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December 5, 2007

Happy Repeal Day !

by Doug Mataconis

It was 74 years ago today that Prohibition was finally, officially repealed.

Go out and have a drink in celebration of the end of a really bad experiment.


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  1. Hell, man, I’m already drunk. :)

    Comment by UCrawford — December 5, 2007 @ 6:38 am
  2. It was 74 years ago today that Prohibition was finally, officially repealed.

    A slight correction to that line is in order: it was 74 years ago today that Alcohol prohibition was repealed. Prohibition itself is still going strong, and is still being used to erode and destroy our Liberty.

    Comment by Rob Davidson — December 5, 2007 @ 12:58 pm
  3. So you’re saying today would be a particularly good day to drink one of my own home-brewed beers?

    Thanks, Doug, for twisting my arm. I was only 98% sure I was going to drink a beer tonight before this post, now it’s up to 100% ;-)

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — December 5, 2007 @ 4:15 pm
  4. Agreed, Mr Davidson. Let’s celebrate the full repeal of prohibition… some day.

    Comment by Symgharyl — December 6, 2007 @ 5:28 am

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