An anti-politically correct bar in Long Island, New York caught some heat recently for a sign posted on one of their windows.
The Dock Bar & Grill's sign listed a number of things not allowed in the bar, including “yapping muts”, screaming kids, strollers and cell phones. But one line in the sign that drew the ire of some residents said “No Irish Drunks.”
Soon after the sign was posted, complaints about the Irish line started rolling in. But the bar’s owner, former New York City firefighter George Watson, didn’t cave in and take down the sign. Instead, he taped a new word over “Irish,” and the sign now reads “No Sensitive Drunks.”
Watson says people overreacted to the line about the Irish, and that he only added it in good humor after a verbal altercation with some Irish patrons a few years back.
A look at Watson’s bio on his website makes it clear he thinks everyone needs to lighten up a bit.
"At The Dock, we feel that in order for a joke to be funny, it must be told at someone’s expense,” he writes. “We tell ethnic, sexist, and racial jokes - everyone gets their turn in the barrel.
“If you are self absorbed yuppie scum with a cellphone and “free spirited'' children, go elsewhere.”
And with that, Watson has likely achieved the tricky task of gaining thousands of fans and pissing off thousands of people at the same time.