Talking about rights

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by tace, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. tace

    tace New Member

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    How in the heck can anyone justify the state telling me I can't buy alcohol at stores on Sunday but I can as much as I want in a restaurant?

    I guess everyone knows its BS since our governer's last justification was "it teaches time management".
     
  2. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    Just another bennifit of being a Retired Marine. The package store on base is open Sundays and is cheaper than out in town anyway! :D

    :drink:
     

  3. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    This is one law I don't understand at all.

    Time management? What PAC paid him to say that?
     
  4. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    The biggest lobbying group in all of the south.
     
  5. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Yea the churches fight this tooth and nail, but politics makes for strange bedfellows. The liquor stores fought changing the law too. When I see these strange political connections I think about the old line.

    "Thats like the NAACP and the KKK having a togetherness rally."
     
  6. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    I don't understand why the liquor stores would oppose it. Another day of open business means another day of potential revenue.
     
  7. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Expenses. This way they don't have to make the decision to open or close. They can blame it on the state.

    If the law changes then you have to open or lose business to your competitor who is. The current law closes everyone so no lost business in package sales.

    Therefore
    "Time Management"
     
  8. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    As a Catholic, I don't see what liquor stores being open on Sunday have to do with my faith whatsoever.
     
  9. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    As a Baptist I don't either. I really don't think someone is going to wake up on Sunday morning and say "the liquor store is closed I might as well go to church."
     
  10. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Lucky me, I've been in Wisconsin all week and get this: All stores stop alcohol sales at 9pm every night. Yet you can go to a bar and drink all ya want. It's almost as if they encourage people to drink and drive instead of drinking in your lazy chair. This is just reason #7422 why I *HATE* being in this state.

    And it's funny... In Georgia, I will make a special beer run on Saturday if there's any chance I might be grilling out on Sunday. I simply can.not.function.as.a.grillmaster without an iced cold Bass or some sort of yummy pale ale.
     
  11. Mobster989

    Mobster989 New Member

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    Buy your Sunday liquor on Saturday. I wonder if they've done a study on how much business liquor stores get on Saturday in states with the law vs states without the law.
     
  12. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    I choose not to buy alcohol every day of the week; so, opening on Sunday won't change my habits one bit. :)
     
  13. Purge

    Purge New Member

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    Oh Ya! Maybe some beer butt chicken.
     
  14. spam_can

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    I got educated on that law the first time I came to Georgia;

    Was doing some contract work with a door company (Taiwanese owned), and had to go to thier plant in S Ga the week of Memorial Day.

    Long story short, I get up at 2:00 am Sunday morning and head north. Meet up with the Taiwanese engineers at their plant in Adel. Get material list for the test bucks, and head to Home Depot in Valdosta to order all this material.
    The business done, I told the chief engineer it was time for some beer (he's a beer drinker, too) and the hotel room. NOT IN GEORGIA.
    So, I said, hell, the Florida line is about 15 miles south, we'll just run down there and get some. NOT.
    Seems that N Florida is mostly dry on Sunday, too.
    All the way to Lake City! Finally got the beer and I jumped in the back seat of the rental car, cracked a couple cold ones and slept back to the hotel.

    Anyway, I did a lot more work for them up there, but that law only got me the one time.
     
  15. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    If the state did the study, it probably cost about $2.7 billion.
     
  16. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    I wonder how much revenue it would generate for the state if they changed this law.
     
  17. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I think it would balance out. You would have less people buying on Saturday. Just how I see it.
     
  18. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    I think it would be more than we all realize. Some people think ahead and use their "time managment" according to Sonny - others don't plan ahead and just do without.
     
  19. Mobster989

    Mobster989 New Member

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    Or they bum off a friend. Or they drive 50 miles to get some booze.