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'Jerome T. Gandy' candidly rants on Russell Co, KY wet-dry

The following rant was recently posted on the Facebook page of 'Jerome T. Gandy' and is republished here with permission.
Comments welcome from either side

By 'Jerome T. Gandy'
Personal opinions of the writer

The current edition of the Times-Journal carried a fair amount of huffery, puffery, blathering, and bleating from the "Baptists and bootleggers" contingent (

It's been my observation that virtually without fail, the most raucous and most contentious "voices" of any dry coalition are composed of
- 1) local self-interest (the bootleggers);
- 2) outside self-interest (alcohol retailers in nearby counties and cities who don't want to lose sales);
- 3) the hypocrites (the "good Christians" who rant and rail and gnash their teeth and wail over local alcohol sales but have no problem driving to Bowling Green, C-ville, Somerset, Glasgow, or the greater Burnside metroplex to enjoy an adult beverage (or two.....or three...) and possibly bringing a wee dram home for later; and
- 4) the preachers, who apparently are terrified the collection plate might be a dollar lighter or that they might lose an infinitesimal amount of control over the flock should alcohol become legally available.
Above was written in regard to the wet/dry election to be held in Russell County one week from today- Tuesday, January 19, 2016. - 'Jerome T. Gandy

This story was posted on 2016-01-12 06:53:45
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