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By nightflameblue (Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 06:40:48 AM EST) (all tags)
Updates.

AFKS. Drunk puppy. Legislate this.



Went to visit AFKS. He and Mrs. AFKS are getting along spectacularly now. He's doing housework again, being all helpful and loving and blah, blah. Mrs. AFKS says it's like she got her husband back.

Conclusion: AFKS was just being a big dummy poopy head about the adoption until he was beaten over the head with it and then, suddenly, he realized it was gonna be OK. I'll be there to remind him what a fucktard he was about this whole situation in the coming years, when his new daughter manages to piss him off by daring to have anything in her life change on the slightest level.

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Pup1 got sick. A major cold. Hacking up a lung type thing. I took her to the vet yesterday and got some pills and some alcohol based cough syrup for her. It's meant to keep her calm and relaxed so she doesn't work herself up and start hacking, plus a cough supressant type thing like normal cough syrup has.

About a half hour after getting a dose she'll get sort of funny. She'll just sit there, looking at things like she's utterly amazed. The TV, when bright colors come on, completely fascinates her. Her head will cock back and forth, her eyes looking somewhat unfocused, and she'll look slowly back towards us like, "how is that happening?" Poor thing.

It did knock her out good when we went to bed though, and she slept through the night. Unlike the previous night where she woke up hacking five times. Bonus.

Hopefully she comes out of it quickly. Our dogs are usually pretty damned healthy, so they tend to knock diseases really fast, but this one seems to have really grabbed hold. So far we've been lucky and Pup2 hasn't picked it up. Keeping fingers and toes crossed in hopes it stays that way.

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You know, I don't get why people believe legislation should exist for things they wouldn't do themselves. Oh, I get the basics. Murder should be a crime. Buying fucking whiskey on Sunday should not. Just because YOUR religion says it's naughty, though apparently it's OK to do in the other six days a week, that doesn't mean *I* have to obey *YOUR* religion's tenets.

This comes back to mind as South Dakota just overturned the "liquor on Sunday" law. Protests have already started. Why? It was a dumb law to begin with. How does it harm anyone that wouldn't do it themselves if I do? Or is it just that those folks have so little self control that it needs to be on the books to prevent them from doing it?

Dumbass "moral majority" bullshit.

Whatevs. Outz.

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careful by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 07:00:14 AM EST
sounds like your dog might be robo'ing.


Holding stock by Alan Crowe (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 07:14:56 AM EST
To my mind the consequence of a ban on buying liquor on Sunday is to encourage consumers to hold a higher level of stock. Friends come round on Sunday. Whoops, we've run out of liquor. Never mind, I'll nip out to the shop. Merde! I cannot buy on Sunday. I'll have to keep more in stock in future so that I don't run out.

I can imagine liquor sellers and distillers lobbying for such a law in the hope of getting a one-off boost to sales.

Presumably South Dakota's "liquor on Sunday" law was originally introduced by people with a very different vision of how the world works and what they were trying to achieve.


All I know for sure, by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 07:21:35 AM EST
Minnesota had the same law when I was growing up. It didn't make sense to me then either.

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Selling alcohol on sundays ruins the trains! by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 07:43:44 AM EST
Once upon a time when I were a student in North Wales, no alcohol of any kind could be sold in the area on sunday. This meant the sunday train service along the coast was almost as good on a sunday as on weekdays...

Shortly after (as in months) I graduated the ban was overturned in a referendum.



In UT and VA it's sold in State Liquor Stores by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:04:06 AM EST
Stores which are closed on Sunday. Additionally, in Utah, wine and beer >3.2% alcohol are only sold in such stores.

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

What I really hate is the inconsistency by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:16:57 AM EST
Before Mass overturned that law, you couldn't sell beer or liquor on Sunday unless you were within 10 miles of New Hampshire. Why? Because NH sells booze on Sunday and the Mass buisinesses would lose out. Of course if you are 10.1 miles from the border, you can't open. You could also open any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Because, uh, I was never sure why. Something else to do with lost business I guess. Makes no sense to me then or now. But it seem totally unfair to everybody to let some stores  open and some stores not based on some weird, arbitrary thing.

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I never got the "certain percent" law. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:53:56 AM EST
Where liquor stores could open, but only sell certain beers on Sunday. Not all beers mind you, but only ones that fell belowe some weird line that legislators pulled out of their posteriors on alcohol content.

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Ohio had a similar thing by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:00:41 PM EST
when I was growing up, although I think you could make a case for it. Before Reagan made it 21 everywhere, in Ohio, when you were 18, you could only buy 3.2% ("three-two beer"). You had to be 21 or over to buy anything else.   The 3-2 cans were stamped with a red ring around the top. They were mostly limited to large producers (Bud, Schlitz, Blatz, Stroh's). If you went into a nightclub, you got a hand stamp if you were over 21, and no stamp if you were over 18. Much effort was expended trying to get those stamps to transfer.

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could be worse by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 02:31:50 PM EST
In PA only SOME liquor stores sell on Sunday.  None that are near me though.  How is that not discrimatory!1

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The wierdest part by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 02:32:44 PM EST
was the only time I have been refused booze (of any sort) in a restaurant due to Sunday was in Pikesville, MD.  For outsiders (or in case it has changed drastically), the percentage of Jews was higher there than in Isreal.<P>
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Speaking as a murdering Thuggee . . . by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 07:34:12 PM EST
I'm sick of your dumbass "moral majority" bullshit.

Keep your fucking religion out of my laws.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

It is different here by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:58:07 PM EST
I have no trouble buying booze on a Sunday, but toilet roll requires a little forward planning.


enough booze by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 12:45:02 AM EST
and you won't need any toilet roll until Monday...

just sayin'

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