"Moonshiners" on Discovery channel
LMS

Grand Haven, MI

#21 Dec 9, 2011
Mark wrote:
Frankly, there is no good reason to have the activity illegal. The mountain folk did it to make enough money to pay their taxes to keep their land, and for their own consumption. People brew their own beer and make their own wine, grow their own tobacco...why not make their own hooch?
If you would have comprehended the original poster's intent of this thread, you would know that the issue at hand is not about making hooch. It is questioning whether or not it's a good idea to have a TV show revolving around this particular illegal activity.
And I was wondering when I saw the commercial for the show why anyone would want to be on TV advertising their illegal activity and exposing themselves and all their little tricks to law enforcement via a TV show. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me at all.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#22 Dec 9, 2011
The moonshiner on the show is mentoring his young teenage son into a life of criminal activity. The lesson here is crime is ok as long as you don't get caught. Great lesson for the viewing public. I bet the advertisers are really proud of themselves just reaping the profits from promoting crime.

Where's Andy and Opie when you need em?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#23 Dec 9, 2011
I believe it is about the taxation, not the legality of making the hooch....the guys that chased them, were called, Revenuers.....
Mark

Rockford, MI

#24 Dec 10, 2011
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#25 Dec 12, 2011
Watched a couple episodes of this show.....they haven't broken any laws yet, as far as i can see....the main characters are building a still site, showing how its the water access and outta sight nature that are important....they tell you the ingredients, but not the formula.....they do interview other leading shiners....
LMS

Grand Haven, MI

#26 Dec 12, 2011
Go Blue wrote:
Watched a couple episodes of this show.....they haven't broken any laws yet, as far as i can see....the main characters are building a still site, showing how its the water access and outta sight nature that are important....they tell you the ingredients, but not the formula.....they do interview other leading shiners....
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I wonder if the previews in commercials are just making it looks as if they are showing people breaking the law to get people to watch the show. You know how they can twist the previews to look like one thing and then when you watch it is something completely different.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#27 Dec 12, 2011
Go Blue wrote:
Watched a couple episodes of this show.....they haven't broken any laws yet, as far as i can see....the main characters are building a still site, showing how its the water access and outta sight nature that are important....they tell you the ingredients, but not the formula.....they do interview other leading shiners....
LOL...it's just chock full of vocational, instructional information. Maybe the kid can get extra credit in his chemistry or biology class or take a jug in to school for show and tell or, better yet, dad can go with him for "what does your daddy do" day.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#28 Dec 12, 2011
abranger wrote:
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LOL...it's just chock full of vocational, instructional information. Maybe the kid can get extra credit in his chemistry or biology class or take a jug in to school for show and tell or, better yet, dad can go with him for "what does your daddy do" day.
Like, "Tweekers" the upcoming reality show, about a family that makes crystal meth, together....lol....
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#29 Dec 12, 2011
LMS wrote:
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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I wonder if the previews in commercials are just making it looks as if they are showing people breaking the law to get people to watch the show. You know how they can twist the previews to look like one thing and then when you watch it is something completely different.
They have show on MSNBC, about how large the marijuana culture has gotten in areas of California, most is afoul of state or federal laws...mostly federal.....

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#30 Dec 12, 2011
Looking at shows like this covering moonshining and others covering marijuana growing, it shows that the era of neocon authoritarianism is waning.
These shows are popular because they cover things that should not even be illegal.

Don't like it? Don't watch it.
Don't like it? Don't drink it.
Don't like it? Don't smoke it.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#31 Dec 12, 2011
Yeah, i really thought marijuana, would have been decriminalized, by now......shows how strong the alcohol and tobacco lobbies are....
Mark

Rockford, MI

#32 Dec 12, 2011
I look at laws prohibiting moonshining more like the laws being made right now preventing folks from drinking milk from their cows. Legal to drink milk...legal to drink alcohol... But I knew MJ proponents would jump all over this.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#33 Dec 12, 2011
When i was younger, you could still buy raw milk....cousins lived in SoCal, and they had Altadena Dairy, you could get it there too.....
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#34 Dec 12, 2011
Mark wrote:
I look at laws prohibiting moonshining more like the laws being made right now preventing folks from drinking milk from their cows. Legal to drink milk...legal to drink alcohol... But I knew MJ proponents would jump all over this.
As an MJ proponent I would like to say moonshine laws are ridiculous. I watched football yesterday on TV and during a 3 hour game saw countless TV ads selling shitty, tastless American beer.

More proof that there are laws that have nothing to do with big government looking out for out best interests and everything to do with the interest of big business.
Mark

Rockford, MI

#35 Dec 12, 2011
St Stephen wrote:
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As an MJ proponent I would like to say moonshine laws are ridiculous. I watched football yesterday on TV and during a 3 hour game saw countless TV ads selling shitty, tastless American beer.
More proof that there are laws that have nothing to do with big government looking out for out best interests and everything to do with the interest of big business.
I'm with you on the crappy American beers too. But looking at the beer aisles in Meijer, I'd say so are most people
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#36 Dec 12, 2011
Fake shiners........ The whole show is a scam......

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#37 Dec 12, 2011
Arctic49519 wrote:
Looking at shows like this covering moonshining and others covering marijuana growing, it shows that the era of neocon authoritarianism is waning.
These shows are popular because they cover things that should not even be illegal.
Don't like it? Don't watch it.
Don't like it? Don't drink it.
Don't like it? Don't smoke it.
So, the gist of your argument is that, in your opinion, it should not be illegal, therefore, it's ok to glorify it. Evidently laws that you don't agree with mean nothing to you. The typical lib "never quite got out of the 60's" point of view. YOU are what's wrong with this country.
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#38 Dec 12, 2011
abranger wrote:
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So, the gist of your argument is that, in your opinion, it should not be illegal, therefore, it's ok to glorify it. Evidently laws that you don't agree with mean nothing to you. The typical lib "never quite got out of the 60's" point of view. YOU are what's wrong with this country.
It's a case of punishment fitting the crime. Drug laws have been the biggest violation of civil rights here in America for the past 40 years. Not religion, not gun rights, not any other single issue comes close to the same level of disregard for an individual's rights as an American. Homes raided, innocent people shot and killed, teenagers (with zero record and no criminal past) given life sentences without the possibility of parole for a few sheets of blotter acid!!! Property forfeited, families torn apart, careers ruined and freedoms stolen all so the government can make sure people are controllable and can't think for themselves. Our founding fathers would knock the teeth out of the legislators these days and then send them to the gallows for pissing on Constitution.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#39 Dec 12, 2011
abranger wrote:
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So, the gist of your argument is that, in your opinion, it should not be illegal, therefore, it's ok to glorify it. Evidently laws that you don't agree with mean nothing to you. The typical lib "never quite got out of the 60's" point of view. YOU are what's wrong with this country.
Victimless "crime" between non-violent consenting adults.

We don't have the resources to continue enforcing stupid victimless laws.

The problem is dinosaurs like you can't learn from the history of failure of these laws, and are willing to give early release to child molesters and real criminals in order to make room in prisons for these people.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#40 Dec 12, 2011
Arctic49519 wrote:
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Victimless "crime" between non-violent consenting adults.
Still continuing your fight for incest, eh?

While I don't applaud your cause, I'll certainly applaud your effort.

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