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I’ll drink to that…

Samizdata can now legally drink in any state in the USA 😀

14 comments to I’ll drink to that…

  • Jonathan Bailey


  • Paul Marks

    Happy 21st Birthday.

    I believe that Mississippi was the last State to end prohibition (back in the late 1960s), Progressive Governor and State Legislature having introduced it in the early 1900s – along with an expansion of government education, employment regulations, and the rest of the Progressive agenda of the time.

  • Schrödinger's Dog

    Or buy cigarettes!

  • Clovis Sangrail

    Happy Birthday!

  • bobby b

    I was trying to think of websites that have withstood the time-test as long and as well.

    Not coming up with many at all.

  • ns

    Congratulations! I agree with bobby b – this is an excellent site and has managed to stay relevant and interesting.
    otoh – maybe there will be pushback on the feds one size fits all drinking age, and it will be returned to the states. At one point, it was 18 in a lot of states, 19 in others, and 21 in most of the rest. That would be preferable to what we have now.

  • Fraser Orr

    Of course if the site looks under 40 then the purveyor of alcohol will demand ID. I had a friend of mine visiting from France. When he saw that notice in a store he actually fell on the floor laughing at how ridiculous it was.

  • Mr Ed

    I fear that Prohibition is coming.

  • Harry Haddock's Ghost

    At uni in the late 80s I remember the hard drinking Rugby team coming back from a summer tour of the US very crestfallen.

  • Steph Houghton


  • Paul Marks

    Mr Ed – under the system of digital currency (inevitable under the present fiat money currency and Credit Bubble banking system) how much money people have and what they spend it on will be decided for “the public good” – is booze a suitable use for “your” money, or should your money be donated (by the government and the banks – on your behalf) to Greta Thunberg – as a reward for all the good she has done. I am sure that our wise and noble international overlords (in whom I have total confidence) will make the correct decision.

    As for people who defend cash – clearly, they are drug dealers and traffickers in child sex slaves, so the media, and the education system, will tell us (endlessly) – and, judging by how most people followed the Covid lockdown narrative, most people will agree (indeed demand) that cash be abolished – not that these token notes and coins are really cash anyway.

  • SteveD

    Samizdata may now legally drink in any state in the USA. I’m not sure if Samizdata can actually pull that off.

  • I said any state, not every state 😉

  • Laird

    Congratulations on your birthday. Now you can buy guns, too!!