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Old 07-15-2008, 07:53 PM   #191
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[quote=ronjohn55;645636]A few more details on the transaction. The long and the short of it (as someone who was following this with a degree of interest) is that Anheuser's board pretty much got what they wanted. When the initial offer came in, they never said they weren't for sale. They said it was too low (Corporations use the term "undervalued", I think it makes them feel fancier).

The new offer gave them a price they felt was fair, and they sold out.


They're also gong to have control of the Budweiser brand too and it will still be in St. Louis too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #192
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Gimme beer anytime I have 'pagetti...you're my friend!!! It'll also help if you take care of the barbeque... since I took care of shopping, cleaning, washing, taking care of Cooper, laundering, tidying up after you and all that ***!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #193
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I didn't like it all that much before until I tried Bud Light Lime. I'm hooked!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:02 PM   #194
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I didn't like it all that much before until I tried Bud Light Lime. I'm hooked!
If you like Bud Light and want to "graduate" into the wide world of beer, start trying some wheat beers like Julius Echter, Franziskaner Weiss, or Hoegarrden. They have a bigger flavor, but not as abrupt as the darker range.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:59 PM   #195
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You have consistently said, implied, inferred, stated, that Anheuser-Busch wanted this and that's not the whole truth. The article posted is business spin. You read it one way, I read it another. That's what I'm talking about. I'm vested in the company and am not happy at all about the hostile take over by a foreign company of an American icon.
Callisto,

I'm going to say this, pack up my things, and I'm out of here.

I *NEVER* said, implied, or inferred that Anheuser Busch wanted this. What I said was "A-B's board never said 'We're not for sale' when the first offer came in". This is a very different statement.

As for whether or not Anheuser Busch truly "wanted" this? That's a debate for another forum altogether. One could argue that the distribution agreements from earlier this year could have been an indicator of something, but I do not know.

You say you're vested in the company. I'm sure it's an unsettling time for you. Working in the auto industry in Michigan, I can surely relate to uncertainty. However, you seem to be h-e-l-l bent on painting me as someone who's happy to see this happen. Frankly, as I said I am neither happy or sad. I was simply an interested onlooker.

As for "business spin", the numbers for the offer are what they are. They'll be reflected in SEC filings and paid to shareholders. You are very welcome to your opinions, however.

I'm out.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:22 PM   #196
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ronjohn I would love to know where you are reading that I said you were happy about this. I have not said such a thing. What I have said is there for all to read and it doesn't include anything about you being happy. I have expressed MY feelings, not judged others. I have stated we read two different things in the press releases, how does that equate to me saying you're happy?

There was much of this deal that wasn't publicized. There was much that went on that people don't know, that's why I state that the press releases are business spin designed to not panic stockholders. They are the "it'll be okay, it won't hurt" you tell your child just before he gets a shot you know dang well is going to hurt. You have to say it, but they don't have to believe it.

That's what I'm saying that I don't believe the press release at face value. I have never once said anything about your "feelings" regarding the subject.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #197
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BUD LIGHT LIME: Would it have the same taste if you just squeeze lime in it? Or does the whole shebang need to be processed including the lime, with it to make it taste so good? Maybe my suggestion will be similar to have beer with tomato sauce with it, in it...???
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BUD LIGHT LIME: Would it have the same taste if you just squeeze lime in it? Or does the whole shebang need to be processed including the lime, with it to make it taste so good? Maybe my suggestion will be similar to have beer with tomato sauce with it, in it...???

Actually I just saw beer in the store the other day that has Clamato juice in it, not sure which brand it was
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #199
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Hey you guys!! I was getting interested in learning what beers you all liked. How did we get off that subject and on to analyzing the Bud takeover???

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Old 07-16-2008, 02:35 PM   #200
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I love beer. I used to drink Guinness like water but I've been staying away from it lately.Full Sail
Why would you dis the GUINESS!! Ive living in Peru the last six months and apart from Heineken and Corona I cant find an import! I was at an irisah pub on St. Pattys day and by the time i got there at 9 pm all the Guiness was sold out!!! I had to take my Irish Car Bomb without the Guiness! Guiness is not only tasty and delicious but has the same amount of calories per serving as Miller Light (go ahead and check it!) Anyone ever have a Peruvian beer? Pilsen, Zenda, Trujillo, Polar, Cristal, Cusqueña (my fav) theres also darker version of Polar and Cusqueña.
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