Wednesday, September 12, 2007
My comrades and I are drinking...Three Floyds Pride & Joy. Advertised as a "Mild Ale," but really a hoppy Bitter, without the ESB alcohol. I've quickly become a fan . Here's a low alcohol session beer for hop/IPA lovers. It's a little thinner than the trendy big beers, but it's a keeper.
And I raise this glass to the good people at ADAPT, who thwarted my Tuesday plans to get my Illinois license. Illinois DMV makes NJ and NY seem easy, so this was actually my second trip to the Thompson Center/State of Illinois Building (shown at right, designed by defiler of the Chicago skyline Helmut Jahn). When I arrived, most of the doors were blocked by police tape, and folks in wheelchairs stuck in the revolving doors. I was about to help, when I realized that they were involved in a spot of civil disobedience. Shut down the whole building--even the CTA entrance.
When I read the short flyer handed to me, I couldn't believe my eyes. Their "main goal...is to end the institutional bias in Medicaid that forces people with disabilities from their home [sic] and families into expensive institutions and nursing homes." On the back of the flyer, they had a rhetorical "What If.." list for all of the inconvenienced. Number 3 on the list: "What if you could only have alcohol on special occasions , and only if you were 'good'?" It was a modern day Lager Beer Riot! Down with a demeaning nanny government! Check them out. They seem to be doing good stuff. Now if they could only come back and pull a Ronald Reagan on the Berlin Wall--"Mr. Jahn, tear down this building!"