Thursday, January 17, 2008

Alcopops: OUT!

[Morals Watch] I can see the urge to hoard as I write this...long lines at Smith's to purchase whole cases of Mike's Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice.

That's because it's official: The LDS Church has issued a
statement in support of a 2008 Utah legislative effort to take -- yum -- alcopops off grocery store shelves. They're too inviting for the kids, you know. So the rest of the state has to suffer.

My idea of suffering is actually drinking one of those things. But it's the principle, people. Rise up and shout. Don't take this one lying down. 3.2 beer is next, isn't it?

If you've lived in Utah long, you know the rest of this story. As the faithful say: "When the prophet speaks, the debate is over." It's good as done.

Unless your write your legislator in protest. Or call. (E-mails are only good if they come from the heart. Don't start a spam war. Call or write to express your earnest rage. But be polite. No Mormon bashing comments.) Go here to find your rep and his/her phone number and e-mail address. Launch your protest. Today. (Holly Mullen)

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