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NY Department of Health Considering Ban on Happy Hour
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Posted on 04/29/2012 2:52:27 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

NY Department of Health Considering Ban on Happy Hour

Party Poopers Eye Unhappy Hour

By GARY BUISO

Happy hour in the city could end if Department of Health policy party-poopers go ahead with a proposal to outlaw beer and booze specials at bars and restaurants, sources told The Post.

“It’s absolutely been discussed,” confirmed a department source. “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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The nanny state of all nanny states..........
1 posted on 04/29/2012 2:52:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Those people are smoking crack! Happy hour is the shnizzle..


2 posted on 04/29/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Sub-Driver

They should call it Bloomberg induced Prozac stupor. That’s where they’re headed anyway.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 3:02:45 PM PDT by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean.." Mit Romney)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m pretty sure M. Stanley Dukakis beat NYS by almost 30 years, banning “Happy Hour” in MA shortly after his triumphant return to the Governor’s office in the 1980s.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 3:02:53 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver

Then have free-food hour and everyone will get fat,
then they’ll ban that.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Sub-Driver
We need to fight fire with fire.

Pass a law saying that all government bureaucrats, elected or appointed, need to wear webcams wired to the Internet 24/7 so we can make sure they aren't accepting bribes or engaging in other corrupt activities.

For the children. If we can save just one life, it will be worth it.

6 posted on 04/29/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We’re not Secret Service agents.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 3:06:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sub-Driver
BAN NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION IN TIME SQUARE TOO!
8 posted on 04/29/2012 3:06:43 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Calvin Locke

MA is looking to lift that ban - with the casinos getting lined up to build in the state the bars/restaurants want equal footing with the casinos on ‘gifts to’ patrons.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

It’s been illegal here for years.

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2012/01/edina_legalize_happy_hour.php


10 posted on 04/29/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember! Professional politicians and their government knows what is best for you. You should never attempt to think for yourself at home.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 3:23:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Sub-Driver
Thank God I live in Texas


12 posted on 04/29/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver
It worked out s-o-o-o well the first time.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 3:27:45 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Sub-Driver

Call it 0bama hour and the regulators will approve.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:57 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Calvin Locke
I’m pretty sure M. Stanley Dukakis beat NYS by almost 30 years, banning “Happy Hour” in MA shortly after his triumphant return to the Governor’s office in the 1980s.

Correct. I believe 1984 was the year it went into effect.

Bar owners did come up with a clever way to circumvent the ban however. They started putting free appetizers at the bar like chicken wings, mini-egg rolls, meatballs on sticks, even shrimp cocktails. So while they had to charge full price for the drinks, they were still reeling in after-work customers with the free food.

15 posted on 04/29/2012 3:36:42 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 20 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: mylife

Sure wish I did...


16 posted on 04/29/2012 3:37:21 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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To: mylife

mmmmm...I love me some Kellers.

So many of the older burger places have flamed (no pun intended) out.

Everybody I know that has left Texas still begs for a Whataburger care package!


17 posted on 04/29/2012 3:38:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey, let's ban early-bird specials.

Those seniors are a terror on the roads during commute time.

-PJ

18 posted on 04/29/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: berdie

We had an old time burger joint here that was from the 40’s until about 2 years ago.

They had malts and car shows
I loved that joint.

They tore it down and built a DQ

I screameed... WWWHHHHHYYYYyyyyy!!!!!!


19 posted on 04/29/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: null and void

California has good food and watering holes.

To bad you can light a cigar anywhere in the state anymore.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 3:48:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Teddy Kennedy is Dead...

How will this help now?


21 posted on 04/29/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: berdie

My Son wasn’t raised here (divorce)
The first time he ate an entire Whataburger he was so proud.

I told him “son, today you became a man” LOL
Ever since, Whenever he visits we always have to get a Whataburger.
Now that he’s of age I will have to take him to Kellers.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 3:55:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I hate when the older places are torn down. We have one here that I frequent. But DQ and Sonic are hurting them.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mylife

Way to go Mylife’s son!!

