State Senator Tom Colapietro is full of suds (and himself).
From the Bristol Press via www.ctcapitolreport.com.
BRISTOL — Though the pressure to drop Connecticut’s ban on Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor is growing, the state senator who has blocked its repeal for years is determined to hold the line for as long as he can.
?If you can’t satisfy your quench for alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday and you need it on Sunday, then you need help,” said state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat.
What an argument. If you believe cola-head’s logic, 90 percent of the country would “need help.” Sure, let’s have a 12-step program for a few hundred million people. So let’s see now, if you can’t satisfy your quench for alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday does that mean anyone who wants Saturday liquor sales needs help? If you you can’t satisfy your quench for alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday does that mean anyone who wants Friday and Saturday sales needs help?
Colapietro was responding to three city mayors, including Bill Finch’s call to open up Sunday sales to generate additional revenue during tough economic times. The liquor lobby is against Sunday sales because gee, that means shop owners would have to work Sunday. Well, don’t open on Sunday if you don’t want to work! If you want to work Sunday close Monday. What a bunch of whiners; cola-head, a former lobbyist, included.
Schiff No Stiff
Peter Schiff, the economic guru who predicted the nation’s financial collapse, is the other Republican running for U.S. Senate. The two leading Republicans, Linda McMahon and former Congressman Rob Simmons, are duking it out for the GOP nomination to challenge presumptive Democratic nominee Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Schiff made an appearance before the Bridgeport Republican Town Committee the other day. He has a lot to say (that makes sense) including criticism of both the Bush and Obama stimulus packages that he says exacerbated the financial bleeding. Check out his remarks here. Schiff is introduced by GOP Town Chair Marc Delmonico.