Mayor Daley's Definition of “Voluntary”


Following up on yesterday's story regarding the city asking bars and restaurants around Wrigley Field to voluntarily honor a ban on alcohol sales after the seventh-inning stretch during post-season "clinch" games (definition for some readers/"Cubs Fans": "a game in which the Cubs can end a series with a win, facilitating their continued participation in the postseason"). How do you think Mayor Daley reacted to the protests of business owners who said that the proposed ban lacked common sense? Rationally?

HAH! 'Course not. He reacted like Mayor Daley. From the Sun-Times:

"Then I’ll have someone buy their place tomorrow. It’s not gonna cost ’em any business. They made enough money all year. I’m sorry. We’re just talking about common sense. That’s all this is. Because I’ll tell you one thing — if that community sees something they don’t like, they will not have a bar. They will not have a liquor license. They will vote it completely dry."

44th Ward Alderman Tom "Sticky Buns" Tunney hasn't signed on to the proposal. As the owner of Ann Sather's, Tunney has the unique perspective of understanding both sides of the argument and is hoping that, once business owners make their case in a neighborhood meeting Monday, a reasonable resolution can be reached.

Maybe Tunney can start by opening a dictionary for the Mayor and showing him the definition of the word "voluntary." [Sun-Times]

image via Can't Stop the Bleeding.

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