Daddy Knows Best

Nice to know absolutely nothing else is going on:

The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a ban on beverages that infuse alcohol and caffeine.

Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said he welcomed a ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would effectively ban drinks like Four Loko and Joost, which have come under scrutiny for their alleged role in several cases of alcohol intoxication on college campuses.

“These products are designed, branded, and promoted to encourage binge drinking, and I commend the FDA for acting promptly to curb their sale,” Kerlikowske said in a statement. “These drinks are especially unhealthy and dangerous because they combine alcohol and caffeine — and present a further concern when used by young people.”

Shhh…you hear that?   There’s a sound, off in the distance.  It’s the sound of a portion of “the youth vote” deciding to skip 2012…

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5 Responses to Daddy Knows Best

  1. augustus818 says:

    It seems the current administration is snatching defeat from jaws of victory once again. Excellent blog btw. Props big time.

  2. Todd S. says:

    I’m enthused about this. Now I can practice agorism just by adding a little whiskey to my coffee in the morning. They just made my counter-economics that much easier 🙂

  3. B Psycho says:

    One thing to keep in mind is that everyone doesn’t have the same reaction to caffeine. I’ve drunk big mugs of coffee right before going to bed, no trouble sleeping at all.

    On another note: I take it those “anti-energy” drinks invoking the image of sizzurp didn’t exactly take off, because I’ve heard squat about those since they started. I’m wound up enough as it is, I’d rather drink something that’s going to calm me down.

  4. henqiguai says:

    “It’s the sound of a portion of “the youth vote” deciding to skip 2012…”
    Nah; that was already gone, what with the novelty of the excitement of Obama’s initial run being over. The mind-numbing grind of policy formulation and governing, there’s just no excitement there, except for the policy wonk or political junky; nothing of interest to be found for the 18 to 24 year old set.

    “threw its support behind a ban on beverages that infuse alcohol and caffeine”
    I know, bastards. How dare they support the FDA in carrying out its mission, among which being trying to keep deadly product combinations off the market. But never fear, dissolve a fistful of NoDoz tablets into a Cuba Libra and you’re all set. And perfectly legal, if you’re at or over 21.

    Sorry, it’s Saturday night and, really, I got no life…

  5. B Psycho says:

    Anything is deadly if you chug the living crap out of it.

    There’s a reason why you never hear of college kids blacking out from drinking too many of, for example, these: they cost more, and they have an actual taste, so you can’t drink them like they’re water.

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