Drink Up, Pardner!

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You want to be entertained?  Google liquor laws by state.  An article in the Bee about San Francisco imposing a fee on alcohol made me curious.

California is pretty mellow.  The only real restriction is that you can’t buy alcohol between the hours of 2 and 6 am.  Personally, I think that is dumb, but when compared to some place like say, Indiana, it seems fairly reasonable.  Did you know you can’t buy cold beer in a grocery store in Indiana?  Why? Who the hell knows.

And states that ban alcohol sales on Sundays are just ridiculous.  You think no one is drinking on a Sunday?  Catholics drink on Sundays.  And God forbid a non-Christian should go looking for booze on Christmas day in some states.  You will find it illegal to purchase beer, wine or spirits of any kind.

Of course there is the whole, “no alcohol sales on election day” thing.  Do you honestly think drunk people are going to vote?  Sober people don’t even make the effort to vote!

And don’t get me started on the whole dry county phenomenon.  I mean, really?  You think people who live in that county are tea-totalers?  Think again.

I enjoy that Delaware gets all nuts about alcohol, but a person under the age of 18 can be in possession of tobacco. They can’t buy it, but they can have it.

Then there is the other end of the spectrum.  In Arizona and Nevada passengers can have open containers in a vehicle, but not the driver, of course.  Is this really a good idea? Call me crazy, but maybe just wait until you reach your destination to start drinking.

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