The Democrats are coming! The Democrats are coming!
And they tend to get Kennedy-quality thirsty.
Hey, Democrats have money, unlike the rest of the local peasants (ironically due to these Democrats),
so my self-congratulating, sycophantic legislature
rolled over to a special interest group came to their rescue.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Adding a twist to blue laws in an increasingly red state, North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature is toasting a measure intended to keep the booze flowing at the Democratic National Convention. [T]he state’s government-run liquor stores are closed Sundays and for the Monday holiday, presenting a potential problem for bars, restaurants and hotels needing to replenish depleted alcohol stocks.
To the rescue is a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Raleigh sponsoring a bill to keep the Alcoholic Beverage Control stores in Mecklenburg County, which includes Charlotte, open for Labor Day 2012. … “This legislation helps North Carolina be a good host,” said [Gov *spit*] Perdue, who is co-chair of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.
The measure will help small businesses capitalize on an important opportunity for an economic boost. “For us, it’s strictly a customer service issue,” … “It’s always a good thing when you can have access to liquor,” [a saloon owner] said.
Re: “It’s always a good thing when you can have access to liquor”
Yeah, especially with Democrats around.
Evidently, an economic boost would not be expected for us peasants during the rest of the year in the rest of the State.
(What? Well, yeah, no, I don’t think it’s merely greed greed. I think they legitimately don’t want a bunch’a angry DT-afflicted Democrats rampagin’. I mean, geeze, it’s not just another NASCAR holiday weekend.)
On the other hand, it’s good to know all the other legislative issues here in NC have been settled.