Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.

8/25/08

Blue Laws

I think the ban of alcohol sales on Sunday in my state of Indiana is ridiculous. Why do we have this law? This outdated law does not benefit anyone. I recently heard someone say that after prohibition was repealed, the law makers at the time made a compromise to the religious "right" by not allowing Sunday sales. I wonder what happens if your priest forgets to buy the blood of jesus on Saturday? If it is true that the ban on Sunday sales of alcohol is for religious reasons, then that law is in violation of the First Amendment, the separation of church and state. In 2007, christmas was on a Tuesday, and you couldn't buy any carry-out alcohol what so ever. To me that is a clear violation of the First Amendment. Why else could you not buy alcohol on that particular Tuesday if not for the anniversary of the birth of a mythological creature. What ever the reason may be, a group called Hoosiers for Beverage Choices is trying to change our laws. Please visit thier website and sign the petition to help change this antiquated law.



Indiana is the only state that discriminates against drug, grocery and convenience store customers by limiting the sale of cold beer to a single segment of the industry (package liquor stores).

This monopoly granted to package liquor stores not only defies common sense but also acts as a hidden tax on consumers- ever wonder why you are required to pay more at a liquor store for cold beer versus the same product warm?

Indiana is one of only fifteen states that completely prohibits the carry-out sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.

Since 2002, thirteen states have repealed laws restricting alcohol sales on Sundays.

Indiana is one of only three states that prohibits retailers from selling alcohol on Sunday yet allows restaurants, taverns and numerous sports and community events to sell alcohol by the drink on Sunday.

Sunday is the 2nd busiest grocery shopping day of the week, yet customers are inconvenienced by Indiana’s antiquated prohibition on Sunday carry-out sales.

Indiana loses tax revenue when Hoosiers that live in bordering communities travel to our neighboring states to purchase alcohol on Sunday.

In recent years, the Indiana General Assembly has passed a law extending the hours that bars, taverns and restaurants can sell alcohol on New Year’s Eve even if it falls on a Sunday and a law allowing carry-out sales on New Year’s Day, yet continues to prohibit carry-out sales on Sunday.

prohibition.jpg picture by djhobby

1 Comment:

Tommy said...

Hey D. I heard today that they are trying to lower the drinking age down to 18? you heard anything on that? ive got my fingers crossed cause now im hopping i dont have to wait as long..lol