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TARTANSPECIAL
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My local has already decided to do away with "happy hours". From now on they will have "happy days".
Without Richie Cunningham, of course :P
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"Irish President Mary McAleese has called her country's attitude toward
drinking "unhealthy" and "sinister." Per-capita alcohol consumption increased 49 percent in Ireland between 1989 and 2001, fueled by economic growth."

What the Hell!!! Must destroy hapiness... This is the reason I love the idea of recall elections
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That is just wrong!
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Post by LuckyStrikes »

Happy hours! Many happy memories there. Two for one, three for one, free appetizers, ladies drink for free. I specialized in happy hours back in the day. Planned my life around them practically. Do they still have happy hours anymore? I haven't run across any when I visit civilized states. None down here.
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Post by Max Vol »

Yes! Happy Hours were the best! I especially liked the two-for-one specials when they would serve both drinks to you at the same time!

Another casualty of MADD mothers...
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Et tu, Erie?

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Oh, for the love of Christ, will this fascism ever end? When do we mount the counterattack? When do we start winning?

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Post by TARTANSPECIAL »

In Glasgow the happy hour rules, 2 for 1, and my prsonal favourite, half price cocktail jugs. If you ever visit Glasgow, go to a bar called Havana. The best cocktails in the city.
beer, wine,voddie it don't get any better.

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TARTANSPECIAL wrote:In Glasgow the happy hour rules, 2 for 1, and my prsonal favourite, half price cocktail jugs. If you ever visit Glasgow, go to a bar called Havana. The best cocktails in the city.
Thats's so bizarre! My favorite bar in Havana is called Glasgow!



Oh wait, I've never been to Havana. Nevermind.
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Post by stepheybaby »

How can this happen? It is probably a far cry from prohibition but as that also failed in the state I cannot see how this will reduce the amount of ' drunkard incidents' in Ireland. All that will probably happen if they restrict the number of drinks is that people will probably drink more when they are at home, before they go out.

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i cant believe they are hoping to reduce rowdy behaviour using these mesures. nazi wankers
mine's a pint

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Re: More Creeping Prohibition...

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Max Vol wrote:alcohol consumption by the Irish was second only to that of Luxembourgers
But...Luxembourgers? Who'd a thunk? Why are there no Luxembourgers posting here?
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What, no Luxes?

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Because there's only about twenty of them, and they're all at the bar.

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yep,all pished
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A little known Wisconsin law

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I moved to Wisconsin about a year ago so I didn't even know this law was on the books. I bet MADD are getting their picket signs ready right now.

This story comes from the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lawmaker wants an end to drinking with parents
8/20/03
Tom Sheehan State government reporter

Is tipping a beer with your underage child a lesson in life experience or an irresponsible mistake in parenting?

A Shawano lawmaker wants to change a state law that allows children of any age to buy and drink alcoholic beverages in taverns, as long as the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Children would have to be at least 18 years old under the bill to legally qualify for the exception to Wisconsin's legal drinking age, which is 21.

"It frankly seems ridiculous that a parent can take their young child to a bar in Wisconsin and serve them a beer," said Rep. John Ainsworth, who introduced Assembly Bill 335. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday before the Assembly Committee on State Affairs.

The bill could mean the loss of "an important educational opportunity," however, said Paul Merline, a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. "Experiencing the responsible consumption of alcohol with a parent in the type of social environment that an underage person could undoubtedly be exposed to during the course of their life would seem to be an opportunity that cannot be overlooked," Merline said in testimony before the committee.

Tavern and restaurant owners already have the ability to not serve anyone who doesn't appear to be 21 years old, whether accompanied by an adult or not, Merline said.

Current law prohibits people under 21 years of age from entering a bar or consuming alcohol unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who is of legal age. Someone younger than 18 may still be in a bar if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Ainsworth said he introduced the bill after hearing the story of an underage woman who allegedly got drinks at a bar through a man who lied to bartenders about her identity. The woman ended up pregnant, Ainsworth said, suggesting alcohol played a role in sexual behavior.

Alcohol also can contribute to risky or negative behavior and health problems in children, said Kari Kinnard, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Wisconsin chapter.

"It should no longer be an acceptable practice for parents to take children in an establishment and provide them a drug that can harm them," Kinnard said.

The bill also would prevent parents from serving alcoholic beverages to children at home. But Ainsworth will drop that provision, which he said would be impossible to enforce. "We're not about to invade people's homes," Ainsworth said.
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Post by SeeNoEvil »

I guess I should've posted this under Drinking Stories. Oh well.
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