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Sunday Alcohol

Worry not; I’m still not sick of complaining about being an atheist in the South.

So, Sonny Perdue is out and good thing since he was effectively the laziest governor in the history of the state.  I’m not sure that, well, strike that, I’m quite positive that Nathan Deal with wreak havoc in Atlanta, but at least he was willing to let the idea of Sunday alcohol sales go to a vote.

But, shock that it may be, the Christian Coalition has effectively killed any sneaking measure that would let adults chose when they buy alcohol and on what day they drink it.  Oh.  Wait.  We are already allowed to drink on Sunday.  What’s that you say?  We can buy it by the drink on Sunday, too?  And, holy crap, drive home afterwards?!

Coalition president Jerry Luquire says, “We’re suggesting that our supporters tell their city councilman or commissioner to call their state senator and say alcohol is an issue that divides us. Just leave Sunday alone.”

What, exactly, about it are we supposed leave alone?  Plan ahead, I’ve heard.  Why?  Why do I need to do that?  Is there some reason Sunday should be sacred to me (other than the sacred standing of sleeping in)?

I will never understand why grown-ups insist on policing other grown-ups over something completely legal in every instance except the most ridiculous one.

Oh, and yes, the Christian Coalition still exists.  Thanks, Ralph Reed.

Update:  There’s a protest planned for the Capitol on Wednesday.  Some are planning to attend drunk.  I have to work.  A load of crap, I tell ya.

Written by thelittlepecan

February 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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  1. Ugh. Seriously, if you don’t want to drink on Sunday, don’t do it. If you don’t want to buy alcohol on Sunday, don’t do it. If you don’t want an abortion, a gay marriage or any number of things, DON’T DO IT.

    People need to grow the fuck up already. I believe their handbook says ‘love thy neighbor’ — not police thy neighbor and do what you want behind closed doors.

    Marie

    February 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    • I totally agree.

      thelittlepecan

      February 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    • Hmm. I’d like to agree with this. I really would. But since I know that drunken gay abortions on Sunday is morally reprehensible, what kind of Christian would I be if I didn’t oppose other people from doing it?

      It would be like saying “I know murdering pagans with fire is ‘wrong,’ that’s why I don’t do it, but I won’t interfere if murdering pagans with fire is part of your lifestyle.

      Adam Jones

      February 18, 2011 at 1:31 am

    • P.S. – The entirely of the above comment is poorly constructed satire. I already know, so you don’t have to point it out. Also, I may be a little* drunk.

      *By little I probably** mean a lot.

      **By probably I mean quite definitely.

      Adam Jones

      February 18, 2011 at 1:42 am

  2. The sunday rule annoys the hell out of me. ugh.

    Zeenatroohi Kwon

    February 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm


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