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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Minnesota running out of legal beer, liquor and cigarettes. If only there was an operating state government to facilitate such things   ( startribune.com) divider line
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2011-07-13 08:48:00 AM  
No beer and no cigarettes make Minnesota something something....
 
2011-07-13 08:57:30 AM  
Political ideologues hurt small businesses. Man, the GOP would be screaming murder if the Dems did this.
 
2011-07-13 09:01:45 AM  
To quote Morrissey. "Everyday is like Sunday".

We seriously need to open liquor stores on Sundays.

/Land of 10,000 treatment centers
 
2011-07-13 09:15:26 AM  
Could be a good environment for a black market?
 
2011-07-13 09:17:44 AM  

WTF Indeed: No beer and no cigarettes make Minnesota something something....


Go crazy?
 
2011-07-13 09:23:28 AM  
oh thank god my family reunion in MN was last weekend while we could still buy beer. i can't handle my family without lots of beer.
 
2011-07-13 09:54:50 AM  

RodneyToady: Could be a good environment for a black market?


Hmm..... Might have to test how much the new truck can haul.
 
2011-07-13 10:02:00 AM  

neritz: Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!
 
2011-07-13 10:02:24 AM  

ShiniBents: RodneyToady: Could be a good environment for a black market?

Hmm..... Might have to test how much the new truck can haul.


That's a might nice truck there, son. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
 
2011-07-13 10:16:06 AM  
Well that is sobering news.
 
2011-07-13 10:46:33 AM  

RodneyToady: Could be a good environment for a black market?


i190.photobucket.com

This market is Beer Baron Approved.
 
2011-07-13 11:05:40 AM  
Just for anyone curious of current Minnesota politics, Governor Dayton ran on a platform of raising taxes to earners of $250K+ and won. He literally won the election while promising to raise taxes. The GOP legislators ran on a platform of not raising taxes and they won. Since the shutdown, Dayton has broken his campaign promise by increasing the tax bracket in his offer to $1M earners. Now he's further moved to the middle by dropping the income tax increase and focusing on cigarette and other sin taxes, which is partly how Pawlenty got out of his government shutdown in 2005.

The GOP legislators have not budged at all and refuse to consider any tax increases. The constant talking point is that "the budget is increasing by 6% and that should be enough." This 6% is due to Pawlenty using an accounting trick to borrow the money from schools (his other method of beating the 2005 shutdown). That money has to be paid back now, hence the 6% increase. A big chunk of the legislators and 3/4 of the GOP leadership have signed Grover Norquist's pledge.

So yeah, Republicans suck and Minnesotan voters are getting more foolish by the year.
 
2011-07-13 11:18:46 AM  

Lumpmoose: Just for anyone curious of current Minnesota politics, Governor Dayton ran on a platform of raising taxes to earners of $250K+ and won. He literally won the election while promising to raise taxes. The GOP legislators ran on a platform of not raising taxes and they won. Since the shutdown, Dayton has broken his campaign promise by increasing the tax bracket in his offer to $1M earners. Now he's further moved to the middle by dropping the income tax increase and focusing on cigarette and other sin taxes, which is partly how Pawlenty got out of his government shutdown in 2005.

The GOP legislators have not budged at all and refuse to consider any tax increases. The constant talking point is that "the budget is increasing by 6% and that should be enough." This 6% is due to Pawlenty using an accounting trick to borrow the money from schools (his other method of beating the 2005 shutdown). That money has to be paid back now, hence the 6% increase. A big chunk of the legislators and 3/4 of the GOP leadership have signed Grover Norquist's pledge.

So yeah, Republicans suck and Minnesotan voters are getting more foolish by the year.


QFT on all counts.
 
2011-07-13 11:43:23 AM  
I had no idea beer and cigarettes came from the government.
 
2011-07-13 11:48:17 AM  
Can they just go and buy beer in Wisconsin? Fargo? Because a lot of alcoholics and cigarette junkies will go nuts.
 
2011-07-13 11:58:58 AM  
You still have liquor stores closed on Sundays? What are the hours at the buggy whip factory?
 
2011-07-13 12:01:31 PM  
Come to WI, we have plenty!!
 
2011-07-13 12:01:53 PM  
If only there was a legal way to acquire Booze and Cigs without having to need a gawd damn state license
 
2011-07-13 12:02:02 PM  
I'll be Al Capone this time around without all the syphilis
 
2011-07-13 12:02:35 PM  
What a shock it must be to wake up from a bender one day to realize you were in Minnesota.
 
2011-07-13 12:02:52 PM  

Kevin72: Can they just go and buy beer in Wisconsin? Fargo? Because a lot of alcoholics and cigarette junkies will go nuts.


Many can jump state our country lines into Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or even in Canada (Manitoba or Ontario). I expect many will but it only benefits those near a border area, it will be the worst in the St Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd, Redwood Falls, Willmar, and Bemidji areas, over a hour to two or three from a border.
 
