What the fuck is the world coming to when Budweiser is no longer an American brand? Belgium-based brewery behemoth InBev SA has offered an all-cash proposal to purchase outright the Anheuser-Busch brands and operations, including Bud, Michelob, and others. Nationalistic histrionics aside, I'll pose the greater question: Why? A-B isn't hurting...they're a $2B+ annual operation that showed strong Y-Y growth, and that's nothing to sneeze at in our present economy. There's absolutely no upside for the consumers that I can think of, and concentration of market force into the hands of fewer players is almost never a good thing. Crap like this just bugs me.