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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    But, I'm moving on from this point. Obviously it unintentionally rubbed some people the wrong way and the argument that was created out of it took the thread off topic.

    Meh, don't worry about it, I think the topic had pretty well played itself out at that point anyway, pretty much 2 camps had formed and it wasn't going much further.

    I got your point, and I think others did too...was it maybe biased because of personal experience? Yeah, a little, but so might be the violent reaction you got back.



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    I wouldn't care if it were next to a playground. Kids don't have any reason to be in an alcohol only bar. It would be nice if the parents just showed a little restraint and waited until they didn't have their kids with them to stop in and have a beer. For the record, I drink, I brew my own beer and take my kids to places that serve food and drink when I am there with them. I just don't think kids belong in an alcohol only environment. What if it were a casino along the bike trail? Is it OK to have your kid sitting next to you while you are feeding the machines?

    In the end, I believe adult establishments should exist for adults.
    I wasn't endorsing the idea just passing along the comments. I live in a small town with 3 bars all serve food and we take our kids there to grab dinner. I have only had a beer once with them there though and that is when I met other parents after a soccer game mid day for lunch and another parent bought me a beer. I felt weird drinking it in that setting but when all the parents had one I said what the hell. It is clearly part of that small towns culture. When it wasn't in Iowa City where I grew up. In Wisconsin where my brother lives beer is so part of the culture having one at lunch or bringing the kids is really common place for social gathering (granted all have some food even if only cheese and crackers). Anyway I realky think at the end of the day it's situational. At 515 it didn't seem to be a big problem or have the potential of being one. I wouldn't do it but I am not ruling out a situation (like an Ice cream sandwich on a hot day). Anyway, regardless of what I or anyone else would do I don't think the City should be regulating this. Parents and bar owners can do just fine in regulating. If a parent crosses a line and goes to a bar to get drunk with a kid DHS can handle it. For a city that has literally less than 2 blocks of a 2 mile strip of retail area shouldn't put the few business in their little area at a disadvantage.


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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    My post had nothing to do with any of that. Heck, I've posted in multiple threads just this week about what's in my liquor cabinet, etc. I'm far from the anti-alcohol crowd. My point was, as kids, our memories of these things aren't often what it was really like because we weren't really paying attention. I think the wrong part of my observation was focused on, that's all. My whole point of even using my dad as an example was that he drank much more than I remembered him doing, and that's because I was pre-occupied in my own world as a kid to notice it, but it doesn't change the fact that he drank a lot.

    Can people go into bars and have one or two drinks? Absolutely. I'm one of them. I love scotch for the taste, not because it gets me drunk fast, so I often will have just a glass or two. I was just simply saying our memories as kids aren't always factual.

    The line that seemed to be drawn was bringing your kids to the bar was okay as long as it was social and not to get wasted, such as when dad would bring kid to the bar for a beer or two. My argument was that as a kid, what we thought was just a beer or two may have been many more because we weren't paying attention. And then at what point does the purpose become to simply get drunk or tipsy over socializing?

    But, I'm moving on from this point. Obviously it unintentionally rubbed some people the wrong way and the argument that was created out of it took the thread off topic.
    I figured your intent was that but letting you know how it came across specifically because I didn't think that is what you meant after reading your subsequent responses.



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I take my kids to the bar with me so that I am less likely to forget them at school.
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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Sorry to rehash this old subject but I was thinking about the kids in bars topic the other day while leaving El Bait Shop. I was thinking to myself that 10-15 years ago I rarely saw kids in bars in Des Moines. Then it hit me....smoking.....I think the ban on smoking gave parents the go ahead. Thoughts?

    I'd also like to ban bicyclists from bars. They are almost always fat, wearing tight shorts, and smell of sweat. They give exercise a bad name. Thoughts?



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Sorry to rehash this old subject but I was thinking about the kids in bars topic the other day while leaving El Bait Shop. I was thinking to myself that 10-15 years ago I rarely saw kids in bars in Des Moines. Then it hit me....smoking.....I think the ban on smoking gave parents the go ahead. Thoughts?

    I'd also like to ban bicyclists from bars. They are almost always fat, wearing tight shorts, and smell of sweat. They give exercise a bad name. Thoughts?
    You REALLY need to get over this obsession you have with cyclists. It's moved into creepy territory.

    As for the smoking - probably something to that. Also, a whole new batch of parents, new generation. Seems everything gets pushed a bit further every few years.

    I was at the fair Sat night. Some really classy guy walking through the cultural bldg (of all places) with a black tshirt that simply said in big bold white letters "**** YOU". Not sure I would've seen that when I was a kid.


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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'd also like to ban bicyclists from bars. They are almost always fat, wearing tight shorts, and smell of sweat. They give exercise a bad name. Thoughts?
    I bike several times per week and never understood why people do this. I disagree with the "banning them" comment but I agree that they probably wear those tight shorts as a signal that they are "hardcore bikers". I have bike shorts but I wear normal athletic shorts over them because without it they are gross. And I'm not even fat


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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    You REALLY need to get over this obsession you have with cyclists. It's moved into creepy territory.
    I just did a search on my user name and bike, bicycle, bicyclists, and cyclists and this is literally the first time I've ever mentioned a bicycle. Am I missing something?

    On a side note, I was kidding.



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I just did a search on my user name and bike, bicycle, bicyclists, and cyclists and this is literally the first time I've ever mentioned a bicycle. Am I missing something?

    On a side note, I was kidding.
    You're right. Sorry - I mistook for a different person's fervor.


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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    You REALLY need to get over this obsession you have with cyclists. It's moved into creepy territory.

    As for the smoking - probably something to that. Also, a whole new batch of parents, new generation. Seems everything gets pushed a bit further every few years.

    I was at the fair Sat night. Some really classy guy walking through the cultural bldg (of all places) with a black tshirt that simply said in big bold white letters "**** YOU". Not sure I would've seen that when I was a kid.

    I'm not sure about his obsession with bikers, but he's correct in his description that they're often fat, and always wearing skin-tight everything when they shouldn't. 1: they look ridiculous, and 2: at their level of fitness, the clothes don't make that much difference.



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    I'm not sure about his obsession with bikers, but he's correct in his description that they're often fat, and always wearing skin-tight everything when they shouldn't. 1: they look ridiculous, and 2: at their level of fitness, the clothes don't make that much difference.
    Let's just put aside whatever weight someone might be. Biking shorts are a bit... revealing regardless, especially on men. Nobody needs to be staring that down while trying to eat a turkey sandwich.


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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Let's just put aside whatever weight someone might be. Biking shorts are a bit... revealing regardless, especially on men. Nobody needs to be staring that down while trying to eat a turkey sandwich.
    What if it was Channing Tatum in biker shorts?



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    Re: Kids in a bar/Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    What if it was Channing Tatum in biker shorts?
    There's something about Channing Tatum that I just don't care for. It's not his body, biker shorts WOULD be okay there, you're right. His face? How he seems sorta hella dumb? I'm not sure, I can't pinpoint it.


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