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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:38 PM
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Poll question: Are there any dry counties in your state?
Edited on Wed Sep-22-04 11:45 PM by elperromagico
For those not in the know: A dry county is any county where alcohol cannot be sold.

We have a few of them here in Arkansas. The college I went to was in a dry county, which is just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of... :P

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:40 PM
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1. Yeah and Georgia has counties with wierd laws like you have to turn your
back to the bar to do a shot in Calhoun County.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:41 PM
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2. Yes
Last I checked, Holmes county was (mostly Amish people live there). I went there for a weekend at a B&B and headed over to the gas station for fuel and beer - was told I would have to drive to another county for the beer.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:43 PM
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6. I used to go to a service station while at college,
and one night this guy came in, looked around, and then said to me "Where's the beer?" I had to explain that beer wasn't sold in that county - that he'd have to drive about 40 minutes to get booze. I felt sorry for the guy, but at the same time I found the situation rather amusing.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:45 PM
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8. Damn shame
You could have kept some under the counter and turned a sweet profit :)
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:42 PM
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3. I'm personally makin sure Los Angeles County is nice and wet....
:-P

Hope that don't get me in trouble...
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:42 PM
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4. There are dry towns, but not counties
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:45 PM
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10. I've added a poll option for that.
:hi:
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:52 PM
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16. Did you know Jesus actually drank grape juice?
He didn't drink wine. I've actually heard that! The one time they don't take the Bible literally.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:55 PM
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17. The Bible says nothing, IIRC, about drinking being evil.
It only talks about drinking to intoxication. Paul even advised Timothy to drink wine to settle his stomach.
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theshadow Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:42 PM
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5. No dry counties...
... and only one dry community left in Wisconsin: Ephriam, on the Door Peninsula (big touristy area).
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theshadow Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:44 PM
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7. While we're on the subject....
... do some states limit liquor sales to state-owned stores?
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:47 PM
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12. I really don't know.
:shrug:
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:45 PM
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9. I live in one.
What a drag. Fortunatelly I live half a mile from the nearest wet county.
My county is missing alot of revenue.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:47 PM
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11. Aye, but it keeps the county "moral."
:eyes:
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:50 PM
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13. damn you elperromagico!
i just don't know.

now that i've voted though, i think i'll have a drink.

:toast:
dp
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:52 PM
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15. Cheers!
Enjoy your night.

:toast:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:51 PM
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14. Dry towns exist in Massachusetts.
Edited on Wed Sep-22-04 11:51 PM by Cobalt Violet
But I cant think of many.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 11:58 PM
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18. Arizona
I believe most Indian Reservations here are dry, not all though.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 12:00 AM
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19. I go to school on a dry campus...
and it really sucks! However if you and everyone in your apartment is over 21 then you can have alcohol (it does suck to be the oldest sometimes)...but only small quantities. But we find ways to get around it :P
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 12:15 AM
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20. I live in Texas, and most of the counties are partially or completely dry.
The town I live in is 1/2 wet, 1/2 dry. I have no idea why. :shrug:
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bratcatinok Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 01:46 AM
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23. I've lived in Houston, San Antonio, Austin,
Dallas and Ft. Worth. The only city that is dry are parts of Dallas. You used to have to go over the bridge to Oak Cliff in order to buy liquor. Now a number of the suburban cities (like Addison) are wet.

Which counties have you found to be dry?
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 12:43 AM
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21. Dry cities or dry districts
It's extremely hard to have a dry area in Chicago, many of the bars here are open until 4:00AM and they even give us all an extra hour to drink on Saturdays! :D
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 12:51 AM
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22. Well my homestate is one of the most Irish-Catholic in the country
of course there are no dry counties in Massachusetts. I don't know about Florida, where I go to school.
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