Monday, March 9, 2009

Press and Argus' Moralizing Doesn't Go Over Well Everywhere

The Livingston Press and Argus' moralizing about how other people live their lives and choose to spend their time may sell papers in Livingston County.

But in the rest of the state? Not so much.

Check out the Michigan Liberal's comments on the paper's opposition to later hours for bars.

Actually, I suspect the paper hates the idea because Gov. Jennifer Granholm came up with it, more than anything else. I love the hypocrisy factor of their editorial, too. They're all for getting government off people's backs, not telling people what to do, blah, blah, blah, when it comes to what Republicans support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The rest of the state? please. It sounds like the thing was written from a sun-deprived dorm room at CMU.

At any rate, the blog's allegation was that the paper hates America because it opposed a tax-motivated extension of bar drinking until 4 a.m. Hates America? Sound, rationale thinking there. Apparently that's right up your alley.

I read the editorial. It was in favor of lifting the Sunday blue laws. It didn't see any reason to extend bar hours to 4 a.m. I can take or leave that position.

But what it seemed most about was that the governor -- the same one who said no more new taxes --- was in fact trying to find still another new tax. If you are going to extend drinking hours, why add a tax to it? I agree with that position.

But again, you are from a group that has yet to meet a tax you didn't like.