews. They also refused to EVER tell me specifically WHY they took that action against me. (I know why, however. It's because I had way too strong, informed, and influential a voice against Socialism and The New World Order American Way.)

      And that's Assazon.com for ya.

      About the Leno clip... yeah, it's a bit "funny" that the audience laughed at his joke, when you know as well as I do that at least 98% of the laughing audience had never read their Constitution and couldn't name a single instance in which the federal government had blatantly disobeyed the Constitution.

      The Americonned Sheeple laughed because they knew they was 'sposed to.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. I read this post very early this morning, shortly after your posted it, in fact. But, it has taken me so long to get to my computer that I'm sure at least six other people have asked the burning questions. Just in case; What is it that Mr. Guzman overlooked? Based on the number of leaves on the aforementioned clover, I can only imagine.

    I have another question for you; About what percentage of our illustrious legislators do think have actually read the Constitution in it's entirety? Not counting, of course, those who study it periodically, just to see exactly how to subvert in original intention.

    You haven't steered me wrong yet, with your suggested reading material, so I guess I should hunker down and see if I can find these two books.

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  5. Part 1:

    fae, Fae, FAE ~

    >>... I'm sure at least six other people have asked the burning question.

    Wrong AGAIN, Fishface! (Just Susan an' you.) But thanks for aksin’. Here the answer be:

    The reason I axed someone to aks me is because I felt the blog bit was more than long enough already. Plus, my axin’ someone to aks only added to the weird, mind-melted, semi-stream o’ consciousness mood o’ da piece.

    Here’s the thang... I have read A LOT of books and magazine articles about the U.S. Constitution. But if a person wants to gain a solid understanding of our Constitution and how it has been ignored and criminally twisted, while also avoiding the necessary time investment into reading one of the MASSIVE books that dissect the Constitution Article by Article, Amendment by Amendment, Clause by Clause, then ‘THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION’ by Kevin Gutzman is probably the best overview+ that I have found thus far.

    I first read ‘THE P.I.G. TO THE CONSTITUTION’ in 2007, the year it was published, or the following year. And I recently (about 3 or 4 months ago) re-read it for the second or third time. It covers a ton of stuffs, including the facts concerning the all-important 14TH AMENDMENT.

    The 14TH Amendment is the one that the New World Order’s social engineers have used to emasculate the true purpose of the Bill Of Rights and to force upon the nation their own agendas, such as forbidding prayer in schools and dictating hiring decisions regarding gender, race, et al. In Chapter 7, Gutzman clearly illustrates the fact that the 14TH Amendment was never even legally ratified. In other words, there really is no legally, Constitutionally-binding 14TH Amendment; it’s pure fiction. And yet that “14TH lie” has been used to dictate what is supposedly “the law of the land” against the individual states for all these years. (If I weren’t so committed to attempting to follow the commandments of Jesus Christ, I would be killing a lot of satanic federal liars and traitors; I would be the leader of an Anti-Federalist Revolutionary Group... and I would be... dangerous.)

    So, despite all the great and accurate information that Kevin Gutzman included in ‘THE P.I.G. TO THE CONSTITUTION’, what six hundred and sixty-six leaf four-leaf clover did he overlook?

    Not sure if I caught this the first (or second?) time I read the book, but I certainly caught it this last (second or third?) time!

    Any person who has a full grasp on the illegal, un-Constitutional crimes that most negatively impact our country (and I know you’re one of those persons), knows without a shred of doubt that our biggest problem is the un-Constitutional ‘Federal Reserve’ (a privately controlled Banking System that dictates to our country and to every single citizen in it!)

    Aside from our collective spiritual neglect, the BIGGEST problem the U.S.A. has (and this has been true since 1913) is The Federal Reserve; if we could abolish The Federal Reserve, 97% of our national woes would disappear with it.

