Tooling along, in silence because it’s impossible to listen to the radio right now– every commercial break there’s an anti-1183 ad, followed either by the opposition’s ad or the very same ad again.
1183 is the proposal to get the state gov’t out of the business side of selling hard alcohol. I support it, not the least because it’d be nice to not have the state wasting so much fuel to bring EVERYTHING through Seattle. I don’t see how anyone can not be infuriated to know that trucks of liquor drive all the way across the state… in to Seattle… offload at the LCB’s distribution center… and then they can be sent to individual stores, including those that they drove past some 300 miles back.
A digression: when we were in Spokane, the liquor store was always worried that they’d run out of product because of the passes being bad. The manager/main desk guy knew that if folks got mad enough to drive the ten-twenty miles to the Idaho store, he’d lose a lot of business. I’m highly amused about what I’ve observed in the liquor tax– it’s regressive, and massively so. All the folks with money buy massive amounts of liquor when they’re in states where it’s less expensive– I’m talking a case or two of each item in their bar. Lower middle class and down, two gallons of one type is a massive amount.
Here’s the ad that I’m wondering about:
Do it for the children!
It was on a rather libertarian page.
Dang, I hope our state isn’t dumb enough to fall for that. Not much confidence, but I can hope. Maybe the really obvious and open lies the no campaign has been telling will annoy folks into voting yes, who knows.