Monday, June 29, 2009

Wow, who knew bar owners were so bigoted?

No doubt there are bar owners in other states who are just as bad, but since they're talking about Arizona here we'll just run with this...

Frank Murray, owner of Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Phoenix, said he opposes the law and will prohibit his customers from coming in armed.
"It's kind of like the Wild West days," he said. "We've got enough nuts out on the street walking around with guns. We don't need them in places with alcohol and families."

One can only presume he's talking about Arizona CCW holders, who are probably in the top 1 percent of the law-abiding segment of the population. And he calls them nuts. I know one Phoenix establishment I wouldn't be patronizing anymore if I lived there. I certainly hope there are others there who see Mr. Murray's words and feels the same way. I did find some sweet irony in the fact that his establishment is called 'Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub & Restaurant," for as I'm sure you're aware, more or less the same thing would have been said of Irish immigrants as they were coming to America in the mid-1800s. "Damn Irishmen, you get 'em drunk and they trash the place, and they ain't much better sober." Such a shame that sort of bigotry still exists today, albeit aimed at a different group of people.