There used to be several Kellers locations. Now I only know of one. It should be an experience for him. :)

If you decide to do a “burger tour”, there is a burger joint called Motor and Maple (also it’s location). Hole in the wall place, excellent burger, surly owners and...real tater tots. You can’t get in there during the lunch rush, which is probably a good thing for me!


24 posted on 04/29/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
DQ and Sonic are hurting them.

Then they couldn't have been that good.

ML/NJ

25 posted on 04/29/2012 4:20:32 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Sub-Driver
Couldn't the bars just double their prices at 7PM ?

ML/NJ

26 posted on 04/29/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: berdie

Thanks for the tip on Motor and Maple.

I love those kinda joints


27 posted on 04/29/2012 4:26:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
"Thank God I live in Texas"

LOL...Ya'll have your fair share of dry counties...

28 posted on 04/29/2012 4:30:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ml/nj

You’d be surprised how many people will eat at McDodo over a good burger place.

I don’t understand it but people do it.


29 posted on 04/29/2012 4:31:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: ml/nj

They are still good..not out of business yet.

Sonic excels at speed. And truth be known, Sonic is hurting DQ as well.

DQ is suffering and I’m sure gonna miss the dip cones.

I think it equates to Home Depot and the local hardware store.

(And no, I didn’t miss the jab at the local burger joint vs DQ and Sonic.)


30 posted on 04/29/2012 4:34:47 PM PDT by berdie
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To: ml/nj

Dang..I didn’t notice you were from NJ.

Now, that’s where I always go to get a good burger. ;)


31 posted on 04/29/2012 4:38:56 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Joe 6-pack

You’re not looking in the right places ;)


32 posted on 04/29/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just pass out the Mao suits and bicycles now.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: Sub-Driver
"“It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child.”"

OK, I've gotta say it. I've held it in far too long....no matter who I piss off.

For a state that likes to revel in their "tough-guy" image, so street smart and sophisticated, so much swagger.....New York is populated by the biggest bunch of candy-assed pantywaists I've ever seen in my life.

They keep allowing this crap, they keep electing the Bloomberg's and their vile ilk, they keep losing the most basic of freedoms, and they do SQUAT about it.

Hey, New Yawkas.....grow a set and tell these a**holes to pound sand.

34 posted on 04/29/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Ditto to that. Metrosexual run amok.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: berdie

Rutt’s Hut in Clifton NJ, since 1928.

Grew up on it.....

Home of the ripper.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

37 posted on 04/29/2012 5:25:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: RedMDer

We really need to get behind this new rule, because clearly “Happy Hour” is the biggest problem facing the city.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/no_bail_for_iphone_slay_fiends_BnxicI6fm05n6pAtjBBIeJ

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Stabbing-Arrests-Cell-Phone-Fight-Fordham-Road-Subway-Station-4-Train-149412045.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rikers-island-misfit-ploys-article-1.1068367

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-04/news/the-nypd-tapes-inside-bed-stuy-s-81st-precinct/


38 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:30 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks Sub-Driver. I always appreciate knowing where to eat in an unfamiliar area.

Not sayin’ you don’t have a great burger, but if I visit NY or NJ I want to eat Italian. I hear it is out of this world. If close to the coast..I want to eat seafood.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks Sub-Driver. I always appreciate knowing where to eat in an unfamiliar area.

Not sayin’ you don’t have a great burger, but if I visit NY or NJ I want to eat Italian. I hear it is out of this world. If close to the coast..I want to eat seafood.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL...Ya'll have your fair share of dry counties...

Hell, we have dry NEIGHBORHOODS - I live in one. Of course 3 blocks in one direction and 7 or 8 in the other the problem goes away.

41 posted on 04/30/2012 12:22:26 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who would have thought the Nannies of NYC’s Democrats would have become the new Oliver Cromwell Puritan Party!


42 posted on 04/30/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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