Killing Sunday Sales

It looks like it is a no go.

The Sunday wine and beer sales bill could be stalled for the 2007 legislative session under a measure being filed by a key Senate leader.

Senate Regulated Industries Chairman David Shafer (R-Duluth) is filing a resolution today creating a summer study committee on all alcohol laws. The wine and beer sales bill must go through Shafer’s committee.

Study committees are a common way of killing bills in the General Assembly because they allow lawmakers to put off decisions on controversial issues.

I’m not sure what needs to be “studied,” but Senotr Shafer will probably blog about it.

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  1. Jmac says:

    Yeah … what exactly do you have to study about giving local communities the ability to choose what works and what doesn’t work for them?

  2. Dear Erick, Senator Shafer, Decatur Guy, Seth & Georgia Men of Intelligence and Character,

    The more Sine Die changes, the more sine die stays the same. I really miss the days when tangible spirits flowed under the dome, all night long/seven days a week and men were real chain smoking men.

    Backwards riding bicycle acrobats, Military pilots turned lawyers and photographers would arbitrarily turn back the hands of time by unabashedly violating Gallery Rule 14 which was so wisely implemented 14 or so years ago.

    Sine die was the closest thing to Mardi Gras that privileged Georgians would know. The Georgia Ethics commission met in the basement of the Cox Carlton and was the best place in town for nocturnal Gentlemanly Georgia Holdem tournaments.

    Stately gentlemen in long black overcoats insulated with cold hard cash, lined the halls. The upper rooms were reserved for hour by hour Womanly Georgia Holdem tournaments. The tobacco back then was true Georgia Tobacco and the Moonshine lobby carried real black jacks, carved from South Georgia Quercus marilandica. Vietnamese rice fields and bags of wedding rice, wrapped in mesh stockings were ignored for 40 days. The assemblage was often late for Church.

    Fast forward 40 years. Buckhead and Duluth are the places to hold on to the the legislative deck and non-Indigo girls. Italian leather has replaced the white hooded London Fog overcoats but the cold, hard coat linings seem frozen in time. Blackjacks have been replaced by golden Oak gavels, electronic voting machines and ground hogish voter i.d. legislation. The Georgia Ethics commission reverently meets with the non Indigo Girls in a basements on Peachtree, in Duluth and on top of Sugar Hill. Oh how I miss Lovejoy. Wicked is as wicked does at the Fox and Shakespeare’s Tavern has come to town yet Seth still bastardizes the King’s English.

    Quote Sen. Seth Harp (R-Midland): “There ain’t no finality until sine die,”

    Flashback 82 years when poll tax and Sunday sales had a different meaning.
    “When Birth of a Nation debuted in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7, 1915, an advertisement appeared in the Atlanta newspaper calling for southern white men to join “A High Class Order for Men of Intelligence and Character.” This was, of course, the new rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan.”

    Nah, let’s don’t go there this morning, I have a funeral to attend, hope they “ain’t servin no” real wine. I’m Scot/Irish, half of me wants to drink and the other half doesn’t want to pay for it. Maybe if we legislate larger Chalices?

    Cheers, ground hogs day is just around the corner,

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