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Old 09-19-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Default Relaxing the liquor laws

Interesting story in the AJC today about how many suburban Atlanta communities are relaxing the rules on liquor and pouring days/hours to attract more business, particularly in regards to Sunday sales. Seems I also read somewhere recently that both DeKalb and Fulton counties now have last call at 6 a.m.?! Is this true?

Could we be one legislative session away from finally doing away with the blue laws once and for all and becoming "world class" in this regard?

BTW ... I'm heading out right now to a bar here in Savannah to have drinks with friends. Yes, a BAR open on Sunday. As most of you know, here in Savannah the rules have always been different. Isn't it about time the whole state got on the same page -- a more RELAXED, reasonable, REVENUE-ENHANCING page, when it comes to the sale and consumption of libations?

Cities loosen up on liquor to stimulate business | ajc.com
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I doubt it. The Republicans still running things and they refuse to let it get out of committee and go ahead of the voters.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I doubt it. The Republicans still running things and they refuse to let it get out of committee and go ahead of the voters.

It really has nothing to do with party affiliation-
This is the "Bible Belt"! And the thumpers are adamantly against it. And they are the voices of campaign contributions.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:58 AM
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BTW ... I'm heading out right now to a bar here in Savannah to have drinks with friends. Yes, a BAR open on Sunday. As most of you know, here in Savannah the rules have always been different.
Um, bars are open on Sunday in many parts of the state, not just Savannah.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Decatur
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Right, most bars are open and serve alcohol on Sundays everywhere in GA. You can't buy it in grocery and convenient stores. It's always been stupid. Let's promote driving to bars on Sunday and drinking and then driving home instead of buying it in stores!! Brilliant.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: 30080
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This is one of the few things alabama actually does right. That's one thing u actually miss about lagrange...you could shoot right across the bridge on a sunday and buy alcohol and be back in 30 minutes.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Billerica, MA
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If Republicans were truly for less government and more personal freedom, they would instantly remove any laws barring the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Just sayin'.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I keep wondering about the concept of not mixing religion with the state - yet we continue to allow the extremists to legislate morality. I don't think it's a political party thing - it's a back woods Sunday go to meeting thing. It's ridiculous to not be able to drive to a store and buy a bottle of wine or some beer on Sunday. It's one of the things I really hate about Atlanta. I endured this nonsense in OK in 1986 and I remember my dad driving from Topeka to KC to buy alcohol on Sunday in 1965. Isn't it about time that adults be allowed to buy whatever they want on any day of the week? I can't understand why retailers aren't lobbying for it. But I'm a west coast girl -- we actually live in this century.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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I keep wondering about the concept of not mixing religion with the state - yet we continue to allow the extremists to legislate morality. I don't think it's a political party thing - it's a back woods Sunday go to meeting thing. It's ridiculous to not be able to drive to a store and buy a bottle of wine or some beer on Sunday. It's one of the things I really hate about Atlanta. I endured this nonsense in OK in 1986 and I remember my dad driving from Topeka to KC to buy alcohol on Sunday in 1965. Isn't it about time that adults be allowed to buy whatever they want on any day of the week? I can't understand why retailers aren't lobbying for it. But I'm a west coast girl -- we actually live in this century.
The really maddening thing is... if a legislator does not think his constituents want Sunday sales... why not just leave it to the constituents and have each county vote on the matter? makes no sense other than folks want to impose their morality on others.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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If Republicans were truly for less government and more personal freedom, they would instantly remove any laws barring the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Just sayin'.
Agree, but the Dems were in charge of the state for 120 years...they started and kept the blue laws. Just sayin.

I'm one of those folks who agrees with what you're saying in principle. I believe in personal freedom and freedom of and from religion. Government has no business making any law that enforces your religious belief on me.
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