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(Some Guy)   In Virginia, due to a loophole, you can legally serve alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties   (whsv.com ) divider line
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2005-03-20 12:09:01 AM  
Certainly seems to be the case at UVA.
 
2005-03-20 12:09:57 AM  
Ha, I wrote my boss a legal memorandum coming to exactly the same conclusion six months ago.
 
2005-03-20 12:17:30 AM  
Where was this when I was underage.....and futher more where in the artical does it say it?
 
2005-03-20 12:41:34 AM  
MrCheeks: and futher more where in the artical does it say it?

"Current law allows people who hold parties in their own homes to serve booze to anyone, regardless of age."
 
2005-03-20 12:45:22 AM  
Fark Party anyone?
 
2005-03-20 12:54:44 AM  
God Bless the Commonwealth!
 
2005-03-20 12:59:45 AM  
matt4684

I meant what amendment says that.

/tired
//cranky
///slashes
 
2005-03-20 01:08:12 AM  
MrCheeks: I meant what amendment says that.

Oops. My bad.
/tired
//semidrunk
///submitter
 
2005-03-20 01:08:40 AM  
Those who serve alcohol to minors get a free pass, but that doesn't mean underage drinkers can't be prosecuted.
 
2005-03-20 01:13:59 AM  
So this means only a few months left.. FARK party at my house! Every night.

All females must be over 18. Not admissable in court. Batteries not included. Party may cause lightheadedness, imbalance, and intense orgasms. Discontinue use in case of police intervention or pregnancy. All rights reserved. Do not taunt happy fun ball. This offer void in Virginia.
 
2005-03-20 01:22:08 AM  
Hell yeah. My 6 year old nephew's birthday party next week is gonna be awesome!

/virginian
//kidding about the party
 
2005-03-20 03:43:38 AM  
It's all good matt4684...........zzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2005-03-20 04:48:40 AM  
I still think that setting the drinking age at 21 is absurd and simply ludicrous, as well as an unconstitutional power grab by the federal government using federal bribes to get around the 10th amendment.
 
2005-03-20 06:09:43 AM  
TheRealist: Do not taunt happy fun ball


Haha!

Virginia...is for LOVERS

/That sounds sooooo cheap. I love it!
 
2005-03-20 07:27:50 AM  
kittz_cat: Virginia...is for LOVERS


And PA has Intercourse. I live in MD and don't get nuthin. I'm moving to Pennsylginia where the chicks are intercourse lovers.
 
2005-03-20 07:55:03 AM  
Maui Haui: I live in MD and don't get nuthin

Not true, we get Crabs.
 
2005-03-20 07:56:08 AM  
You can leagal serve alcohol to anyone in many locations. In Texas you have to have the approval, and be in the presence of your parents.
 
2005-03-20 07:56:26 AM  
They can drink, but can they wear their pants baggy, with butcracks showing?
 
2005-03-20 08:03:34 AM  
"In Virginia, due to a loophole, you can legally serve alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties"

In (the rest of the world), you can serve legally alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties, in restaurants, stores, bars, outdoor beer machines, etc, because their governments aren't insane. Or the equivalent of the gym teacher in Porkies with a machine gun.

The above statement is only untrue in countries of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afganistan, Iraq, and The USA.
 
2005-03-20 08:08:57 AM  
A Day Older than Yesterday
They can drink, but can they wear their pants baggy, with butcracks showing?

Yes. Yes we can. That bill was shot down.

/VA resident
//NORTHERN VA resident
///not the hick part
 
2005-03-20 08:09:55 AM  
This makes perfect sense, since America is all about restricting the actions of people on private property.

Personally, I'm averse to underage drinking (did my share of it, and I know what happens.. kids are stupid when they're sober, no need to exacerbate the inherent situation), but that view is starkly contrasted with the opinion that private property is just that.

The onus lies on the shoulders of the morans that put this into law. In lieu of further details about how this came to pass, I'm assuming they allowed it to either through ignorance or ineptitude, and therefore it should be their responsibility to clear it up, preferably without any draconian measures.

The real question is, what the hell are you going to do about kids drinking at private parties? In every other state that is illegal, but it happens all the time. You can hold the homeowner accountable, make an example of him/her, and parade your verdict around the papers, but you haven't changed a thing in the end. Personal responsibility and education is key, and we manage to ignore that on a daily basis.
 
2005-03-20 08:13:50 AM  
CanSomeonePleaseKilltheChristmasShoes: Not true, we get Crabs.


I'd rather a little red snapper.
 
2005-03-20 08:16:13 AM  
"Virginia is for (straight) lovers"
 
2005-03-20 08:17:51 AM  
[image from imgonnadie.com too old to be available]
 
2005-03-20 08:22:14 AM  
Michael Jackson seen heading to Virginia with jugs of "Jesus Juice".
 
2005-03-20 08:48:57 AM  
abdul:

The real question is, what the hell are you going to do about kids drinking at private parties?

I personally am not going to do anything.
I don't care what people do at private parties.

