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Most State College bars to go dry on State Patty's Day
Morning Call ^

Posted on 03/03/2014 3:35:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Students who arrive in State College on Saturday for the annual State Patty's Day drinking holiday will find the majority of downtown restaurants and taverns closed or dry, Penn State officials say.

Damon Sims, Penn State's vice president for student affairs, said 33 of 35 downtown State College establishments, including all taverns and bottle shops, have agreed to accept monetary compensation offered by the university for a moratorium of the sale of alcohol Saturday.

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KEYWORDS: alcohol; antiirish; doublestandard; nannystate; neoprohibition; pennstate; waronholidays; waronstpatricksday
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What a horrible waste of money by the state!

Like the students will not simply celebrate on another day?

WTF?

1 posted on 03/03/2014 3:35:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Or drive far and wide to get there booze and drive back drunk


2 posted on 03/03/2014 3:40:19 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Guess where I will not be on March 17?


3 posted on 03/03/2014 3:42:29 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good. I am sure st Patrick would never want to be remembered by irreverent drunkenness on a scale of what goes on here.

In Dublin, and all over Ireland, st Patrick’s day is honored as any sets feast day, as a holy day

Anyone partying on that day should be able to give a quick biography of this great saint and leave the excuse for an expensive brawling college town party blitz to some other day or not at all

One has to wonder what expenses are allayed. Overtime police presence, sanitation? Medical?


4 posted on 03/03/2014 3:46:24 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA
This was bizarre to read! Closed fraternities, sororities, businesses, and what sounds like practically forced community service for students. Someone at Penn State really hates the Irish.
5 posted on 03/03/2014 3:51:43 AM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Codeflier

I’ve been to the NYC parade, as well as to the one in my home town more times than I care to count

I’ve been to college town ‘what is it we’re celebrating?’st Patrick’s day deals like this and they have nothing to do with being Irish. Maybe some time ago but no


6 posted on 03/03/2014 3:56:59 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t learn a thing from prohibition?


7 posted on 03/03/2014 3:58:01 AM PST by albie
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To: stanne

If you REALLY want to party observe St. Urho’s Day March 16th. Cabbage meatloaf, grasshopper cakes...you’ll be too wasted to do anything on St. Patrick’s Day!


8 posted on 03/03/2014 4:00:21 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Red in Blue PA

But,we’ll be open for business on May 5th!


9 posted on 03/03/2014 4:05:27 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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"State Patty's Day" ?

Sounds like a grievous insult to an actual historic figure. Or were they threatened with a lawsuit if they used the "religious" connotation?

10 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:04 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s like a farm support program... for bars! Being paid not to operate.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 4:12:11 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dr. Ursus

And raising the mexican flag higher than old glory, higher than any proper Irish American would ever raise the Irish flag here in the states. But I don’t think that’s what this is about. This is about the takeover of a town by tens of thousands of drunken kids who don’t care about st article or probably even their heritage or the Irish

If you’ve never witnessed such a scene, you have to imagine. It is an all day deal and it is ugly. It’s not a celebration If it were, it would be just as huge if it fell on a Saturday or a Sunday But its not. It’s more about not going to class


12 posted on 03/03/2014 4:13:13 AM PST by stanne
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To: prisoner6

-——grasshopper cakes——??

We have no grass hoppers in March and thus can get none of their cakes. Guess it must be just cabbage and meatloaf

What is a grass hopper cake anyway?


13 posted on 03/03/2014 4:17:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Per Democrats, 30 is the new 21.

They don’t tolerate people under the age of 25 having any responsibility, save for voting. And many would like to lower the age of voting to 16.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 4:19:24 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Prospero

In Boston they’re fighting over the gays being in the parade with a banner. Nothing to do with St Patrick. Why don’t they get another day?

Grievous, like this takeover

Knowing st Patrick’s life story, having grown up in a school named for him, i can assure anyone he would not want any group of kids getting drunk at all, never mind all day, in his name or any other

The bar owners have taken advantage of these stupid kids and st Patrick long enough, I’m sure


15 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:06 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA
Two establishments are moments away from extreme wealth.

THOSE are the ones to investigate.

OK Ralph ... you have an 800 square foot joint ... HOW do you intend to serve(ice) 20,000 kids ???

I don't give a shit, Fred ... when I'm done with this weekend, I'll build a new joint and retire.

16 posted on 03/03/2014 4:24:06 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: bert

Legend has ir that St Urho drove the grasshoppers from Finland so on his day cakes shapped like grasshoppers are baked.

Just one of many websites...

http://www.sainturho.com/


17 posted on 03/03/2014 4:33:47 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: stanne

Very good point.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:01 AM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: prisoner6

19 posted on 03/03/2014 4:40:54 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: P.O.E.

Dry-out day Ping.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 5:01:10 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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