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Drink Wed Dec 05 2007

December 5th: Repeal Day

December 5th isn’t a real holiday, though some people think it ought to be. What’s so special about December 5th? It’s the anniversary of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors — or as it's more commonly known as, Prohibition.

Repeal Day is something Chicagoans should celebrate. Chicago’s close ties to the era of bootlegging and gangsters, Al Capone controlled the flow of illegal alcohol and as many as 10,000 speakeasies by the end of the Roaring Twenties. Repeal Day isn’t just an excuse to drink, it is also a day to celebrate U.S. history. So have a drink and celebrate your Constitutional rights. Have a drink with friends — preferably a small, American craft brew or micro brew, since many smaller breweries went out of business during Prohibition.

 

regina / December 5, 2007 10:45 PM

I've never managed to develop a taste for alcohol. I've tried wine, beer, mixed drinks, various liquors, countless recipes. No matter what I drink, I think alcohol simply tastes terrible. I also work in the restaurant industry and, as far as I can tell, alcohol makes people act like idiots. I'm in favor of bringing Prohibition back. Repeal the 21st amendment!

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