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Discussion in 'Military History' started by C.Evans, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Hilts

    Hilts Member

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    Ahhh! Jack Daniels!! :)

    I'm a Tennessee Squire! I have a square foot of Land in Lynchburg and some great glasses and stuff as well!!

    Mind you, I'm also enrolled with
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    They sent me a great bandana for the bike! I do enjoy 'Rebel Yell' but it's tricky to get over here!!
     

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  2. Victor Gomez

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    Thanks for the honor Mr. Evans,---and Ulithi I once felt that way but over the years I have learned many in those Lone Star States are the very best after they realize our struggles here in New Mexico so I have concluded we are better off if they come and learn more about our great state. I am hoping there will be enough celebration to bring in many for our centennial. I think it was stated in fun but there are many very sensitive to those old rivals. Amongst those that re-enact are many that "act" the parts and attitudes, and must be taken with a grain of salt when they make their boisterous claims. It is now all in fun and a byproduct is the educated realizations. I for one remember a day when you could not find Glorietta Pass and Valverde in most textbooks in this state. Oh I got thirsty, and other things staring at the beer and bourbon pics and I don't even drink much. Wife would be upset if I admitted I keep some Seagram's to medicinalize some of the greasy spoon foods and parking lot burrito stands I should have kept away from.(it stays hidden in the back of the refrigerator) I'll point out I was unable to secure a doctor for my ailments locally because none were accepting new patients and the two I had before have moved away. My only available care now is with a physicians assistant. That is the state of health care when you may live in the rurals of New Mexico these days but looking at what you guys meet in the beer bars it is a good thing God put me here in the rurals.
     
  3. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Bad news Squire Hilts, if you ever decide to visit your Tennessee land holdings you won't be able to buy your favorite Tennessee whisky where it's made. Lynchburg is in a dry county.:headbash:
     
  4. Jaeger

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    Dry county ? the things you do in the new world...
     
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    How true....how true.... doesn't make a lot of sense now does it?:confused:
     
  6. Hilts

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    You lot and your Prohibition.............................Land of the Free and home of the sober!!

    :p :p :p
     
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    Haha yeah yer my teacher Sir! Lucky that yer not spewed them on the puter, that makes yer keyboard sticky! LOL

    Thanks Carl, yes thats a great stuff to learn. At History Channel they show up with a series of the Civil war, i have to watch them.
     
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    Dang, i have to hide away my sisters! I told them often that this will get them into big troubles with some uncles............:D;)
     
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    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    There are some odd ones in Texas as well. Some counties are "dry" (no alcohol legal), some are "damp" (some beer and wine, no hard stuff), and some are "wet" (anything goes). There is one city I ran across when driving OTR which was most bizarre. The truck stop I pulled into was "dry", but across the little stream that cut the town in half, it was "damp". So I walked across the bridge and had a brew. Too weird.
     
  10. GRW

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    Blast from the past there; think the last 'dry' town in Scotland was Kilsyth from 1920, which became 'wet' in the '60s.
    History of Kilsyth Scotland
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Ocean City, New Jersey, a resort town, is dry. No alcohol may be sold in the town. Just across the bridge, in Somers Point, there are all manner of liquor stores. Until the 1970s, there were also Sunday Blue Laws in effect. The only thing allowed to be open were restaurants. My wife's family went there every summer until the 90s.
     
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    I had forgotten about some of those "Blue Laws". In North Dakota (the only state I'm aware of), Good Friday is a dry day and no alcohol can be sold state wide. I was in Jamestown N.D. as the Easter weekend approached before I ever knew of that little "hiccup" in having a brew over the weekend.
     
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    The county I live in, Waller, is damp, but when I moved here in '92 I believe it was dry. We had Private 'Member only' drinking clubs until we became 'damp'. They have since closed since we became damp.
     
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    And just out of curiosity, what exactly do laws like that accomplish? Kids drive over the county line, get drunk or buy booze and then either drive home drunk or drive home trying to hide the booze. The county loses the "tax", endangers the people, and gains nothing at all. Well perhaps the "I'm Holier than thou" idea that human behavior can be regulated by laws, and make the "criminal" element more wealthy by selling "illegal" (and dangerous) substances justifies it.

    What a waste of effort and tax dollars.
     
