Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Friday, March 24, 2006
DRUNK DETECTORS
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
Winston Churchill


How many reasons can you come up with to go to a bar?
You could shoot pool, watch the big game, eat a gourmand dinner, dance and meet your soul mate, or just watch people do what people do, but at least in Texas you’re not supposed to be in a bar to drink.
Carolyn Beck, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says that being in a bar does not exempt you from the state laws against public drunkenness.
If this is the case shouldn’t the Bartenders, owners, brewers, distillers and distributors be at least accessories, like contributing to the drunkenness of a normal person?
These are the kind of thoughts I have when I’m sober.
In Texas they have decided to do something about this huge problem of people going to bars and drinking. They have launched a sting operation using undercover agents to infiltrate bars at great risk of life and limb and make arrests when they observe someone being drunk in public.
Beck said that there are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they’re intoxicated other than get behind the wheel of a car. People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss.
Yes, and sober people appoint total morons to important political posts.
The story I read said that the first sting operation was conducted in a Dallas suburb. Agents infiltrated 36 bars and arrested 30 people for public intoxication. Now I was under the impression that this was a relatively minor misdemeanor, and I know the agents must make a good bit more than minimum wage.
The thing I am dying to find out though is what happened to the other 6 agents.
 
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5 Comments:


  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger Babs

    Oh, that's just what we need to waste our policeman on. Drunk enforcement INSIDE bars.
    Screw murder and other violent crimes.

     
  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Tara's World

    Actually they have arrested 2 bartenders for having served people they percieved to be drunk. Yeah.. only in Tx. yay me for living here. sigh.

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    i love being in the center of red neck stupidity...next time they will arrest you for standing outside just before you go in..cause you were thinking about drinking and getting drunk...do'h

     
  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger Babs

    Well, those cars aren't exactly designed for tire chains and snow blades to be added on to them. However, the snow did stop and they got the track dry and the race went on!!
    Cell is a good book. JS up there thinks I will get rid of my cell phone because of this book. Whatever... shhhh!! I think she may be kinda crazy or something!

     
  • At 4:04 AM, Blogger Babs

    Calling people crazy isn't polite. I prefer the term "reality challenged."
    Have a happy night!!!!!