Holy Buckets, people. Senate Bill 10 Passed! You can thank me later. If don't live in Georgia, SB 10 is the proposal to allow local communities to vote on whether to allow retail stores to sell alcohol on Sunday (and oh, baby, do I ever love a referendum!). It's not a slam dunk - the bill still has to clear the House of Representatives and the Governor has to sign it (he has already said he'll sign), but it's looking like this is the year Georgia finally stops kowtowing to the Christian Coalition and starts recognizing citizen's rights. All of which will give us...the same rights that 47 other states have. Thanks, GA Senate, for bringing us into the 19th Century.
Holy spitballs, I love GA Legislature Crossover Day almost as much as I love coconut vodka (well may be not almost as much, but you get the picture). Kind of makes me wish that the House &Senate would only meet three times a year: Once to introduce bills, once for crossover day to vote, and once more to vote on bills that come over from the opposite chamber. Imagine how much would get done! No time for posturing or debate, just read the bill and vote. Does debating ever change anyone's mind? I think not.
I'm so hoping that the county in which I live decides to have Town Hall meetings to discuss the issue. Because guess what I am? Christian Coalition Kryptonite. My friends, I'm identical to the majority of the members of the Christian Coalition in every way except one: my beliefs. So when they show up all squeaky-clean and ready for battle, my squeaky-clean ass will be right there with a defense (or an offense, depending on which side you're on).
Don't believe me? Take a look at this:
Here's a recent one (and apparently someone's been hitting the Cheeto's a little too hard lately):
Look at that, Christian Coalition: We're the people who want to buy booze on Sunday. There's nothing to fear from us!
So when my well-scrubbed, over-educated, professionally-dressed, sober (I can do it, I swear) ass steps up to the podium at the next Town Hall meeting, they're going to think I'm one of them - because according to the Christian Coalition only godless, thieving, baby-raping-sons-of-bitches would buy a bottle of Pinot Grigio on the Lord's Day. Certainly not long-married, professional college graduates who live in the burbs! Like, say, me for example.
And then I'll remind them that they can't protect their rights by infringing on mine. If Sunday sales become legal in the county in which I live, they still have every right not to buy beer, wine or liquor. It's a win-win. You still have your rights, but now I have mine.
Time to dust off my favorite adjective and say that the future for Sunday liquor sales in Georgia looks....awesome!