This public service announcement urged North Carolina voters to vote against a law giving individual counties the ability to allow "liquor by the drink" (the ability to serve an individual liquor drink). The measure passed in 1978, but even today (2004) some counties in North Carolina forbid the sell of alcohol - including wine and beer - leading some natives to quip that N.C.'s state motto should be "First in Flight, Last in Liquor".
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September 16, 2006 Subject:
Bible Belt Booze Bashing.
That's right folks, you should buy entire bottles or moonshine, not just a single drink at a bar. Not like in that big evil metropolis, Atlanta! They have BARS there! *gasp* Much better to appear squeaky clean, and keep all the alcoholism and incest out of sight! Right Andy? That's right Barney!
January 10, 2006 Subject:
ÂItÂll just increase the number of drinking and driving people we already have!Â
Cutely accented people on the street comment on a liquor-by-the-drink election question. Pretty straight forward here, some looked awfully rehearsed though.
A political ad encouraging people to vote NO to a proposed "liqour by the drink" law. What the heck is "Liqour by the drink" anyhow? I'm not sure but I think it has to do with bars/restaraunts serving alcohol, but it is alright to buy an entire case of beer at the store and get smashed. It is funny how even still today each state has their own backwards laws regarding alcohol purchases (ex, no Sunday purchases, 3.5% beer only allowed in non state stores, ect...).
Reviewer:Wilford B. Wolf
March 19, 2005 Subject:
It's my job to put people on the road
This is a bit of an oddity for the collection, a poliitcal ad. The advertisement consists of four people- a tow truck/gas station attendant, a younger woman, an older woman, and a young man in a car- all saying why they are voting against the "Liquor By The Drink" initiative. The primary reason given is to limit drunk drivers, though one woman states she's been to Atlanta and doesn't want a bar on every street corner. There is something odd about these interviews; they are decidedly stiff and prescripted, though they are probably people they pulled off the street. The decidedly weak reasons against that are given in the spot are probably why the measure passed.
The quality of the print has suffered, now having a decidedly yellow tinge to it.