Gut Rumbles

June 26, 2005

not my stuff!!!

I gave away a few jars of moonshine home-made wine yesterday at the Catfish Manor. Several people sampled it and not a one of them went blind or dropped dead.

I make better stuff than these people do. But that's the kind of thing that happens when government sets out to "save" you from Demon Rum through prohibition.

The tragedy occurred days before Kenya's parliament was due to debate lifting a colonial-era ban on traditional local drinks.

Some say that prohibition, rather than combating alcoholism, drives the poor to buy the more dangerous, illicit brews sold in back streets and drinking dens.

The Health Ministry appealed Sunday for Kenyan drinkers to stop buying illegal brews.

Make it illegal and then beg people NOT to do what's already illegal? Sounds like the law is working just fine to me.

By the way, I have a testimonial to prove that I didn't blow smoke up your ass when I wrote about my prowess as a distiller. If my brew were shit, he'd say so.


Distilled proof . . .

Remove the government, you remove the problem.

That is all I have ever said, and while you make fun of me for rambling, you keep proving my point every flipping time..

Thanks, Dude. :-)

Posted by: jb on June 27, 2005 01:59 AM

Brevity at last! There's hope still!

Posted by: Ed on June 27, 2005 08:18 AM

As much as Kenyans like to drink (yes, I inherited the trait) I can't understand why, out of all the things colonialism brought them, they would keep prohibition.

Posted by: Juliette on June 27, 2005 01:02 PM

I'll drink to that, Juliette.

Posted by: StinKerr on June 28, 2005 02:24 AM
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