Sadly, the bars (mainly the Phyrst) did not like this too much. Apparently, certain bars realized they would lose out on tons of money, since this is their busiest day of the year. In this AP article, they claim a bartender decided to start a Facebook group to get people to go out the week before, but something tells me that certain bars came up with the idea.
Now, read this wonderful quote from the above article.
By Thursday, at least two establishments had decided to close entirely. Mangers at the Shandygaff and the Lion's Den both said they were trying to send a message.Apparently these bars are upset because people are drinking all day and getting in trouble. Boo-fucking-hoo. What the hell did you think would happen when you started promoting drinking at 7:00 a.m.? Did these people think that everyone would break out into some musical number after consuming hundreds of gallons of green beer?
"I really don't understand what the celebration is about," said Chris Rosengrant, operations manager at the Lion's Den. "I thought it would be a great statement to make for the promotion of responsible drinking."
When asked for a quote about the dangers of this kind of excessive drinking, the owner of the Phyrst said "blow me" and continued to shovel money into a sack.
Continuing reading after the jump...
I am going to steal from Richard Dawkins for a second, replace atheists with black people. Or homosexuals. That first line would probably have received hundreds if not thousands of angry letters to the editor. Sadly, bashing an atheist is okay.
I am fine to someone like this trying to hurt me, I just wish they were a little more intelligent.
I do not see anywhere in the first amendment that says you must believe in a god. It just says that government cannot pass laws to interfere with your religion. Basically, the founders were afraid of a state sponsored religion, much like they left behind in Europe at the time.
What would the founding fathers say about such a letter? I doubt they would be too happy to learn that Alice Shannon of Soldotna believes atheists need to be kicked out of the country.
"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God."--Thomas Jefferson.
Did we atheists ruin the nation by taking prayer out of schools? If kids want to pray before class, they are allowed. In fact, I would imagine most kids pray before big exams that they did not study for...I think the problem with prayer in schools, was more the fact that government employees (teachers) leading students in any kind of religious activity.
The last part just cracks me up. Atheists are the reason crime is rampant? Really? Religious people commit no crimes in this country? The sheer numbers seem to indicate she might be wrong. How many crimes are committed per year versus how many atheists there are? And then, how many of the crimes are actually committed by atheists??? I cannot even begin to explain how irritated this comment makes me.
Priests touching little boys? I guess that never happens...
James Kopp ring a bell to any of the religious folks out there? He killed a doctor who happened to work at an abortion clinic. Exactly, only atheists kill people.
Maybe this country would be better off if people like Alice Shannon of Soldotna (which, this letter seems to be a hoax, or an act of satire, yet this blog quotes it like it is gospel) would stop being retarded. Also, after searching, tons of people show support for this type of attitude. Makes me happy to know that stupidity is still legal.