What the fuck is the matter with people? Supposedly smart people. People in the "media" who are supposed to be "smarter" than the rest of us. I refer here to this piece at Slate.com about President Obama's "cocktail party" the other night. The so-called "money quote" is this:
Sobering times do not necessarily require everyone to be sober.
Yeah, okay, so the rest of the piece is about presidents-who-drank. But let me get this intro (which set the tone for the rest of the piece) straight: President Obama invites people over for a social occasion, one that includes the option of consuming an alcoholic beverage.
The result (in the media) is --- people having a drink equals they're no longer "sober." Translation: it's not possible to have a fucking drink and not get drunk (or, by implication, become a "problem drinker" or an alcoholic). Have I got it right? I mean, seriously.
What the FUCK is the matter with us? Is it ever going to be possible for Americans to discuss alcohol in a mature manner? To mention it in "the media" without the writer making some dumbass joke? Okay. End of rant. Now excuse me while I go have a drink, remain sober, and continue (in private) my rant about dumbasses who equate having a drink with being drunk. Or with being a drunk. And no, I don't plan to apologize for using the word "fuck." You think I'm not "professional"? Too fucking bad. Go read some other blog.