I was just wondering what everyone things about drinking on Sunday. Does simply NOT selling stop the drinking?

I say it doesn't, it only makes those who ARE going to drink double up on Saturday. People are adults, and I don't think that anything they set their minds to doing, providing it is not a violent crime, then they are going to do it.

Does not having a Lottery stop people from not playing in OTHER states Lotteries???? Of course not!!!

Does not having Casino's stop people from gambling? Nope, they just go to Tunica.

Just the few things I have mentioned here means OTHER states are getting richer off of our antique laws.

I play the lottery when I can get tickets. I can because I have the money, I am old enough and I am just can. But WHO benefits? Tennessee of course.

I would like an overall opinion of the Forums on these sort of topics. I think that a lot of this is what makes Big Wheels from other parts of the country NOT locate here, because they are just not used to 'business as usual' on Sunday.

What do you think? I will be back later, got another surgical procedure... UGH!!!

Fun eh??
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you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT kindred! The big argument over Sunday sales always been a thorn in my side. Most folks would just buy (usually more than needed) on Saturday night.And then end up drinking a one or 2 from Sundays stash ,,along with what they already drank
And yes I am in line to get my lottery tickets over that state line sometimes. let my money help Tn also,LOL!

Good luck with the surgery,take care and be sure you get back online and let us know you are okay.
While I don't really play the lottery, many times I buy extra alcohol on Saturday so that I can have a beer while watching football on Sunday. Sometimes my wife and I will even drive to Hardin County Tennessee just across Pickwick Lake if we didn't get any extra on Saturday. It is about 45 minutes away and is a very nice drive.

As far as whether or not alcohol should be sold on Sunday, I would have to say that without doubt it should. For several years I lived in Birmingham. There it is sold after 12:00 noon on Sunday. I don't really see what the big deal is and I don't think there is any reason not to sell alcohol on Sunday. To me, it makes more sense to not sell it at all rather than have one day a week be "dry."

You may have seen the article in the TD this morning about New Year's Eve falling on Sunday this year. That is really going to hurt Colbert County businesses.
I agree K.S. if something can be bought on one day then why not 7 days. Same for the lottery, no telling how much Alabama loses in tax money to Tn. and ajoining states. It's a shame we can't keep those those tax dollars here.
Mississippi will be letting any bar or resturant with a state liquior license sell on new years eve. Anyways i don't see the big deal in why alcohol can't be sold on sundays in most places around here or why some counties can't sell it at all. Dry counties have to be the dumbest thing of all though. I know when i used to live close to red bay the closest place to buy beer was about 15 miles away up 247.
Where are all the people who are against Sunday sales? They obviously turned out for the election a while back.

As to dry counties, I think that is a dumb idea as some of you have stated. But I can understand that more than a dry day. That is just ridiculous. I was hoping someone would post on here why alcohol shouldn't be sold on Sunday just so that I could try to understand that viewpoint.
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Originally posted by brakefield20032003:
Where are all the people who are against Sunday sales? They obviously turned out for the election a while back.


They also turned out here.....




...hijacking the attempt at a place in the Guinness Book of World Records....
Ummm- hello rednevednav-- that is really, really stupid comparsion. Those people were together singing Christmas carols at a fun attempt to challenge a world record. You are really digging for some reason to kick them seems to me.... How do stick them in a conversation about Sunday alcohol sales......
Some people raise their hands when they feel the "spirit". It spans churches and denominations and doesn't really reflect in any way on their Sunday alcohol sales leaning.
You are absolutely correct; that was supposed to be a "fun attempt to challenge a world record." Instead it was nearly fully hijacked by "those people" (nice of you to categorize 'them') and turned into a gospel tent revival. It was organized as an attempt to break an existing world's record....not as a charismatic religious gathering. I was there and almost left because I showed up to sing Christmas carols and support a young boy's dream....not to jump up and down and speak in tongues.

