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(Business Insider)   So all non-essential businesses are to close in New York. Liquor stores are considered essential. Hero tag to the state employee who made that decision. Cheers   (businessinsider.com) divider line
    More: Hero, New York City, New York liquor stores, New York's new executive order, United States, New York, Supermarket, food processing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday  
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2020-03-20 8:36:59 PM  
California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.
 
2020-03-20 9:47:06 PM  
Alcohol is essential for a time like this. And no, I don't mean all the people that need to drink because being forced to stay inside is driving them crazy.

Shutting down liquor stores for more than a day or two will require armed guards at every location. Detoxing alcoholics will be taking up valuable resources at all the local hospitals. Something we can't afford right now.
 
2020-03-20 9:48:58 PM  
Fingers crossed Oregon makes the same decision.  WIthout booze I will end up in a psych ward.
 
2020-03-20 10:02:17 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.


It's a balancing act. You want all the tax revenue going to neighboring states?
 
2020-03-20 10:20:32 PM  
Withdrawal. Not funny.
 
2020-03-20 10:49:52 PM  
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Crisis averted.
 
2020-03-21 1:35:18 AM  
After even just 5 days of being cooped up, you're gonna need something to take the edge off.  Humans are built to roam.
 
2020-03-21 1:36:16 AM  
Yeah they don't want people going cold turkey right now.

Though with supply chain issues for narcotics and pharmacies we're probably going to see some bad oxy withdrawals already.

2020 will be memorable
 
2020-03-21 1:42:22 AM  
I hope Minnesota follows suit.

I've been hoarding rum of late (and its best friend, Diet Coke), and it would be nice to know if it's pointless to do so.
 
2020-03-21 1:43:15 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Yeah they don't want people going cold turkey right now.

Though with supply chain issues for narcotics and pharmacies we're probably going to see some bad oxy withdrawals already.

2020 will be memorable


The friendly neighborhood heroin dealers will pick up the slack for the oxy.

/ hope I'm wrong
// but I doubt it
 
2020-03-21 1:45:32 AM  

Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.


Embarrassing?
 
2020-03-21 1:48:43 AM  
Of all the drugs, it amazes me that liquor is the only socially acceptable one. It's the worst.
 
2020-03-21 1:50:17 AM  

schubie: Of all the drugs, it amazes me that liquor is the only socially acceptable one. It's the worst.


It's been a longsome journey but marijuana has in many places become just as acceptable
 
2020-03-21 1:50:28 AM  
I presume gun shops are also considered essential.  And adult stores.  Who wants unused fleshlights and gates of hells sitting on store shelves rotting away?
 
2020-03-21 1:51:20 AM  
My apologies for
Twilight zone
Library.
Stepped on readers.
/Best episode ever
//C
 
2020-03-21 1:53:13 AM  
i have a bar in Wisconsin that I have already accepted won't survive this.

I have a very small liquor store that I hope doesn't get shut down.

furloughed 14 employees at the bar and it broke my heart to lock that door.

can't wait to see the bailout that won't exist to save either.

If you take alcohol away from people 100% at a time like this, you're asking for trouble.

If i have to explain to you why that is a bi partisan fact, I'm glad the 12 steps worked for you.

Don't forget, this is Wisconsin.

We will farking eat you.
 
2020-03-21 2:02:33 AM  

Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.


Where do conservatives buy cheap vodak to make into hand sanitizer?
 
2020-03-21 2:38:51 AM  
Yeah, being stuck at home is bad enough, but being stuck at home without booze?  fark all that noise!
 
2020-03-21 2:55:44 AM  
Yeah, no thanks, we don't need any drunks getting seizures from withdraw.

/ DTs suck
// but worth it
/// you're worth it <3
 
2020-03-21 3:24:34 AM  

Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.


Bars are also on the list of essential businesses in NYS.

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive​-​order-2026
 
2020-03-21 3:48:23 AM  

jmswentzel: i have a bar in Wisconsin that I have already accepted won't survive this.

I have a very small liquor store that I hope doesn't get shut down.

furloughed 14 employees at the bar and it broke my heart to lock that door.

can't wait to see the bailout that won't exist to save either.

If you take alcohol away from people 100% at a time like this, you're asking for trouble.

If i have to explain to you why that is a bi partisan fact, I'm glad the 12 steps worked for you.

Don't forget, this is Wisconsin.

We will farking eat you.


Takes 13 steps back...

Just kidding, I am sorry for your troubles.  I want to see you on the other side of this.  Think in the present, do not borrow trouble from the future.
 
2020-03-21 4:10:38 AM  
I bet on them being declared non-essential.  Now I won't be able to trade these handles of Skol for fat stacks of TP.
 
2020-03-21 4:21:20 AM  
If we follow the same guidelines in WA state, I'm going to be considered "Essential Personnel" Which is weird. Damn lucky to have a retail aspect to our store. Selling beer/wine/cider.
 
2020-03-21 7:24:47 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.

Where do conservatives buy cheap vodak to make into hand sanitizer?


Conservatives know that government health officials have warned alcohol-based hand sanatizer much be 65-70 ABV to be effective.
 
2020-03-21 7:55:17 AM  
PA closed down their state liquor stores so hard it even took out their website
 
2020-03-21 8:14:54 AM  

RussianPotato: I bet on them being declared non-essential.  Now I won't be able to trade these handles of Skol for fat stacks of TP.


Skol is a chewing tobacco
 
2020-03-21 8:15:45 AM  

Lucky LaRue: NotARocketScientist: Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.

Where do conservatives buy cheap vodak to make into hand sanitizer?

Conservatives know that government health officials have warned alcohol-based hand sanatizer much be 65-70 ABV to be effective.


No they don't, they share Facebook memes calling it deep state lies
 
2020-03-21 8:41:18 AM  

schubie: Of all the drugs, it amazes me that liquor is the only socially acceptable one. It's the worst.



It's not that it's socially acceptable in this situation, it's that withdrawl can *kill you*

We don't want to have detoxing alcoholics taking up hospital beds when they could just get drunk at home and stay away from people.
 
2020-03-21 9:17:21 AM  
Only NOW New York? We've been doing this for a week.
 
2020-03-21 10:25:48 AM  
Illinois is shutting down, but, our Binny's sent out a triumphant  e-mail stating that they are deemed "essential".  Thanks be to Dionysus!!!
 
2020-03-21 10:40:46 AM  

Declassify Issue: Lucky LaRue: California is calling pot dispensaries "essential", New York is calling liquor stores the same.  I guess that's liberal priorities for you, but it's embarassing.

Embarrassing?


Yes, the success of these stores is embarrassing to the idiots who oppose them.
 
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