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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vive la booze?

Well, while some of you were arguing about POTUS's semantics here, a truly historic election was taking place, and the results are in.  Murray, Kentucky is now wet*.  The final result of today's referendum: 2109 YES to 1822 NO.

Speaking as a Murray local and as a YES voter, I have to say that it'll be nice to be able to pick up a six pack at the grocery store.  Somewhat sadly, though, this marks the end of the venerable tradition of Goin' South (i.e. heading down to Tennessee) to get booze.  I expect that the next phase of wrangling will be over city council positions, zoning for the new taverns and package liquor stores, etc.

All of this brings to mind Homer Simpson's classic toast: Here's to alcohol: The cause of -- and solution to -- all the world's problems.

* Of course, this is not a reference to precipitation (which unfortunately cannot be instituted by a local vote) but to the availability of alcohol.

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