I merely answered a question (IMHO) posted by someone in this thread....I am not kicking anybody.....This picture was posted in jest....as an over-generalization. However, since you have pointedly categorized "those people," I guess you maybe misunderstood my point (or obvious vain attempt to make one). You ask "how do stick them in a conversation about Sunday alcohol sales....." Seriously? How can I not? The charismatic religious individual (i.e., similar to the ones depicted in that photo) that lives in this area is the individual that will vote against Sunday alcohol sales based on the fact that it is on a Sunday. And, generally speaking, an individual that finds it necessary to show his/her religious conviction in a physical manner (refer to picture), is....again, generally speaking....a charismatically religious person....and one that will find it acceptable to show up to a simple event and carry-on in such a manner (i.e., the world record attempt, UNA graduation, etc). I am not attacking anyone personally or any religious preference, I am simply making an observation based on general facts.
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Originally posted by �bermensch:
Some people raise their hands when they feel the "spirit". It spans churches and denominations and doesn't really reflect in any way on their Sunday alcohol sales leaning.


Generally speaking, as a majority, who do you think voted against Sunday alcohol sales?? And will do so again?? The Hispanics? The college kids? The young professionals? Business owners? Or people that like to run around at public events with their hands in the air pretending to be mumbling in "tongues"?
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Generally speaking, as a majority, who do you think voted against Sunday alcohol sales?? And will do so again??


Bears

Looking at the picture, I see someone wearing a suit and tie. Who in the world would wear a suit and tie to a football game? Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up (YES...most were VERY hot BTW-and not talking temperatures here). I can understand that. But this dude seems to be middle-aged and bald. Seems REDNEVEDNAV has a point here. Why can't anyone have any type of fun w/o dumping their beliefs onto everyone, ruining the atmosphere?

But anyways.....Sunday alcohol sales bans do nothing. Those who drink should just stock up on Saturday. I do not drink, and therefore could care less. The local laws do not stop drinking. They make no sense, and give the South and the Shoowwllss a bad name. All those from outside the South who visit the South and want something to drink but can't think it a foolish law...then again, most Blue Laws are foolish and outdated anyways.
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Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up


Who watches the cows?
The mention of someone ouside the area brought up a funny memory. Many years ago I was working part time at local business and a fellow from I think Ohio was hired to update the data processing dept.[yea it was a long time ago] Anyway, the guy told me that when he was told the area was dry he thought we didn't get much rain. Culture shock!!
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Originally posted by Kindred_Spirit: I was just wondering what everyone things about drinking on Sunday. Does simply NOT selling stop the drinking?


Not at all. I agree with you.
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Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up

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Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up


Who watches the cows?

Bulls of course
I know that guy wearing the suit in the pic,he is a pastor. my guess he came dressed from/or for some other event.
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Originally posted by �bermensch:
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Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up


Who watches the cows?


The above response is a typical Bammer comment, or better yet, someone who never stepped foot on a major college campus to a major Division 1 football game.

FYI, the cows at Auburn happen to be at the Vet center, Large Animal Clinic and Research Facility out on Wire Road. That is about 1-2 miles west from the center of campus.
There was a friend of mine at A.U. in the 70's that had a 4.0 that STILL had trouble getting into Vet. school. It's harder to get into than Med. school.
As a matter of Fact, the guy wearing the suit happens to be a pastor in Russelville. He had to had to be there early because his Daughter was the one who sang the National Anthem. Boy, this topic jumped!
REDNEVEDNAV....I too was at the event & I have no idea what you are talking about. In fact, they must have taken a picture of the only group there with their hands raised because the rest of the people in the stands were sitting and talking and enjoying the music while we waited. The musicians were there voluntarily to entertain people while we were waiting for the clock to start. Everyone had a blast (well apparently everyone but you...no offense intended!).

The event was on Sunday. This preacher came from church & after the event, was headed back to church, thus the suit.
Sorry...regarding Sunday Alcohol Sales, I agree with all of you. What's the point of that anyway? It doesn't even make sense. It's okay every day but Sunday?

No, no speaking in tongues either, coverupgirl. Smiler
if you think about it dry counties are bad for the enviroment. if you live in one and unless you work in a town that sells boos you might have to drive 15 to 30 minuetes to get some and that burns fuel and puts CO2 in the air.
Brent if you would actually read the post, you would know this guy is not at a football game! Slow down a little bit and read....oh yea, you went to Auburn so that may pose a problem with you!
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Originally posted by REDNEVEDNAV:
You are absolutely correct; that was supposed to be a "fun attempt to challenge a world record." Instead it was nearly fully hijacked by "those people" (nice of you to categorize 'them') and turned into a gospel tent revival. It was organized as an attempt to break an existing world's record....not as a charismatic religious gathering. I was there and almost left because I showed up to sing Christmas carols and support a young boy's dream....not to jump up and down and speak in tongues.

