The end of depression era liquor monopolies

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by H8R, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. H8R

    H8R Bansgivings in process

    Looks like Costco partially beat the state of Washington in court and are putting an end to the communist run liquor sales. Well sort of.

    Here's the article:

    Here's a map of the States still in the hands of the gubment.


    It was interesting that I wondered which were red states and which were blue states...we always hear how the red states are the bastion of capitalism...turns out that if we look at voting over the last 4 presidential campaigns...there is 10 red states that still have evil gubment controlled liquor stores. Hmmmmm....If I cared to do more research I'd love to see which have voted against Gay marriage, and are for abortion. Meh, I'll let someone else do that, and let them finish the hypocrisy train.

    BTW- I'm against State stores.
  2. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

    I can't say I know what "pink" means, but I know NC hasn't been a "red" state, as far as local politics, for a loooong time. Thanks to Obama we got our first republican controlled senate in a realllly long time. I don't remember the exact #, but we're talking generations. Whether the state was "red or blue" for presidential voting doesn't matter, it's all about state level politics.

    I personally never gave it much attention, but you are 100% right, it's a socialist practice plain and simple.
  3. SVbadguy

    SVbadguy I survived the Mt Course

    VA Gov Bob McDonnell has proposed privatization of the alcohol biz.
  4. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Doesn't matter one shit bit to me if Bob changes the rules or not. The ABC store is next to the grocery and both are about a mile from my house. But since I don't drink hard booze, it's all moot.

    PA has some of the craziest booze laws.
  5. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    Don't even get me started on that shit. Nothing worse than being in PA for business and trying to find a 22 or a 40 to take back to the hotel after dinner. How does anyone even live there?

    And what about Indiana with the no cold beer law? Jeebus!
  6. earacing

    earacing Race Dad

    In Cali we can buy our eggnog and our brandy both at the local grocery store. I never really thought about that. Maybe CA isn't so bad after all...

    My favorite was the drive-through beer distributors we had in Ohio. :wow:
  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Oh, you can get a 40, a 22 or a sixer, just have to go to a restaurant/ sub shop. Guessing which ones can sell is the problem. Sixers are also available at bars.
  8. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    One good thing about the state stores in NH is it brings the Massholes up to spend their money. Liquor is cheap here and the selection is huge.
    And it keeps the tax-rates down.
    Most places are closed by 7 or 8 pm, though.
  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg If you don’t hear from me

    I can't count the number of road trips we made to Portsmouth to get booze in my younger days. I swear a good 80% of the cars in the lot had Maine plates on 'em. :D
  10. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    I have one less than 1/2 mile from my house. A well hidden quarter car wash is right behind it so its always a stop on the way home from riding dirtbikes. Greatest thing ever.
  11. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    You a Mainiac?
    Didn't you get enough cold and snow growing up?
  12. MadManx

    MadManx Retired for 2013-2014

  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg If you don’t hear from me

    Escaped at 24 for a short jaunt to Providence, then out to this Gawd-fersaken land of Scandinavians and transplanted Chicagoans.

    And I'll tell ya, the coast of Maine got NOTHING on this place for actual cold temps, but I'll take a winter of -40 over the cold a 20 degree day on the Atlantic will put through ya. :wow:
  14. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    When I lived in Boston, I found it to be incredibly cold in the winter.
    That wet wind does you in quickly.
    I love NE in the warmer months, but winter sucks.
  15. inpayne

    inpayne Well-Known Member

    Never had a problem here....

    Just cost more...

    Alcohol laws are crazy, it's like those laws you hear about that are ridiculous and made a million years ago that no one follows, except that they are actually enforced.
  16. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    The Indiana law of no liquor sales on Sunday is the silly one. Unless you're at a restaurant or a bar.
  17. earacing

    earacing Race Dad

    What's so special about Sunday?

  18. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    Minnesota has that law too, Wisconsin doesn't.

    There were people trying to push to change the law but the liquor lobbyists are against it - I don't think it is all religious either. Something about people losing money to the giants if they don't want to open their stores on Sundays, having to hire extra help, blah blah blah...
  19. Pigman

    Pigman Well-Known Member

    Masshole? Baahahahahahaaha
  20. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    The whiny comments in that article about "their loved ones being hurt by booze" piss me off. No one poured the booze down their throat - liquor available in the grocery store isn't going to cause your children to drink. Get over it. Start being a parent and teach your children early about booze - hiding it from them only makes them want it more.

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