Friday, August 16, 2013

City of Brandon Votes on Liquor By the Glass

The City of Brandon goes to the polls Tuesday, August 20, to vote on whether to allow liquor by the glass to be sold at area restaurants.  Here is a Facebook Page set up by the group Better Brandon Now.

Mayor Lee's quote on the issue sounds like something from The Onion:  "I am middle-of-the-road, because of the people I engaged with as I began my process of running for office was if I talked to 10 people, I will find four of those who are adamantly against, four of those are going to be adamantly for, and you got two in the middle that are going to be middle-of-the-road. So that's my position on it," said Mayor Butch Lee.

Do we have predictions on whether it will pass, readers?


Anonymous said...

Sure it will pass. Common sense, moral character, and community pride is no longer a factor among those same folks who will greet you at the Church steps with a smile and encourage you to give your heart and soul to Jesus.
Oh, don't waste anytime telling me about how God doesn't mind. Only those with a guilt trip will speak up.
I just wonder how your referendum will go when you try to convince God it's all about "growth".

Anonymous said...

And Jesus took the cup and said "take, drink of this grape juice...."

Anonymous said...

And Jesus turned the water into Welch's....

Anonymous said...

That's the crutch that the guilty always use. Especially when they don't know the real answer. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

Seems strange that any conservative would be against human liberty to control their own brain chemistry.

Anonymous said...

August 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Not sure why democrats believe it acceptable to endanger the public with poor decisions.
Or is this another "it's my body" argument.

Anonymous said...

Not one word in the Bible teaches abstinence from alcohol.

The Bible has many passages that advocate drinking alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Then explain why the church and church head are so strongly against this passing?

By the way, if there is nothing wrong with it, then next Sunday, take & consume a bottle of Jack during Sunday services.

You must be using one of those "I'll do it my way" Bible.
Here is MORE than one word.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lee's comment is reminiscent of Judge Soggy Sweat's "Whiskey Speech."

Anonymous said...

@ 12:05

When one reads the link you offered, it is clear that abstinence is not taught. There is reference to alcohol abuse, but not alcohol use.

The "church" is not "strongly against this passing." Only some Baptists seeking publicity.

Remember Paul telling Timothy, "No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments."

And the old testament clearly prescribes drinking alcohol when you have the blues.

But the main point is that your "best argument" website DOES NOT advocate abstinence. Only moderation.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a few folks are trying hard to justify an awkward decision. Like when a 6 year old uses the excuse, "well, little Johnny did it".

So, who will partake of their strong drink during Sunday service? Remember, Paul advised it. Now, you have no excuse for not going to church because you don't good.

Anonymous said...

that should have read
"you have no excuse for not going to church because you don't feel good."

(Can you edit?)

Anonymous said...

@ 5:52

I can't understand anything in your post.

What is the "awkward decision?"

Seriously devout Christians always drink real wine with communion. So what does the question about "strong drink" at church mean?

Anonymous said...


I can't understand anything that you can't understand.

What is "Seriously devout Christians always drink real wine with communion"?

As if after Church service, they all go down to the local pub and tie one on.

So what does
seriously devout" mean?

Anonymous said...

Whew, there's a bunch of judgement in this post.

On both sides of the aisle.