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Senate passes bill to make keg parties a thing of the past
The Birmingham News via AL.com ^ | 1/18/06 | DAVID WHITE

Posted on 01/18/2006 6:04:21 PM PST by elkfersupper

MONTGOMERY - Keg parties at fraternities and many other places would be outlawed under a bill passed 30-0 Tuesday by the state Senate.

If the bill becomes law, people could drink draft beer only at a bar, restaurant, private club or other retail establishment licensed for beer sales by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, the bill's sponsor. People could not buy a keg and take it elsewhere to drink.

Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.

Donna Alexander, a lobbyist for the Alabama Wholesale Beer Association, said the association supports Singleton's efforts to pass the proposed law, because it could curb binge drinking and underage drinking.

Robert Hill, an attorney for the state ABC Board, said if the bill becomes law, "someone could not sell you a keg to take with you, to consume off the licensed premises that sold the beer." The board has not taken a position on the bill.

Asked if an organization could get a special-events license from the ABC Board as a way to hold a keg party if the bill were to become law, Hill noted that the state fee on such a license is $150, and said the beer would have to be sold at the event.


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When kegs are outlawed, only outlaws will have kegs.

The neoprohibitionists are getting bolder.

I predict a booming keg-sales business in neighboring states.

1 posted on 01/18/2006 6:04:22 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: freepatriot32; CSM; JTN; VRing; Gabz

Ping.


2 posted on 01/18/2006 6:05:41 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

You can have my tap when you pry it from my cold, dead hand.


3 posted on 01/18/2006 6:07:12 PM PST by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."Excuse me, sir, is this the Delta house?" "Sure...come on in...")
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To: elkfersupper

They'll simply buy it by the case then you morons, or, go to a neighbor state to get the keg.

GD govt just can't stand people having too much fun.


4 posted on 01/18/2006 6:08:36 PM PST by diverteach
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To: elkfersupper
You have got to be KIDDING me.

Every day I wonder if the new WTCU will just go back to trying to ban alcohol outright again at some point. They've forgotten the lessons of Prohibition--maybe they'll forget the strategy they're using to reimplement it, too.

5 posted on 01/18/2006 6:10:33 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Freedom isn't free--no, there's a hefty f'in fee--and if ya don't throw in your buck-o-5, who will?)
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To: LibertarianInExile

er, that's WCTU.


6 posted on 01/18/2006 6:10:56 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Freedom isn't free--no, there's a hefty f'in fee--and if ya don't throw in your buck-o-5, who will?)
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To: elkfersupper
....BASTIDS !!!
7 posted on 01/18/2006 6:11:05 PM PST by Khurkris ("Hell, I was there"...Elmer Keith.)
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To: elkfersupper

Beer nazis. Coming soon to every town in America... but, wait until they finish with the smokers first.


8 posted on 01/18/2006 6:11:57 PM PST by Rightone
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To: elkfersupper

Alabamstan.


9 posted on 01/18/2006 6:12:14 PM PST by Bogey78O (<thinking of new tagline>)
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To: diverteach
GD govt just can't stand people having too much fun.

Make that any fun.

10 posted on 01/18/2006 6:12:22 PM PST by inneroutlaw
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To: LibertarianInExile
You have got to be KIDDING me.

This looks like a done deal. Look at the vote....plus, it has industry-backing.

Reminds me of what's been happening with some other legal comestible commodity (tobacco).

11 posted on 01/18/2006 6:13:11 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper
Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.

On a related note....

The number of teenager's signing up for the Community Ed class "Opening Aluminum Cans 101" has tripled.

12 posted on 01/18/2006 6:13:23 PM PST by HP8753 (My cat thinks Mark Dayton is a flake)
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To: elkfersupper

Youth and foolishness being "outlawed". Screw these people. We live in this bizarre variant of Victorianism where they want to convince us that we should be giving kids condoms because, of course, "you can't stop them from screwing" while we're supposed to consider a kid with a beer and a cigarette some kind of freakin' "public enemy".


13 posted on 01/18/2006 6:13:33 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: inneroutlaw

Nice to see you surface on this thread.


14 posted on 01/18/2006 6:14:27 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Emmett McCarthy; John O

These are the same people who brought us mandatory seatbelt laws, mandatory bicycle helmet laws, and took prayer and paddlings out of the public schools.

