We have to wonder what state Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's idea of a good time is, considering she has been a total killjoy this past year, pushing legislation that bans all types of good fun. And in case you have forgotten the new rules, the San Francisco Democrat issued a reminder that starting Jan. 1, 2012 you won't be able to buy alcohol in the self-checkout line at the store.
The bill -- sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving -- means if you want to buy alcohol at the grocery store, you will have to wait in line -- and show your ID to a real person, proving you are of legal age. While the bill is meant to stop teens from sneaking alcohol through the loosely monitored self-checkout line, it puts a real damper on things for those of us who need to move quickly to get to the party.
On the bright side, the new law won't go into effect until after New Year's Eve.
A few months ago when Ma introduced the bill, along with other legislation to tighten regulations on tattoos and raves, we gave her a call to ask her why the hell she has to be such a wet blanket. She assured us she likes to have fun, but didn't really elaborate (although we do know she like to attend Lady Gaga concerts).
"There's nothing wrong with a minor inconvenience to prevent alcohol from getting into the wrong hands and to keep our kids and roads safe," Ma says. She then tells us something that our mother might say: "It's better to be safe than sorry."
Just because your last name is "Ma," doesn't mean you have to act like one!
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