Sorry I’ve been quite remiss about keeping this site up to date, but I was a bit discouraged after Hartselle passed up on the chance to join the first half of the 20th century when they extended our alcohol prohibition by a vote of 3158-2691 in November, 2010. For folks from outside of the deep south reading this, there truly are places where alcohol sales are still banned by law. At least they don’t use the ducking stool around here for scolding women, else around half the people who’ve told me that Hartselle should remain dry would have been subjected to this archaic public humiliation and punishment.
A reporter called me today inquiring about this site, so I guess I’ve sort of been shamed into bringing it up to speed again.
To begin, there will likely be a new wet/dry vote coming up this year in Hartselle. On the very positive side of things, I’ve attended several local meetings and it seems that folks in town will end up collecting enough signatures to place the issue on the local ballot. Additionally, one supportive organization has a website, using a quite appropriate domain name: GrowHartselle.com. Be sure to check them out.
On the negative side, I suspect the same moral busybodies will be out there again, too. They will likely be twisting Bible verses into such bizarre formats that the original writers wouldn’t even recognize their own words. As an example one teetotaling organization within Alabama provides, their view on a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages stems from this verse: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”
Never fear, these insolent little dictator wannabes will be campaigning soon enough. As a reminder of how amoral these moralists can be, I’ve included a photograph of a real billboard opponents of the modern era used in the November 2002 Hartselle wet/dry vote. This is the mindset we are up against, folks.
In the meantime, I’ll try to keep this site current so please feel free to stop by and join in the fun any time you like. Hopefully with a glass of your favorite adult beverage close at hand.