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    1. Part 2:

      And yet, to my utter astonishment, Kevin Gutzman spent ZERO time and pages discussing The Federal Reserve in his otherwise excellent publication! After re-reading the book most recently, something inspired me to go back and see what Gutzman had written about The Federal Reserve. I was astounded to find that the following seemed to be his entire commentary on the matter:

      ...by first constricting the money supply, then adopting enormously counterproductive tariffs, the Federal Reserve and the Republican Congress of the 1920s launched the country into the Great Depression.
      ~ Kevin Gutzman
      ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Constitution’
      - page 160

      WTH?! WTF?! Are you kidding me? Without any doubt whatsoever, The Federal Reserve is this nation’s worst problem (excluding our spiritual atheism/agnosticism), and Gutzman thought that the passing remark on page 160 was all that was necessary for him, a “Constitutional scholar”, to relate to his readers about The Federal Reserve?! The Federal Reserve is no less un-Constitutional (i.e., illegal) than is the 14TH Amendment, and it is no less destructive to our nation’s economy than the 14TH Amendment is destructive to the concept of states’ rights!

      I hate it when I encounter something like this, because I’m “conspiratorially paranoid” enough as it is without someone adding to it as Gutzman did by his ENORMOUSLY, INDESCRIBABLY EGREGIOUS OMISSION!

      FAE, I thank you and Susan for “axing”.

      >>... what percentage of our illustrious legislators do think have actually read the Constitution in it's entirety?

      Hmmm... That’s a good question. Because some of the “illustrious legislators” may have read the document in its entirety but chosen to ignore and/or subvert it due to the fact that they’re ‘Beelzebub’s Boys’, or simpy a-holes.

      A lot of them are former lawyers, so you’d think they’ve read the Constitution in its entirety. But then again, Obama is supposedly a Harvard “Constitutional scholar”, but being in fact a communist, I doubt he’s ever read the Constitution entirely.

      I’ll guess and say... maybe 66.6%. (How’s that for tying a number to a theme?)

      ~ D-FensDogg
      ‘Loyal American Underground’

      POSTSCRIPT: Kevin Gutzman, should you ever Google your name and come across this comment, I would tremendously appreciate it if you would submit a comment to this blog and explain yo’self. Because I think your book was, otherwise, excellent but your failure to address the biggest “secular” and un-Constitutional problem in the United States today strikes me as being suspiciously deliberate and deceptive by omission. You aren’t one of “them”, are ya? You’re not another Rush Limboob, Sean “Bad American” Hannity, or Glenn / Glenda Beck, are you? Say it ain’t so, Kev!

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  6. That four leaf clover has worked tirelessly over the last 99 years, 8 months, and 25 days to maintain stability of the financial system, influence money and credit in pursuit of full employment and stable prices...and ...and truth and justice for all!

    I know its only September but I'm working on my Halloween character which is leaning toward a monkey demonically possessed by Nelson Aldrich. The other alternative is Secretary of State bastard child Hillbilly Rodham Kerry.

    Once I tried to meld the faces of some of the most heinous characters in the financial world...

    Financial Mask of Horror

    Maybe I'll just be the standard gay Johnny Depp pirate.

    Gutzman might have found it a little daunting to start in on a subject the goes all the way back to McCulloch v. Maryland. Or maybe his editor convinced him to leave sleeping bankers lie since the subject could fill another volume or two. Worst case, maybe Gutzman has no "gutz" and chickened out which would then require an asterisk after the book title that denotes a reversion to political correctness regarding the Fed.

    Either way, sound like a good read even though those who need to read it the most won't.

    3DogSig or SigDogNite or SigTonight or...

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    1. SIG RACCOON DOG KNIGHT THE SECOND WHO SAYS "NI!" (pronounced "knee!") ~

      >>... Funny thing is, the longer I look at it, the more handsome it gets. In a couple more years it might start looking like Rock Hudson or Elvis to me.