2011-07-13 12:02:54 PM  
Well, we now know that none of the GOP do-nothings up in Minnesota have stock in alcohol or tobacco...
 
2011-07-13 12:03:10 PM  
I guess having a free enterprise system rather then government workers would be too much to ask?

I didn't read the article, but in a properly functioning capitalist system not having a functioning government would not be an impediment to having alcohol & cigarettes.
 
2011-07-13 12:03:21 PM  
How much is a ticket on your dirigible to Siam with a stopover in Prussia?
 
2011-07-13 12:05:13 PM  

GAT_00: Political ideologues hurt small businesses. Man, the GOP would be screaming murder if the Dems did this.


Small business has been hindered by the interference of state government, obviously.
 
2011-07-13 12:05:21 PM  

torch: I had no idea beer and cigarettes came from the government.


Liquor licenses and tax stamps do.
 
2011-07-13 12:06:02 PM  

Jake Havechek: How much is a ticket on your dirigible to Siam with a stopover in Prussia?


I do believe the cost is now three straw pennies and a half-pence.

I say, the exploitation among these derigibles is an affront to decency! Why, my mustache wax was only a quarter-pence!
 
2011-07-13 12:06:18 PM  
Why do Republicans hate government so much? The government is US, the U.S. REPUBLICANS, GOVERNMENT IS NOT A FOOTBALL GAME. The other side wants to work with you.
 
2011-07-13 12:07:01 PM  

Lumpmoose: Just for anyone curious of current Minnesota politics, Governor Dayton ran on a platform of raising taxes to earners of $250K+ and won. He literally won the election while promising to raise taxes. The GOP legislators ran on a platform of not raising taxes and they won. Since the shutdown, Dayton has broken his campaign promise by increasing the tax bracket in his offer to $1M earners. Now he's further moved to the middle by dropping the income tax increase and focusing on cigarette and other sin taxes, which is partly how Pawlenty got out of his government shutdown in 2005.

The GOP legislators have not budged at all and refuse to consider any tax increases. The constant talking point is that "the budget is increasing by 6% and that should be enough." This 6% is due to Pawlenty using an accounting trick to borrow the money from schools (his other method of beating the 2005 shutdown). That money has to be paid back now, hence the 6% increase. A big chunk of the legislators and 3/4 of the GOP leadership have signed Grover Norquist's pledge.

So yeah, Republicans suck and Minnesotan voters are getting more foolish by the year.


Oh FFS. So this is yet another in a long list of cases where Republicans owe their allegiance to a right wing loon billionaire, and they take that more seriously than their responsibility to their constituents or their country. At what point do we just tar and feather these assholes on sight?
 
2011-07-13 12:08:50 PM  

Poopspasm: Oh FFS. So this is yet another in a long list of cases where Republicans owe their allegiance to a right wing loon billionaire, and they take that more seriously than their responsibility to their constituents or their country. At what point do we just tar and feather these assholes on sight?


That would be cruelty to animals.

You can't pour boiling tar on orangutans.
 
2011-07-13 12:09:50 PM  

garandman1a: I guess having a free enterprise system rather then government workers would be too much to ask?

I didn't read the article, but in a properly functioning capitalist system not having a functioning government would not be an impediment to having alcohol & cigarettes.


Retailers have to buy tax stamps for cigarettes and renew their liquor licenses. They can't do that during the shutdown. Some renewed before the shutdown and bought extra cig tax stamps, but not all, and the tax stamps for everybody will eventually run out.
 
2011-07-13 12:09:50 PM  
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2011-07-13 12:10:22 PM  
Man, these politicians are really farking gutsy. Taking away alcohol and tobacco is going to bring the armed nutbags out to vote from the rooftops with hollow point ballots.
 
2011-07-13 12:10:25 PM  

fluffy2097: Poopspasm: Oh FFS. So this is yet another in a long list of cases where Republicans owe their allegiance to a right wing loon billionaire, and they take that more seriously than their responsibility to their constituents or their country. At what point do we just tar and feather these assholes on sight?

That would be cruelty to animals.

You can't pour boiling tar on orangutans.


And who is going to charge you for those crimes?

Police?

Ha! Why, that's just juvenile socialism, my boy.
 
2011-07-13 12:10:44 PM  
FTFA: "
Of the roughly 10,000 establishments that sell liquor in Minnesota, most of those who needed to renew their buyer purchasing cards managed to do so before the July 1 shutdown started. About 300 were caught with cards that expired on June 30 and no way to renew the permits. That number will grow to 425 by the end of the month, according to state officials, and grow as more cards expire at random intervals."

Wow! It's like the end of civilization or something. I'm sure the good people of Minnesota will be able to find another place to buy alcohol if their usual spot is out.
 
2011-07-13 12:10:49 PM  

Kevin72: Why do Republicans hate government so much? The government is US, the U.S. REPUBLICANS, GOVERNMENT IS NOT A FOOTBALL GAME. The other side wants to work with you.


