From the directors of such fine films as The Great Kiosk Catastrophe, The Inventory System of Doom, and Big Brother Border Bleed comes its latest house of horrors: Night of the Living Debt, starring Ramona Singer and produced with your tax dollars.
Who’s Ramona Singer? Well, she’s a housewife, a “real one” says the reality show The Real Housewives of New York; and she’s coming to a state-run liquor store near you to promote her self-titled Pinot Grigio.
The trouble isn’t at all with Mrs. Singer or her wine — indeed, we salute her entrepreneurial spirit. The trouble is in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board using state employees to run a monopoly, spending millions in taxpayer money yearly for sales and marketing to compete against private businesses while picking wine winners and liquor losers along the way.
Let’s remember, for every wine or liquor the PLCB decides to purchase, promote and peddle, there are hundreds of wineries and distillers left out in the monopoly dark.
Mrs. Singer is quoted from her show as saying, “If people can’t handle the truth, it’s really not my problem.” Please be sure to tell that to the Pennsylvania consumers passing up this promotion to choose their booze over the border. Until then, stay thirsty my comrades.