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Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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    > your car gets thrown in reserves

    I’m glad the National Guard is enlisting civilian vehicles into service.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Sp3: Related by the notion of women in men’s places, and with no disrespect… Under Colorado law, and with a handful of exceptions, any time two or more members of the General Assembly are discussing state business, it must be open to the public. During a break, two male members of the Joint Budget Committee, clearly still discussing a matter from the hearing, went into the men’s restroom. A female reporter from the Denver Post followed them in. When they looked at her, she said, “Open meeting law.” The two members decided to take turns using the restroom. By the time I was working at the JBC, “one member at a time in the restroom during hearings” was a tradition.Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I feel like IPAs have been the dominant craft beer style for a while now. At least for ten years. The only ones I like on a regular basis are the juicy/hazy/New England ones. Pliny the Elder from Russian River is a good IPA.

    I’m a big fan of brown ales, porters, and stouts but those tend to a more minority following.Report

    • Thumbs up on all of brown ales, porters and stouts.Report

    • Avatar Marchmaine in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      I have few theories on IPA’s

      1) Like Merlot, they have a good, easy to remember and order name.
      2) Early in the Craft Beer phase, IPA’s tended to be crafted better than a lot of the Ales – which were generally too malty and sweet – in part, I think in reaction to the rice-based industrial beers they were replacing. Thus, they were a “safer” choice during the explosion of craft beers of middling quality.
      3) Now they are a refuge from double-pumpkin-lambic-lagers.*

      * I’m sad to say that recently an IPA I ordered was off the menu, so the server asked if I wanted this other IPA from the same local brewer… sure, said I. He came back with what I can only describe as a mildly hoppy Hawaiian punch. So, the end of the world is nigh; plan accordingly.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to Marchmaine says:

        I also think IPAs are relatively easy to hide mistakes in because you can just add more hops. I am not a fan of overly hoppy beers. There has been a big thing for sours recently.Report

    • I’m a big fan of brown ales, porters, and stouts but those tend to a more minority following.

      I agree, both with being a fan of all those and with the claim that they have a minority following.

      I didn’t read the linked article, but it’s frustrating to go into a store and see multiple varieties of IPA’s, sometimes by the same brand, and only one or two of the kinds I like. #firstworldproblemReport

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Sp2 – boxing and horseracing have been in a long, likely terminal decline all our lives, for those of us in Gen X.

    Eta – I wonder if american football now is where these two institutions were in 1980.

    Eta2 – or perhaps 1970.Report