It's the same schlock, different day.


15 posted on 01/18/2006 6:16:21 PM PST by andie74 (Hook 'em Horns!!!!)
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To: diverteach
Prohibtion Agents will patrol the borders to prevent beerrunning
16 posted on 01/18/2006 6:16:27 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering)
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To: elkfersupper

This screws over people with home taps as well. Amazing that one legislator didn't have the balls to stand up to this.


17 posted on 01/18/2006 6:16:29 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: elkfersupper
This is just too much to stomach.

I feel sorry for our kids.

18 posted on 01/18/2006 6:17:09 PM PST by inneroutlaw
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To: Oztrich Boy

Too bad these same agents won't be employed to quard the borders that really matter.


19 posted on 01/18/2006 6:17:48 PM PST by andie74 (Hook 'em Horns!!!!)
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To: elkfersupper

The cycle of modern life is to try to get away with all the fun you can and then spend the rest of your life making it illegal for your kids to do the same. Makes me embarassed to be an adult sometimes.


20 posted on 01/18/2006 6:19:10 PM PST by mysterio
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To: elkfersupper
Asked if an organization could get a special-events license from the ABC Board as a way to hold a keg party if the bill were to become law, Hill noted that the state fee on such a license is $150, and said the beer would have to be sold at the event.

Same ole, same ole.

You have to dig deep to find its about REVENUE, not 'saving' anyone from anything!

21 posted on 01/18/2006 6:21:08 PM PST by MamaTexan ( I am NOT a 'legal entity', NOR am I a *person* as created by law!)
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To: elkfersupper; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; martin_fierro

"Take it easy, Swimmer. Of all people, you should know that the rules don't apply to us."

22 posted on 01/18/2006 6:21:12 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: andie74
Too bad these same agents won't be employed to quard the borders that really matter.

No revenue in that. Plus, it has been proven that it's much easier to control your own subjects......er population.

23 posted on 01/18/2006 6:21:12 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: inneroutlaw

I sure remember the days when the ALL high schools, and some junior high, had smoking areas and every graduation party had beer bought legally by the graduates.


24 posted on 01/18/2006 6:22:15 PM PST by diverteach
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To: inneroutlaw
I feel sorry for our kids.

Never fear, they'll probably come to enjoy their helmets and bubble-wrap.

25 posted on 01/18/2006 6:23:10 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: mysterio
Makes me embarassed to be an adult sometimes.

Make that adult baby-boomer. My generation is purposely engineering a collapse of our society through entitlements on one hand, and restrictions on enjoying life on the other.

26 posted on 01/18/2006 6:26:30 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Drinking age should be lowered to 19. That's partially the reason why college kids have these keg parties. They can get beer from anywhere and have friends who just turned 21 buy a bunch of beer cases at once. If the drinking age was lower, most of them would go out to bars and nightclubs and drink more responsibly.


27 posted on 01/18/2006 6:27:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: MamaTexan

Add "CONTROL", and you've got it.


28 posted on 01/18/2006 6:27:44 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
most of them would go out to bars and nightclubs and drink more responsibly.

But, they might smoke in there.

Can't have that.

29 posted on 01/18/2006 6:29:36 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

What a bad idea. Kinda a weird, a Dem is sponsoring it. Hmmmmmmm....... The whole 21 and up for alcohol is a bad idea. The age should be lowered. It will combat binge drinking. When I was in college, I went to frat parties, but they were rarely keg parties though. They served beer in the can form and plenty of them. The ground was littered with beer cans during frat parties.


30 posted on 01/18/2006 6:29:38 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: elkfersupper

This bill is ridiculous. I lived in Germany for 4 years. Kids can drink Beer and Wine at 16. There are fewer alcohol problems there among teens than in the USA.


31 posted on 01/18/2006 6:30:00 PM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: elkfersupper
Never fear, they'll probably come to enjoy their helmets and bubble-wrap.

God, I hope not. Hopefully, mine will be leading the New Revolution.

32 posted on 01/18/2006 6:30:46 PM PST by inneroutlaw
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To: andie74
These are the same people who brought us mandatory seatbelt laws, mandatory bicycle helmet laws, and took prayer and paddlings out of the public schools.

