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(St. Petersburg Times)   Only liquor store in Clearwater, FL to close, forcing Scientologists to shuttle out to suburbs for supplies   (sptimes.com) divider line 78
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2006-10-02 10:45:31 AM  
The "Assinine" tag had to be running a close second on this.
 
2006-10-02 11:09:33 AM  
DNRTFA, but in general it sounds img.fark.com
 
2006-10-02 11:09:55 AM  
Nah, they're all "clear" in Clearwater, so no need for booze.
 
2006-10-02 11:10:47 AM  
Isn't Clearwater a somewhat significantly sized town that would need more than one liquor store? Here in VA the ABC stores are about as abundant as Starbucks.
 
2006-10-02 11:11:18 AM  
Just get on Gulf to Bay, you should be OK.
 
2006-10-02 11:12:23 AM  
You'd think they'd try selling the store rather than just closing it.
 
2006-10-02 11:12:47 AM  
The terrorists have truly won.
 
2006-10-02 11:12:52 AM  
Scientologists aren't allowed to drink, as alcohol is a psychoactive drug. Which is funny, 'cos LRH was a big fan of rum and assorted pills. All psychoactive drugs are off-limits to Scientologists. stupid bastards.
 
2006-10-02 11:16:44 AM  
bkennedy: Isn't Clearwater a somewhat significantly sized town that would need more than one liquor store? Here in VA the ABC stores are about as abundant as Starbucks.

They're talking about downtown Clearwater, which isn't that big. Clearwater the city has plenty of places to buy.
 
2006-10-02 11:23:40 AM  
dave420

Scientologists aren't allowed to drink, as alcohol is a psychoactive drug. Which is funny, 'cos LRH was a big fan of rum and assorted pills. All psychoactive drugs are off-limits to Scientologists. stupid bastards.

Which is funny since Tom Cruise was pushing alcohol in "Cocktail".

/You don't know the history of martinis! I do!!
 
2006-10-02 11:23:53 AM  
Customer preferences have changed from "brown goods to white goods,"

is that like changing from looted goods to found goods?

/sorry
 
2006-10-02 11:25:16 AM  
What Mugato said. Gulf To Bay's got it all baby... Booze, hookers, drugs, and seedy Motels with a couple of Bank Of America's and gas stations too... It's Allll good....
 
2006-10-02 11:30:52 AM  
I don't know if I give any creedence to this scientology revival in clearwater.
 
2006-10-02 11:33:36 AM  
Purple Hayes

*golf clap*
 
2006-10-02 11:37:25 AM  
Purple Hayes

*golf clap*

Seconded.
 
2006-10-02 11:39:16 AM  
As others have stated, Gulf-to-Bay will do you right, if you are unfortunate enough to live in Clearwater. I have never seen a town run as poorly as that one. A beautiful waterfront wasted by terrible civil planning.
 
2006-10-02 11:40:23 AM  
is this the place, (or near the place) that has that huge St. Patrick's Day party with the big tent every year?
 
2006-10-02 11:47:00 AM  
dave420: Scientologists aren't allowed to drink, as alcohol is a psychoactive drug. Which is funny, 'cos LRH was a big fan of rum and assorted pills. All psychoactive drugs are off-limits to Scientologists. stupid bastards.

Scientologists are not allowed to drink alcohol FOR A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF HOURS before attending classroom studies or participating in counseling sessions, and if they are staff of a church there is another TIME RESTRICTION. Other than that they drink as they please, though damn few drink much, if anything. This is a matter of sensible choice rather than some rulebound issue.

/is clarifying matters for a pack of alcholics even worth it?
 
2006-10-02 11:47:41 AM  
I'm going to Clearwater tomorrow....

Any suggestions re: inane adventures that could possibly be documented for posterity?
 
2006-10-02 11:49:02 AM  
From CNN.com link a few links down:

The fax was apparently sent from Clearwater, Florida, but Roth would not say if that's where Foley is being treated.

Coincidence...? I just know that bastard has a hand in this.
 
