July 26, 2016

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (072616)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. From the “Laws for thee, but not for me” file.

    Inquirer editorial: Democrats defend Pa.’s liquor laws for everyone but Democrats

    [...] With a unanimity and alacrity otherwise unheard of in the Capitol, every Democrat in the [Pennsylvania] state Senate joined Republicans this week in voting to suspend the onerous liquor laws that the rest of us live with for the duration of the Democratic National Convention. The exemption appeared in a moribund bill, cleared a committee, and passed the Senate 50-0, all in the space of three days.

    If passed by the House and signed by Wolf, the bill would allow the nation’s Democratic delegates, who convene in Philadelphia in July, to buy their liquor wherever they want and hang out in bars after 2 a.m. In short, they could party like it’s 2016 – blissfully unaware that the Pennsylvania wing of their party is keeping the liquor laws stuck in 1939.

    Legislators have justified the bill essentially by explaining what every bar, restaurant, and resident already knows: that complying with Pennsylvania’s liquor laws can be difficult and frustrating. [...]

    Comment by Par for the Course — July 26, 2016 @ 9:06 am

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