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Opening Arguments

Too many fried French

Mon dieu!

PARIS, May 19 (Reuters) - France is considering a ban on happy hours in bars and on the sale of bottles of vodka and other strong liquor in nightclubs as part of efforts to curb binge drinking among young people, an official said on Monday.
"Enlightened" Americans have said we should follow the French example of exposing young people to responsible drinking -- a little red wine with dinner, joining papa for a before-bed brandy -- so as to prevent them from abusing alcohol. Guess that isn't working out too well.


Bob G.
Tue, 05/20/2008 - 1:40pm

'Ya think?


Wed, 05/21/2008 - 1:11am

Is the action the result of an actual problem (seems not to have been for hundreds of years) or is it the result of increased nanny-state-ism?