Sunday, January 14, 2007

The People's Front

You can't buy alcohol in Georgia on Sundays.

You can go to a bar or restaurant and order it, you just can't buy a bottle of it to take home.

It's the law.

Sunday is the Lord's day as far as the Georgia legislature is concerned.

You know, because we've got that 'separation of church and state' thing NAILED here.

Though we live in a deep blue pocket, Georgia is a red, red state.

It's rumored that this year the Georgia legislature will introduce a bill to lift the ban on Sunday alcohol sales.

K has been busily imagining how entertaining he'll find the arguments the new bill will likely incite at the Capitol.

He envisions protesters storming the Capitol with signs demanding the
Sunday alcohol ban stay in place.

He thinks it would be fun to join their ranks, wave a sign and scream about how it should be illegal to buy alcohol EVERY day of the week.

"PROHIBITION NOW!! PROHIBITION NOW!!"
K amused himself plotting the fun he could have acting like a wacko with a radical stance on the issue.

I laughed with him but I know he won't actually do it.

As I have mentioned before, K's decision making process is as slow as the shifting of the tectonic plates.

He won't be able to attend any protest rallies because he'll be too busy deciding whether his sign should say:

"THE PEOPLE'S FRONT FOR PROHIBITION,"

or

"THE PROHIBITION PEOPLE'S FRONT."


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51 comments:

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Okay, I'm officially in love with K. Willing to share?

Virtualsprite said...

Love, love, love the Life of Brian allusion!!!!!!!!

notfearingchange said...

HA....K rocks!

Kent said...

Life of Brian, or Holy Grail...Now there's a tough choice...

Dirty Birdie said...

We ran into the same problem in Colorado Springs.

It's funny what people get their panties in a wad about.

Starrlight said...

PERFECT PICTURE!

Yeah that Sunday ban is funky. On the other hand y'all have way more choice on types of booze you can buy at places like Kroger.

When the Ex Boyfriend lived here I swear that he planned the purchase of beer for Sundays just cause.

Rachel said...

I never understood the logic of blue laws. Never mind the whole church/ state issue, have these people not read the Bible? Jesus made wine!

Your post reminded me of when I used to live in KS, which had blue laws. We would drive across the state line to MO to buy liquor on Sunday.

Izzy said...

Yeah...but what about the sex toys???

Someone please think of the Passion Party hostesses going hungry because of Georgia's backward laws :)

julia said...

Until a couple of years ago, you couldn't buy alcohol in MA on Sundays either. I used to drive to NH if I was desperate.

Hopefully your legislators will see things the way we do up here in MA. Hah. What are the chances of THAT happening?

Nicole said...

I have never heard of this. It's crazy!!

QT said...

What a perfect pic. Blue laws, yes, I encountered those in New Mexico. Here in WI, you can't buy a motorcycle on Sundays. WTF?

Em said...

Hey, you can't over-estimate the importance of those big decisions! LOL

Blue laws are just silly. There is just no reason to think that drinking six days a week is fine but on that seventh day, no way!

Grim Reality Girl said...

Power to the people!!

Nat said...

My parents live in a dry county and I keep thinking my Dad will get sick of driving 20 minutes for his booze, but he stays where he is.

Also, here is my confession: I am British and have never seen Life of Brian or Holy Grail. Should I hand over my passport now?

Two Knives said...

Now Minnesota is a blue state, with a few notable mistakes, and we can't buy liquor on Sundays either. I thought it was just to give my guy Matt at the local liquor store the day off.

I'm glad your K is thinking it through. A well-worded protest sign is important. It can be the difference between -- um, well, never mind. It won't make a difference.

Trish said...

Well, isn't Texas progressive with allowing us to buy liquor AFTER NOON on Sundays.
Don't be jealous...

Alpha Dogma said...

My sign shall read:
Bible, good. Booze, bad.
Or
Bible, good. Booze, better.
Which one? Personally I prefer my salvation in liquid form. But that is just me.

urban-urchin said...

Call me Loretta!!!

Belle said...

Wow...I've never lived in a dry state, though some counties are dry.

Lex Luthor said...

It's now official. Georgia's on my mind; I think I'll fix a drink!

QueenieBadd said...

I don't think MD has the same ban, but most liquor stores are closed on Sunday anyway-even liquor purveyors need a day to pray for their immortal souls, it seems.

Nice. Good for K. Kinda like my impulse, in my conservative "red" neighborhood, to put a big Green Party sign on my front lawn. Or my recent impulse to wear Colts gear (but you'd have to live in Baltimore to understand that one).

Go forth and be individuals! (My favorite part, but I can't remember exactly how it goes)

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Didn't He turn water into wine...what's the problem?

(Not all that up to speed on my religious history)...

Jeff said...

I want to be like you. Tell me, what is the future like (I'm reading Wednesday's post today). ;)

But seriously... no liquor sales on Sunday? What Jesus demands respect from the retail industry but not the service industry?

DD said...

Try to figure this one out: Sunday here you cannot buy hard liquor but you can still buy beer to take home. Someone please explain the "logic" on this one.

Iris said...

ARGH, Blogger ate my comment.......

Anyway, it was very witty, best comment I have ever typed.

It ended up with asking Crack Dealers to go to church on Sunday and keep from selling crack one day a week.

Waya said...

And can you believe that some part of NJ, the malls are closed on sundays? I can't comprehend that at all, not that I love to shop or anything but it just seems so archaic in this day and age.