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    In our case it was 50 feet over the line, about a mile and half from Waller city hall. Then again we sell fireworks to people across the Harris (Houston) county line because they are illegal in that county. I moved to Texas in 1980 from just outside Chicago IL, and was amazed by the blue laws in force (much more strict then). The rural south was DEEP in the bible belt, and the southern churches were very powerfull in the past, but times are slowly but steadily changing.
     
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    Damp, I've not heard that term before.:eyebrows: Learned something today! Well the county I live in is damp, Walker County Georgia, a couple miles up the road is Chattanooga in Hamilton County Tennessee, it's wet. Now Georgia doesn't allow beer sales on Sunday, "blue laws". Hamilton County you can buy beer on sunday but no liquor. They used to have blue laws in Chattanooga, no stores could open before noon on Sunday except for convenience stores. I always thought it strange that on Sunday mornings you could buy beer at the convenience store but not milk at the grocery store (because it was closed). That changed a few years ago.
    Now as far as Lynchburg, just a few minutes up I-75 is Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, wet, 30 minutes further on is Davidson County and Nashville, wet++. Now you can find any kind of trouble you want in Nashville and quite a few kinds you don't want.
     
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    Until the early '70s in Scotland, only hotels were open on Sundays, and you could only buy alcohol if you were a resident in them, or could prove you were a bona fide traveller from outside the immediate area, ie show them a bus/rail ticket!
     
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    I've never heard the term "damp" when referring to booze free zones either. Here in Louisiana, there are dry parishes (we have parishes, not counties) and towns, which means no booze. Most of them are up in North Louisiana where the Baptists run everything though. Some places are wet but still have blue laws in effect on Sunday until noon, some all day. Some places that have the blue laws allow restaurants to serve alcohol if food is served, so all you have to do is order some fries and get ripped to sh1t!

    Someone mentioned Prohibition earlier, and FYI it was never enforced in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Just the breweries shut down, at least on paper. The rest was business as usual.
     
  19. C.Evans

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    Hi Hiltz, thank you for the link and ill visit there soon as my cat wakes up gets off my left arm and my laap. typinf one fingered bites the big tumbleweed :))
     
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    As you know I was born in Baton Rouge. I've never spent anytime in the northern part of the state, but there definately isn't any lack of drinking from your AO on south! Parishes are a Catholic thing, my aunt, late uncle, and all my cousins down in Baton Rouge and French Settlement are Catholic. You're right about the Southern Baptists they are a strange lot and force their ideas upon everyone else. My dad is Methodist, my mom Southern Baptist. When I was little I attended both churches on alternating weeks. I was baptised in the Methodist Church (sprinkled). My dad goes off to Vietnam and my mom's sister convinces her that I hadn't really been baptised so they take me down to the Baptist Church and have me dunked! WTF! The weird thing is I went to both churches for years, and I really didn't see more than very minor differences, one group was just more pushy than the other.

    You'll enjoy this story Bobby and can probably relate. We were issued dog tags and there was always a second set maintained in your Service Record Book in a little manila envelope (I think Army nomenclature is 201 file). Anyway, mine always said "protestant". So I'm at Ft. Benning going through Jump School and one day they tell us to get in line we're going to get new dogtags. I had mine, so I thought it a bit ignorant and a great waste of time. So I've been standing in line forever and when I get up to the table where the admin Sgt. is filling out the forms to get new tags, he asks for my information. I give him everything correctly until we get to the religion part and I answer Pagan. He stops, looks up at me and says "O.K. smart azz what's your REAL religion". I said, "Pagan. Look it up SFC, the Army now recognizes it as a religion. There just aren't a lot of us around anymore because it's getting harder and harder to find virgins". He recorded pagan on the form and I went on my way. The day before our first jump, they had a formation to hand out new dog tags. When the same SFC stopped in front of me to give me my new tags, I said "That's O.K. SFC I have mine", I pulled them out and showed them to him. They had been giving everyone else the new tags but not collecting the old ones. He said, "I remember you smart azz, give me your old tags and put these on". "But SFC, there's a slight misunderstanding here". My freakin' new tags actually had "Pagan" on the religion line, they'd taken my old ones and you couldn't jump without having your tags on. Everyone is nervous before their first jump and now I was sure I was going to burn in and die. How do you pray? "Sorry, God I'm a freakin' moron! Just make it quick and not too painful!" I still have those tags and keep them on my truck key ring to remind me of unintended consequences.
     

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