Blue Laws are Stupid, Post #5

I apologize for not being as vigilant with this as John Ramos has been with his countdown, but here’s the latest sad news on one of the most idiotic laws ever:

MPR: “Sunday liquor sales dies again at Capitol

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“Did you guys watch the Vikings last year? Three and 13. I think liquor is something that could solve the frustration on Sundays this year.” — Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove



about 12 years ago

Stay home with your family. Value church and family times," Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, said. "I think the blue laws are a part of Americana that everyone wants to get back to.

Sorry Joe. I'm pro with America moving forward instead of back to 1923.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Does it mean anything that lawmakers overwhelming shoot this idea down, but when there's a poll at the State Fair people overwhelmingly support it?


about 12 years ago

Someone needs to swap the Anti-marriage Amendment for a new Booze on Sunday Amendment.


about 12 years ago

We need to settle the Voter ID thing first. When we bring back the Americana of the poll tax.


about 12 years ago

From Minn Post:

Amid all the often-angry talk surrounding such issues as taxes, gaming, the stadium, education funding, Voter ID and bonding, Sen. Tom Bakk this morning introduced a bill that will really matter to most Minnesotans.

The Senate minority leader is proposing to move up this year's fishing opener one weekend, from Mother's Day weekend, to May 5 and 6.

He's calling this bill "Mom's Amendment," because it takes away the motherhood-fishing conflict that arrives when the two special weekends coincide.

"If it's going to be stopped, it's going to be the Republicans who do it," said Bakk, a twinkle in his eye.

The Big E

about 12 years ago

Why do they hate America?


about 12 years ago

Don't make the baby Jeebus cry! Show up for wage- slavery on Monday ready to give 100%. This is what "everyone" wants. Right.


about 12 years ago

Tonight, a colleague and I feel we've finally solved the Kennedy assassination. We believe it was a multiple hit with two, possibly three gunmen, with the parties involved, unbeknownst to each other.  If there was a third gunman, they pulled out when the reveal of their position became unnecessary. 

Castro was probably not disappointed by the news, as recently it was revealed he more than likely knew of the plan, but I don't believe he orchestrated, or was any further involved than moral support for Lee Harvey, while the more salient culprits were to be found further inside, and perhaps fingering a closet full of skeletons and lingerie.

A clue being, one of the more important autopsies of the twentieth century having been conducted by illegitimate hacks, having Kennedy buried in a New York minute, under darkened skies, with few to bare witness, before the country ever knew what hit them. 

Looking back, it was amazing he wasn't shot by seventeen gunmen that day, as no president has rode in a convertible through Dallas since.  Yet in extreme pain as he was, with bad back, and loaded on a galaxy of painkillers, one wonders if the commander himself, in the bitter end, would've minded the outcome?  

I bring all this up here because, sometimes, what appears to be one step forward, is actually ten giant steps back. Or vise versa. Or both. And truth or fiction, the truth might often be stranger.

"No fighting in the war room!"


about 12 years ago


Although I rarely have any idea what you're babbling about, I would like to take this opportunity to clear up what "New York minute" means.

Although most people think New York minute means a very short time, it actually means a very long time. When a person in New York double-parks their car, blocking in the cars at the curb, they say, "I'll be back in a minute!" Then you don't see them again for an hour.

You may now resume your Jim Fetzer-ish ramblings.


about 12 years ago

Now I'm not too invested in the definition, but I think every single result on google disagrees with you Ramos.

Or maybe that just makes it even more New Yorky...

about 12 years ago

I'm with Sjixxxy: I like 2012, not 1922 ... and "blue laws" aren't "Americana." Baseball, hotdogs and apple pie are "Americana."  "Blue Laws" are socially oppressive dictates from a religiously influenced government.

It begs to wonder how Joe feels about less guhvmint involvement in our personal lives.

Unfortunately, I was blithely unaware that this was up for consideration this round, so I feel a little blindsided.


about 12 years ago

Uncertain that a poll of state fair goers is a representative sample.

Statistics, how do they work?


about 12 years ago

"Jim Fetzer-ish ramblings." You beat me to it, Ramos.

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