That's very upsetting. While I may not always agree with Patrick's viewpoints, or find everything his does necessary, I have always held that he is the best pure journalist on the site, and when his interests and my own do align, he's a joy to listen to. In short, I may not agree with him, but I respect him. And I respect most of you guys, as a community I'm generally happy to be part of, so the fact that there's this unsavory element among us really rubs me the wrong way.
PS: And yeah, how dare that little fuck invoke Ryan's name to wish ill on Patrick. I wish Ryan's specter could appear and rip that dude a new asshole.
No seriously though, I can't give much better advice than what's already here. If you can have a beer, unwind, and just stop there, do that. However, if you find you cannot resist drinking more, just stay away from the stuff. Angry drunk is not a road you want to travel down, trust me.
If your friends give you any serious shit for not drinking, they're not very good friends.