April 01, 2006

Nice Headline

via Scotto chez Saheli, Texas police look in bars for signs of drunkenness. Well done, anonymous Moonie Times headline writer.

The story says this is a campaign to crack down on drunk driving. I don't know if it's going to be effective; I suspect not, since I can't see it spurring people not to get drunk in bars, and the actual number of arrests will be negligible. Plus, as is pointed out, not everyone who is drunk in a bar is planning to drive away from it.

Drunk driving might be rarer if there were a way to get around Texas without driving so much, but that horse has flown the coop. Round here, it might help if it were legal to buy booze in a store in a city and take it home to drink, instead of having to drink in a bar.

Also: "My grandparents went through this kind of repression in Germany a long time ago. I never thought it would happen here." Much like this.

Posted by Matt Weiner at April 1, 2006 12:04 PM