      Ha! Actually, it looks to me like... someone I've seen before. I'm thinking it looks like a 'character actor' I'm familiar with. I will definitely figure out, eventually, who I have in mind and let you know who he be when I do. (I'll show it to Nappy when he gets home and see if he can put a name to that f-f-f-face.)

      >>... Gutzman might have found it a little daunting to start in... Or maybe his editor convinced him to leave sleeping bankers lie... maybe Gutzman has no "gutz" and chickened out...

      Yeah, Brother, it could be this, that, or the other thing. BUT... in my view, there was no excuse for not touching the subject even superficially. I mean, you're writing a book about how our Constitution has been folded, spindled, and mutilated (and just plain ignored), so how do you fail to even mention the single most DISASTROUS way in which our Constitution has been folded, spind-- ...well, you get the idea.

      Although he only addressed The Federal Reserve in a simplistic, 101 way, at least Lawrence McDonald did not entirely turn his back on the topic in his smaller book.

      I think it's irresponsible to write a book about the corruption of the Constitution and fail to point out the un-Constitutionality of The Fed and fail to tell readers why it's the USA's biggest secular problem!

      Gutzman's book is quite good and provides an excellent overview of its subject, although it could have been organized a wee bit better (kinda jumps around, to and fro and fro and to, a bit too much), but his failure to address The Fed in even a basic outline way is a real head-scratcher and paranoia-raiser.

      You know how the "Conservative" Republican Talking Heads And Radio Personalities always seem to fail to mention The Fed (and 9/11 as a false flag, and Obama's bogus B.C.)? Well, Gutzman strikes me as suspiciously similar when it comes to 'The Money Magicians Behind The Curtain'. He was quiet... TOO quiet (to borrow a trite cliche that's been overused too many times).

      [I was channeling G.W. Bush there in that last sentence.]

      ~ Stephen (the McCarthy who says "Ni!" too)

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  7. I don't have time for a long comment... still not home yet, BUT I did want to take a moment and thank you for pointing all interested parties in the direction of these books. I agree that the failures we are living now all have to do with our Government circumventing The Constitution.

    I also agree with what you said in the comments about how 97% of our nation's woes could be reversed if Congress had the balls to say The Federal Reserve is unconstitutional and take away their power as the US printing press.

    Sadly, I just don't think it will happen... at least not until we are so economically ruined that the IB don't need it. The Sheeple will - in their despair - clamor for a save by the NWO. And that will be that. No more Constitution to slow them down. We will all live by the IB rules and guidelines for "a more perfect Union."

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    1. ROBIN ~
      No argument from me on that.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  8. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful

    Make that 21 of 22 people (you're welcome!), which is still better than 9 out of 10 dentists.

    Dedicated... "To the coming generation of Americans, with the prayer that they will restore the Constitutional principles we have abandoned, protect the freedoms we have neglected, and preserve the Republic we have almost lost."

    I think probably what saddens me the most is that in this day and age, with the Internet allowing us to have instant access to anything we've ever wanted to know, that people only seem to be lazier and more content just be steamrolled by the government than ever. Things are bad but they aren't "THAT" bad, mostly in that they can't see what's going on behind the scenes. So if I'm making enough to barely get by and life is mediocre, who am I to complain, right? The president says everything's cool, so... it's cool, right?

    I never thought about the Federal Reserve circumventing the Constitution. It's true, though. What about the Patriot Act? That does a great job of crapping all over the Bill of Rights, too.

    But remember, if you've got nothing to hide, you should be completely fine with them detaining you, and taking away all of your weapons, and tracing your every movement and your every conversation, blah blah blah.

    Anyhow, I'll look into snagging up these two books. The used paperback version, of course. Not the hardback version ("Hardcover - from $139.95!")

    Postscript: went to grab some singles this weekend to try something new and ended up finding a single can of this baby. Who'd have thought, right? (and it's pretty damn good, too...)

