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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Liquor step forward, two backward

Posted By on October 28, 2009, 2:56 PM

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While I and others were raising our glasses and praising Gov Huntsman's quest to rid he state of private clubs, we weren't watching what the little rats were doing behind the scenes nibbling at the new law to make things worse than ever.---

Sure we got rid of the stupid private club law but at what cost?  Come to find out that Curt Bramble, R-(retard) Provo inserted a little noticed at the time provision that would prevent any type of liquor license be issued to any restaurant that was within 200 feet of a school or church.  Even if these institutions had no objection to such an establishment from being opened.

This came to light when a land owner in the 9th and 9th area tried to lease his vacant property to several would be restaurants who loved that location until they found out about Bramble's little ticking time bomb that he inserted in the broader liquor legislation just passed that would prevent them from serving diners any form of alcohol.  Said Bramble of his provisions: "The issue was trying to reduce underage drinking and overconsumption, particularly in such close proximity to a church or school".  I suppose this dickhead has never attended a Catholic Mass where alcohol is used as a sacrement.

Does Bramble picture school children pressing their little noses against the glass of a restaurant to watch people eat lunch and have a beer or cocktail?  It will be interesting to see how the Salt Lake City Council will address this issue as Mayor Becker attempts to encourage neighborhood pubs to liven up living in downtown. 

I met Curt Bramble at the Ellenore Roosevelt lunchen the other day and he seemed like a nice guy.  I have since changed my opinion of him.  He is no better than the rest of these closet prohibitionists who think any kind of adult beverage consumption is evil and will do whatever thay can to make those of us who enjoy it feel small and inferior.

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