Thursday, November 11, 2010

Schumer Emerges From Witness Protection, Back to Tackling the Important Issues

You couldn't find this guy with bomb-sniffing dogs during the election cycle, but now that he's safely back in office to haunt us for at least another six years, Chuckie Schumer is back to addressing the important issues that face all Americans: alcoholic energy drinks.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the state Liquor Authority to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks in New York, saying the state has the ability to clamp down on a product that is purposely geared to minors.

In a statement, Schumer singled out Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink distributed by a Chicago-based company that's already been banned in several states.

"Four Loko and drinks like it are a toxic, dangerous mix of caffeine and alcohol, and they are spreading like a plague across the country," Schumer said, claiming that the fruity-tasting drinks with vibrantly colored packaging are marketed with underage drinkers in mind, he said.
I'll make sure if my kid wants fruity-tasting drinks that he learns how to mix a proper margarita.
Four Loko's distributor, Phusion Projects, says on its website that Four Loko has "roughly the same alcohol content as wine and some craft beers" and "roughly the same amount of caffeine as a tall (small) Starbucks coffee."

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