21 comments

  1. Rick Day says:

    Because, like all the elected vermin who infest this post, are neo-prohibitionists.

    I read a story where there was a thriving black market created when the State of California banned sweets.

    Seems something interesting happens; where there is demand there will be supply.

    Supply. Demand. alcohol. pot. candy. Slap head against brick wall. Repeat.

  2. bowersville says:

    What’s the problem?

    Send the Governor the Gwinnett Brave’s stadium bill with the alcohol consumption on Sunday with the Sunday Sales bill and let him veto it.

  3. Jace Walden says:

    Another example of SocialConservatism™ in its purest, most idiotic form. I am not sure why the Republicans on this board are so upset. You, we, vote for these nuts knowing full well that 99% of them are die-hard social authoritarians.

  4. Just the Facts Please says:

    The Robert Wood Foundation is a basic prohibition group. Sonny uses their study, which has been “outed” by at least two other studies.

    Thanks GOP!

  5. juliobarrios says:

    “knowing full well that 99% of them are die-hard social authoritarians.”

    Not sure if I agree it’s 99%. Somebody had to vote for the bill to get it to the Governor’s desk.

  6. juliobarrios says:

    If a bill passes a Republican dominated House and Senate, and then is vetoed by the Governor, it’s hard to blame the GOP for its failure.

  7. Jace Walden says:

    It ain’t on the Governor’s desk yet, Julio.

    And no, it’s not hard to blame the GOP for its failure. If a Republican Governor vetoes it, it is quite EASY to blame the GOP for its failure.

    We loved to blame everything under the sun on Roy Barnes, who for all his faults, was a more fiscally conservative Governor than Perdue. But now when the shoe is on the other foot, we want to say stuff like, “It’s hard to blame the party in control of both houses of the legislature, the Lt. Governor’s Office, the SEC of State Office, and the Governor’s Office for failing to get something done.”

    No. You take the bad with the good. If this don’t pass we have no one to blame BUT Republicans.

  8. liberator says:

    Perdue uses the old this will save lives nonsense. Guess what? If we ban folks from driving period on Sundays or any other day for that matter lives would be saved but nobody would get anywhere and nothing would get done. Perdue doesn’t have a clue what true freedom means!

  9. juliobarrios says:

    Jace you’re trying to get away from your actual statement and went off on a tangent with the Roy Barnes thing. To my recollection, Barnes was blamed for things he had unilateral control over or did in conjunction with Democrat legislators. I don’t remember his taking a lot of GOP heat for parting ways with his fellow Democrats with a veto .

    You stated, “knowing full well that 99% of them are die-hard social authoritarians.”

    Now I’m a believer in the separation of powers, so if one or both of the GOP controlled legislative bodies votes for Sunday sales then your above statement is incorrect.

  10. Jace Walden says:

    Julio,

    Uh, no it’s not. If the democrats vote for it, it can still pass even if the overwhelming majority of Republicans oppose it.

    Quit trying to pass the blame to someone other than your HolyGOP. Your HolyGOP controls this state. If Sunday sales fails to pass, then one can only blame the GOP.

    Get a clue, man.

  11. Bull Moose says:

    Allow Sunday Sales and all of the tax money collected goes to help fund trauma care…

    And, also, has anyone pointed out that Saturday is a Holy day for people of the Jewish faith. So, technically, being against selling alcohol on Sunday is somewhat hypocritical if you aren’t also opposed to it being sold on Saturday.

    Honestly, though, this is issue number 101 on my list…

  12. Demonbeck says:

    What if the church runs out of the blood of Jesus Christ at the early service? Do they just have to double up on the body at communion?

  13. Bill Simon says:

    Sonny is one of many clueless boobs on what the Bible actually says is a “holy day” and what isn’t. AND, furthermore, Jesus wasn’t against alcohol consumption…guess Sonny’s version of the Bible was redacted wherever it talked about wine.

    But, hey, Georgia is what…dead last in edjumacation? What else can we expect?

  14. Demonbeck says:

    I ran out of Rum last night and had to resort to drinking excessive amounts of the sacrament.

  15. Tea Party says:

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