Is Utah turning into Saudi Arabia?

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    Whats up with all their wierd liquor laws? let the people drink.

    No More Happy Hour Ever! How Utah Just Got to Be an Even Drier State

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    Read more: Utah: Happy Hour Dries Up as the State Bans Drink Specials - TIME
     
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    They got polygamy and sand. No camels or oil though.
     
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    Did Utah already adopt Shariah law?
     
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    We have some similar laws here in PA as well. You can only buy liquor in state owned stores (aside from bars and restaurants). And because those stores are closed on Sunday you have to plan ahead, which apparently is too difficult for some people who want the stores opened 7 days a week.

    I don't drink very often but the last time I went into one of those places there was a young man and an older woman behind the counter who looked like total burnouts.

    After looking around for my favorite beer (Kirin and Sapporo) and not finding it I asked the woman: "You have any Japanese beer?"

    She replied "Uh, we have Lowenbrau".

    I said "I think that's German beer? Where do you keep your imported stuff?"

    "What"?

    Yeah I'm not missing happy hour. :lol:
     
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    Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church around 1890. The groups you see calling themselves Mormons and practicing polygamy are not sanctioned by the Church.

    I'm not a Mormon but my Dad and his wife are.
     
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    One thing I liked about being in California, you could find Japanese beer pretty much everywhere and even some Chinese beers, Tsingtao I think. They sell liquor everywhere in Cali, even in Walmart, Foods Co and Target.
     
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    I have to think their skiing tourism will feel an effect from this.
     
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    You got that right Si Modo. I'll be scratching that area off my travel list.
     
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    Places that don't allow alcohol make very poor travel destinations.
     
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    State regulation of alcoholic beverages is permitted under the 21st amendment

    "The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."

    This has been interpreted as state and county/city control over the ability to sell or buy spirits and beer.

    From that you get this:

    List of alcohol laws of the United States by state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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