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Pud
2012-07-04 02:15:48 PM  
The beer is perfectly legal. It just can't be in a container ....

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2012-07-04 02:24:50 PM  
"People are calling saying, 'You can't drink in New Braunfels, so why am I coming?'"

"Uh, sir, that's rather personal."
 
2012-07-04 02:24:53 PM  
So what, this is because a bunch of selfish farkwits tossed their empties into the river? Way to ruin it for everyone, assholes.
 
2012-07-04 02:26:14 PM  

Hoban Washburne: So what, this is because a bunch of selfish farkwits tossed their empties into the river? Way to ruin it for everyone, assholes.


Something to be filed under 'T' for "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things."
 
2012-07-04 03:17:43 PM  
So, no red dixie cups either...

I'm left to think "Do I want to be in a river that's being used as a urinal for all that beer?" And the answer is no.
 
2012-07-04 03:18:19 PM  
Idiots, clean up after yourselves!
 
2012-07-04 03:18:47 PM  
FTA: It doesn't take data to see the effects. At one Rockin' R store this week, Ross Purdy stared quizzically at a cold six-pack of Miller Lite in one hand and a $20 empty plastic "Bubba Keg" in the other.

Wow, and the "Bubba Keg" (empty) was like $4 at Safeway today.
 
2012-07-04 03:21:29 PM  
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WTF?
 
2012-07-04 03:21:37 PM  
This problem could have been avoided had the city adopted a more sensible solution to the problem of littering, such as shooting litterers on sight.
 
2012-07-04 03:23:03 PM  
Yet another misunderstood litter campaign in Texas. It isn't that hard people: the world isn't your garbage can.
 
2012-07-04 03:24:05 PM  
FTFA: neon plastic Chug-a-Mugs that hold up to three beers are now ubiquitous.

The product I found with a quick googling holds 50 oz, graduated on the reverse side. "Up to three beers," indeed. They mean pints.

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2012-07-04 03:24:10 PM  
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2012-07-04 03:27:01 PM  
i'm...ok with this law. spend alot of time in the woods, holy crap it gets old seeing beer cans everywhere. at least they didn't ban drinking *shudders*.
 
2012-07-04 03:27:28 PM  

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Well done! :D
 
2012-07-04 03:36:18 PM  
That was the first time I got drunk, I was 15 and were tubing down the river. This woman got stuck, and she was either too lazy to paddle back to her group so I helped. She basically told her friends this kid is drinking with us and give him one after another. I think it only took like 4, and it was nasty coors or some shiat. Good times.
 
2012-07-04 03:39:55 PM  
They can have my beer cans weapons when they pry them from my hot, sweaty hands

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/lawn.....off....
 
2012-07-04 03:40:35 PM  
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2012-07-04 03:42:32 PM  

Pud: The beer is perfectly legal. It just can't be in a container ....


Yeah. Come on. Just pour as much as you can into your pockets and you're all set. I never leave home without a pocketful of beer.
 
2012-07-04 03:47:48 PM  

JeffMD: link farked


all abc links have been farked for me as of late - not sure if they hate chrome, or what
 
2012-07-04 03:48:30 PM  
this is a travesty, and on independence day no less! it's our god-given constitutional right to destroy as much of our land as fast as possible!
 
2012-07-04 03:49:34 PM  
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2012-07-04 03:51:54 PM  
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And really? Texans siding with the environment? Wow.
 
2012-07-04 03:52:43 PM  
I rather like the irony, populations who live in college towns or party towns and get tired of it.

Then they forget where much of their local economy comes from.

/Or they have to start playing the liquor whack-a-mole game.
//Party balls are now considered kegs and illegal to transport after x-pm.
///Those shots in a bag, are now given the status of cans.

Either accept the realities of where your living economy comes from or don't. Just don't stack councils and live in this MADD two-headed monster realilty.
 
2012-07-04 03:52:49 PM  

rightylefty: Pud: The beer is perfectly legal. It just can't be in a container ....

Yeah. Come on. Just pour as much as you can into your pockets and you're all set. I never leave home without a pocketful of beer.


and weed is like the opposite. illegal but the container is legal.
 
2012-07-04 03:53:02 PM  
Are there no homeless people around to scavenge the cans for scrap?
 
2012-07-04 03:54:35 PM  

Enemabag Jones: I rather like the irony, populations who live in college towns or party towns and get tired of it.

Then they forget where much of their local economy comes from.

