Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Adios, Freedom

Just when you thought that your outrage over SB-314 was beginning to go from a sharp pain to a dull ache the anti-"you" weasels at the State Capitol have yet again quietly amended the Alcohol Beverage Licensing bill to take away yet more freedoms from bar Utah's owners.

The Utah Hospitality Association is upset over a one-word change in a substitute draft of the bill that changes a previous law that forbid daily discounted “liquor” to prohibit daily discounted “alcoholic products” this change would make it so that bars and clubs can no longer advertise or offer discounted beer specials. The change is aimed at curbing “over consumption” according to bill sponsor Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem.

Representatives of the UHA's requests for an audience with his Highness, St.Valentine have apparently been ignored. Our spineless, puppet-governor, however, did respond and listen to the concerns of the UHA.

“Any laws that are secretly drafted, then passed with little or no input, should concern all Utahns.” said, Lisa Marcie. Get used to it people with the passage of HB477 an open and transparent government is looking to go the way of the Utah keg.

Thanks to City Weekly's, Eric Peterson for the story.

8 comments:

Don LaVange said...

We need some good beer news!

Douglas said...

We need some sanity here. These legislators are out of touch, and are trying to socially engineer Utah through liquor laws. I tire of this game- they try to make it hard for drinkers- and then they claim to be normalizing the laws here. All this does is hurt the Utah economy, which relies a lot of tourism. It doesn't, and couldn't actually be contributing to public safety. We need some real freedom loving libertarians who realize that big brother has no place dictating every little move by bars and eateries.

Phil said...

Pardon my french here, but this is fucking insane. What is next? Complete outlaw of alcohol in the entire state. The Utah state legislature over the last two weeks have made some of the most insanely idiotic decisions one could ever imagine. I just feel sick.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to come forward with a detailed account of a gay sex scandal involving threesomes with Valentine and Waddoups. It's the only way to bring them down.

Mikey said...

Don? Your alive!

Andrew said...

Sadness.

Anonymous said...

Fucking Taliban.

Plang said...

Phil - I don't think they will get rid of alcohol all together because that would take $100 million away from the state coffers each year. They would have to crank the food tax WAY up to clear the difference.

But then again - if they are willing to close down profitable alcohol stores...