13. Ur-Fascism is based upon a selective populism, a qualitative populism, one might say. (new window)

"Because of its qualitative populism, Ur-Fascism must be against "rotten" parliamentary governments. Wherever a politician casts doubt on the legitimacy of a parliament because it no longer represents the Voice of the People"
 
2011-07-13 12:11:00 PM  
Isn't this what they voted for? Party ideology trumps all.
 
2011-07-13 12:11:03 PM  

Epoch_Zero: Jake Havechek: How much is a ticket on your dirigible to Siam with a stopover in Prussia?

I do believe the cost is now three straw pennies and a half-pence.

I say, the exploitation among these derigibles is an affront to decency! Why, my mustache wax was only a quarter-pence!


I fogged up my monocle laughing at this... Harumph, umph, umph
 
2011-07-13 12:11:04 PM  

undflickertail: Kevin72: Can they just go and buy beer in Wisconsin? Fargo? Because a lot of alcoholics and cigarette junkies will go nuts.

Many can jump state our country lines into Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or even in Canada (Manitoba or Ontario). I expect many will but it only benefits those near a border area, it will be the worst in the St Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd, Redwood Falls, Willmar, and Bemidji areas, over a hour to two or three from a border.


Hehe sober up Bachmann's district... not a bad idea!

Glad hubby and I started to home brew. But, seriously, this is just crappy for the state's citizens on sooo many levels. The R's are screwing us over.

Anyone here have any good (non-felony) ideas for getting the R's to stop killing the state? All my ideas would result in jail time :P
 
2011-07-13 12:11:15 PM  

fluffy2097: Poopspasm: Oh FFS. So this is yet another in a long list of cases where Republicans owe their allegiance to a right wing loon billionaire, and they take that more seriously than their responsibility to their constituents or their country. At what point do we just tar and feather these assholes on sight?

That would be cruelty to animals.

You can't pour boiling tar on orangutans.


Is that a challenge?
 
2011-07-13 12:11:31 PM  
Is this violating the 20th amendment saying that prohibition is repealed?
 
2011-07-13 12:11:55 PM  
Lumpmoose: "...So yeah, Republicans suck and Minnesotan voters are getting more foolish by the year."

America, look at Minnesota and see your future.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:14 PM  
I have nothing useful to contribute so ill just leave this here
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2011-07-13 12:13:23 PM  

Poopspasm: Is that a challenge?


Not really. but I'll give you a dollar if you pour boiling tar on a republican senator and get away with it.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:41 PM  

RandyRick: Lumpmoose: "...So yeah, Republicans suck and Minnesotan voters are getting more foolish by the year."

America, look at Minnesota and see your future.


Yeah, in the future maybe we will be able to take a drink or a drag with the government having a taste.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:43 PM  

Kevin72: Why do Republicans hate government so much? The government is US, the U.S. REPUBLICANS, GOVERNMENT IS NOT A FOOTBALL GAME. The other side wants to work with you.


The other side needs to lower their expectations.

Smaller gov means smaller gov.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:54 PM  

GAT_00: Political ideologues hurt small businesses. Man, the GOP would be screaming murder if the Dems did this. everything and everyone in the name of infelxible dogma.


Fearing being seen to think instead of actually trying to negotiate this non-binary world is killing this country.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:58 PM  

Sudlow: FTFA: "
Of the roughly 10,000 establishments that sell liquor in Minnesota, most of those who needed to renew their buyer purchasing cards managed to do so before the July 1 shutdown started. About 300 were caught with cards that expired on June 30 and no way to renew the permits. That number will grow to 425 by the end of the month, according to state officials, and grow as more cards expire at random intervals."

Wow! It's like the end of civilization or something. I'm sure the good people of Minnesota will be able to find another place to buy alcohol if their usual spot is out.


Might not be the end of civilization, but certainly bad for business. Small businesses at that.
 
2011-07-13 12:13:59 PM  

T. Dawg: undflickertail: Kevin72: Can they just go and buy beer in Wisconsin? Fargo? Because a lot of alcoholics and cigarette junkies will go nuts.

Many can jump state our country lines into Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or even in Canada (Manitoba or Ontario). I expect many will but it only benefits those near a border area, it will be the worst in the St Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd, Redwood Falls, Willmar, and Bemidji areas, over a hour to two or three from a border.

Hehe sober up Bachmann's district... not a bad idea!

Glad hubby and I started to home brew. But, seriously, this is just crappy for the state's citizens on sooo many levels. The R's are screwing us over.

Anyone here have any good (non-felony) ideas for getting the R's to stop killing the state? All my ideas would result in jail time :P


Its easy to beat Republicans. Just make sure that no one ever forgets what they did while in power. Unfortunately, the media is complicity in shoving their deeds down the memory hole.
 
2011-07-13 12:15:02 PM  
Wait, isn't crippling industries what the GOP does these days? They're forced to becasue the Dems won't compromise - it's really not the fault of the GOP.
 
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