Surprise! Downtown Bars Serve Minors

You mean bars let in minors, especially female minors, with the hopes that their binge drinking will not only line their pockets but attract middle age perverts who like to take advantage inexperienced, unsupervised children and teens? Who could have seen that coming?

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Several popular downtown Greenville bars and restaurants were cited Friday during an undercover alcohol compliance check, according to police.

Lt. Jason Rampey with the Greenville Police Department said officers went to 12 businesses to make sure they were not selling alcohol to underage drinkers, and to see if they were in compliance with the state’s drinking laws.

Six of the Central Business District locations sold alcohol to an undercover operative.

Catama Bar and Grill, Pomegranate, Compadre’s, The Nose Dive and Liberty Tap Room all on South Main Street were cited. Dixie’s Tavern on East North Street was also cited during the operation.

I have to be honest and say I did not see Pomegranate getting caught up in this coming. The other places are no surprise.

Especially in a recession bars look at decreased revenue from working folk and retirees so bringing in people who a) are not spending their own money and b) are not yet mature enough to moderate their behavior is essential. College kids spend their parent’s money and where college kids go high school kids follow. While those kids are throwing around their parent’s money the bars benefit from adults who are looking to swoop in on young, dumb and almost unconscious co-eds. Any bar will get very high traffic if they have people who get drunk and think things like this are a good idea:

Now not to nay say the good work of Greenville police but while they’re cracking down on underage drinking I know of several people who have reported child sexual trafficking on Backpage (including me) and cops have yet to do anything about that.

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14 Responses to “Surprise! Downtown Bars Serve Minors”

  1. Svenghooli on August 29th, 2012 4:34 pm

    I’ll have the “Busch” please…

  2. Ajax the Great on August 30th, 2012 9:27 pm

    The 21 drinking age is a joke, plain and simple. The majority of 18-20 year olds will drink whether it’s legal or not. 18 would make far more sense and would be a lot easier to enforce. Plus, there would be far less disdain for the law since it would no longer be the case that 18-20 year olds would be old enough to go to war but too young to drink. Just my 2 cents.

  3. Rob Taylor on August 30th, 2012 10:07 pm

    The real issue is morality and education. Boomers getting 18-year-olds with daddy issues drunk so they can fuck them isn’t a political issue, it’s about cultural decline.

  4. Ajax the Great on August 31st, 2012 7:30 pm

    Which will happen whether the drinking age is 18, 20, or even 30 for that matter. Same sort of things happened during Prohibition in fact, despite the fact that no legal bars existed. But forcing alcohol use underground makes it far more dangerous then it has to be. Besides, 18-20 year olds are legal adults, not children or “minors”, a term that many 18-20 year olds find highly offensive.

  5. Rob Taylor on August 31st, 2012 7:42 pm

    People will always get raped and murdered too that doesn’t mean society should approve of it or condone people who advocate for it or excuse it.

    Legal adults are still young people who according to our president should be on their parents health insurance. Adolescence has been extended well into the late 20s in our culture partially due to drug and alcohol fueled “youth” culture that everyone is a part of.

    I had a guy in his 30s tell me I didn’t get “youth” like him a few months ago. We both know 18-year-olds are about as mature as a 12-year-old these days.

  6. Ajax the Great on August 31st, 2012 8:08 pm

    What you are stating about young people today is based on opinion, not fact. You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts.

    The part about Obama and health insurance is a red herring to the drinking age issue. Personally, I believe a single-payer system for all (like Canada and numerous other countries) would be a better idea, which does NOT discriminate based on age, and even Obama himself originally wanted it before he compromised with the greedy insurance lobby.

    And comparing drinking alcohol (victimless crime) to rape and murder (crimes with very clear victims) is a disanalogy by the way. Yes, drinking (at any age) can lead to problems, but non-victimless things like drunk driving, drunk violence, and disorderly conduct are already illegal and will be regardless of the drinking age. So there really is no need to make it illegal for a particular demographic group of legal adults to drink per se.

