Friday, March 24, 2006

The Loon Star State

Hang on to your spurs, girls. Texas has passed and is enforcing a law that states that it is illegal to be drunk in a bar. WTF?

Excuse me, if you can’t be pissed assed drunk in a bar, where the hell can you be? Don’t drunks have rights too? Isn’t this going against what our founding fathers had in mind when they declared in The Bill of Rights that citizens, by law, have “the right to pursue happiness?” If you can’t find happiness in the bottle of a Bud, where can you?

To add to this craziness, just last night, several people were arrested for knocking back a few too many in the lobby bar of the very hotel where they were staying. In other words, the only heavy machinery they would be operating is the elevator to their room. Other arrests were made for people who had designated drivers. Does this law seem loony to you?

Just this month a California city declared itself a smoke free city. What does this mean? No smoking anywhere. Not even in your car if you have the window half open. Several states and countries, including Ireland much to my shame, have banned smoking in pubs. In other words, people, you can’t smoke or drink in excess in bars. Isn’t that the whole point of going to a bar? Getting drunk, smoking and drinking and getting laid by strangers?

Thank goodness some sane minded people are declaring this law unconstitutional and are taking to court. Let’s hope the judge is a drinking man.


7 comment(s):

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry to say that my state has gone and done it again with there stupid ideas. There making laws that ban gettting drunk when they can't decide what to do with school funding.

3/24/2006 10:18:00 AM  

Blogger Malicious Strumpet said...

You know, I don't mind the no-smoking law. We've got that in Toronto (although, I think it's okay to smoke outside, just not inside anywhere). The thing with smoking, for me as a non-smoker, is that I can't decide not to breathe it in. If bars are places where people can smoke, they will. If I want to go out to drinks with a friend, I have to breathe in other people's smoke. (And my hair and clothes have to stink like it.)

With drinking, it's different. My health is not automatically effected in a negative way by someone drinking in the same viscinity as me.

I love the non-smoking law in Toronto. I love that I don't come home from a bar feeling completely disgusting and smelling horrible.

But the non-drunk law is completely weird. Too me, it's like arresting people for over-eating at a buffet. Bizarre.

3/24/2006 12:25:00 PM  

Blogger T-girl said...

This is the state that gave us President Bush, the Alamo (what a national tresure THAT is), DALLAS (the TV show) and many other wonderful and deligtful things. I have no idea why I am ever suprised by anything that goes on there but... I general give a gasp and a "WHAT?" whenever I hear about their weird asses.

I use to live there and have this theory... we should give the whole damn state back to Mexico, they probably would try to renigg on the deal, who could blame them, but we would hold out and hold strong... no more Lone Star State! LOL

3/24/2006 01:33:00 PM  

Blogger Reese said...

No getting drunk in the bar? That's like saying you're not allowed to pee in the bathroom anymore. What the hell's it for, then?

3/25/2006 03:10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures, Bush doesn't make any sense either, and he's only sort of from there.

3/25/2006 09:08:00 PM  

Blogger Chris Nystrom said...

You forgot to post the link! :)

3/26/2006 07:48:00 AM  

Blogger Dakota Cassidy said...

I moved to the loon star state almost two years ago--color me stupid. LOLLOL

The cost of living may be cheaper, but the price to just be left alone to party is high.

I miss Jersey :)

Dakota :)

3/30/2006 09:49:00 PM