Alderman aims to ban ‘liquid crack’


Estimated cost of a proposed ban on 40

4 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 10:49 am

    Don’t they already ban the sale of single, individual cans and bottles? Are these 40s exempt from that ban only because they’re larger? And how do they plan to compensate for the loss of seeing a drunk walking down the street, with said 40 in hand? Now that’s priceless.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 10:58 am

    You’re correct- the article states that it is currently illegal to sell individual cans and bottles UNDER 16 oz. This was news to me. The article gives a clue as to why the expanded ban is being proposed: 40’s drinkers are “degenerates.”

  3. Elizabeth (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 1:06 pm

    Clearly, the reason that there are people who are drunk and homeless on the streets is that alcohol is sold in forty ounce bottles. Glad to see that Alderman Balcer is really getting to the heart of the matter.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 1:36 pm

    Clearly! Yes, we should all be saluting Ald. Bulcer for his valiant stand. See, he recognizes alcoholics and the homeless for what they are: “degenerates.”

    His approach is predicated on tough love. Only by putting down the 40 can these people become fully functioning members of society, like those frequently found in and around Lincoln Park on a Saturday evening, responsibly enjoying beer from measly 12-ounce bottles.

    The fact that these drinkers can afford to purchase an entire six pack is testament enough to their superior social skills and status.

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