I remember a day back in college, on a road trip to Virginia with some friends. We were staying in a cheap motel, and of course, drinking cheap beer.
Being one not to judge with cheap beer, I expected to be drinking that watered down beer I was so used to the entire trip. That was, until someone walked in with a case of Yuengling.
I had no idea what this weirdly named beer was, but was pleasantly surprised by it, a cheap-beer that was actually pretty good.
For years, I flocked to it. Every trip in the mid-Atlantic involved drinking it pretty constantly and driving back a case or two home.
Living in DC now, Yuengling, the “oldest brewer in America” sounds like a pretty solid bet and because of that is a featured pour at most bars in town.
But no more.
I don’t care that Yuengling is cheap. I don’t care that it’s a decent beer. What I do care about is how a company that makes a product I purchase treats its workers.
Wow. Just, wow. To be honest, I never thought I would be saying this, but holy crap, Canada’s New Democrats are now the official opposition party in Canada with 103 seats in the House of Commons.
Jack Layton at Montreal campaign stop
Going into this election, things were looking really good for the NDP, and, well, less good for the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberals… but I was doubtful that something this huge would happen. Maybe it was me treading cautiously, but either way, I am happy to report that Jack Layton has a power house group of candidates that will be joining him in Ottawa.
I am even happier that I got to be in Montreal the weekend before the election and for the day itself, spending time with some friends. . Being an NDP-obsessed American for a while now, I was excited to be a part of it in any way possible. And then, to be in Montreal, the heart of Quebec, where the NDP went from having 1 seat in the HOC to having 58.. just…WOW.