Monday, March 20, 2006

Who are these people?

Half of Hoosiers oppose lifting Sunday alcohol laws

Indiana laws prohibit the sale of alcohol in grocery, convenience and liquor stores on Sundays. A recent Indianapolis Star poll asked Hoosiers whether they favor or oppose such sales.

• Oppose Sunday sales: 50 percent
• Favor Sunday sales: 43 percent
• Not sure: 7 percent



Blogger indygirl said...

Seriously. Where do they come from? Is it a "holy day" thing? Is it an anti-drinking thing? Is it an afraid of change thing?

These must be the same people who opposed to the DST change because "the cows would not respond well to the extra hour of sunlight."

March 20, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon said...

I remember when EVERYTHING was closed on Sunday's. Less than a 25 years ago.

March 20, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Yeah, when I was at home from college, we used to try and find this mythical liquor store in illinois that sold beer on Sunday. Each week, we'd cross the river, get lost in Illinois. We never did get that Sunday beer but we had a lot of fun. The last time we tried, we found the place. It was a little tiny trailer and it closed at 5pm. We were too late.

March 20, 2006  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

You can buy porn on sunday. I know.

March 20, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

I have to agree with Indy Girl that the Blue Laws about this are awfully close to the cow argument.

At the same time, I understand where the liquor stores are coming from. The Mom & Pop liquor stores are already in fierce competition with the mega-grocery stores on other levels, and for obvious reasons, like having one day each week that they know they will not have to be open, carding teenagers and refusing to serve the intoxicated.

Only in Indiana have I seen an enormous 6'4 guy challenge an eighty year old four foot eleven lady about his right to buy booze, regardless of how much he'd already consumed. Needless to say, she won.

March 20, 2006  
Anonymous braing said...

I want to know who the 7% "not sure" are. Have they never forgotten to buy beer and had to go to the lake on Sunday with a sixpack?!

March 20, 2006  
Blogger John Good said...

Someday somebody'll figure out how much tax money the state is losing to neighboring states from border towns, and THEN they'll decide it's a bad law.

March 20, 2006  
Blogger Marie said...

I don't know any of them. But then again we all just run for the border on Sundays!

March 21, 2006  
Anonymous nico said...

Is that a state wide thing in Indiana? Every county in Alabama has seperate laws. I used to live near the border of two counties (one dry on Sunday, one not) and never knew which stores where in which county (the county line meandered all over the state highway I lived near.)

I'm currently living smack in the middle of a dry on Sunday county. Sucks too.

March 23, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Nico, it's a statewide law. There aren't any dry counties in Indiana as far as I know. I was in Pa yesterday, so I'll post about their crazy laws.

March 24, 2006  

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