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Insomnia, Vegetables and Cursing. It' a recipe for something. [Jan. 10th, 2008|04:10 am]
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/01/08/national/a075655S58.DTL&tsp=1

"(01-08) 13:53 PST ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) --

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.

Marc Rousseau, who owns bar R.T. Weilers, said he thinks the bill needs revision.

"We're dealing with adults here once again and I don't think it's the city's job or the government's job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant," Rousseau said.

The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Jan. 14."

Opinions?

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[User Picture]From: thegreatlockbox
2008-01-10 10:41 am (UTC)
...it's a bar!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:14 pm (UTC)
Right? Can you imagine not being able to swear in a bar? Isn't that bizarre?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:16 pm (UTC)
I agree entirely!
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[User Picture]From: charlie_bear
2008-01-10 11:13 am (UTC)
HOLYFUCKINGSHIT! I would be arrested and receive a life sentence.
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[User Picture]From: victorianwench
2008-01-10 05:06 pm (UTC)
That would make two of us. I swear multipule times a day. I wonder how they would work the fines and jail time...wow

Big Dude: What'erya in fer?
Me: I said fuck a lot of fucking times
Big Dude: Thats ruff, I shaked the store clerk
Me: ....
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-01-10 11:31 am (UTC)
i was in my local last week and the the barman said "duffy, will you stop fuckin cursin you dirty mouthed bollox you" the irony escaped him like indian food after indian food
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:18 pm (UTC)
ROFL!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:22 pm (UTC)
Exactly. That's what really irritates me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly. And why would a bar want to prevent someone getting drunk? lol
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[User Picture]From: chime_hippy
2008-01-10 12:15 pm (UTC)
Let the bars themselves make rules if they so please. Mo's Tavern in whatever-town is perfectly entitled to have a list of rules saying "No swearing, be good little kiddies, no excessive drinking, no getting drunk, ect"

But a town-wide ban? Government, get out of there. That's not your place.
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[User Picture]From: victorianwench
2008-01-10 01:25 pm (UTC)
I agree with this.

Originally in a comedy stand up Eddie Izzard had made this very comment that one day the bars would become smoker, swearing, drinking free. So it was slightly ironic when stumbling on this.

And if you're going into a bar, we assume you should already know that A) there will undoubtably be swearing and B) Drinking accompanied by loud music and C) Smoking.

Land of the restricted freedom and home of the angry.
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[User Picture]From: drgoo0285
2008-01-10 01:44 pm (UTC)
So I wont visit bars in st Louis.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, St Louis you can still drink. :) It's St. Charles, apparently.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2008-01-10 02:39 pm (UTC)
This article appeared in our paper yesterday. I saw the headline, which was something along the lines of "City Considering Banning Profanity in Bars", and said, "What the...?" Then I looked at the first line of the article and burst into laughter. My husband thought I was insane. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:29 pm (UTC)
LOL! It's insanity, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: forgefashion
2008-01-10 04:34 pm (UTC)
WTF indeed......who thinks thats a good idea or could ever work?? A crazy person prehaps.....

PS I found my self having to get up @ 4am this morning unable to sleep.....I understand!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:33 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it totally suck!? I'm so drained and crabby today! And I woke up to a flippin' creditor trying to extract more money from me that I all ready paid. *hissssss*
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-01-10 04:45 pm (UTC)
my completely PC opinion is that that bill is retarded.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know if the bill was born with downs syndrome or muscular dystrophy...


Sorry. I just hate the use of the word retarded for situations like this. Same way I hate the word gay being used for this kind of thing too.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-01-10 05:27 pm (UTC)
how can you take away table dancing, thats just unamerican
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:35 pm (UTC)
LOL! Exactly!!! Swearing and girls dancing and undressing on tables is more American then Apple Pie!
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[User Picture]From: kulczar
2008-01-10 05:55 pm (UTC)
my first idea to comment was "well hell, why don't they just ban drinking too. that would definately cut down on the rowdyness..." but people already beat me to that point...damn...need to get up earlier.

so my second stab at wit is...i'm sure there are words, besides censorship to describe these acts. but since i speak niether Arabic, or Korean, i don't know what they are.

fuckers...try to ban my swearing and booty shaking...see what you get...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 05:56 pm (UTC)
LOL! Perfection. =)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-01-10 05:58 pm (UTC)
They can pass that law if they want, but its unconstitutional. Honestly, first it was no smoking in bars, now they want to ban swearing...what's next? No drinking?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 06:01 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Pisses me off!! And I for one miss being able to go into a bar in my favorite cities and smoke a damn cigarette. I know that's not a very popular opinion to have, and people would prefer that I beat my child, or vote Republican then smoke, but oh well.
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-01-10 06:33 pm (UTC)
And people think I'm going overboard in thinking this country is heading for a Big Brother state.

I've heard about this a few days ago, frankly it's par for the course as far as legislation goes these days. It's unconstitutional, of course.

Though I can see the delicious irony of them passing the law and then getting whacked for it when they forget themselves on a night out.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
Right? I'm really concerned about the future of this country.
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