Yep. The good old Americana days are over. I remember staying out in the streets from practically dusk until dawn, only coming home for lunch and dinner during the summer. Parents never panicked or issued an "Amber Alert."

33 posted on 01/18/2006 6:31:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: elkfersupper
Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.

Granted I don't know the legal drinking age in Alabama, but I bet it's already above "teenager". There are probably also laws on the books against selling, serving or otherwise providing alcohol to underage people.

34 posted on 01/18/2006 6:32:03 PM PST by jz638
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To: elkfersupper

I don't think I could drink enough draft beer to get drunk.


35 posted on 01/18/2006 6:35:08 PM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: elkfersupper

Oh, just give us Xers some time. We will elevate society to a new level of apathetic authoritarian statism. At least you guys had some cool protests. Our woodstock was sponsored by pepsi, and the one we sponsor in 10 years will probably be non-smoking.


36 posted on 01/18/2006 6:35:11 PM PST by mysterio
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To: elkfersupper; The Foolkiller; Just another Joe; Madame Dufarge; Cantiloper; metesky; kattracks; ...
Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.

More nanny government.  They started out by pushing cigarette taxes through the roof "in an effort to stop teenagers from smoking."  Sound familiar?

Slippery slope. 

37 posted on 01/18/2006 6:35:24 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: elkfersupper
We've had the same kind of reduction-of-freedom law in Utah since about 1990. You can't get a keg without a state license.

Did it reduce underage drinking? Not that anyone's noticed. They just drink out of a bottle or can now instead of a plastic cup.

It did stop adults from having a keg of beer at company barbecues and family reunions though. I'm sure the fools in the legislature got some satisfaction out of that.

38 posted on 01/18/2006 6:36:53 PM PST by Max in Utah (By their works you shall know them.)
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To: LibertarianInExile
They've forgotten the lessons of Prohibition-

Or maybe they have learned from the WOsD that there is a lot of money to be made in prohibition

39 posted on 01/18/2006 6:37:54 PM PST by clamper1797 (Proud member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club VA-93 aboard the USS Midway CVA-41 1972-1973)
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To: SheLion

Sliipery slope is where we were in the early 90s. We are in free-fall off the cliff now.


40 posted on 01/18/2006 6:38:03 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Max in Utah

WOOHOO! Time to open a keg shop on I-20! Put one there and one in Rome ga.. We can get some of our firecracker money back!


41 posted on 01/18/2006 6:41:13 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude (new and improved redneck)
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To: eastforker
I don't think I could drink enough draft beer to get drunk.

Well, at least we have fond memories of trying, eh?

42 posted on 01/18/2006 6:41:20 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Are the Baptists behind this?

Were religious organizations supporting this bill?

Just wondering...


43 posted on 01/18/2006 6:43:36 PM PST by Vicomte13 (Et alors?)
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To: eastforker
I don't think I could drink enough draft beer to get drunk.

Anybody who thinks that needs a lecture from Vince Lombardi on giving 110% : )

44 posted on 01/18/2006 6:45:41 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: eastforker
I don't think I could drink enough draft beer to get drunk.

I don't think it's staying inside you long enough to take effect. You must have a leak.

45 posted on 01/18/2006 6:45:42 PM PST by Max in Utah (By their works you shall know them.)
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To: Pilsner

LOL! Great post!


46 posted on 01/18/2006 6:47:27 PM PST by inneroutlaw
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To: mysterio
Slippery slope is where we were in the early 90s. We are in free-fall off the cliff now.

I think you are right. 

47 posted on 01/18/2006 6:47:28 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: July 4th
This screws over people with home taps as well.

There's no reason why a normal, well-adjusted person should have a keg in their home. It just isn't decent! /neoprohibitionist mode off
48 posted on 01/18/2006 6:49:15 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Vicomte13
Are the Baptists behind this? Were religious organizations supporting this bill?

Nah! Without booze, dancing, card games and cohabitation, the Baptists wouldn't have an agenda (raised a Baptist, so I can say that).

Given the vote tally (30-0), it's more likely that statists of all stripes (and MADD) are behind this.

49 posted on 01/18/2006 6:49:20 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper
I predict a booming keg-sales business in neighboring states.

ROAD TRIP!!!

50 posted on 01/18/2006 6:54:49 PM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers,judges & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
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