The Innocent Victims Of The Water War With Tennessee

My God, if we continue…these people may have to expend some energy to get a drink:

Patrons at Patrick’s Pub and Grill drink their beer in Tennessee, but a walk to the restroom in the same building takes them across the state line to a dry county in Georgia. But as Georgia eyes a longshot bid to move its state line north to the Tennessee River in pursuit of water for drought-stricken Atlanta, residents fear this Appalachian tourist town and its bars would be left high and dry – literally. If the move went through, local watering holes would be in Fannin County, Ga., which bans alcohol. “Everybody would have to drive 40 miles” to get a beer, Deonna Beckett, 37, of Ducktown, said recently as she sat with friends at Dinos New York Pub in Copperhill.

18 comments

  1. StevePerkins says:

    Why not drop this neanderthal vestige of prohibition? It’s no less silly to ask normal people to start driving 40 miles for a drink than it is to ask Georgians to go without swimming pools for a few summer month during a record drought. At least the latter doesn’t put motorists on the road after they’ve been drinking. “Small government”, huh… gotta love it.

  2. CobbGOPer says:

    Well, unfortunately it’s a county ordinance up there that makes the county dry. Of course, that’s probably why I’ve never met anyone from Fannin County, who the hell would want to live there if it’s dry?

  3. Rogue109 says:

    Why not drop this neanderthal vestige of prohibition?

    Maybe because a majority of that county wants to keep it in place and I’m not aware of a “Steve Perkins Litmus Test” for local government?

    “Small government”, huh… gotta love it.

    Yeah, I do!

  4. StevePerkins says:

    A majority in many Georgia counties would still favor school segregation if they could get away with it. Being in the majority doesn’t make you right… especially when you have to drill down to very small group to even have a majority.

    Like dry counties, or don’t like them, but it isn’t “small government”. Small government means leaving people alone to the extent possible.

  5. joe says:

    When we whoop them Tennesseans, and take back our land, why don’t we make a new county that is 150 miles long, and 200 yards wide?

  6. Rogue109 says:

    A majority in many Georgia counties would still favor school segregation if they could get away with it.

    No, they wouldn’t. You simply believe that to be the case, with no information to back that preposterous statement up. People being able to make their own decisions just really irks you, doesn’t it? That’s very sad. Oh, well.

  7. silencedogood says:

    When the war comes with Tennessee, I’ve got four words: Major General Alan Powell. Also, the war would then come in under budget.

  8. bowersville says:

    Silencedogood, come out and say it and quit beating around the bush. Is Alan running for Govenor or Lt Governor?

  9. bowersville says:

    Howard, let me tell you this, Alan Powell beat his Republican opponent for the 29th house seat 3-1. If the democrats have any sense, and I doubt it, they would encourage Alan to run for at least Lt. Governor.

    Alan is out campaigning and saying the Republicans are denying the money promised by law towards education. He’s also able to come across to voters, but the progressive Democrats don’t care that Alan can win and I’m glad.

  10. Jace Walden says:

    I grew up in Fannin County and I frequent it at least once a month.

    Yes, it sucks. Completely controlled by the “ban everything” so-cons. Even the democrats up there are the “ban everything” type.

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