2006-10-02 11:49:35 AM  
there are two albertson's liquor stores within three miles of downtown
 
2006-10-02 11:51:03 AM  
Fair_Poopsmith - Be sure to dress up like you're going sailing; like Spaulding in Caddy Shack.
 
2006-10-02 11:51:06 AM  
Tom Cruise won't recognize the field of psychiatry. And two Baptists won't recognize each other in a liquor store.
 
2006-10-02 11:51:24 AM  
FLMountainMan

As others have stated, Gulf-to-Bay will do you right, if you are unfortunate enough to live in Clearwater. I have never seen a town run as poorly as that one. A beautiful waterfront wasted by terrible civil planning.


You're right. The city let the downtown go to shiat .
The scientologist came in and bought most of the downtown up because it was such a bargain. Now it will never change cause the scio's write off all their property and will not sell it.

Clearwater beach was nice but is now a concrete jungle of condo's and hotels.
 
2006-10-02 11:52:05 AM  
Of course I meant Danny Noonan in Caddy Shack.
 
2006-10-02 11:55:06 AM  
nullportal - but alcohol is a psychoactive drug - surely they're not allowed ANY - or don't they know it's psychoactive? Or are they just farking idiots? :)
 
2006-10-02 12:01:14 PM  
StrikitRich
Of course I meant Danny Noonan in Caddy Shack.


Ahoy Paloy
 
2006-10-02 12:02:01 PM  
Also from that scene:

Spaulding smoking pot: "This is good shiat. I got it from a Negro"
 
2006-10-02 12:09:11 PM  
"We're going to enjoy our granddaughter.."

well it IS the south
 
2006-10-02 12:12:21 PM  
Fair_Poopsmith: Any suggestions re: inane adventures that could possibly be documented for posterity?

What do you have in mind?
 
2006-10-02 12:27:37 PM  
I really enjoyed thier booze... and thier granddaughter as well.
 
2006-10-02 12:28:36 PM  
dave420: nullportal - but alcohol is a psychoactive drug - surely they're not allowed ANY - or don't they know it's psychoactive? Or are they just farking idiots? :)

90% of what you find out on the web about Scientologists is bullshiat from people holding grudges or who simply don't care about the facts.

Many Scientologists are aware that refined sugar is psychoactive (research it if you don't believe me) but still consume it, that caffeine is psychoactive but still consume it, and Scientologists are notorious for being cigarette smokers, which involves another psychoactive substance known as nicotine.

It is true that most Scientologists regard most psychoactive substances with disdain or distrust, as highly different from other types of medication or drugs, but that doesn't stop them from using commonly popular ones if they are inclined to. This is a matter of personal knowledge and choice rather than some rulebound matter.
 
2006-10-02 12:34:00 PM  

They only need one psychoactive drug,
www.cynical-c.com


//From Cleawater.

///The "Church" now advertises in our movie theaters.

////I just wish they would all die in a fire.

 
2006-10-02 12:39:26 PM  
Is anyone else thinking there is a Scientologist in our midst?
 
2006-10-02 12:47:11 PM  
-jx100

No scientologist here, I am pretty sure that a place like Fark.com would be offlimits to the $ciontology fanatics, too much open minded discussion by suppressive persons that might muddy up the brain patterns of the clear thinkers.

/OT4billion!!!!!eleven1211!
 
2006-10-02 12:49:06 PM  
nullportal: Scientologists are notorious for being cigarette smokers

This is very true. I spend a lot of time in Clearwater, and I've never seen such a bunch of smokers as the Sea Org. I guess Hubbard smoked, so they figure it's cool.
 
2006-10-02 12:49:17 PM  
well, don't mourn too much; between a Publix and Albertson's (both with liquor stores), the Monkey Bar, and 25 other bars and gas stations within a 3-mile radius, downtown Clearwater will still have WAAAY too many opportunities to get plastered. As a Clearwater public defender, with a clientele that's about 80% alcoholics and/or drug addicts, I can say for sure that abstinence hasn't been bustin' out all over!!
 
