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MarkEdwards
06-27-2010, 12:48
Okay, so it's been a long time since I really paid attention, but I just discovered "while I was out and about" that the liquor stores in my part of Texas are closed on Sunday. Even after Noon.

No fair. I wanted to shop for bourbon - not Budweiser...

Dramiel McHinson
06-27-2010, 13:50
These kinds of tragedy can seriously put your bunker at risk. :frown:

cowdery
06-27-2010, 15:57
Apparently, buying liquor on Sunday makes Jesus sad.

Dramiel McHinson
06-27-2010, 18:56
Apparently, buying liquor on Sunday makes Jesus sad.

There may be a connection through a Puritan intercessor. The control of commerce on Sunday, especially alcohol sales on Sunday, can be traced back to 17th century Puritan laws that restricted people from life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness unless it was done in Church.

So, old habits die hard. Here we are declaring with vigor the separation of church and state yet the state is using religion based laws to thwart our off-day endeavor at bunker resupply and bourbon tasting operations.

What a difference a day makes.

ErichPryde
06-27-2010, 20:01
So, old habits die hard. Here we are declaring with vigor the separation of church and state yet the state is using religion based laws to thwart our off-day endeavor at bunker resupply and bourbon tasting operations.

What a difference a day makes.


Who, exactly, is really declaring a separation of church and state? :skep:

Rutter
06-28-2010, 01:38
We have sunday trading restrictions that means large stores cannot open for more than 6 hours, smaller ones can be open for much longer though, its pretty bizarre :skep:

BigRich
06-28-2010, 06:56
Apparently, buying liquor on Sunday makes Jesus sad.
Thanks Chuck, I just about spit my coffee all over my desk readin that.:grin: :lol:

Stu
06-28-2010, 07:11
Apparently, buying liquor on Sunday makes Jesus sad.

Since Jesus turned water into wine, do you reckon he wants a monopoly on all Sunday booze sales?

Chu'Wuti
06-28-2010, 23:04
Since Jesus turned water into wine, do you reckon he wants a monopoly on all Sunday booze sales?

I suspect, rather, that the laws are enacted by people who would rather you forget that Jesus ever had anything to do with wine!

I could be wrong . . . :skep:

craigthom
06-29-2010, 03:46
I suspect, rather, that the laws are enacted by people who would rather you forget that Jesus ever had anything to do with wine!

I could be wrong . . . :skep:

Those people insist it was unfermented grape juice.

p_elliott
06-29-2010, 07:34
Those people insist it was unfermented grape juice.


That's what they told me in Sunday school when they said drinking was a sin and I said but Jesus turned the water into wine. Never could get a straight answer out of those people.

unclebunk
06-29-2010, 10:45
It's all so primitive, Marky. But you should kick up a fuss with your local Congress-person and dedicate your Saturdays to bourbon hunting.

MarkEdwards
06-29-2010, 16:59
It's all so primitive, Marky. But you should kick up a fuss with your local Congress-person and dedicate your Saturdays to bourbon hunting.

Yep. Found out many years ago that you also can't buy beer before 7am around here, even if you intend to keep it on ice all day until the Fourth of July kicks off...

Halifax
06-29-2010, 18:14
In NC you can go to the strip club on Sunday and order bourbon, but you can't buy bourbon at the ABC store and take it home. humm... Good thing I like staring a big tits...

Enabler
06-29-2010, 18:17
If you had been a boy scout you would be prepared for Sunday. Massive buying on Saturday.

MarkEdwards
06-30-2010, 03:11
If you had been a boy scout you would be prepared for Sunday. Massive buying on Saturday.

I was once a Boy Scout. Unfortunately, you can't really prepare for impulse shopping...

PaulO
06-30-2010, 04:44
Indiana has people with some muscle (big grocery and drug stores) lobbying to get rid of this no Sunday sales nonsense around here. Is there any other legal product that is not allowed to be sold one day a week? If we aren't allowed to buy liquor on Sunday, then why are lottery and tobacco sales allowed? Maybe they shouldn't allow movie theaters or cable tv to show R rated movies on Sunday either. You can see it's all a lot of hipocracy. The "unfermented grape juice" theory has to be b.s. because pasteurization wasn't invented until the middle of the 19th century. Any Bible I've ever seen used the word "wine".

callmeox
06-30-2010, 06:22
There is a Sunday option in Ohio, even though it is one of the most controlling control states. What you will find is that the beverage stores with Sunday permits would rather have a day off than be open for sales. The "No Sunday Liquor" rule has been so pervasive that people have adjusted their buying habits around it.

I believe that the only Sunday permit holder in my area who is open to sell is a chain grocery store 10 miles east of me.



Indiana has people with some muscle (big grocery and drug stores) lobbying to get rid of this no Sunday sales nonsense around here. Is there any other legal product that is not allowed to be sold one day a week? If we aren't allowed to buy liquor on Sunday, then why are lottery and tobacco sales allowed? Maybe they shouldn't allow movie theaters or cable tv to show R rated movies on Sunday either. You can see it's all a lot of hipocracy. The "unfermented grape juice" theory has to be b.s. because pasteurization wasn't invented until the middle of the 19th century. Any Bible I've ever seen used the word "wine".

DeanSheen
06-30-2010, 06:32
I dunno about that Scott. The store in my area that has Sunday sales has been busy since the repeal and was the first in the area to do so.

harshest
06-30-2010, 07:19
In Michigan all alcohol sale are prohibited on Sunday from 2am until noon.

A wiki list of all state alcohol laws - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alcohol_laws_of_the_United_States_by_state

doubleblank
06-30-2010, 08:04
And in Texas, a car lot has to close either Saturday or Sunday. Most close Sunday out of tradition and convenience.

Interestingly, you can get a drink beginning at 11:30am on Sunday at a restaurant after you order some food. Bars can't serve till noon.

Randy

callmeox
06-30-2010, 11:55
I dunno about that Scott. The store in my area that has Sunday sales has been busy since the repeal and was the first in the area to do so.


I think that if you went to to the Ohio DLC site and checked out the the number of stores with Sunday retail liquor licenses, you would be surprised how many are actually closed for business instead.

Chu'Wuti
06-30-2010, 20:16
That's what they told me in Sunday school when they said drinking was a sin and I said but Jesus turned the water into wine. Never could get a straight answer out of those people.

LOL!

Oklahoma is challenging as well. I think it was originally religious-based, but now the discrimination against certain vendors and sellers is political/commercial--in other words, read $$$$$. If the grocers cannot sell alcohol, then that limits the income to the liquor stores. Some of it I don't understand, other than it's frustrating . . .

ErichPryde
06-30-2010, 22:49
There is a Sunday option in Ohio, even though it is one of the most controlling control states. What you will find is that the beverage stores with Sunday permits would rather have a day off than be open for sales. The "No Sunday Liquor" rule has been so pervasive that people have adjusted their buying habits around it.

I believe that the only Sunday permit holder in my area who is open to sell is a chain grocery store 10 miles east of me.

I think a lot of it is habit, as you said. I worked for a convenience store in Wichita, and two years ago they made sunday sales legal. We picked up a lot of beer sales. A lot of liquor stores didn't open up on sunday even with the option from the new law- Habit, staffing- they wanted the day off, whatever.