    Coconut porter

    ~4B

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      4-B OLD SOUL ~

      9 out of 10 dentists... recommend 'MIRROR POND' to their patients who drink beer.

      Seriously, you can't go wrong with either of the books I've mentioned here. I could recommend others on the Constitution that are massive, more comprehensive (and if the subject you're really interested in is The Federal Reserve, there is no substitute for 'The Creature From Jekyll Island' by G. Edward Griffin), providing highly detailed analysis. But these two relatively small publications will alone put you 99% ahead of all other Americans in Constitutional knowledge.

      Now, to the Beer Yak...

      I'm very interested in trying that Coconut Porter. I suspect it won't be as good as my former BIL's Coconut Porter, but I can hope it is. (DO YOU AGREE WITH OTHER REVIEWERS THAT THE COCONUT FLAVOR IS BARELY DISTINGUISHABLE? Because the obvious "coconut" in my former BIL's version is a major reason I found it so appealing.)

      Since we last yakked beer, I have tried some new ones. See list below:

      EPIC BREWING CO. ‘Hopulent IPA’
      [Nappy and I had it on tap at The Main Ingredient and we both thought it was very good. It wouldn't crack my Top Ten list, but I'd definitely buy it again!]

      LOST COAST BREWING CO. ‘Allleycat Amber’
      [I've found this bar and grill in Phoenix that has about 119 beers on tap. I tried this one last Saturday. Cool name, cool beer, OK flavor.]

      CORONA BREWING CO. ‘Mermaid’s Red’ Amber Ale
      [Loved the bottle design, but the beer was just alright. Not bad but not great either.]

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      MENDOCINO BREWING CO. ‘Red Tail Ale’
      [Eh. I've had worse but...]

      FOUR PEAKS ‘Arizona Peach’
      [Tried this one at The Main Ingredient only because I think Four Peaks' 'Hop Knot' is A-list, even though the rest of their beers are just mediocre. Figured it was worth one shot, even though I don't normally care for non-beer flavored beers. One and done.]

      FIRESTONE WALKER ‘Wookey Jack’ American Black Ale
      [Nappy and I both just had a free "taste sampler" and then ordered something else instead. It wasn't bad, but a bit thick and sweet for my tastes. We both still say that their 'Union Jack IPA' is their best, and that's plenty good enough to make my Best List.]

      EPIC ‘Smoked Porter’
      [I'd had this once before, quite some time ago, but wanted to try it again. Pretty good but not in the same league with STONE'S 'SMOKED PORTER', which remains my favorite of this type.]

      And now for the big winner...

      LAGUNITAS ‘DayTime Ale’

      I saw this for the first time ever at Total Wine & More last Friday night. I bought two bottles, one for me and one for Nappy. After two sips I decided it was too good for Nappy but he got to it before I could take it back from him. So... the next day, I drove back to TW&M and bought a full six-pack... for $5.99. WHA'?!

      This is, in my op., an incredible beer (and absolutely cements Lagunitas as my very favorite brewery).

      The most flavorful "session" beer I've ever had. It's only 4.65% ABV, but with 54.20 IBU.

      You pour the beer and it's "weak-assed" straw-yellow colored; like a Coors or PBR. Then you smell it and it's just so grapefruity, citrusy and overwhelming. And then you sip it and can hardly believe that much flavor can be contained in an under 5% ABV beer.

      Here was my immediate impression: "This is a kind of 'Light' version of 'SUCKS'!"

      Nappy said, "It has that Lagunitas flavor thing about it."

      Bryan, if you can find this one, you'll have a great idea of what 'SUCKS' would taste like if toned down into a milder "session" beer.

      I'm off on Wed and Thurs, so I'm going back to TW&M after work tomorrow to buy two more sixers of 'DAYTIME' while it's still available (apparently it's a very limited seasonal), and while I'm there, I'll ask about that Maui 'Coconut Porter'.

      Now I'm off to finish my BOTB blog bit for tomorrow morning's posting.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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