Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Aussie bar owner discovers unique way to avoid nanny-state Ladies Night bans: Just invite the men!


From Eric Dondero:

The London Daily Mail reports that with the new year, comes a slew of new rules and regulations designed to annoy us, nit-pick us to death, waste our time and take more money out of our wallets. The problem is particularly accute in Australia where:
a raft of 2013 laws being introduced in the country that critics say are unnecessary 'nannyism'.

Parents have been told not to wear revealing clothes such as bikinis or racist T-shirts.

In Victoria, smokers will be fined £89 ($140) if they light up within 164 feet of the beach and in New South Wales a smoke-free radius will be installed around parks.

A ban on tanning salons will also come into force in the state from today.
But then there's this from South Australia:
[complete ban on Ladies Night promotions goes into effect] Terry O'Gormon, president of The Australian Council for Civil Liberties, told The Australian that laws are already in place to prevent drunk people being served more alcohol in bars.

He said: 'If there is a problem, it lies with the enforcement.

Under the new alcohol laws, bars must offer free water to customers.

However many bars are expected to include men in their promotions to sidestep the ban.

The manager of PJ O'Briens bar in Adelaide told The Telegraph: 'As long as you offer the special deals to everyone, it is OK.

'We will still look after everyone. Everything we're doing is by the book.'
Good to know the chaps will have better luck now, picking up slightly sloshed female Aussies from the local watering hole. Australia Airlines anyone? (Photo - Aussie.in)


John Taylor said...

Agree with you on this one. These rules are just dumb.

Eric Dondero said...

So why don't you liberals feel the same way about seat belt laws? 21-year old drinking age? Smoking bans in bars and restaurants?

It's called "Con-sist-en-cy."

John Taylor said...

I'm not a liberal but I'm conflicted about seat belt laws. Should the law make you buckle up if you are stupid enough not to? Probably not. If you can fight for your country you should be able to drink in a bar. A restaurant should be able to choose if they want to allow smoking. I'm against the government forcing us to do anything unless we are harming someone else.

Eric Dondero said...

Don't be conflicted about seat belt laws. Please! Just because I'm asking you, politely. DO NOT FORCE ME TO WEAR A SEAT BELT IN MY CAR!

I own my car. The government didn't buy it for me. Hell, they tax me every year just for the privlege of owning it. Shouldn't that be enough?

Chuck said...

Seat belts keep drivers and passengers seated. This a very basic safety concern. Guess what kills folks in the front seat when people in the back aren't in seat belts. Flying bodies.

The Right Guy said...

Of course we draw the line at getting ticketed for not slowing down or moving over when passing a stopped police car. :/

John Taylor said...

I'm not conflicted about you and I. We are adults and can make our own choices. What about kids? Shouldn't we make a safer choice for them?

Chuck said...

"Of course we draw the line at getting ticketed for not slowing down or moving over when passing a stopped police car. :/"

Har har.

Chuck said...

I find more credence in the idea that drunk driving should be permissible than driving without a seat belt should. These are extreme arguments, but if we want to get down to philosophical brass tacks, why not?

The Right Guy said...

I think Germany used to allow a drink or two while driving.

Chuck said...

Most of the US did as well. I'm not making the argument. I'm simply saying the argument can be credibly made.

Helmet laws are pretty clear cut to me. If you fly off a motorcycle and through a windshield, I don't give a shit if you were wearing a helmet or not.

I might have told you this already, but I saw the funniest thing a few weeks ago, there was this impromptu roadside rally put on by "motorcycle people". They're all out there on the side of the road in their fucking Easy Rider costumes holding up signs that read, "Watch out for Bikers" and whatnot. Thing is, these flea-bitten assholes had sense enough not to make their dumbass little signs out of denim and leather. No! The signs were all florescent yellow and orange.

The irony was hilarious. I so wanted to go talk to one of them, but I didn't have time.

The Right Guy said...

The weekend pirate brigade. The thing is, helmets help no matter which side of the issue you are on. Anything else is confirmational bias. I will say that I am not worried going through someone's windshield, but meeting something much more durable. No matter what though, when riding, you better have eyes in the back and the side of your head.

As far as Germany goes, legal drinking is 16 years old.

Rational Nation USA said...

Damn that Aussie Chick is HOT!!!...

Eric Dondero said...

Yes John, I'm okay with seat belt laws for kids.

But once you turn 18, all bets are off.


Eric Dondero said...

Hey Les, I work hard every day to feed you all the eye candy your little heart could desire.

How 'bout hitting the tip jar on the sidebar to show your appreciation?

A 10 to $20 donate will do.

Much appreciated!

Rational Nation USA said...

Is there reciprocity, or would you rather I just stop the friendly challenges and simply go away? :-)

Eric Dondero said...

You hit the tip jar and you'll have free reign to do whatever you please here at LR for the entire year of 2013.

You'll be an honored LR-er, regardless of your views and your comments.

A "Premium Member" whose membership cannot be revoked.

Eric - The Management

Rational Nation USA said...

Well then...