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April 09, 2008

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Jil

I was thinking about getting shitfaced tonight. Thanks to the honorable actions of the Louisiana Senate, I will have milk instead. What kind of a nation is it that actually encourages people to drink by suggesting that states have official cocktails?

Kee-rist ... at this rate, next thing you know, you'll see advertisements on TV and in the newspapers suggesting that people buy lottery tickets.

Bev Marshall

Maybe next session a mint julep? Or how about a Hurricane? That would fit, wouldn't it?

Kate

Maybe the entire state legislature should have been treated to a round of Sazeracs before the debate on the state cocktail.

I often suggest margaritas for meetings that will be particularly boring or frustrated. Unfortunately no one has yet realized that I'm not joking.

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