Thursday, October 09, 2003
Feeling Blue: A couple of weeks ago, with some visitors in town for the weekend, we ran out of beer on a Sunday. Of course, in Massachusetts, you can't really buy beer, wine, or liquor (hereinafter, booze) on a Sunday. There are ticky-tacky exemptions, but suffice to say that my drive to an exempt store would be about the same as my drive to a neighboring state. As it turned out, our guests were happy to drink something else. Now comes word that the state assembly, which is perpetually considering the idea dropping the ban, has upheld it once more, and by a pretty wide margin -- 81-63 -- in a state house dominated by Democrats. Can you blame me if I'm starting to believe the Democrats are no longer of any use whatsoever?