Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Extra Stupid Beer News

This story, from the subdepartment of "Legislators with Waaayyy Too Much Time on Their Hands," is impossible to satirize since it satirizes itself. Seems this genius wants to force all stores in Missouri to sell only warm beer, which will -- quite logically if by "logically" you mean "what the hell are you talking about?" -- cut down on incidents of drunk driving.

"The only reason why beer would need to be cold is so that it can be consumed right away," [state Sen. Bill] Alter, who has been a police offer for more than 20 years, said Thursday.
No kidding, Professor Brainiac.

Am I the only one a little disturbed by the fact that a) someone this dumb was allowed to carry around and use a lethal weapon for two decades and b) that politicians are canvassing elementary schools -- say it with me, elementary schools -- for ideas on what legislation to pass?

Why, oh, why does anyone still respect politicians and their rotten governments at all anymore?