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Backlash is swift and furious after California brewery mocks MLK to promote ‘Black Lagers Matter’ beer

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A San Diego brewery is the subject of backlash after mocking Martin Luther King, Jr. to sell its “Black Lagers Matter” beer.

Vice Munchies reported Friday that Dave Hyndman, the owner of the Reckless Brewing Company, made a since-deleted post riffing on King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

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In the post, Hyndman mimicked the language of the famous civil rights speech and joked that dark-colored beers were discriminated against.

“I have a dream,” the post read. “I have a dream of a world where beers are judged not by their color but by the content of their character.”

As Munchies noted, the response to the since-deleted post was swift.

“People are literally dying,” Toronto beer blogger Robin LeBlanc wrote, “but okay, let’s make fun of BLM, social justice efforts, and the ‘perpetually offended.'”

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As Munchies noted, the brewery’s owner complained that those offended by the joke post “have no sense of humor.”

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“Does it affect your opinion if [sic] me if I told you that I ran the beer name in the post by some African American customers and they said they liked it?” Hyndman said in a reply to his subsequent posts, which were also deleted.

As the report noted, Reckless had been involved in beer name controversies before after naming an amber ale “Genocide,” an IPA “Crazy Stupid B*tch” and “Adam and Steve’s Friends of Dorothy Fabulously Fruity Super Gay Beer.”

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Hyndman eventually apologized on the brewery’s Facebook page.

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Trump’s undermining of efforts to fight Putin detailed in ex-CIA agent’s disturbing new column

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A recently retired CIA agent reveals that President Donald Trump was a "wild card" that prevented a full-scale effort to combat Russian aggression against the U.S. and its allies.

Marc Polymeropoulos, who retired from the agency in June, said in column posted at Just Security that the CIA issued an informal "call to arms" in the wake of Kremlin interference in the 2016 election, but those efforts were hampered by Trump's relationship with Russia's president Vladimir Putin.

"The Call to Arms required a whole-of-agency effort to counter the Kremlin," Polymeropoulos wrote. "It involved moving resources and personnel inside CIA. Most importantly, it required a change in mindset, similar to what occurred within the Intelligence Community after 9/11, that an 'all-hands-on-deck' approach was required."

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Trump’s ‘illegal payments’ under scrutiny as House conducts second probe running parallel to impeachment

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According to a report from Politico, some House Democrats are disappointed that Donald Trump's violations of the emoluments clause does not appear to have a future as part of the articles of impeachment against the president, so they are continuing on with their own ongoing investigation with the hope it may be added at a later time.

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What would the GOP do if Trump actually shot someone? A former government ethics chief explains

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President Donald Trump infamously said in 2016 that his supporters were so loyal that he could shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose any support.

Walter Shaub, who served as chief of the Government Ethics Office under former President Barack Obama, hilariously imagined how elected Republicans would react if Trump actually did shoot someone on 5th Avenue.

"It was indecorous of the president to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue," Shaub said, imagining a scripted GOP response. "I would have preferred he not do that. In the strongest possible terms, I add that I find it to be generally inconsistent with the higher aims of responsible governance. And you can quote me on that."

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