“Here We Go Again” Legalization of Alcohol – Letter to the Editor
8-18-12 *Letter to the Editor*
Here We Go Again
The bulk of sniveling, whining, foot stomping, nose picking, pencil necked, politically correct, Nanny State advocates, and hypocrites are at it again. All kinds of dribble has been written by the anti booze people. Bring the booze to town and all kinds of terrible things will happen. Men will beat their wives, their children their mothers and even grandma. Of course, were they sober, none of this would happen right? Accidents only happen because of Booze. Out of 346 accidents according to the Miami Herald 11 were blamed on Booze, what in God’s green earth caused the remainder? I can only suppose these accidents were just merely accidents? Or was it the Pork chop they just ate. It’s control, some people just need to control everything one does.
I’ve written many articles on this same Booze subject, some in the County have called me a drunk, or one needing a drink. Let’s get this part of the article out of the way. The last time I had a beer was three years ago on the 4th. of July at my home with my wife in 96 degree heat and 90 percent humidity. By the way, I truly enjoyed that beer. The last time I shared a drink other than with my wife at home, was with my friend Tommy Greene. It was 8:PM I was building some firearms when Tommy walked in and offered me a drink of “Irish Whisky” Ya gotta love the man. Tommy and I sat together sharing a couple of drinks and repaired all of the worlds problems, two hours later Tommy walked out and went home. Anybody ever see Tommy Green sit down and talk for two hours? I didn’t think so. We bonded that evening, and we became friends. I would give the remainder of my life, for just another hour shared like that evening with Tommy, it was that enjoyable.
We need jobs in this County, I read where we had 8.6% percent unemployment rate in Madison County a few weeks ago, that figure has now been changed to 10.6%. Well, we all know that’s a bunch of crap, It’s really closer to 30%. We have hundreds of people in Madison County that have never, ever, looked for a job, much less actually worked a job, well, other than uploading and downloading babies, and these people are not included in either of these figures.
Now! please understand, Booze will not bring in baskets of hundred dollar bills by itself. However, it will bring in some adult entertainment, perhaps enticing other businesses to our town. Yes, I’ve been to bars. I’ve been to bars located in Hotels, Restaurants, Sports bars etc. These are the places where business is often times finished. I’ve taken orders worth hundreds of thousands of dollars written on the back of a napkin in these same bars. However, bars are not what I’m trying to bring up. Business Men/Women need a place to go after the day’s work going over the day’s accomplishments, planning a five or ten year program. Some call this entertainment, some call it bonding. I have never seen anyone intoxicated, at these business gatherings, ever.
We talk of bringing in tourists to Madison, well, we may get a handful or so at times doing a little fishing and or hunting, but by large, tourists go to Disney, they don’t come to Madison. By the way, a traveler stopping on the Interstate does not make them a tourist they only pay the tourist tax. We have a gaggle of people in Madison trying to figure a way to bring in tourists, my question is “what will they do when they get here?” We are very proud of our (Four Freedom) however, drive 50 yards out of the County and no one has a clue as to what we’re talking about. What we need are manufacturing jobs, would we invest more time enticing manufactures instead of tourists, we may prosper somewhat. Manufacturers need to keep their employees happy, and that ladies and gentlemen takes a little adult entertainment.
There are hundreds of businesses all over California, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and other States that are unhappy with where they are, due to being taxed to death and Union problems. Perhaps with a little enticement, a little encouragement, and a little push in the right direction one would move to our County and bring in good paying jobs? Texas has enticed hundreds of businesses to their state, why can’t we do that also? On August 28th, the people of this County can either move to the 21st. Century or stay in the 19th. Century. The choice is now ours for the first time in years. Just think, some of you elders, preachers, and those that are at our churches the moment the doors open then act asinine the moment they leave would no longer have to go out of town to get their booze either.
Yes is how I will vote, how about you?