28-Jan-2010 (Thu)
Wherein you've got to be fucking kidding me.

Ladies and Gentlemen, direct from abc.ca.gov:

ABC Receives Award as "Law Enforcement Agency of the Year"
Neighborhood Market Association also Honors the ABC Director

The California ABC has been named "Law Enforcement Agency of the Year" by the Neighborhood Market Association, a coalition of over 2000 small businesses located in California, Nevada and Arizona. The Association also recognized ABC Director Steve Hardy as the "Law Enforcement Agent of the Year."

The Neighborhood Market Association (NMA) presented the awards to Director Hardy on Friday, January 22, 2010 because of efforts by the ABC staff and Hardy's individual efforts to assist small businesses in California. [...]

The award was given at the NMA banquet at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley (San Diego). A video that included an interview with Director Hardy was shown. This year's banquet theme was "We Are the World: Serving the Communities We Do Business In."

I must say, as a small business owner, I feel "fortunate" and "assisted" by this agency and this director. "Assisted" good and hard.

I guess I'll have to stop referring to them as prohibitionist homophobes and start referring to them as award-winning prohibitionist homophobes.

Their "assistance" has given us the "opportunity" to do some repairs and remodeling during the last 25 days, and we will be re-opening tomorrow night. Perhaps you have heard? Our re-opening will feature the dulcet tones of Saint Vitus, a musical group performing compositions in the genre of "doom metal".

I don't know about you, but I plan on having a tasty beverage or two.

We've still got boxes of these fucking "Save DNA" t-shirts. Buy them so we don't have to throw them away, ok? These things have a shelf-life are soon to be collectors' items!

10 Responses:

  1. baconmonkey says:

    My brain... It explode

  2. bluknight says:

    Shirts ordered -- Montana has new DNA, har. Thanks for the reminder, I've been slacking off on owning them.

    One of these trips to the bay area, I AM going to visit DNA...

  3. mapzter says:

    I would have ordered some shirts, but going to a post office and waiting in line to get an international money order, and snail-mailing it to the U.S is too much hassle. Too bad you can't do paypal or credit cards for international orders.

  4. bifrosty2k says:

    I, for one, will be enjoying the solemn sounds of Saint Vitus tonight.

  5. davidglasser says:

    As far as I can tell from the NMA website, it looks like if you join them they'll pay off the ABC for you.

  6. It appears to be a single, 22 year old jackass who can't even be bothered
    to proofread his resume:
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-arabo/2/687/810

  7. dasht says:

    Larkish notion:

    Get a contrasting color sharpie and initial and number remainders. Put the lot on E-Bay with minimum bid set sensibly. Advertise here and on DNA lounge blog.

  8. radparker says:

    Hey JWZ, hope the first night back open for DNA goes well.