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seriously? this is still a problem?

24/02/2010

So I posted an article last week about an overturned bill in Oklahoma which would have allowed grocery stores to sell wine. Now, like many of you, I figured this was probably just a midwest thing … you know, how the coastal “more progressive” states wouldn’t have this problem.
Then I came across this doozy: Wine-ing About Grocery Stores Selling Vino.
Turns out that it’s also illegal to sell wine in grocery stores … in New York. Freaking New York, people! One of the most idealist, liberal states in the country. Well, Governor David Patterson wishes to fix this with a proposal that would make it legal to sell wine and hard liquor in grocery stores. But not everybody is happy about this decision. A large group of liquor store owners are heading to Albany to protest this proposal. They say it will run them out of business and hurt the economy – but in reality, it will probably just force them to be more competitive with their prices.
In my opinion, wine should be available for purchase in grocery stores. It’s ridiculous that these dumb puritan laws are still in effect in this country! All they do is hold us back from being responsible, mature adults. After all … if you forbid something, all they’re going to want is to have it.
Here’s a perfect example: DON’T THINK ABOUT ELEPHANTS. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T THINK ABOUT ELEPHANTS.
So what are you thinking about right now? Yeah, I thought so :).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 28/02/2010 06:34

    I'm from New York and wine is about the only thing we don't sell in grocery stores. It really doesn't make any sense because you can buy beer in grocery stores.

  2. 02/03/2010 17:17

    That's so lame! After all, didn't Jesus drink wine???

  3. 10/03/2010 18:52

    The no wine or liquor in grocery stores law is a law that I would love to see changed. It's frustrating that you can buy all the beer you want at the grocery, but no wine (or, you know, gin)

  4. 11/03/2010 16:27

    I totally agree with you, spoon. I didn't realize how lucky us Californians are that this isn't a problem for us. Come on, America, we're not Puritans anymore!

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