Papers please, old timer

For all those quick-to-jump-without-first-reading liberal types out there, led by AG Holder and his clueless boss, who are now finding that hey, maybe we did shoot off our mouths without knowing what we were talking about, the news today from the Washington Times cannot be good. The revelation that California has had an almost identical statute in effect for several years must come as somewhat of an embarrassment to all those libs who love the Left Coast, especially the ones who've colonized there and are cannibalizing the infrastructure. Nah, you can't embarrass a liberal with an inconsistency.

Here in the DEMOCRAT-controlled Land of Disenchantment, we are once again being subjected to what the liberals would characterize as a fascist requirement to present our papers upon demand; and that's not to law enforcement, Bubba, but to pimply-faced clerks and adenoidal waiters. I mentioned in a recent piece here at AT that the New Mexico Department of Adult Beverages (or whatever they're called) goes on periodic raids to terrorize licensed purveyors of said beverages to scare the living devil out of retailers about selling to minors. Now, I'm OK with controlling sales to minors although, as a combat veteran, I do favor an exemption for those showing proof of military service. It chaps this old sergeant's butt that we can send our young people into harm's way and bring some of them back in body bags but we can't take many of the survivors into a bar and buy them a beer in thanks.

I'm in high dudgeon just as the Arizoniac libs have been for the past two weeks and for similar reason. This 69 year-old, seasoned citizen, college graduate, war veteran and all-around accomplished curmudgeon, got carded at Walgreens today while attempting a legal purchase of my usual three-liter bottle of California's very finest Chablis. OK, OK, I will confess that I actually do sometimes look decades younger, like when I get around a bunch of hot young ski bunnies and I tilt my chin back and suck in my gut and pray that I'm wearing my shades so they can't see the double bags under my eyes. The transformation is amazing; trust me. But still, carded?

What's that, you say? An old geezer like you got carded? Yep, right here in this very same United States of America where libs have been insisting for the past two weeks that in this country it is absolutely DISGRACEFUL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL and NAZIISM for the authorities to demand that anyone be required to present legitimizing documents. And believe me, this wasn't some big buff dude in a blue uniform demanding to see my papers; nope, this was some skinny little kid in Walgreens who didn't look old enough to be working the liquor register. Of course, I'm sure he's had simply endless hours of sensitivity training on how to say, "Lemme see your papers, Pops."

But of course, this old curmudgeon did take offense just like all those illegal Mexicans in Arizona; but equally of course, to no avail. You want that jug of fine Chablis, Viejo? You gotta produce your photo I.D., period, and no, nada, exceptions. So I'm fuming all the way home thinking that if the state licenses a restricted number of businesses to provide adult beverages to the citizens, are not the citizens entitled to purchase said beverages when in compliance with all aspects of the law, including meeting the age requirement in a rather obvious, undeniable way? Like standing there with your money in your old, veined, palsied, sun-spotted hand while wiping away occasional spots of drool with the other?

Nope, not in Big Bill (DEMOCRAT) Richardson's New Mexico where such decrees come down from the central commissars in DEMOCRAT dominated Santa Fe, birthplace of the Shirley MacLaine for Moonbat Mama of the Democrat Party movement. Makes me  wonder if Big Bill's read this law.

Think maybe I should contact the ACLU? Nah, soon as somebody showed ‘em some the stuff I post here at American Thinker they'd be dropping me faster than you can smugly demand, "Lemme see your papers, Pops!"

For all those quick-to-jump-without-first-reading liberal types out there, led by AG Holder and his clueless boss, who are now finding that hey, maybe we did shoot off our mouths without knowing what we were talking about, the news today from the Washington Times cannot be good. The revelation that California has had an almost identical statute in effect for several years must come as somewhat of an embarrassment to all those libs who love the Left Coast, especially the ones who've colonized there and are cannibalizing the infrastructure. Nah, you can't embarrass a liberal with an inconsistency.

Here in the DEMOCRAT-controlled Land of Disenchantment, we are once again being subjected to what the liberals would characterize as a fascist requirement to present our papers upon demand; and that's not to law enforcement, Bubba, but to pimply-faced clerks and adenoidal waiters. I mentioned in a recent piece here at AT that the New Mexico Department of Adult Beverages (or whatever they're called) goes on periodic raids to terrorize licensed purveyors of said beverages to scare the living devil out of retailers about selling to minors. Now, I'm OK with controlling sales to minors although, as a combat veteran, I do favor an exemption for those showing proof of military service. It chaps this old sergeant's butt that we can send our young people into harm's way and bring some of them back in body bags but we can't take many of the survivors into a bar and buy them a beer in thanks.

I'm in high dudgeon just as the Arizoniac libs have been for the past two weeks and for similar reason. This 69 year-old, seasoned citizen, college graduate, war veteran and all-around accomplished curmudgeon, got carded at Walgreens today while attempting a legal purchase of my usual three-liter bottle of California's very finest Chablis. OK, OK, I will confess that I actually do sometimes look decades younger, like when I get around a bunch of hot young ski bunnies and I tilt my chin back and suck in my gut and pray that I'm wearing my shades so they can't see the double bags under my eyes. The transformation is amazing; trust me. But still, carded?

What's that, you say? An old geezer like you got carded? Yep, right here in this very same United States of America where libs have been insisting for the past two weeks that in this country it is absolutely DISGRACEFUL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL and NAZIISM for the authorities to demand that anyone be required to present legitimizing documents. And believe me, this wasn't some big buff dude in a blue uniform demanding to see my papers; nope, this was some skinny little kid in Walgreens who didn't look old enough to be working the liquor register. Of course, I'm sure he's had simply endless hours of sensitivity training on how to say, "Lemme see your papers, Pops."

But of course, this old curmudgeon did take offense just like all those illegal Mexicans in Arizona; but equally of course, to no avail. You want that jug of fine Chablis, Viejo? You gotta produce your photo I.D., period, and no, nada, exceptions. So I'm fuming all the way home thinking that if the state licenses a restricted number of businesses to provide adult beverages to the citizens, are not the citizens entitled to purchase said beverages when in compliance with all aspects of the law, including meeting the age requirement in a rather obvious, undeniable way? Like standing there with your money in your old, veined, palsied, sun-spotted hand while wiping away occasional spots of drool with the other?

Nope, not in Big Bill (DEMOCRAT) Richardson's New Mexico where such decrees come down from the central commissars in DEMOCRAT dominated Santa Fe, birthplace of the Shirley MacLaine for Moonbat Mama of the Democrat Party movement. Makes me  wonder if Big Bill's read this law.

Think maybe I should contact the ACLU? Nah, soon as somebody showed ‘em some the stuff I post here at American Thinker they'd be dropping me faster than you can smugly demand, "Lemme see your papers, Pops!"

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