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(Seattle Times)   Seattle liquor board wants to ban the sale of cheap beer and wine   ( seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line
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2006-08-25 12:00:25 PM  
While they're at it, they need to ban cheap coffee, so that everyone has to buy $4 lattes at Starbucks. Poor people are best protected when they are forced to act like yuppies or go without.
2006-08-25 12:06:38 PM  
They banned the Beast?! NOOOOOOOO!
2006-08-25 12:14:03 PM  
Naatje: rode a bus in the free ride zone carrying a guy who smelled like took a dump in his pants

Hehe.. someone smelled funny? I'm sorry but you only got a slight taste of the wonders of the free bus.
2006-08-25 12:27:31 PM  
only sell cheap liquor from moving trains, then when are drunkenly passed out, throw them from the train in another state!
2006-08-25 12:31:31 PM  
Where's the love?

/Except for Bull Ice, that's teh debil.
2006-08-25 12:31:44 PM  
boo! give me MD 20/20 or give me death by cirrho--oh, yeah. right.
2006-08-25 12:39:51 PM  
2006-08-25 12:42:16 PM  

speaking of Olympia

Olympia beer sucks

--Not around anymore. Plant closed.

/Lives in Olympia.
2006-08-25 12:46:28 PM  
I used to work in Pioneer Square. The bums down there severely test my compassion. And I ain't no conservative. When they follow you around and keep yapping in your face, I get violent.
2006-08-25 12:52:42 PM  
Still, I gotta ask:

How is that Europe doesn't have any of these uptight laws?

And you can't tell me they don't have homeless people?

Seattle's leadership is stepping to the right, folks. Gentry gentry with the ridiculous amounts of new condos and perfectly good apartments being MADE into condos.

We're very rapidly becoming a City of the Rich.
2006-08-25 01:01:53 PM  
The Seattle bum problem is a regional one that requires a regional solution. Pretty much all the homeless people a 3.5 million person metro area generates are concentrated in a few neighborhoods in Seattle. Properly taking care of this problem costs lots of money, which the 600,000 Seattle residents don't have. The other cities (Bellevue/Kirkland/Redmond, I'm looking at you) in the area won't contribute because it's "not their problem," so Seattlites just get to get low-level assaulted every day, and it doesn't help that Seattle is under-policed to begin with. Shoosh some of these street drunks over to the Eastside and see how fast things change.
2006-08-25 01:08:12 PM  
whidbey - "We're very rapidly becoming a City of the Rich."

You got THAT right. All the things that gave this city its character and unique flavor are disappearing: The artists in Pinoeer Square - gone. The musicians in the U-District, Phinney Ridge, Fremont - Gone. No one can afford to live here that isn't a Microsoft millionaire.

The end result is Yuppietown.
2006-08-25 01:18:35 PM  
2006-08-25 11:22:33 AM SkepticalBeliever

Lap dances are still perfectly legal. I don't believe those regs ever went into effect, or if they did it was for a short time only, as We The People sent in enough signatures to suspend them and place them on the ballot. You need to move back and help vote those regs down.
2006-08-25 02:06:30 PM  
My plan for the greater good is to gather up all of the homeless people in Seattle and ship them exactly half way to Bremerton.

This law is stupid. How are we supposed to have edward 40-hands parties now?

The title of Mayor in Seattle should be changed to Czar.
2006-08-25 02:12:23 PM  
I don't have a problem with homeless people. But to be homeless, fat, drunk and stupid, that's no way to go through life, son.
2006-08-25 02:47:22 PM  
GD Liberals here in Seattle:

+ Strip clubs with no lap-dances.

+ No cheap booze.

I guess I'll have to move back to the Bible belt to do
coke of a strippers naked ass while drinking Mickey's.
2006-08-25 03:48:06 PM  
Why lie, I need beer!

Seriously in my town you can get $2 pints of Vodka and $5 liters, so this ban wouldn't slow things down at all.

I only drink Mickey's
I don't wear no Dickies
I only wear Levi's
My whole family cries!
Ya know the House of Pain is in effect, yo!
2006-08-25 03:49:14 PM  
sumdumguy: Likewise, for the "nanny state" comments, let's see here. The state provides these folks with booze money, the state provides at least some of them with shelter, and the state pays for stiching them back together when they crack their heads open after too much booze. Does the state have a legitimate interest in mitigating the level of carnage? I think so.

not by stomping on the rights of everyone else

either swich to benefit cards that cannot be used for alcohol, or stop takin them to the hospitol
2006-08-25 04:04:01 PM  
f'n REDICULOUS. i guess that's the tradeoff we get for making marijuana the lowest police priority?

the real stupid thing is this won't solve the problem they are trying to fix. an addict is going to find a way, no matter what. only difference now is they'll have cheap vodka or gin on their breath instead. or since they like to loiter in groups they'll have to pool their money to get cases of budweiser instead.

fortunately, i live on the eastside where apparently it is still legal to sell my favorite brands. i'm gonna have to keep a trunk full of the stuff for when i party in seatown...
2006-08-25 05:30:37 PM  
Don't ban beer. What the hell is wrong with society today? Build homeless shelters somewhere else. Ban loitering. Problem solved.

/Can't afford to drive elsewhere to buy beer at these gas prices.
//Moved away from Seattle 10 years ago.
2006-08-25 06:10:20 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks banning this crap is a GOOD idea? "Ice" is just a codeword for pisswater anyway. Ban it everywhere, I say! Not because of the problem with drunken homeless people but because I'm sick of so many people not knowing a halfway decent beer if it smacked them in the face.

/Not a beer snob
//Just likes her booze with a little flavor
2006-08-25 09:12:54 PM  
This is why I live on the other side of Puget Sound. In a rural area. I seldom go across to Seattle except for special occasions - maybe two or three times a year. I DO NOT want to get involved in Seattle politics. It's crazy over there. Of course, we have the inbreeders to deal with but as long as they have their cheap beer & wine, we're ok.

//going over on Sept.9 to see Devo
///wish me luck
2006-08-26 02:43:15 AM  
Look, once the 8.9 hits, the last thing we'll be worrying about here in Seatown is fortifed wine.

/lives in the Cascades
//soon to be waterfront property
2006-08-26 10:11:23 AM  
In Ontario they put a tax on beers above a certain alcohol content, 6.2% I think. Forties and hight test tall boys went up in price about 30%.

This gasoline tasting crap went up a full third in price.


2006-08-26 12:49:04 PM  
They should ban cheap prostitution too. And cheap weed.
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