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#21 zak@portlandbeer.org

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:20 AM

PETA has an innovative idea to stop the beer tax and one that few of us will like:

http://www.peta.org/...em.asp?id=12689

Can I have some beef jerky with my beer please?


Don't tell them about Cock Ale!

"Take 10 gallons of ale and a large cock, the older the better; parboil the cock, flay him, and stamp him in a stone mortar until his bones are broken (you must gut him when you flaw him). Then, put the cock into two quarts of sack, and put to it five pounds of raisins of the sun - stoned; some blades of mace, and a few cloves. Put all these into a canvas bag, and a little before you find the ale has been working, put the bag and ale together in vessel. In a week or nine days bottle it up, fill the bottle just above the neck and give it the same time to ripen as other ale."



#22 Jamesongrrl

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

I've been following this bill for a while and did write my representative.
(I write them on a semi-regular basis.)

Here is the reply I received after writing my local representative, and - unfortunately- bill sponsor: Diane Rosenbaum

Dear Heather,

"Thank you for taking the time to write Senator Rosenbaum regarding HB
2461 relating to the proposed beer tax which would be spent for drug and
alcohol treatment, prevention and recovery programs. As you mentioned,
Oregon's beer tax has not been raised in over thirty years, and it is
one of the lowest in the nation.

Senator Rosenbaum is open to considering how to avoid impacts on small,
local breweries and views the current proposal as a starting point for
future conversations. Please know that your comments will be filed for
future reference should a version of this bill reach the Senate for a
vote. I have also attached a link to Representative Cannon's webpage
which provides more background and information on this proposal.
http://www.repbencan...er_tax_proposal

Again thank you for taking the time to write. Receiving such comments
greatly assists our understanding of the concerns of citizens in Senate
District 21. Please feel free to contact the office again regarding this
or any other issue. "

At least they wrote me back. LOL.
I basically said in my email that I understood why an increase would be considered, since it hadn't been raised in 32 yrs, but that I found the current methodology excessive and asked that, as a constituent, they reformulate their figures.

I am definitely a believer in the power of voting and of voice.
If you are unhappy with a bill- vocalize it. If you are unhappy with a bill your representatives supports- tell em' so.
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#23 Quo Vadis

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

That response sounded like a "duly noted and ignored" to me. <_<
Methinks I am like a man, who having struck on many shoals, and having narrowly escap'd shipwreck in passing a small frith, has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe under these disadvantageous circumstances-Hume

#24 Jamesongrrl

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

Well, one might be ignored, but if 100 email....

"....can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walkin' in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walkin' out? And friends they may thinks it's a movement." <_<

And I'm glad it says that the current proposal is viewed as a starting point. Whether or not that is true has yet to be seen....
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#25 ASquared

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:30 PM

Dead:

http://www.kgw.com/n...es.2b31a10.html