I merely answered a question (IMHO) posted by someone in this thread....I am not kicking anybody.....This picture was posted in jest....as an over-generalization. However, since you have pointedly categorized "those people," I guess you maybe misunderstood my point (or obvious vain attempt to make one). You ask "how do stick them in a conversation about Sunday alcohol sales....." Seriously? How can I not? The charismatic religious individual (i.e., similar to the ones depicted in that photo) that lives in this area is the individual that will vote against Sunday alcohol sales based on the fact that it is on a Sunday. And, generally speaking, an individual that finds it necessary to show his/her religious conviction in a physical manner (refer to picture), is....again, generally speaking....a charismatically religious person....and one that will find it acceptable to show up to a simple event and carry-on in such a manner (i.e., the world record attempt, UNA graduation, etc). I am not attacking anyone personally or any religious preference, I am simply making an observation based on general facts.


Its okay Red... I totally understand what you said, and what you meant. I didn't go there, but a couple of people I work with went, and they said before it was over, they felt like they were in Church. Both declined to participate again next time.

Not to worry, I understood what you meant, as did a lot here on the boards, I bet.
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Originally posted by smurph:
you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT kindred! The big argument over Sunday sales always been a thorn in my side. Most folks would just buy (usually more than needed) on Saturday night.And then end up drinking a one or 2 from Sundays stash ,,along with what they already drank
And yes I am in line to get my lottery tickets over that state line sometimes. let my money help Tn also,LOL!

Good luck with the surgery,take care and be sure you get back online and let us know you are okay.



Thanks smurph... not really doing all that great, but least I am up today, didnt get up at all yesterday afternoon. Was much more involved that Dr. said. ANYWAY......

How right you are!!! Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida ALL have some sort of Lottery or Casino's, and people in ALABAMA do go there. But... shhhhhhhh, dont tell the preachers!!! ... the one and only time I ever went to Tunica, I saw a HUGE dignitary Preacher and his wife down there... hypocracy at its best. Bet he was one of those preachers who told his congregation NOT to vote for gambling/lottery... but of course, Tunica just MAY have "asked" him to do that, LOL!

Also, Having ANY area that will not bend the rules for New Years Eve on Sunday night, well, no wonder we dont have big industry beating down our doors, or all the good jobs in the Nation... We are so pre-historic in some area's that it is ridiculous.

POLITICIANS, YOU LISTENING???????? Roll Eyes

Won't do any good this year though, but maybe next time New Years Eve rolls around on Sunday, we will be up to par on it!!!
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Originally posted by brakefield20032003:
While I don't really play the lottery, many times I buy extra alcohol on Saturday so that I can have a beer while watching football on Sunday. Sometimes my wife and I will even drive to Hardin County Tennessee just across Pickwick Lake if we didn't get any extra on Saturday. It is about 45 minutes away and is a very nice drive.

As far as whether or not alcohol should be sold on Sunday, I would have to say that without doubt it should. For several years I lived in Birmingham. There it is sold after 12:00 noon on Sunday. I don't really see what the big deal is and I don't think there is any reason not to sell alcohol on Sunday. To me, it makes more sense to not sell it at all rather than have one day a week be "dry."

You may have seen the article in the TD this morning about New Year's Eve falling on Sunday this year. That is really going to hurt Colbert County businesses.



But brakefield... the point is that you are a tax-paying ADULT, and we live by antiquated laws here in the Shoals, and believe me, I just do NOT understand how a few can tell so many what to do and where to go, and where not to go... that is stepping over the line, in my opinion... Oh well, that is just my opinion though.
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Originally posted by themax:
I agree K.S. if something can be bought on one day then why not 7 days. Same for the lottery, no telling how much Alabama loses in tax money to Tn. and ajoining states. It's a shame we can't keep those those tax dollars here.


Our surrounding States are making so much money off people in Alabama, that it is probaly mind boggling!!!
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Originally posted by REDNEVEDNAV:
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Originally posted by �bermensch:
Some people raise their hands when they feel the "spirit". It spans churches and denominations and doesn't really reflect in any way on their Sunday alcohol sales leaning.


Generally speaking, as a majority, who do you think voted against Sunday alcohol sales?? And will do so again?? The Hispanics? The college kids? The young professionals? Business owners? Or people that like to run around at public events with their hands in the air pretending to be mumbling in "tongues"?



