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2020-11-22 8:28:48 AM  
The instant that liquor stores become nonessential businesses we're all farked.
 
2020-11-22 8:34:05 AM  
This is definitely hamper the plans that I had to go drinking in New Hampshire
 
2020-11-22 8:35:47 AM  
I'm not a fan of action verbs.
 
2020-11-22 10:56:51 AM  
The concept of state-owned liquor stores belongs in the 1950s Soviet Union.
 
2020-11-22 11:00:23 AM  
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2020-11-22 11:02:37 AM  
New Hampshire. Live free or die, unless in involves booze, in which case, submit to the state.
 
2020-11-22 11:05:06 AM  
And then the murders started?
 
2020-11-22 11:05:49 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: New Hampshire. Live free or die, unless in involves booze, in which case, submit to the state.


It's an old financial conservative concept.  Do what you want, we won't judge... but we just might tax you on it.  Really, everyone wins.
 
2020-11-22 11:06:19 AM  

jjorsett: The concept of state-owned liquor stores belongs in the 1950s Soviet Union.


I guess.

I mean, it's a lot cheaper for the consumer - I certainly stop and pick up my favorite bottles when I travel through NH. The state gets their cut without having to tax.  Seems like a win-win.

But you're right, I should pay more for inefficiencies and middlemen.
 
2020-11-22 11:18:01 AM  
Why not just go to the grocery store?  Like I can do in California.  The land of the free.  I can even go at 7am on a Sunday morning unlike that right-wing dictatorship Texas.
 
2020-11-22 11:21:05 AM  
Not that big of a deal, it's only alcohol. Call me when people start writing operating systems in NODE.JS.
 
2020-11-22 11:21:39 AM  

lizyrd: jjorsett: The concept of state-owned liquor stores belongs in the 1950s Soviet Union.

I guess.

I mean, it's a lot cheaper for the consumer - I certainly stop and pick up my favorite bottles when I travel through NH. The state gets their cut without having to tax.  Seems like a win-win.

But you're right, I should pay more for inefficiencies and middlemen.


In MN, no state stores, mostly private businesses. But there are municipal-owned stores in some cities and often some deals to be had at those.
 
2020-11-22 11:24:48 AM  

lizyrd: jjorsett: The concept of state-owned liquor stores belongs in the 1950s Soviet Union.

I guess.

I mean, it's a lot cheaper for the consumer - I certainly stop and pick up my favorite bottles when I travel through NH. The state gets their cut without having to tax.  Seems like a win-win.

But you're right, I should pay more for inefficiencies and middlemen.


Yeah, if I have a large shopping list it's cost effective for me to drive to the border and back because of how much money I save.
 
2020-11-22 11:33:21 AM  
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2020-11-22 12:00:17 PM  
I used to work in a liquor store, and there was ALWAYS a crowd waiting for me to open up at 9AM.
 
2020-11-22 12:09:25 PM  

TomDooley: Why not just go to the grocery store?  Like I can do in California.  The land of the free.  I can even go at 7am on a Sunday morning unlike that right-wing dictatorship Texas.


The state likes to run the liquor stores so they can put one on the side of every interstate border crossing so we can get that sweet, sweet Mass/Maine/Vermont booze cash as people come to NH to buy cheap liquor without paying sales tax. Genius, really.

The stores are quite nice and have a very good selection, and are right next to many grocery stores, so I'm happy with this arrangement.
 
2020-11-22 12:32:30 PM  

indy_kid: I used to work in a liquor store, and there was ALWAYS a crowd waiting for me to open up at 9AM.


I used to be a handle-a-day alcoholic.

The addiction does not rest.  Early morning withdrawals can be the worst.
 
2020-11-22 1:03:05 PM  

jjorsett: The concept of state-owned liquor stores belongs in the 1950s Soviet Union.


Weird thing is that it works (for county-owned) in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Cheaper and better selection than in neighboring* "freedumbville" VA (although that might be changing as it keeps getting more and more blue).  My guess is that it it is something like a 10 mile trip from any sufficiently populated part to either another county or DC that nobody bothers to make it their corrupt little fiefdom and it gets run by socialist true-believers (easily found in Montgomery County).

/* unfortunately it is pretty much "you can't get there from here" to VA as the nearest bridges are in DC and way out near Leesburg, VA
// there's a ferry, but it is slow, absolutely nowhere on the MD side, and lots of traffic cameras to slow down for
/// haven't checked prices in decades, they've probably changed.  But there wasn't any good reason not to shop at the county liquor stores when I lived there
/V [bonus slashie] liquor distribution in Maryland is *seriously* corrupt (before it gets to the stores).  But apparently not as bad as VA... and don't ask about PA or WV.
 
2020-11-22 1:14:21 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: New Hampshire. Live free or die, unless in involves booze, in which case, submit to the state.


I'd complain about it, but NH does a good job with the liquor stores, and there are a handful of other places you can buy hard liquor other than the state stores, if that's your hill to die on.

NH liquor prices, hours, and selection are great, inventory is online, there's even a location on the secure side of MHT airport with the same prices and 79¢ nips.
 
2020-11-22 1:15:24 PM  
...and they won't move to California because of the earthquakes
 
2020-11-22 1:55:16 PM  
The idea of state liquor stores makes me laugh. Almost as much as the booze from pharmacy-related CVS and RiteAid stores.
 
2020-11-22 2:13:21 PM  

indy_kid: I used to work in a liquor store, and there was ALWAYS a crowd waiting for me to open up at 9AM.


I'm a recovering alcoholic and I was once one of those people

Alcoholism is a biatch. Especially the withdrawals
 
2020-11-22 2:47:18 PM  

Slackfumasta: TomDooley: Why not just go to the grocery store?  Like I can do in California.  The land of the free.  I can even go at 7am on a Sunday morning unlike that right-wing dictatorship Texas.

The state likes to run the liquor stores so they can put one on the side of every interstate border crossing so we can get that sweet, sweet Mass/Maine/Vermont booze cash as people come to NH to buy cheap liquor without paying sales tax. Genius, really.

The stores are quite nice and have a very good selection, and are right next to many grocery stores, so I'm happy with this arrangement.


Well, the downside is NH will never legalize Marijuana because it will cut into liquor sales.
 
2020-11-22 3:06:51 PM  

ComaToast: The idea of state liquor stores makes me laugh. Almost as much as the booze from pharmacy-related CVS and RiteAid stores.


Some people can't afford prescription drugs, choose to self-medicate.

Clash City Farker: Well, the downside is NH will never legalize Marijuana because it will cut into liquor sales.


Or the day after Marijuana is legalized federally, NH state liquor stores will stock pre-rolls and extracts right next to the lottery tickets.

See NH HB-1663 (Opponents include the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, New Futures, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, etc).
 
2020-11-22 3:21:38 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: The instant that liquor stores become nonessential businesses we're all farked.


In Australia when we went through our first lockdown, the politicians had to be very careful to say that bottle shops (liquor stores) were essential services and would not be closed.

As one of them remarked, "If we'd done that, it would have only been a matter of hours before someone ram-raided Dan Murphy's [a large chain]."
 
2020-11-22 3:49:31 PM  
That's one glorious contender for HOTY/context.
 
2020-11-22 5:17:28 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: indy_kid: I used to work in a liquor store, and there was ALWAYS a crowd waiting for me to open up at 9AM.

I'm a recovering alcoholic and I was once one of those people

Alcoholism is a biatch. Especially the withdrawals


Yeah. It's a sad and desperate crowd outside the liquor store just before it opens.
 
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