Tanner said...

You can't buy alcohol on a Sunday here (Minnesota) either. You can't even buy it at all in a grocery store or anywhere else but a liquor store.

Had a dinner party last night. We forgot to buy wine.

We were out of luck and the worst hosts of all!

Darn laws.

jo! said...

that's amazing! I absolutely love your blog. I did my time in the dirty south. Something about states that insist on flying the confederate flag at the State Capitol deeply disturbs me.

Perhaps K would like to get involved in the ever popular "God Hates Shrimp" campaign. (www.godhatesshrimp.com).

See you around the blogosphere (oi... i can't believe I just said that. forgive me!)

BethGo said...

It's that way in Indiana too. You can only buy alcohol with food on Sundays and most bars and liquor stores are closed. I'm sure glad I don't live there anymore. ;)
I'm much happier living here in California aka The Land of the Heathens who Drink on Sunday.

Jess Riley said...

And then you have my state, Wisconsin. My husband actually just played in a Sunday-morning dart league where each round is drink-for-drink.

I didn't realize I couldn't buy a motorcycle here on a Sunday, though. Well, as long as I can buy fireworks and porn.

Mel said...

HA! Georgia and its funny funny laws.
(I really just wanted to tell you that my comment verification today says "gulpmee."
I swear to you. It does.

Mel said...

ARGH!
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Okay. I think that closes every parenthetical statement I've ever left open here.
Jeebus.

Two Faces said...

Here in N. Texas, you cannot buy hard liquor on Sundays. You CAN buy beer and wine, but not before noon. Liquor stores just close instead of trying to sell only wine/beer and nothing else. Imagine the fun of watching the liquor store parking lot during the day on New Year's Eve, as people pulled up, then realized it was Sunday.

One Sunday morning at church, we ran out of wine (we're Episcopalians). We ended up borrowing some from the Catholic church down the street after a desperate attempt to buy wine at the grocery store before noon.

Kevin Charnas said...

that always make me laugh...even where you have to wait until 12 noon on Sunday in some states to buy wine, beer or liquor...like you just can't stock up on Saturday night and drink the whole way through Sunday Mass.

Rog said...

Didn't Jesus serve wine to his disciples during the last supper? Don't Christians commemorate this having wine during communion?

Didn't Paul advise his protege to drink wine in moderate amount?

It wasn't Christianity that was against drinking - it was more like the Capitalism that wanted to maintain order among the workers during the day off by stopping excessive drinking!

Slick said...

I saw that. From Georgia here also....tell K I'll bring the nachos and video camera. :)

mamatulip said...

Y'all crack me up. ;)

Long Island Dad said...
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Long Island Dad said...

Great pic - J - ur a riot! The infinate wisdom of our blue state leaders have decided that it would be okay if liquor stores closed one day a week (used to be Sundays) Now, they get to choose. So depending on your locale it could be tea totalin' Tuesday!

Starrlight said...

The sex laws still on the book there ARE insane Izzy. Funny...but insane!

On the other hand, they do provide a cheap thrill in trying to see how many laws you can break!

Monica said...

Hi there! Stumbled in on your site and glad I did! I had no idea there were laws like that still around. :)

Sounds like K is having a kick dreaming up his rebellion.

Great blog! Great insight... and made me giggle.

Panda said...

In Australia you can buy booze at any time - even when the pubs are shut - if you are a "genuine traveller".

And really, it has to be "The People's Front for Prohibition".

sweatpantsmom said...

I'll be there with my sign that says, "Mandatory Daily Alcohol Consumption NOW!"

Mama's Moon said...

That picture is too funny. And, really, no alcohol-buying on Sunday? Wow. What do mommies do to deal on that day???? ;>

wordgirl said...

Well...if John Cleese and Eric Idle are members of this protest group, sign me up.

jen said...

i don't know how someone like you lives somewhere like that...but yet, at the same time, you are our beacon of hope.

go girl. you'll drag K along.

Domestic Slackstress said...

Oh my God ... I just left the comment I was supposed to leave you here on the WRONG BLOG! Crap. I'm a dork. What I said on the wrong blog regarding your blog posting was: "... And to think my democrat dominated state is run by a hulking Republican Terminator ..." Oops. Commenting gone wrong.

Moobs said...

Being Catholic the Church hands me alcohol to drink on a Sunday (albeit that it is alcohol that has been mysteriously transubstantiated into the blood of Christ). That hardly suggests the Almighty is averse to alochol on the Sabbath.

Jesus' very first miracle was turning water into wine (something my SodaStream (tm) has never been able to master)

WILLIAM said...

I like the PFFP the PPf just does not have the same ring to it.

mama_miga said...

I so feel your pain because I live in south Georgia. My old hometown just last year voted to allow liquor by the drink. They have beer, wine and liquor by the drink - but no liquor by the bottle. Just doesn't compute in my "liberal" brain. At least over here on the coast it's a little more laid back, but we're still hoping for Sunday sales to be legalized. Not that I'm an aloholic or anything, I just would like to see the separation of church and state exist for the christians too (don't tell my MIL, she already thinks I'm going to hell and taking the grandkids with me) :)

Christina said...

I just moved to GA and every Sunday I forget about the stupid law and try to buy wine, and every Sunday, the cashier shakes her head and I feel like a big idiot.

Hmmm...what if I weren't Christian? Kinda unfair, huh?