The new president of the University of Texas comes out in favor of beer sales at football games, even though “he rarely drinks beer”.
Filed under Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.
Makes total sense to me; upper crust Austin types stick with Penfolds Grange and Elijah Craig bourbon. Kinda like your local elitist neighbor who proclaims that he rarely drives cars…he perfers his Jaguar and/or his Mercedes S Class, thank you very much.
Coming soon to a stadium near you: Dollar beer night!
41 years ago today: http://youtu.be/sMBFp3XfyQo
I don’t know. Consideration of open carry gun laws now being passed by the Texas legislature, along with the permit to carry on a college campus . …; there’s something to be said about caution when you are in a CFB beer line and everyone is packing openly except you.
What could possibly go wrong?
There aren’t many ideas I can think of worse than the idea of selling any type of alcohol at a college football game.
Allowing guns on campus after a night rivalry game would qualify as one, I think. Even without alcohol being sold in the stadium.
Fortunately Texas’ biggest (remaining) rivalry is played at the State Fair, not on campus.
Guns make us all safer. This is why I hate Westerns. Its just anti-gun propaganda. No armed person has ever knowingly shot at a armed person ever in the history of the world so if every one is armed then everyone is safe. Makes perfect sense to me. After all have you ever heard of one single violent act or famous violent criminal from the old west? Never. Not one. Why? Everyone had guns. Billy the Kid did all his shooting after the Brady Bill went into effect. Gun control=gun violence.
This is why they had signs in the old west that said that you couldn’t come into town unarmed. Terrible things could happen if you just let folks walk around in bars drinking without guns. Ever gone onto a bar in Texas? They’ll fine you 1000 bucks if you can’t produce a firearm on your person. Signs everywhere say it.
The worst western is Unforgiven which attempts to plant in our minds the concept that some people are just better at shooting folks than others. Not true. Every gun fight is perfectly equal and fair mainly because they never actually happen. The only people who ever get shot are unarmed. Which reminds me. I just walked by a memorial with over 100 dead police officers names on it. Can we get these guys some guns for God’s sake? Its dangerous out there.
If you think about it, if you see someone with a gun what is the last thing on your mind? Well, obviously its “I might have to shoot this guy” amirite? Last thing. Funny how obvious that is ain’t it? You know if you just use the old noodle everything becomes so obvious.
Been around guns all my life mostly used for hunting, but had everything from a 25/20 rifle with an octagon barrel to every gauge shotgun available from 10ga on down in size, pistols; won trophies for Rifle Teams, but I disagree with you most heartily about carrying and open laws. Seems that all brains aren’t wired the same when it comes to judgment of using firearms. And that’s without booze.
Having had part of my military service in Texas and a son who lives in Austin, I’ve been in a few bars there, the last time was 5 yrs ago on a bar hop throughout Austin with both my sons, but I never ever saw such a sign as you say is posted in Texas bars.
Well, I was being facetious. The signs say exactly the opposite. Every bar I went into in Austin had a very prominent sign stating that having a gun inside would subject the carrier to a 1000 dollar fine as best I recall. A very sensible law. Of course, that may have since changed with the “Second Amendment is an unqualified right” crowd. Again, I was joking and “having a go” at the gun nuts like this guy: http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/58f98fbdfd7bfb56c1ea0842879acc4aac72e035/c=115-130-574-475&r=x404&c=534×401/local/-/media/2015/06/01/WXIA/WXIA/635687993389597487-1625615-10203198295518645-4110064686737429072-n-2-.jpg
Something tells me that any non-white guy walking around like that is leaving the airport in a body bag.
Whew! Didn’t know if there was a meds problem or what. Although I’ve busted a lot of caps in my life, I’m for controlling guns in this population that is now roaming our streets and backwoods.
Your snark rant was a little too realistic within our extended family whereas a medical professional (ophthalmologist) began accruing weapons, read material popular in gov paranoia and militia circles and devoted his spare time to a gun camp in Nevada learning to “defend himself” with ouzis, grease guns and any type of automatic weapon that exists. He practiced retrieving his handgun at all times of night by timing his opening the gunsafe under his bed, loading and walking about. He remarried before the ink was dry on the divorce since his first wife had produced two children and no more for his projected survivalist life-after-wealth and the new wife has four. His monetary devotion to guns was exceeded only by his contributions to the Republican Party according to the split-the-wealth divorce information.
You may fear Isis aholes laying in wait, but this home-grown terrorist under false societal garments troubles me more. And the State of Texas should trouble us all. At least my son is moving away, but a daughter will remain in that numbing milieu of political stupidity. Looks like it extends to the U of T Pres who “doesn’t drink” , but still sanctions chaos..
Hey, maybe I can send him a cookie.
Any other parts of the Bill of Rights you think need to be “qualified”?
Pretty much all of them. Can’t yell fire in a crowded theater. Can’t own a icbm. You know reasonable qualifications.
Sorry. Your entire post could be sarcasm that I didn’t see there except by rereading.
That’s one of the ideas that would be worse. Alcohol AND firearms together at any college football game would probably be near the top of bad ideas.
Apparently you don’t know the revenues it will bring in. With that kind of money, it can’t be a bad idea.
JC, we haven’t sold any yet, but how in the world did all those drinkers/drunks get into the uber mood at the games? Selling it or not selling it in the stands won’t make a whit of difference for those folks, but don’t you like a wet one in the middle of the game?
Unlike the Texas Prez I do drink beer when I watch football. Scotch, too, sometimes. And the price is right at my house.
You guys ever been on a dove shoot? Drinking beer, shooting shotguns, and listening to a Georgia game on a beautiful fall Sat. afternoon is the most fun you will ever have in your life.
Limiting out early helps.
Hey no worries. They have the sensible Steve Patterson as AD to figure this out. Why could possibly go wrong?
You left out What, When and Where.
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