Last week’s poll asked about your thoughts on flying a Confederate flag. A fairly popular poll for both respondents and comments, it was surprising to see that most people replied that they simply don’t care if someone flies it. Even so, the original reason for the poll was that a West St. Paul City Council member was flying a Confederate flag at his home and people were upset. Following attention gained by the linked article in the Pioneer Press, the councilmember took the flag down even though he didn’t think it was the right thing to do.
This week’s poll comes after a friend was “cut off” at a bar for “drinking too much” and being estimated at having a BAC of .25. A few of us have been meeting up at various South Metro bars for the last few years to play video golf and have a few beers and eat food. We generally prefer Carbone’s in Lakeville because they have two Golden Tee machines and decent food. However after they decided to stop serving one of those in our group, even though we had a D.D. and he was actually sober enough to continue to shoot incredibly well in golf, we will likely move on to another bar instead. We’ve had many discussions about bars taking more responsibility in this area but at which point should a bar do it and to whom should they do it to?
Have you ever been cut off at a bar for drinking too much? Have you ever seen anyone else cut off even though they weren’t really intoxicated? Do you think this is the right thing for bars to do or do you think they should let anyone drink as much as they want as long as they have a D.D.? Why do you think Carbone’s in Lakeville started cutting people off after 3-4 beers? Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.