I obviously took a break from talking about people that have impacted my life and I will continue that either this week while I am on vacation or next week when I return.
But today I wanted to post about where I live. Oconee county is where I stay.(that’s my inner gangster coming out) I like it here a lot. There is no traffic for the most part. There is a stupid new light that actually can add 5 min to a trip. I will spare you the details of what I like and move right to why I am posting.
Alcohol is one of the biggest issues in our town. People do not want restaurants to be able to sell anything other than wine and beer. That’s fine and all but the reasons are insane. The # 1 thing that I keep hearing is that if Liquor comes into Oconee the next thing will be strip clubs and bars(maybe become the breeding ground for young alcoholics like Athens. Yeah I said it, and parents that are cool with their 16 year old drinking and then sending them to UGA, I have seen your boy vomiting downtown in an alley, after a great night of fun. Responsible drinking is not taught.) Back to the strip clubs. Do you or anyone really think that Oconee is really going to get a strip club? The wont even let you build a house that is not on a one acre lot now. Which leads me to he other thing people think at that is: if liquor comes then so do “those people”. If you are not sure who “those people” are they are poor people. There are only 15 houses for sale under 160k. 5 of those are in Watkinsville. There are zero apartment complexes. Zero trailer parks. There are a couple of duplex. There are new cool town houses that start at 219k. the average new home cost 300+. Poor people can’t live here.
So what I am saying Oconee is trying to make itself a country club of people consumed with debt and a false sense righteousness.
I saw the following sign at a church last night and the sign in the back of a car. Please notice the 4 fish on the back of the car. The car sign says “vote no for alcohol”.
That’s my rant for the day.