By Simon Moya-Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News
Several Michigan lawmakers want to make sure that a pint of beer is really a pint of beer, down to the last drop.
A bill introduced last week would amend the Liquor Control Act to make it an offense to “advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.”
Rep. Brandon Dillon, a Grand Rapids Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill, told NBC News that the goal is not to punish dishonest pub and restaurant owners, but to prompt proprietors to sell what they advertise.
Doesn’t matter that Detroit is a shithole of epic proportions with miles and miles of abandoned properties, gangs and crime rates that routinely place them at the worst in the country. These MFers right here are tackling the REAL issues. The ones that affect the average Joe.
Politicians with their heart in the right place. Insuring that when you order a pint of beer they aren’t serving you a 14.5 oz glass of beer.
Get me the name of that pol that introduced this bill. I want to pat him on the back. That politician should be celebrated around the country and when he dies they should have a special day each year named after him where the whole state of Michigan goes to Irish Pubs and gets crushed on Guinness in honor of the great politician who introduced the “A Pint of Beer should be a Pint of Beer Bill to the legislature”
Goddamn brilliant piece of politicking right there.
1. The city’s unfunded liabilities top $18 billion.
2. The city owes money to over 100,000 creditors.
3. Nearly 80,000 buildings have been abandoned and many are unsecured.
4. Population of Detroit has fallen from 1.86 million in 1950 to 700,000 today.
5. Some 47 percent of properties are delinquent in paying their taxes.
6. Police take an average of 58 minutes to respond to calls.
7. Only 8.7 percent of violent crimes are solved and Detroit has the highest crime rate in US of large cities.
8. Manufacturing jobs in the city have slid from a peak of 200,000 to just 20,000 today.
9. Only 7 percent of the city’s eighth graders are proficient in reading.
10. The city manager says its retirement system is underfunded by $3.5 billion.
But you can get a Goddamn Proper Pint By Golly!
Thanks to Toby Pett for the inspiration for this post.