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(Huffington Post)   Forget personhood and union busting -- the biggest news from yesterday's voting is that Georgia residents can now buy beer on Sundays   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 204
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2011-11-09 11:35:07 AM  
i'm not sure how blue laws are constitutional in the first place. but, whatever... huzzah!
 
2011-11-09 12:00:14 PM  
lucky!!
 
2011-11-09 12:11:09 PM  
About f***ing time.
 
2011-11-09 12:14:53 PM  
Dunno if it was even on the ballot here. Just moved. But I DID vote for it in my old town.
 
2011-11-09 12:24:54 PM  
Washington State also privatized liquor sales. One of my friends was complaining on Facebook because the whole thing was bankrolled by Costco, but any time a liquor control board falls is a good time for America.

/PA resident so our time has yet to come
 
2011-11-09 12:28:22 PM  
I lived in Atlanta for a year...I thought that they were joking when they told me I couldn't get beer that first Sunday.
 
2011-11-09 12:38:25 PM  
Good. I hate the no beer on Sunday thing. Makes party planning a pain in the touchis...
 
2011-11-09 12:41:38 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm not sure how blue laws are constitutional in the first place. but, whatever... huzzah!


The US is a Christian Nation because these laws have been in place since before the Consitution, therefore they are Constitutional. Or something.
 
2011-11-09 12:42:33 PM  

dokool: Washington State also privatized liquor sales. One of my friends was complaining on Facebook because the whole thing was bankrolled by Costco, but any time a liquor control board falls is a good time for America.

/PA resident so our time has yet to come


pa will be the last, my friend. we are a backwards state when it comes to liquor and the government.

/i can buy a case of beer, but not a six pack. thanks, pa!
 
2011-11-09 01:16:45 PM  
Update: Wasn't on the ballot in Commerce, Ga. I have to drive 5 miles to get beer. Commerce just lost a lot of commerce.
 
2011-11-09 02:01:50 PM  
If only I can do the same in Connecticut.
 
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2011-11-09 02:26:08 PM  
The first time I bought beer on a Sunday I thought Florida was really a liberal place because I could buy beer on Sunday after 2 PM.
 
2011-11-09 02:30:42 PM  
Meanwhile, in socialist Canada, I can get beer, wine, and liquor from a private store 2 minutes from my house from 10am to 2am, 365 days a year.

Land of the free indeed.
 
2011-11-09 02:42:55 PM  
Next up? Minnesota!

I wish.
 
2011-11-09 02:42:59 PM  
Funny how when they let the people decide these matters that they have a tendency to sort themselves out properly.
 
2011-11-09 02:43:16 PM  
www.cpbn.org
 
2011-11-09 02:43:26 PM  
Looks like Washington state passed a similar bill too! Woot!
 
2011-11-09 02:43:30 PM  
Wtf?!? People drink on the Lord's day
 
2011-11-09 02:43:58 PM  
I always manage to be driving through Georgia on a Sunday. Now I have a reason to stop.
 
2011-11-09 02:44:07 PM  
I'm sure this will lead to Georgia becoming a scarcely inhabitable hellhole

oh wait
 
2011-11-09 02:44:11 PM  

Citrate1007: Funny how when they let the people decide these matters that they have a tendency to sort themselves out properly.


this. the people want mj legalized, but the pols can't seem to hear it because of the money stuffed in their ears
 
2011-11-09 02:44:50 PM  
As someone who is going to Atlanta for training in December, flying in on a Sunday, and will need to stock the hotel room...this is excellent news.
 
2011-11-09 02:45:07 PM  
I was excited to vote for it yesterday. Now I will be able to buy my lovely beer on Sunday. Whoo hoo!
 
2011-11-09 02:45:43 PM  
When I was younger(too young to drink legally) I worked at a liquor store(best job ever), I remember this issue came up for vote at the time and my boss, the owner, said he was against it because it just created a situation where he would sell less product each day over 7 days instead of everyone getting their weekly purchases in 6 days.
 
2011-11-09 02:45:52 PM  
Nevada may have its flaws, but to be able to buy Everclear at 5AM on a Sunday Christmas morning is pretty cool.
 
2011-11-09 02:46:19 PM  
Still stuck under that absurd teetotaler law in my neck of the woods.
 
2011-11-09 02:46:56 PM  
WOOHOO! I voted for that! Can't wait till the first Sunday i can buy booze on. Gonna get TORE UP!

/at home, so I don't have to drive anywhere.
 
2011-11-09 02:47:55 PM  

Government Fromage: Wtf?!? People drink on the Lord's day


You can drink, just not buy. Otherwise communion wine would be illegal.

/yes I know it's grape juice now
//Blue laws make me regret states rights.
 
2011-11-09 02:48:13 PM  
Glad I never had to deal with this. Even our hard liquor stores are open Sundays.