/Or they have to start playing the liquor whack-a-mole game.
//Party balls are now considered kegs and illegal to transport after x-pm.
///Those shots in a bag, are now given the status of cans.

Either accept the realities of where your living economy comes from or don't. Just don't stack councils and live in this MADD two-headed monster realilty.



Um, what? No one is saying these people can't drink.
 
2012-07-04 03:56:49 PM  

hackhix: JeffMD: link farked

all abc links have been farked for me as of late - not sure if they hate chrome, or what


link works fine in firefox. that said...Assholes who throw their cans in the woods/river fark it up for everyone else to the point of having to ban cans. Selfish idiots.
 
2012-07-04 03:58:08 PM  
Karma Chameleon
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And really? Texans siding with the environment? Wow.


I am confused here. Is it really a few beer bottles or cans. Or is it random drunk assholes disturbing what locals consider 'the peace'? Because I can think of far worst things for fish then a beer can floating in the river.

/Kind of like a freshly mowed, manicured lawn is called 'ahh, nature'.
 
2012-07-04 03:58:42 PM  
FTFA: "People are calling saying, 'You can't drink in New Braunfels, so why am I coming?'" said Shane Wolf, general manager of Rockin' R River Outfitters, the city's dominant tube rental company."

No, they're not, Shane. Let's both be honest here. You've not had a single call about this from a prospective customer.

You know why I know that? Because people don't waste their time haranguing businesses in cities they've decided not to go to about decisions that weren't made by those businesses.

They either go to New Braunfels, or they don't. End of.

You're exaggerating for effect, Shane. We both know that, and we both know why. It's because you're scared that your business isn't actually very interesting to anybody who's not tanked.

What you're doing is, in essence, renting a small piece of near-worthless rubber to somebody and letting them float down a stretch of river that you most likely don't actually own, to save them bringing along their own small piece of near-worthless rubber and float down the river for free. If they weren't tanked, they might realize that there's actually not a lot to floating down a river in the first place, and that if the urge to do so really grabbed them, they could just bring their own tube.

You're terrified that your business doesn't actually have much to offer, Shane, and so you're making up stories about phone calls in a desperate attempt to get the media on your side. All, for the higher cause of allowing New Braunfels visitors to float idly and drunkenly down a river on a ten cent piece of rubber, ditching litter all over the place, while you line your pockets.
 
2012-07-04 04:01:06 PM  
littering is part of the drinking trail for some. there are more than one business making $ from the drinking tourists. they each chip in a few $ to keep the community clean & picked-up, the whole problem goes away. not rocket science.
 
2012-07-04 04:03:25 PM  
Well, we just went down there last weekend on the Comal, and we did all the necessary prep work: plastic travel cups filled with beers/summerbrew/margaritas, and pony kegs. Still had a great time.

They had a camera last year under water that showed about 3 feet of beer cans and bottles from asshats that wouldn't wait to throw it away in the trash boats or bring their own bag, and people had been cutting their feet open and such. You can still have a great time; just be smart about it.
 
2012-07-04 04:04:26 PM  
This is stupid. Everyone who goes down the Spring River in Arkansas gets a mesh garbage bag when they put in, to hold their empties. No glass bottles are allowed, for obvious break, cut, bleed, infection reasons. Some of the folks standing out in the river fishing are actually fish & wildlife officials, who will ticket the crap out of folks they see littering.

And most of the time there's an old guy standing on the bank, about 3/4ths of the way down the float length, and everyone pulls up and gives him their empties.

Not a lot of problems with litter there. But I guess this is too complex a system for Texas.
 
2012-07-04 04:05:09 PM  
How about making an exception for tube outfitters and bus operators? Their customers can bring cans onto the river, but they have to pay a deposit of $1 for every can.

When they get out of the river, they turn in the cans and get their deposit back. End result: more business for the tube outfitters and bus operators and less trash on the river.
 
2012-07-04 04:05:29 PM  
Karma Chameleon
Um, what? No one is saying these people can't drink.

You be trolling, right?

/Now act offended.
 
2012-07-04 04:06:52 PM  
Drinkin' this right now

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2012-07-04 04:07:38 PM  

hackhix: JeffMD: link farked

all abc links have been farked for me as of late - not sure if they hate chrome, or what


Same here. Also, oddly enough, Google+ links from Google Maps will load, then go blank. It's an ad-blocking thing. Turn off AB+ and the pages will load. Let them waste bandwidth pumping ads to someone who will never click on one.
 
