Wow, what have we come to?

So the FDA is planning on (or already has?) banning alcoholic energy drinks (think Joose and FourLoko).  Why?  I don’t honestly know.  I know the local news has made it sound as if teenagers are drinking more than they can handle and getting alcohol poisoning and, quite possibly, dying.  I mean, really, since when has college students drinking more than they can handle and getting alcohol poisoning a new thing?  Hasn’t that been going on since, hmmm, COLLEGE FIRST CAME ABOUT?

Why doesn’t the FDA do something that could actually HELP people.  Instead they’re “cracking down” on alcoholic energy drink manufacturers.  What’s to stop people from having Red Bull and vodka?  Bull blasters?  Or, hell, Irish Coffee.  I mean, HELLO!  People have been mixing alcohol and caffeine for quite some time.  Why is it, suddenly, becoming an issue?