2006-10-02 12:51:17 PM  
Dr. Moonlight

From CNN.com link a few links down:

The fax was apparently sent from Clearwater, Florida, but Roth would not say if that's where Foley is being treated.

Coincidence...? I just know that bastard has a hand in this.


Damn, he checks into alcohol rehab and the liqour store closes down in response? And I thought I was hardcore.
 
2006-10-02 12:52:05 PM  
Clearwater Fark Party? Ever?
 
2006-10-02 12:53:41 PM  
Cheeses of Suburbia

Tom Cruise won't recognize the field of psychiatry. And two Baptists won't recognize each other in a liquor store.

Why do you always take 2 Baptists with you when fishing? If you take only one they will drink all your beer.
 
2006-10-02 12:53:46 PM  
nullportal = cliche just waiting to happen.

/cliches are a matter of personal knowledge and choice on fark
//not some rulebound matter
 
2006-10-02 12:58:48 PM  
ElPresidente,

The img.fark.com tag implies and subsumes all of the following:

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img.fark.com

img.fark.com

img.fark.com

img.fark.com

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What are you, new?
 
2006-10-02 12:58:58 PM  
Perhaps the Scientologists can catch a ride on a flying saucer when they make a beer run.

nullportal
If only 10% of what I read about Scientology on the internet is true, that's more than enough info for me to come to the conclusion that they are just another group of mindless, brainwashed, and pathetic cultists.

But don't listen to me, I'm just another fallen Catholic.
 
2006-10-02 12:59:47 PM  
I think submitter is confused -- it's the only proper liquor store in downtown Clearwater, but Clearwater itself has plenty of other places to get stocked up on hooch. Besides, the comment in the headline about suburbs makes no sense. What would be a suburb of Clearwater? Largo?

And GodsTumor, I'm surprised anyone can properly navigate the farking roundabout to actually find the beach.

/Pinellas county is like one big metro area
//Someday Hillsborough and Pinellas will officially become one city known as "Tampa Bay" - mark my words...
 
2006-10-02 01:03:21 PM  
Someday Hillsborough and Pinellas will officially become one city known as "Tampa Bay" - mark my words...

Not if Lutz has any say in it!!
 
2006-10-02 01:03:50 PM  
90% of what you find out on the web about Scientologists is bullshiat from people holding grudges or who simply don't care about the facts.

That's only because the Church of Scientology sues the bejesus out of anybody who tries to write the truth about their "religion", leaving mostly just their version of reality. Which is not just weird but Tom Cruise weird.
 
2006-10-02 01:11:47 PM  
Bauhaus_Maus

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And GodsTumor, I'm surprised anyone can properly navigate the farking roundabout to actually find the beach.


Yeah most Americans don't know the proper way to negotiate a roundabout. The City put hundreds of thousands of dollars into building a large fountain in the center of the roundabout and then had to tear down again at a huge cost because people couldn't see around it.

What a waste of taxpayer money...
 
2006-10-02 01:16:50 PM  
Bauhaus_Maus

I think submitter is confused -- it's the only proper liquor store in downtown Clearwater, but Clearwater itself has plenty of other places to get stocked up on hooch. Besides, the comment in the headline about suburbs makes no sense. What would be a suburb of Clearwater? Largo?

Subby here. Having grown up in Clearwater, the suburbs begin north of Drew Street, west of Myrtle Avenue, and south of Court/Chestnut Street. Then, they'd end at saw palmetto & long leaf pine forests, orange groves, and/or cattle pastures. Of course, now the Clearwater suburbs cover most of northern Pinellas County to Safety Harbor, Largo, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, and Oldsmar.

Trivia question about Clearwater: Where was the town of Coachman located in Pinellas County?
Hint: It had a train depot too.
 
2006-10-02 01:33:19 PM  
As a young girl, Nancy swept floors, cleaned toilets, and eventually learned to file and check invoices and count cash.

Was there that much of a learning curve?
 
2006-10-02 01:36:32 PM  
Oooohh...I love trivia. But, alas, I don't know the answer since I'm not that good at Pinellas County history. My best guess would be Largo? I run the risk of being wildly off base, though.
 
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