A bridge too far.

 

Dear Pennsylvania,

It was with great sadness that I read the recent news reports from your state. I can only imagine the confusion, the shock, and yes… the absolute horror that this announcement brought.

If there’s anything I can do to help your devastated citizens who will struggle during this time of crisis, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Yours most sincerely,

River

 

No. I didn’t send that letter…. but I should.

I should, because I just discovered this:

 

Pennsylvania closes all state liquor stores indefinitely

All Pennsylvania state liquor stores and licensee service centers will close indefinitely tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced.

“This was a tremendously difficult decision to make, and we understand the disruption our store closures will have on consumers and licensees across the commonwealth,” Board Chairman Tim Holden said in a statement.

Holden continued:

“But in these uncertain and unprecedented times, the public health crisis and mitigation effort must take priority over the sale of wine and spirits, as the health and safety of our employees and communities is paramount.”

The liquor control board handles all beverage alcohol distribution in Pennsylvania, operating nearly 600 wine and spirits stores statewide. It licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers, according to the statement.

 

 

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Pennsylvania?

You have my deepest sympathies.

 

29 thoughts on “A bridge too far.”

  1. Well, are they prepared for people to go into detox and fill hospital beds? Those are the worst patients too–lots of monitoring, huge fall risks, and they usually have strong personalities that make your day worse. It’s the second and third order effects the government might not be considering!

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  2. Someone posted a video of our governor saying he was going to close the liquor stores the next day. I sent the video to hubby and then quickly left the room when he opened it. As I stood in the kitchen I hear, “I hate you!” I’d Rickrolled him. 😂

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  3. OMG
    I read the other day that in some places, alcohol and tobacco will not be sold. I was all oh wow, the domestic violence…
    Alcohol weakens the immune system, but umm, even immuno-compromised me enjoys a cocktail! Oof. Poor Pennsylvania

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