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JustBob April 11th, 2016 2:09pm

Beth has a basketball-sized tumor on her stomach, making her appear 8 mo pregnant. At the bar, the bartender refuses to serve her. She is filing a discrimination suit. The bartender argues she never said she wasn't pregnant. Pick a side.

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missmorganmarie ...
04/14/16 7:22 am

did you get this from nurse Jackie?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
04/14/16 7:31 am

In a way, this was supposed to play off the pregnant gal tossing back shots to see if there was a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kinda thing. The character was inspired by Rosie's "twins"

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/13/16 1:33 pm

Don't they have signs saying "we have the right to refuse service to anyone"?

corino Utah
04/16/16 10:11 pm

That's about as legal as a disclaimer on Facebook that you retain the copywrite on your posts.

04/13/16 8:33 am

I'm not sure a bartender can refuse service to a pregnant woman. Is drinking while pregnant considered child abuse? If so I think they could refuse service.

corino Utah
04/16/16 10:15 pm

Drinking a little while pregnant is sometimes recommended by doctors to help pregnant women sleep. Drinking a lot while pregnant leads to fetal alcohol syndrome and is a bad thing. The line between too much and too little is not well understood and not studied for ethical reasons.

corino Utah
04/16/16 10:17 pm

Women who are nursing are sometimes recommended to have a beer because the yeast helps milk production, but again too much is bad and the gap in between is not well understood.

04/17/16 9:05 am

I didn't know that about yeast! That's interesting.

04/11/16 4:29 pm

This is America. How can the country tell us if we can discriminate or not?

biker4life Arizona
04/11/16 3:52 pm

"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone"

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
04/12/16 5:19 am

Just because an establishment posts this doesn't really make it true.

RB20 Indiana
04/12/16 11:48 am

Should be true

lovesquirt Hawkeyes
04/11/16 2:48 pm

I would have had a conversation with her and say, that alcohol could hurt her baby and I would offer her a free non alcoholic drink. Then maybe she would volunteer the fact that she's not prego and it's a tumor and she could really use a double.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/11/16 1:56 pm

What an asshat. There is nothing that should ever allow a sanctimonious turd nugget to discriminate against a woman because she is a woman, because she is pregnant, or because she has a medical condition. And it is certainly no one's business, especially not a bartender's, whether or not she is pregnant. If she was already faced and the bartender refused to serve her, fine, otherwise I hope she winds up owning the bar after winning her well-justified lawsuit.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
04/12/16 5:49 am

Well justified?! All she had to do was claim she wasn't pregnant!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/12/16 8:31 am

Whether or not she is or is not pregnant is no one else's business, and in any case, being pregnant is not an invitation to be discriminated against, whether or not this occurred in one of the backwards states that does not already offer legal protection from such nonsense in public accommodations. In some states such dikish behavior may still be legal, but it certainly isn't ever right.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
04/12/16 8:37 am

Are you serious?! Alcohol on a developing fetus is extremely dangerous. It is ridiculous that you think you can force a bartender to provide a toxin to infants. It is a bartenders job to not allow people to drink who they think shouldn't have more... That includes pregnant women.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/12/16 9:07 am

That wouldn't be the case even if she were pregnant, unless she was already drunk; there is no infant involved in this scenario and wouldn't be even if she had been pregnant, which she wasn't (not that it makes a bit of difference).

RB20 Indiana
04/12/16 11:50 am

Zod if you think serving someone 8mo pregnant with alcohol is OK, I think you need to "catch up with modern society" as you always advocate for

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/12/16 12:39 pm

I do think it is fine for most pregnant women to have an occasional drink, and so do most doctors. The *recommendation* to avoid alcohol during pregnancy made by some doctors (but certainly not all) is just that, a recommendation, because in the modern world we recognize the choice is hers and hers alone. It isn't up to anyone to dikishly enforce a "rule" that isn't even a rule. She isn't a second class citizen because she is a woman, or because she is pregnant (which she wasn't even, in the example). No one needs to agree with her choices, but everyone needs to recognize they are hers and hers alone to make. Same as anyone else.

RB20 Indiana
04/12/16 12:42 pm

You sound like an ignoramus arguing the strawman that it somehow makes women second class citizens. Go tell a pregnant woman to start guzzling alcohol, since it's no danger

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/12/16 1:06 pm

Feel free to re-read anything I've written here, and the linked article, or not. Maybe you'll figure it out with multiple attempts, or not. You are of course free to choose dogma and ignorance over data and common sense, and if history is a guide, probably will. But you don't get to choose for other competent adults who have the right to make their own choices. Ever.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
04/11/16 1:29 pm

Totally the bartender. I did have a beach ball tumor removed at one time

yeast Story Time
04/11/16 1:09 pm

Oooo tough call.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/11/16 12:00 pm

I think Beth had a basketball-sized tumor in her head too

Okie1967 The world is crazy
04/11/16 9:27 am

Assuming the bar tender isn't violating the wishes of the bar's owner, he should be able to discriminate on any basis he chooses. Personally I would be hesitant to serve alcohol to someone with a booger on their forehead simply because they'd stick around long enough to drink it.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
04/11/16 1:30 pm

Somehow serving bar one of the last things I can see you doing. Unless less it was a soda fountain.

alkie New York
04/11/16 9:26 am

Bartender doesn't have to serve anyone.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/11/16 9:02 am

Beth should know better. Heroin, not alcohol, is the way to get rid of stomach tumors.

Rosebud Ohio
04/11/16 8:30 am

Beth needs a doctor, not a drink. I have a baseball sized cyst in my abdomen and it's a fair health concern (and may require surgery). You'd think a baseball would be emergency surgery level.
Either way though, bartender.

missmorganmarie ...
04/14/16 7:24 am

so sorry! prayers that everything will be ok! why haven't they operated yet??

Rosebud Ohio
04/14/16 11:36 am

It's not causing damage in and of itself, so they want to wait and see if it'll go away on its own.

missmorganmarie ...
04/15/16 10:41 am

that's nerve wracking ...hoping you get peace of mind soon!

rons screw politicians
04/11/16 8:17 am

I told her not to eat watermelon pits!

04/11/16 7:59 am

The bar can refuse service to anyone for any reason.
And she may want to get that tumor checked out.

riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
04/11/16 7:53 am

Beth needs to get a clue.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
04/11/16 7:51 am

This user is currently being ignored

GlockMan1 Alabama
04/11/16 7:27 am

Beth needs to find another bar.