I would say, if I were a guessing person, and I am, lol... that it is the Organized Religions who keep their thumbs on the politicians heads about these matters.

Think about it... NONE of the surrounding states want to lose money from Alabama, so what is a few "campaign" bucks into the RIGHT pockets to campaign against it, over and over and over and over and over again, until the time for election, those who have been 'brainwashed' absolutely show up to vote, while others who actually WANT it, are either working, forgetting, or thinking their vote don't count.

Whatever the reason, if Alabama doesn't pull up to the USA standards of allowing ADULTS to be ADULTS, then Alabama is always going to be the loser.

People who are ADULTS do what they want to, when they want to.. .. whether it be drinking on Sunday, playing the lottery, getting into those controversial poker games or going to Casinos... the ADULTS that work for their money can spend it however they want to.

It really ticks me off to hear an 'idiot' politician on Television telling people that if a man pays a dollar for a lottery ticket then it takes a dollar away from his children.... But ya know what??? If that man WANTS a lottery ticket, he NOW has to pay 5-10 bucks on gas to travel to get the lottery ticket he could have bought at a local convenience store.

It is sad that our politicians dictate to us what to do with our money and when...

Okay, I am off my soapbox, just one more thing...

VOTE 'EM ALL OUT! LOL
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Originally posted by Brentenman:
Looking at the picture, I see someone wearing a suit and tie. Who in the world would wear a suit and tie to a football game? Now, at Auburn the fraternity brothers would wear sportcoat, slacks, and tie and the sorority sisters would dress up (YES...most were VERY hot BTW-and not talking temperatures here). I can understand that. But this dude seems to be middle-aged and bald. Seems REDNEVEDNAV has a point here. Why can't anyone have any type of fun w/o dumping their beliefs onto everyone, ruining the atmosphere?

But anyways.....Sunday alcohol sales bans do nothing. Those who drink should just stock up on Saturday. I do not drink, and therefore could care less. The local laws do not stop drinking. They make no sense, and give the South and the Shoowwllss a bad name. All those from outside the South who visit the South and want something to drink but can't think it a foolish law...then again, most Blue Laws are foolish and outdated anyways.



I don't drink either, but I will defend anyone's RIGHT to be an Adult and make their own decisions about what THEY want to do... not MY call. I do, however, have some friends who drink, who absolutely love me, because I get them home, safe and sound, and without going to jail...

I think the picture that Red posted (I could be wrong) was at that event that the little boy wanted to break the Guiness World Record. I don't think it was a football game...

Not sure though, since I have not read all the comments here... lol.
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Originally posted by themax:
The mention of someone ouside the area brought up a funny memory. Many years ago I was working part time at local business and a fellow from I think Ohio was hired to update the data processing dept.[yea it was a long time ago] Anyway, the guy told me that when he was told the area was dry he thought we didn't get much rain. Culture shock!!



LOL, themax... Yep, I can see CULTURE SHOCK... most people all over the Nation would laugh their selves silly over the fact that only PRIVATE clubs can host a New Years Eve Party because of ILLEGAL Sunday sales... isnt that sort of hypocritic at best? Some Can, some CANNOT... whew... I think I have said enough... LOL
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Originally posted by _Joy_:
REDNEVEDNAV....I too was at the event & I have no idea what you are talking about. In fact, they must have taken a picture of the only group there with their hands raised because the rest of the people in the stands were sitting and talking and enjoying the music while we waited. The musicians were there voluntarily to entertain people while we were waiting for the clock to start. Everyone had a blast (well apparently everyone but you...no offense intended!).

The event was on Sunday. This preacher came from church & after the event, was headed back to church, thus the suit.



Okay, now I am confused... Was that picture taken at the Guiness World Record meet, or at the Championship Ball Game??
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Originally posted by coverupgirl:
The Picture was taken at the GWR and which was held on a Sunday.


That is what I thought Coverupgirl, I just wanted to be sure.

Thank you for clarifying that for people who thought it was a football game. Wink
You cant legislate morality.....If people want a beer on Monday or Sunday They should have that right......
However if you're drinking and driving, you need to go to jail.
I think Lauderdale County restaurants probably lobby against Colbert County restaurant owners ability to sell...I know Marriott would not have come here if they couldnt sell booze on Sunday.

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