Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced updated guidance on what constitutes a meal at a bar.
Yeah, that’s where we’re at in the mitigation of the coronavirus. The state, led by Gov. Tom Wolf and his unilateral decisions, now feels it’s necessary to dictate what is and isn’t a meal.
The LCB is doing this because bars essentially mocked Wolf’s latest order to shut down bars and further limit seating capacity at restaurants statewide. Remember our story about the bar in Cressona that started serving buttered bread as a meal to meet this order?
Wolf says bars and restaurants – and people not wearing masks at them – are part of the reason why cases of COVID-19 are apparently on the rise once again. But, if you order a meal at a bar instead of just drinks, alone, your chances of contracting the coronavirus are much smaller.
Honestly, it makes no sense to us either. We’ve stopped questioning it and we’re just waiting for this nonsense to end once and for all. OK, so we’re not really done questioning this. Who do these people think they are? Or …
Who are these people?
What power do they think they have to tell anyone what is and isn’t a meal?
As was debated on our favorite TV sitcom years ago, is soup a meal? Or is the act of sitting down to eat the meal?
The soup counts, Governor. The soup counts.
The fact that we’ve got to get this nit-picky about the rules should be a sign to Gov. Wolf that his initial order was and remains ridiculous.
Wolf is now literally sending in police and LCB officers to bars to make sure people aren’t just ordering “snacks” at a bar so they can sit there and drink. Can you think of a bigger waste of law enforcement resources?
However, according to his updated guidance – delivered via the LCB – a person could go to a bar, order a burger (or a “hamburg” as he calls them, apparently) and eat all but the last bite and just sit there and drink all night.
But once that burger is finished, the bar visit is supposed to end.
So, will police bust into a bar and start asking patrons to finish their last bites or nibbles on their meals and clear out of a place? Is that what we’ve been reduced to?
Look, if we want to go to a bar to order whatever we want and call it our meal, that’s our business. If that doesn’t meet Wolf’s latest “mitigation” efforts, that’s just tough. He’s going to need to come up with something a little more logical than this latest nonsense.
Tom Wolf has now become Kenny Bania. And Pennsylvanians shouldn’t take any more of his crap, even if it is Armani.