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October 31, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Don’t reward or celebrate drunks

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What a delightful article you printed: “Dino’s, home of Drunk of the Month, still standing after 50 years” (Sept. 24).

Asked how “Drunk of the Month” got started, Kristin Bartolo, owner of Dino’s replied, “That was my idea.” (Sounds like she was really proud of that.) The winner of this prestigious award also receives a parking spot in front of a sign that no doubt celebrates said drunk. She also states, “I probably shouldn’t be telling you this — the drunks would run it over with their cars.”

This is what we need in Las Vegas: more bars celebrating and rewarding the drunks. And well done, Las Vegas Sun, for running such a newsworthy article.

Oh, one last thing, I’ll be calling Metro to keep an eye on Dino’s drunks.

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  1. Drunkeness is neither funny or cute. Wiping out people waiting for a bus is no joke.

  2. Don't blame the liquor, blame the drivers.

    CarmineD

  3. For once we agree, Weber. Movies such as "Arthur" present drunks as funny & lovable. What a crock! Just ask anyone injured by the fools who drink & drive or the ones who drink and then beat their wives, children or anyone in the vicinity. And, of course, there's the tens of 1,000s who, each year, lose a friend, neighbor or loved one to those scurrilous enough to drink & drive. The penalties for DUI must be strengthened, vigorously enforced and "plea" bargains eliminated.

  4. If the owner of Dino's is encouraging patrons to get drunk at their bar(drunk of the month).The winner gets a parking space with a sign on it stating they are the drunk of the month.

    If this same person(drunk of the month)were to kill or injure someone while driving.I think the owners of Dino's may be in a legal bind for providing alcohol in access to the winning drunk person.Time to check with the company lawyer on legals.

  5. It does seem kind of out there a parking spot would be given for the drunk of the month... A free bus pass or Cab rides while the car keys are kept in a safe for the month would have been a much better idea!

  6. I think it sends the perfect message of how the enlightened people of Las Vegas should spend their free time. What a wonderful example of the intelligence available to all of our metropolitan citizens. At last CCSD graduates have something to look forward to.

  7. Lighten up people, its a bar and its funny. And yes sometimes drunk people are hilarious. Nobody is saying drunk driving is good, so relax people.

    Sheeesh.