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St. Louis-area town proposal would ban swearing in bars
Star Tribune ^ | January 8, 2008 | AP Staff

Posted on 01/08/2008 4:16:08 PM PST by forkinsocket

What the ...? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music. City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

City Councilman Richard Veit said he was prompted to propose the bill after complaints about bad bar behavior. He says it will give police some rules to enforce when things get too rowdy.

But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive, saying it may be a violation of their civil rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bars; nannystate; swearing
The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

Nannystate strikes again.

1 posted on 01/08/2008 4:16:09 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket
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2 posted on 01/08/2008 4:17:53 PM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: forkinsocket

But, profanity and vulgar art will be encouraged! We’ve gone over the edge. The only way to get people back to common sense is a disaster, man made or otherwise.


3 posted on 01/08/2008 4:18:36 PM PST by caisson71
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To: forkinsocket

No $hit?


4 posted on 01/08/2008 4:19:17 PM PST by blackdog
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To: forkinsocket

Oh, how boring! I remember the good old days - dancing on the bar to profane music. Come to think of it, the proposal would ban family get togethers too. We love profane literature and songs!


5 posted on 01/08/2008 4:19:39 PM PST by Rollee ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: forkinsocket

I couldn’t believe it years ago when MA made it illegal to smoke in bars. Give it time — some state will make it illegal to drink hard liquor in a bar.


6 posted on 01/08/2008 4:20:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: forkinsocket

soon we will have more people in jails than we have outside of jails.


7 posted on 01/08/2008 4:20:11 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: forkinsocket

Is this one of those “rights” that the Left keeps telling us we’ve lost under George Bush?


8 posted on 01/08/2008 4:20:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: forkinsocket
A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music.

It's for the "of age" chidrun. ; )

9 posted on 01/08/2008 4:21:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: forkinsocket

Does anyone remember that whole First Amendment thing?

10 posted on 01/08/2008 4:23:50 PM PST by americanophile
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To: blackdog

Well $onofab!tch!!


11 posted on 01/08/2008 4:24:34 PM PST by TurnerBrown (I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. --GWB)
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To: forkinsocket

The land of the free.
And the home of the brave.


12 posted on 01/08/2008 4:25:56 PM PST by VR-21
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To: blackdog

Gotdandruffandsomeofititches.


13 posted on 01/08/2008 4:26:22 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: ASA Vet

Sorry!! *smacks head*


14 posted on 01/08/2008 4:26:28 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

One step closer to Sharia law....


15 posted on 01/08/2008 4:32:21 PM PST by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be Exorcised.)
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To: GSWarrior

Now THAT is funny.


16 posted on 01/08/2008 4:34:31 PM PST by TurnerBrown (I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. --GWB)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Some places in other states have already gone in and actually arrested folks for public intoxication in bars.


17 posted on 01/08/2008 4:39:51 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: forkinsocket
There's a local bar around here called the Mermaid Inn that has a no-cussing policy.

I have no problem with this since it is a private company and they can set their own policies.

Also, it turns out that pretty much the only people that cuss in a bar are those that are sloppy drunk. It's a good way of moving the drunks out without arguing over whether or not they can have another drink.

BTW, the food is great and the service is friendly, and their the only bar in Hermosa Beach with their own free parking.

18 posted on 01/08/2008 4:40:14 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: forkinsocket

Hello,

If you can find it, you should see the video of the Alderman that has proposed this stupid law. Scary, very scary...

MOgirl


19 posted on 01/08/2008 4:40:45 PM PST by MOgirl (Prayers for my Mom and GO FRED!!)
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To: forkinsocket

“and profane music.”

But I LIKE Country and Western :(

Don’t ban please.


20 posted on 01/08/2008 4:40:58 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: forkinsocket

WHAT THE F***!

I mean...that is outrageous.


21 posted on 01/08/2008 4:41:51 PM PST by max americana
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To: Brilliant

Soon we will have more people in concentration camps than outside of them.


22 posted on 01/08/2008 4:43:06 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberalism IS a mental illness.)
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To: forkinsocket

That kind of language is only allowed in schools.


23 posted on 01/08/2008 4:55:53 PM PST by Always Right
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To: ClearCase_guy
Give it time — some state will make it illegal to drink hard liquor in a bar.

IIRC, it's been done, or almost: for years, it was illegal for bars in Texas to sell hard liquor. You brought your own bottle and the bar'd sell you mixer and mix your drink for you - at full drink prices. The Baptists loved it, and so did the bar owners.

24 posted on 01/08/2008 5:06:39 PM PST by Grut
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To: forkinsocket; blackdog; TurnerBrown; max americana

25 posted on 01/08/2008 5:11:51 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: forkinsocket

This is plainly unConstitutional. The freaking case was just heard in the last few years by the Supreme Court too. All this will do is cost the town’s taxpayers and small business men unnecessary time and money, while the St Louis based lawfirm sharks will milk them all dry in expenses.

Michigan anti-profanity law challenge.


26 posted on 01/08/2008 5:14:28 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: forkinsocket

“Let’s say you’re an idiot. Now let’s say you’re an alderman. But I repeat myself.” (my apologies to Mark Twain) Some things never change.


27 posted on 01/08/2008 5:35:18 PM PST by live+let_live
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To: forkinsocket
Ah hell!

U.S. Army Retired


28 posted on 01/08/2008 5:37:55 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (ROMNEY: "I LOVE MANDATES.")
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To: forkinsocket

Why don’t they try banning swearing in public schools first.

My 11 yr old daughters are in private school now, but 2 years ago they were in public. My daughters complained about the horrible language of 8 & 9 year olds in their classes.

My son is still in public school, and he says that kids constantly use the F-word all the time at school.

I don’t mind swearing at bars (I can always choose not to go to the bar), but I have a problem with young kids using it in public schools that the kids are almost forced to attend.


29 posted on 01/08/2008 6:13:04 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: ClearCase_guy
some state will make it illegal to drink hard liquor in a bar.

They tried that once, it was actually a constitutional amendment for the nation.

It failed miserably.

30 posted on 01/08/2008 7:17:21 PM PST by Don W ( Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.)
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