The Young Winos’ eleventh-hour endorsements: No on 5, Yes on 8, Calero for President

By Jesse on November 3, 2008

Recently there have been complaints about certain political ads appearing in the sidebar of the Young Winos website. While the Young Winos have nothing to do with these ads, and do not necessarily agree with their content, we thought it might be helpful to clarify our stance on several pressing issues of the day. As the beer-vs-wine map below clearly shows, California is a wine state, and the Young Winos feel a certain responsibility to offer endorsements of candidates and ballot initiatives that will serve the interests of our membership. Below are our three endorsements for the 2008 general election.


No on 5. This initiative would offer treatment for drug offenders, rather than prison time… a plan which looks positive on the surface. However, it would also make possession of less than an ounce of marijuana an infraction, rather than a misdemeanor — a move that would invariably encourage more small-time users (many of them young people) to smoke pot with increased impunity and frequency. This, in turn, would dilute our membership base, as more young people turned from white and red to sticky green. Vote no.

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  1. This is complete bullshit. Everyone knows that you don’t drink Aglianico after Labor Day.

    What kind of wino are you anyway?

    Comment by Andrew Lang — November 4, 2008 @ 2:06 am

  2. 20/20 Wines has a 3000L bottle of Screaming Eagle for $28,000. How’s that for socialism?

    Comment by jasonm1 — November 4, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  3. Ha to funny. Don’t forget my new bullet train to Napa. Anything to get to wine country as fast as Japanese are able to get to kereoke bars.

    Comment by Dylan Conroy — November 4, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

  4. I can’t believe that both of my ballot initiative endorsements passed!

    Jeez… I guess there’s no room for sarcasm in political discourse. People take everything you say completely seriously. (Good thing Calero wasn’t on the official presidential ballot in California, or else Obama… well, no, I guess Obama would’ve been fine.)

    Comment by Jesse — November 5, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

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