Show-Me-State Stoopidity (Warm Beer Edition)


Come on you goddamned Missourians–stop electing dead men to the Senate already and protest this godawful policy suggestion from one of your legislators:

A state senator wants to force Missouri stores to sell warm beer. Under a bill by Sen. Bill Alter, grocery and convenience stores would risk losing their liquor licenses if they sold beer colder than 60 degrees. The intent is to cut down on drunken driving by making it less tempting to pop open a beer after leaving the store.

"The only reason why beer would need to be cold is so that it can be consumed right away," Alter, who has been a police offer for more than 20 years, said Thursday.

Here's the kicker:

He said the idea came from a fifth-grade student in Jefferson County who was participating in a program to teach elementary students about state government. He sought their suggestions for new laws and chose the cold beer ban from a list of the top three ideas.

I'll leave it to our kind, gentle, and surprisingly attractive readers to wonder what the other two top ideas might be…

Whole bit here.

Thanks to reader Bill Cook–enjoy a store-bought cold one (while you still can).