This from TexGov Greg Abbott:
Well excuse me if I don’t turn a few cartwheels and stuff. Fifty years ago, you could see liquor stores’ delivery scooters putting around all over every city and town in South Africa, painted in the various stores’ livery.
And, just so everyone understands my scorn, you could order beer and wine for home delivery. Also gin, vodka, brandy, Scotch and rum. Fifty years ago. In South Africa.
I once noted that as one moves south from the northern states in the U.S., the gun laws become less stupid, and the liquor laws become more so. In Chicago, I could buy single-malt Scotch at the supermarket, but I couldn’t buy a gun anywhere. Down here, even oh-so-cosmopolitan Plano became a “liquor” retail area (as opposed to just beer & wine) only about five years ago, but I have about fifteen gun stores within a couple miles of my house.
There are a lot of things to like about the South, but their liquor laws are not among them.
So: wake me up when I can order my favorite Scotch and gin from Total Wines or Spec’s, and have them delivered to my front door.
Actually, check that. Wake me up when I can buy my booze from Amazon. Like you can in Britain (where you can’t buy anything made by Colt).
And one last thing: I don’t enjoy the paternalistic tone of government “allowing” me to do anything, and being advised to do something “responsibly“. Fuck you, fuck your responsibility, and thanks for nothing, you paternalistic asshole.
Now send the Texas State Guard down to police the Rio Grande, and stop pissing around with chickenshit like this.