Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday morning sale of alcohol stumbles in state Assembly - City & Region - The Buffalo News

     The caucus that favors unrestricted access to late term abortion thinks having a beer in a tavern or a golf course clubhouse on Sunday morning is wrong.
     Democrats in the Assembly are blocking changes to the ABC law to allow Sunday morning sale of drinks in bars and restaurants.
     They use excuses like Sunday is a day of rest and people who want to work shouldn't be able to.
      For some Assembly Democrats it's still 1934 when the current law was passed at the urging of clergy.
       When I read this story in the Buffalo News, I just wanted to announce my candidacy for Assembly.
       Sunday morning sale of alcohol stumbles in state Assembly - City & Region - The Buffalo News

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could smack down Addie with ease. I for one would donate cash to your election.

Anonymous said...

There is no way you could run for our Assembly seat. You would look terrible in a maid's outfit. And I doubt the NYC boys would want anything to do with you.

hermit thrush said...

have to agree with you on this one, jeff.

Anonymous said...

You would have to beat her in a primary first.
No way you would pass yourself as a republican. Byrne would have a better shot of pulling off that lie.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, considering that democrats are by far, much less religious than republicans. There clearly is some other addenda here that is not being reported.

Anonymous said...

You'd get your ass handed to you Jeff. Don't bother.

Anonymous said...

You could only run in the party you are registered in. No one can win off the Conservative line along, although I think you would get decent numbers.

Anonymous said...

Need a campaign manager?

Anonymous said...

On this issue, I am in total agreement with you.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you run on a platform of scrapping all the laws that are cluttering up the books that don't accomplish a damn thing?I bet a quick scan through them could identify a lot we could do without.

Anonymous said...

6:00pm, How many laws did he repeal during his long career as Mayor? Graham didn't even try to help Jake and his fence. "Rules are rules", was the attitude.

Jeff Graham said...

600 Got rid of parking meters, eliminated the multi tier water rates that favored golf club owners, and deregulated taxis. I didn't support the thousands spend on Jake but on issues like fences and front yard parking I could never get support for change...
I see no prospect for change under the current council who are committed regulators.
Could I have done better ? Perhaps but fighting an obstinate and all powerful bureaucracy isn't as easy as it looks.

Anonymous said...

Part of being a successful politician is gaining support of other decision makers, yet you've said yourself many times you were unsuccessful at that on several issues.

Anonymous said...

Good job mayor on the parking meters and the taxis.
Although your view on water rates is 100% wrong. There is nothing in the world you can't buy cheaper when you buy in larger quantities. The exception is something like municipal water, where the govenrment is selling and/or regulating the price. That is the one time when the dealer pays sticker price. It is actually the golf courses, industrial and commercial users, who are subsidizing the rest of the users.

You said a comment that made sense the other day about voting for the freebies for the church. You said it should not have been voted on unless it was thought it would pass. But it is also good to put politicians on record voting for and against things, even if they don't pass.

When you were in office, you could have drawn up all the resolutions you wanted and forced a vote. I suspect it would have paid off as time went on. I think you should do that when you get the job back in 3.5 years.