And Christmas.
 
2011-11-09 02:49:49 PM  
I always thought that it was funny that in Indiana, you can't buy liquor on election day. Seems like the best day to get piss drunk to me. Luckily, when I lived there I was only about a mile from Illinois. Santori's (liquor store) was always PACKED on election day! (Sundays too)
 
2011-11-09 02:50:25 PM  

Government Fromage: Wtf?!? People drink on the Lord's day


People have been drinking on Saturday for hundreds of year, even during prohibition.
 
2011-11-09 02:50:52 PM  
Nationally, only Indiana and Connecticut now prohibit Sunday package alcohol sales statewide.

Even Mississippi is more "progressive" than they are.
 
2011-11-09 02:52:21 PM  

dokool: Washington State also privatized liquor sales. One of my friends was complaining on Facebook because the whole thing was bankrolled by Costco, but any time a liquor control board falls is a good time for America.



Truth.

/Voted YES on 1183.
//Own Costco stock.
///So I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.
////Had a date last week with an airhead who voted no.
 
2011-11-09 02:54:21 PM  
So happy that were I work was one of the two that voted it down, hooray old people. Granted it didn't pass here is all the illegal mexicans who drink like crazy and the drunk whites who can't or don't remember to vote.
 
2011-11-09 02:55:35 PM  
Fabulous, Georgia drivers are now 1/7th more likely to be drunk. I know you don't think the statistics will work out in that way, but you likely don't live on a road with trailer parks at each end.
 
2011-11-09 02:55:51 PM  
Why would god be against alcohol? Jesus turned water into wine. And why else did he create huge clouds of pure stuff in space if not for man to drink in the future?
 
2011-11-09 02:56:27 PM  

muck4doo: Nationally, only Indiana and Connecticut now prohibit Sunday package alcohol sales statewide.

Even Mississippi is more "progressive" than they are.


I'm really surprised that CT is on that list. From what (admittedly little) I've seen of that state, it's hardly repressed. At least not as much as some other places I've been. Wesleyan's there for fark's sake.
 
2011-11-09 02:56:35 PM  

All_Farked_Up: Government Fromage: Wtf?!? People drink on the Lord's day

You can drink, just not buy. Otherwise communion wine would be illegal.

/yes I know it's grape juice now
//Blue laws make me regret states rights.


That's only in the Baptist churches. They don't believe Jesus' first miracle should be part of the Gospel.

/blue laws helped me sharpen my time and resource management skills
//yay beer!
 
2011-11-09 02:56:46 PM  
Well, I can't where I live on Sunday, but it's only a few minutes to the Atlanta city limit.
 
2011-11-09 02:56:46 PM  

ertznay: Nevada may have its flaws, but to be able to buy Everclear at 5AM on a Sunday Christmas morning is pretty cool.



CSB:

During a friend's bachelor party in Vegas, we made a beer/liquor run to Costco.
 
2011-11-09 02:56:55 PM  
Fun with Blue Laws, Circa 1655:

1.The Governor and Magistrates convened in general Assembly, are the supreme power under God of this independent Dominion.
2.From the determination of the Assembly no appeal shall be made.
3.The Governor is amenable to the voice of the people.
4.The Governor shall have only a single vote in determining any question; except a casting vote, when the Assembly may be equally divided.
5.The Assembly of the People shall not be dismissed by the Governor, but shall dismiss itself.
6.Conspiracy against this Dominion shall be punished with death.
7.Whoever says there is power and jurisdiction above and over this Dominion, shall suffer death and loss of property.
8.Whoever attempts to change or overturn this Dominion, shall suffer death.
9.The judges shall determine controversies without a jury.
10.No one shall be a freeman, or give a vote, unless he be converted, and a member in full communion of one of the Churches allowed in this Dominion.
11.No man shall hold any office, who is not sound in the faith, and faithful to this Dominion; and whoever gives a vote to such a person, shall pay a fine of £1; for a second offence, he shall be disfranchised.
12.Each freeman shall swear by the blessed God to bear true allegiance to this Dominion, and that Jesus Christ is the only King.
13.No quaker or dissenter from the established worship of this Dominion shall be allowed to give a vote for the election of Magistrates, or any officer.
14.No food or lodging shall be afforded to a Quaker, Adamite, or other Heretic.
15.If any person turns Quaker, he shall be banished, and not suffered to return but upon pain of death.
16.No Priest shall abide in this Dominion: he shall be banished, and suffer death on his return. Priests may be seized by any one without a warrant.
17.No one to cross a river, but with an authorized ferryman.
18.No one shall run on the Sabbath day, or walk in his garden or elsewhere, except reverently to and from meeting.
19.No one shall travel, cook victuals, make beds, sweep house, cut hair, or shave, on the Sabbath day.
20.No woman shall kiss her child on the Sabbath or fasting day.
21.The Sabbath shall begin at sunset on Saturday.
22.To pick an ear of corn growing in a neighbor's garden, shall be deemed theft.
23.A person accused of trespass in the night shall be judged guilty, unless he clear himself by his oath.
24.When it appears that an accused has confederates, and he refuses to discover them, he may be racked.
25.No one shall buy or sell lands without permission of the selectmen.
26.A drunkard shall have a master appointed by the selectmen, who are to debar him from the liberty of buying and selling.
27.Whoever publishes a lie to the prejudice of his neighbor, shall sit in the stocks, or be whipped fifteen stripes.
28.No minister shall keep a school.
29.Every rateable person, who refuses to pay his proportion to the support of the Minister of the town or parish, shall be fined by the Court £2, and £4 every quarter, until he or she pay the rate to the Minister.
30.Men-stealers shall suffer death.
31.Whoever wears clothes trimmed with gold, silver, or bone lace, above two shillings by the yard, shall be presented by the grand jurors, and the selectmen shall tax the offender at £300 estate.
32.A debtor in prison, swearing he has no estate, shall be let out and sold, to make satisfaction.
33.Whoever sets a fire in the woods, and it burns a house, shall suffer death; and persons suspected of this crime shall be imprisoned, without benefit of bail.
34.Whoever brings cards or dice into this dominion shall pay a fine of £5.
35.No one shall read Common-Prayer, keep Christmas or saints-days, make minced pies, dance, play cards, or play on any instrument of music, except the drum, trumpet, and the jaw harp.
36.No gospel Minister shall join people in marriage; the magistrates only shall join in marriage, as they may do it with less scandal to Christ's Church.
37.When parents refuse their children convenient marriages, the Magistrates shall determine the point.
38.The selectmen, on finding children ignorant, may take them away from their parents, and put them into better hands, at the expense of their parents.
39.Fornication shall be punished by compelling the marriage, or as the Court may think proper.
40.Adultery shall be punished by death.
41.A man that strikes his wife shall pay a fine of £10; a woman that strikes her husband shall be punished as the Court directs.
42.A wife shall be deemed good evidence against her husband.
43.No man shall court a maid in person, or by letter, without first obtaining consent of her parents: £5 penalty for the first offence; £10 for the second; and, for the third, imprisonment during the pleasure of the Court.
44.Married persons must live together, or be imprisoned.
45.Every male shall have his hair cut round according to a cap.

Lifted from wikipedia
Cheers, Georgia!
 
2011-11-09 02:59:47 PM  
You heathens have it all wrong! You're not supposed to drink on Sundays to commemorate the Lord's massive day-long hangover!
 
2011-11-09 02:59:48 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm not sure how blue laws are constitutional in the first place. but, whatever... huzzah!


21st Amendment

"Section 2: The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."
 
2011-11-09 03:00:26 PM  

Pharmdawg: Fabulous, Georgia drivers are now 1/7th more likely to be drunk. I know you don't think the statistics will work out in that way, but you likely don't live on a road with trailer parks at each end.


Wrong buddy. You could always drink on Sunday, if you went to a bar or restaurant. Which actually, if you think about it, leads to a greater amount of drinking and driving. Now, we can buy our booze and take it home to drink, so no need to drink and drive.
 
2011-11-09 03:00:36 PM  

R. Giles: So happy that were I work was one of the two that voted it down, hooray old people. Granted it didn't pass here is all the illegal mexicans who drink like crazy and the drunk whites who can't or don't remember to vote.


There were far more than 2 districts that voted to keep the ban.
 
2011-11-09 03:00:50 PM  
Personally I think they should start with jag offs in the Port Authority.
 
2011-11-09 03:01:16 PM  
Woohoo! Wasn't on my ballot though, since I'm not in a city. But all the cities around me voted YES! So, I say again, woohoo!

/will raise a glass later tonight
 
2011-11-09 03:02:54 PM  
Moved to Texas in March. No liquor sales on Sunday but other alcohol is fine. Unfortunately, this shuts down any store that sells both liquor and regular alcohol.

:(
 
2011-11-09 03:04:24 PM  
I was similarly excited when we finally made this change in Lexington, KY a few years back. Before, when we couldn't buy on Sundays, we would always buy our Sunday beer on Saturday. It was always depressing to wake up on Sunday and realize we had accidentally consumed all of our Sunday beer the night before. That last bit of cheap tequila in the fridge from 3 months before always looked so much more tempting when that happened.

So nice not to have to deal with that anymore...
 
2011-11-09 03:04:39 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Moved to Texas in March. No liquor sales on Sunday but other alcohol is fine. Unfortunately, this shuts down any store that sells both liquor and regular alcohol.

:(


Upstate NY was the same but also included wine.
 
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