    Let America be America again, and lower the drinking age to 18. If you’re old enough to go to war, you’re old enough to go to the bar. ‘Nuff said.

  7. Rob Taylor on August 31st, 2012 8:13 pm

    Let America be America again with socialism and approval of immorality!

  8. Ajax the Great on August 31st, 2012 8:15 pm

    You may feel that drinking is immoral, but that’s your opinion. Even if it was it does NOT follow it should be illegal. Next.

  9. Rob Taylor on August 31st, 2012 8:21 pm

    I never said it should be illegal did I? WWhy do you constantly trot out this strawman about me wanting things illegal – I don’t. I’m talking about morality, these places uses underage drinkers to a) steal those drinkers parents money by encouraging binge drinking and b)use those college kids AND THE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WE BOTH KNOW ARE IN THE BARS TOO as bait for degenerate baby boomers who are hoping for a little date rape. Why can’t you see that regardless of the legality this is wrong and these businesses deserve each individual’s scorn and personal censure separate from the state?

    Also if you want health insurance get a job and don’t demand my taxes go up to pay for you.

  10. Ajax the Great on September 1st, 2012 7:05 pm

    “I never said it should be illegal did I? WWhy do you constantly trot out this strawman about me wanting things illegal – I don’t.”

    Funny, you could’ve fooled me.

    “I’m talking about morality, these places uses underage drinkers to a) steal those drinkers parents money by encouraging binge drinking and b)use those college kids AND THE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WE BOTH KNOW ARE IN THE BARS TOO as bait for degenerate baby boomers who are hoping for a little date rape. Why can’t you see that regardless of the legality this is wrong and these businesses deserve each individual’s scorn and personal censure separate from the state?”

    Overgeneralizations much?

    “Also if you want health insurance get a job and don’t demand my taxes go up to pay for you.”

    A job? You mean like blogging for a living? I don’t think you get any fringe benefits like health insurance from that, but you’re the expert in the field so do please enlighten me. Obviously, not all jobs offer health insurance, and individual plans are absolutely ridiculously expensive, and not affordable for the average person. And remember that people like me pay taxes too, not just people like you.

    Imagine for a moment if the fire department was run like our healthcare system. That is, imagine if your house was on fire and someone told you, “if you want the fire department to help you, get a job and don’t demand my taxes pay for you.” Now do you see why we need a single-payer system?

  11. Rob Taylor on September 1st, 2012 8:03 pm

    I pay for my own insurance, you know, like an adult. I go out and buy it myself. You don’t need someone to give you anything – you go out and get what you want.

    Now I sometimes don’t carry insurance but guess what/ Still get doctor care. Because doctors cut you a break for not having insurance. I get a 40% discount from my doctor on every bill for not using insurance because it’s cheaper for him. That way I can buy less expensive insurance I only use for expensive treatments like if I got cancer.

    You could do the same thing but you have been taught that you deserve other people’s things – that everyone else should bear some partial responsibility to subsidize your emotional, physical and financial life. This is why even though I’m not against decriminalization of marijuana you constantly need to argue that I am because you feel entitled to your own facts.

    About a year from now when gas is $10 a gallon this won’t matter of course.

    And again my question – why can’t you make a moral judgement about businesses using binge drinking youths to stay afloat? Are you saying individuals shouldn’t make value judgments?

  12. Ajax the Great on September 1st, 2012 8:27 pm

    Of course individuals can and should make value judgments. I just don’t happen to agree entirely with yours. But all that is largely irrelevant to my original argument, as is the whole bit about healthcare. Anyway, I see no point in arguing about this any futher. Peace.

  13. Rob Taylor on September 1st, 2012 8:34 pm

    It’s completely relevant because I’m pointing out exploitative and sleazy practices by certain businesses and you’re arguing that by doing so I’m arguing for prohibition, etc.

  14. just saying on November 2nd, 2012 11:42 am

    AJAX How is Drunk Driving a victimless crime??? Tell that to everyone who had a family member killed because of a drunk driver that it was victimless…

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