2012-07-04 04:08:37 PM  
VoiceOfReason499
How about making an exception for tube outfitters and bus operators? Their customers can bring cans onto the river, but they have to pay a deposit of $1 for every can.
When they get out of the river, they turn in the cans and get their deposit back. End result: more business for the tube outfitters and bus operators and less trash on the river.


58% of the community does not want creative solutions, they want their peace. Now let the town become a quiet Mayberry.

/Wait until local law enforcement learns they can profit from this.
 
2012-07-04 04:10:45 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Karma Chameleon
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And really? Texans siding with the environment? Wow.

I am confused here. Is it really a few beer bottles or cans. Or is it random drunk assholes disturbing what locals consider 'the peace'? Because I can think of far worst things for fish then a beer can floating in the river.

/Kind of like a freshly mowed, manicured lawn is called 'ahh, nature'.


I've been on that river during the July 4th weekend before. It got ugly. Peeing, poopin' (yes), fighting, puking, etc.
 
2012-07-04 04:15:34 PM  
bmr68,
I've been on that river during the July 4th weekend before. It got ugly. Peeing, poopin' (yes), fighting, puking, etc.

The shiatting part could be handled through public toilets. The rest can be handled though law enforcement when it gets too ugly.

/I still suggest that when the revenue starts to flow into local law enforcement, they will get stupid real quick and kill off this gift horse.
 
2012-07-04 04:15:44 PM  
Also the sex, public nudity and loud music was a problem.

/not for me
 
2012-07-04 04:16:06 PM  
No problem. I have a 53Oz Bubba Mug that I can easy refill as often as I need to (belch).
 
2012-07-04 04:19:00 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener


"People are calling saying, 'You can't drink in New Braunfels, so why am I coming?'"

"Uh, sir, that's rather personal."


Puritans... mmm, yeah... temperance... oh, blue laws... oh god, PROHIBITIOOOOOONNNNN!
 
2012-07-04 04:19:23 PM  

VoiceOfReason499: How about making an exception for tube outfitters and bus operators? Their customers can bring cans onto the river, but they have to pay a deposit of $1 for every can.

When they get out of the river, they turn in the cans and get their deposit back. End result: more business for the tube outfitters and bus operators and less trash on the river.


And I'd tell them to go Fark themselves for treating me like a 3 yr old, and take my dollars elsewhere.
 
2012-07-04 04:20:13 PM  
Hold on a minute! Wait a minute! Calm down and listen to me!
Nobody's sayin' you can't own a gun. Nobody's even sayin' you can't carry a gun. All we're sayin' is you can't carry a gun in town. That's not so bad, is it?
 
2012-07-04 04:24:52 PM  

SouthernFriedYankee: Everyone who goes down the Spring River in Arkansas gets a mesh garbage bag when they put in, to hold their empties. No glass bottles are allowed, for obvious break, cut, bleed, infection reasons.


Sober people don't mind cleaning up after themselves. But in the world I'm from, drunks never do.
 
2012-07-04 04:26:32 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: "People are calling saying, 'You can't drink in New Braunfels, so why am I coming?'"

"Uh, sir, that's rather personal."


I find if i drink to much, that's not gonna happen.

/but it's always fun to try
 
2012-07-04 04:32:52 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Are there no homeless people around to scavenge the cans for scrap?


You're on to something there. States with a deposit on the can seem to have cleaner roadsides and public spaces.
 
2012-07-04 04:38:55 PM  

SVenus: SouthernFriedYankee: Everyone who goes down the Spring River in Arkansas gets a mesh garbage bag when they put in, to hold their empties. No glass bottles are allowed, for obvious break, cut, bleed, infection reasons.

Sober people don't mind cleaning up after themselves. But in the world I'm from, drunks never do.


Sober people, on the Spring River? Where?! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, that place is basically Riverpalooza.
 
2012-07-04 04:45:21 PM  

SVenus: SouthernFriedYankee: Everyone who goes down the Spring River in Arkansas gets a mesh garbage bag when they put in, to hold their empties. No glass bottles are allowed, for obvious break, cut, bleed, infection reasons.

Sober people don't mind cleaning up after themselves. But in the world I'm from, drunks never do.


Funny.... you being from Venus.
 
2012-07-04 05:03:04 PM  

rightylefty: Pud: The beer is perfectly legal. It just can't be in a container ....

Yeah. Come on. Just pour as much as you can into your pockets and you're all set. I never leave home without a pocketful of beer.


Just do like experienced Boy Scouts do and carry the beer in your belly, not the can.
 
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