La Ley Seca - great idea!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 18:03 (176 days ago) @ zulualpha

From time to time, "Prohibition" rules in Mexico. ¿Que? Yes, the country`s new president takes ofice Saturday, Dec. 1, and to celebrate the occasion la ley seca comes into effect. That translates as no booze sales -- dry! Undoubtably, "special permits" will be made available to bars, so those thinking of strolling about the downtown core Saturday evening, without multi-decibel music accompaniment, might want to reconsider. And if you normally do your booze buying on Saturday, think Friday.

The incoming Pres is a true populist; he likes to sample public opinión a lot, using the ballot box. Suggestion for the next vote: "Do you think la ley seca should be abolished?

Christ! Boozers can't go ONE FRIGGIN' DAY without their fix? What a bunch of wussies! :jeer:

Personally it thrills me to think that downtown will be a tranquil place free of noisy bars and their inebriated clients raising a ruckus all night long like they usually do, because the Ley Seca takes effect at midnight on Friday and ends at midnight Saturday

But not to fear, sports fans! We wouldn't dream of letting our Toma de Protesta Presidencial and the beginning of the Cuarta Transformación de México interfere with your vacations. All the tourist traps, I mean all your favorite hangouts will still be selling your favorite libations after they grease a palm, I mean pay for a special permit.

I've always gotten a kick out of watching all the whining boozers practically fret themselves to death. Gee, back in Kentucky when I was a kid everyone knew that if you lived in a county with Blue Law you simply drove to the next county to drink. There's always a way. :snicker:

Because of the potential for inflamed passions, I support restricting the sale of booze on the day of the Toma de Protesta Presidencial. Unfortunately today's politicians are better than ever at inflaming passions and sowing division, so the day AMLO assumes the presidency will see certain interests fall from grace (and power) while others rise, and all too often there is little patience to settle old scores. There are a lot of open wounds here in Guerrero. Good call by the "responsible authorities."

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