The concept of freedom is so dead in this country.
It wouldn't even exist as a concept if I didn't bring it up time to time on fark
 
2005-03-20 09:12:06 AM  
CSPKtCS: Your sanctimonious mention of freedom is the duct tape and chewing gum that holds America together, then, is it?

The trick is to at least have an opinion or an argument when you directly respond to someone's comment in a debate format. I'll file this one under "verbal abortions," and hopefully we can be done with the matter. If you come back with some substance, we can talk.

For the record, the question you quoted above was rhetorical.
 
2005-03-20 09:15:09 AM  
Just for the record I'm against abortion.
 
2005-03-20 09:15:25 AM  
obligitory
[image from dspace.dial.pipex.com too old to be available]
 
2005-03-20 09:30:59 AM  
CSPKtCS: Wrong forum, although for kicks I challenge you to defend that position here.
 
2005-03-20 09:47:00 AM  
YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

Time to move to West Virginny!
 
2005-03-20 09:48:40 AM  
At least they do somethings the right way in West Virginia!
 
2005-03-20 09:55:41 AM  
w00t

/virginia beach
 
2005-03-20 10:07:49 AM  
CanSomeonePleaseKilltheChristmasShoes:

You forgot (at least) Brunei, UAE, and, uhm, Poland.
 
2005-03-20 10:13:55 AM  
I don't hate it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-03-20 10:15:45 AM  
In (the rest of the world), you can serve legally alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties, in restaurants, stores, bars, outdoor beer machines, etc, because their governments aren't insane.

The drinking age in most of Europe is 16 or 18, not zero.

[image from detnews.com too old to be available]

You forgot (at least) Brunei, UAE, and, uhm, Poland.

In Poland the drinking age is zero.
 
2005-03-20 10:28:15 AM  
Catholics get wine at church at second grade, how do they get away with that? ...Oh wait, it's blood now, nevermind

silly me...
 
2005-03-20 10:31:02 AM  
!!!!!

Party at my place!
 
2005-03-20 10:33:58 AM  
In (the rest of the world), you can serve legally alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties, in restaurants, stores, bars, outdoor beer machines, etc, because their governments aren't insane.

In Israel it is on the books as 18 but they only enforce it if you're under about 15 and even then it's only the bars that enforce it, not the government.
 
2005-03-20 10:34:38 AM  
grindelsturm2 -

New monitor please :)
 
2005-03-20 10:35:03 AM  
Ahh damn what luck. Just as I turn 21 and don't need it anymore.
 
2005-03-20 10:36:13 AM  
Here are the legal dinking ages around the world.
 
2005-03-20 10:38:00 AM  
Does that mean this boy can now drink?

[image from tribuneindia.com too old to be available]
 
2005-03-20 10:46:34 AM  
US governed by uptight,Gawd fearing A-hole's
 
2005-03-20 11:00:41 AM  
US is peopled by hypocrits.

So many people do so many things they never want any one else to know about and that they publicly condemn.
 
2005-03-20 11:05:32 AM  
Did they just re-edit the article? I could've sworn it was mroe than one tight-lipped paragraph before.

bnthrdntht: Damn you and your non-vowel-containing nick.

Anyway, in case you're not from America (I notice you don't mention your location in your bio), the point of freedom is that you can do and say what you want.

In case you're lacking a dictionary or an encyclopaedia, "freedom" allows for hypocrisy, lies, scandal and the entire gamut of deception.

Get a helmet. Dive right in, the water's fine. And for the record, I officially hate all you assholes that think opinions should be regulated.
 
2005-03-20 11:08:55 AM  
Does that mean no wine at Passover dinner? What happened to "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"? It was good enough for Christ. Or aren't Christianity and Judaism recognized religions in Virginia?
 
2005-03-20 11:12:40 AM  
It must be a bugger to be American. 21 is an exceedingly high drinking age. I am at a loss as to why the people of the United States of America actually respect the law, when the law does not respect them.
 
2005-03-20 11:24:38 AM  
The Governor has through March 27 to veto, amend or sign the legislation.

The executive can unilaterally amend legislation? This is good how?

Oh, and from the 'article', this is about an amendment added to legislation that has been passed - both the legislation and it's amendment are not law yet, apparently.

 
2005-03-20 11:28:26 AM  
ZAZ:

In (the rest of the world), you can serve legally alcohol to anybody, regardless of age, at parties, in restaurants, stores, bars, outdoor beer machines, etc, because their governments aren't insane.

The drinking age in most of Europe is 16 or 18, not zero.


You have obviously never been to Germany.
Those countries may have laws on the books putting drinking at 16 or 18. But you pretty much drink at whatever age you decide to start drinking and can pay for it.
And there is no Taliban vice and Morals squad like there is in the aforementioned Islamic States (AND AMERICA!) So nobody ruins your life if you're 13 and drink a beer.

You forgot (at least) Brunei, UAE, and, uhm, Poland.
~funnay~

In Poland the drinking age is zero.
~also funay~

I heard America was once a free country.
I wonder what it must ahve been like inthose days?
 
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