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Utah tries to outlaw bars, being drunk

A Utah Senate committee has approved a bill that would hide the preparation of alcoholic drinks behind 10-foot-high walls in restaurants and make it illegal to appear drunk.

Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, says Senate Bill 187 is intended to eliminate anything resembling a bar in restaurants.

His measure also would redefine what it means to be intoxicated in Utah, gutting a Utah Supreme Court ruling that said simply being a drunk is not a crime. Under Valentine's bill, it would be illegal for anyone to look like they are drunk.

The bill passed unanimously on Friday. It will now be debated on the Senate floor.

Does this mean if I walk down the street crooked and mix drinks behind a eight foot wall I'm a criminal? Thanks Utah!

Posted By jamesk at 2009-03-01 11:55:36 permalink | comments
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guest. : 2009-03-08 16:08:07
Utah: Where our kids go out of state to buy real booze, binge drink, and drive wasted.

Typical shortsighted pass the buck bullshit. Did they not even see SLC Punk out there?

guest : 2009-03-07 09:57:31
Some of the Weirdest of the Weird Fanatical Religious Extremists. Ridicule Them. Shun Them. Never Ever Pay Attention to Them or Listen to Them and Never, Never Look Them in the Eye! Crazy Old Mormon Eyes! Spoooky!!!
guest. : 2009-03-02 22:08:42
bill 187, that says enough
guest : 2009-03-02 15:42:06
anonymous,

"Utah, where the separation between church and state is precisely two city blocks."


LOL :) exactly why i despise politics too...

adimeshort. : 2009-03-02 15:40:19
Potter Dee: well you can't be so selective on the criticism.. Yes, its quite ridiculous here in utah, i agree, but i don't think its just mormons... Its ..

Unquestioned belief and support in an idea or model... "so don't confuse with facts" lol

Utah is actually quite bitching.. its just the two dimensional people that get in the way....

Potter Dee. : 2009-03-02 08:36:23
Mormons are a degenerate plague on this country.
Anonymous. : 2009-03-02 07:11:26
One of the best Utah comments I heard was from a Utah delegate to one of the Libertarian Party conventions:

"Utah, where the separation between church and state is precisely two city blocks."

Hahahaha. : 2009-03-02 02:23:29
How ironic. What a bunch of dopes. LOL
guest. : 2009-03-01 23:23:37
the shitty Utah politics aside, I have been doing grad school in SLC and have visited almost the entire state during vacations...it happens to be one of the most beautiful states I have ever been to in the US. Some of the craziest, most psychedelic geological formations are in Utah (Bryce is just one of the few)...great for taking a day hike on a low dose of PEA-related compound. Don't hate the state, just the fucked up people that decide laws.
PrimordialStu. : 2009-03-01 18:38:35
Damn. Does that mean that a person with Parkinson's disease or someone with an inner ear disorder who might *appear* drunk can get arrested? Or a comedian who is impersonating a drunk? Will that be illegal? Silly stuff.
guest : 2009-03-01 17:32:21
WTF
Utah is Lame. : 2009-03-01 14:57:54
UTAH: The first state in America to criminalize Cannabis Hemp in 1915.

guest : 2009-03-01 12:09:55
UTAH: where it will soon be illegal to "look like" your having fun.

Heres an idea...how about every prohibitionist asshole moves to UTAH. Then we build an "8 foot wall" around the state to keep these assholes inside.

guest : 2009-03-01 12:06:58
UTAH: determined to keep america in the 1890's for antoher 100 years.

UTAH: The moral decider state

UTAH: The ass backwards state

UTAH: Leave your chocolatte at home!

UTAH: Masterbation makes you go blind and god is watching!

UTAH: the state that sucks balls!

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