BREAKING NEWS: Hudsonville voters rep...

BREAKING NEWS: Hudsonville voters repeal alcohol sales ban

There are 51 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Nov 6, 2007, titled BREAKING NEWS: Hudsonville voters repeal alcohol sales ban. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Hudsonville - Voters Tuesday approved a measure to repeal the city's 125-year-old ban on alcohol sales.

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Neko

United States

#1 Nov 6, 2007
Another unamerican law repealed!

Hurray for freedom and liberty!

Now the drinking age needs to be returned to 18...

If you are old enough to die in a war then I should be able to buy you a beer!

Those MADD mothers need to pack up and GO BACK TO GERMANY!

“Hoping to see some good news”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#2 Nov 6, 2007
Neko you idiot MADD stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving....

Are you saying you support Drunk Driving?

Since: Oct 07

Encino, CA

#3 Nov 6, 2007
EXCELLENT!

About time!
USA

Holland, MI

#4 Nov 6, 2007
Neko wrote:
Another unamerican law repealed!
Hurray for freedom and liberty!
Now the drinking age needs to be returned to 18...
If you are old enough to die in a war then I should be able to buy you a beer!
Those MADD mothers need to pack up and GO BACK TO GERMANY!
Neko is the most angry unhappy person on earth.
your not even 21 yet, no freaking wonder your head is so far up your arse.
reggie

AOL

#5 Nov 7, 2007
Many other types of businesses have already left downtown Hudsonville. How is lifting a ban on the sale of booze going to revive it? Independent bars and liquor dealers in areas where alcohol sales are allowed are struggling against big chain operations just like so many other types of business. I hope some one has a vision for that community, but right now it looks like too little, too late.
maureenlee

Kalamazoo, MI

#6 Nov 7, 2007
I am so relieved there are going to be even more drunks on the road. Like Wood tv says--"DRink UP!
parent

Rockford, MI

#7 Nov 7, 2007
I think Neko gets his kicks on this site,Lets not feed his little brain by making commets back to him ! Hope he never has a child hit and killed by a drunk driver,Support The MADD of America.And we can only hope Neko leaves for Germany ,Sorry Gremany
Beth

Grand Haven, MI

#8 Nov 7, 2007
With the Rivertown area just minutes away I seriously doubt this will revive Hudsonville any quicker than it is going to revive Zeeland.
Jim in Mears

United States

#9 Nov 7, 2007
When one of the people who voted for this proposal has a loved one or friend who dies because of drinking, they can point the finger at themselves for being a part of the problem. Drinking is a HUGE cause of many of our problems in our society. How many times do you hear on TV13 about an accident, shooting, rape or domestic violence that "alcohol was involved"? Way more than 50% of the time. If the truth were known I dare say that at least 75% of the people who drink will get themselves in trouble at least once in their lives, and many do it over and over and over again. Ask any police officer how much of their work is related to alcohol. The truth is we would need fewer police men and women if there was no such thing as alcohol. This society is on a fast track to hell and alcohol keeps the slide slippery.
Jim in Mears

United States

#10 Nov 7, 2007
The word not printed above is the word h e l l.
Mark

Grand Haven, MI

#11 Nov 7, 2007
Alcohol provides job security for many people.......cops, rehab workers, hospitals, distillers, jail guards, etc. Drink up, my livelyhood depends on it.

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#12 Nov 7, 2007
Jim in Mears wrote:
When one of the people who voted for this proposal has a loved one or friend who dies because of drinking, they can point the finger at themselves for being a part of the problem. Drinking is a HUGE cause of many of our problems in our society. How many times do you hear on TV13 about an accident, shooting, rape or domestic violence that "alcohol was involved"? Way more than 50% of the time. If the truth were known I dare say that at least 75% of the people who drink will get themselves in trouble at least once in their lives, and many do it over and over and over again. Ask any police officer how much of their work is related to alcohol. The truth is we would need fewer police men and women if there was no such thing as alcohol. This society is on a fast track to hell and alcohol keeps the slide slippery.
We wouldn't need fewer police if there was no such thing as alcohol. They tried that in the 20's and look what happened then. Even without alcohol, we would still have accidents, domestic violence and shootings. Yes, the numbers would most likely go down without it, but they would still be there. The world would NOT suddenly change for the better without it. It would just open up the black market again and give the mob something else to control.

There are plenty of people who are responsible with their drinking. Mr. Neecer and I choose who gets to drink and who has to drive and we take turns with it. It's not that difficult to be responsible, but don't lump everyone that drinks into the 'drunk driver' catagory. That's simply not true.

This is not the first time it's come up for a vote in Hudsonville. I remember last time, there was a gentleman who wanted to open a resturant/banquet center there but knew it was going to be hard to stay open without the liquor license.

Don't you think this will also help Hudsonville a bit? No one will have to leave t.own to buy their alcohol. That will bring in a bit of revenue for them. Oh, and the revenue from applying and maintaining liquor licenses. Hudsonville still gets to decide who they are going to issue a liquor license to. It's not just an automatic thing to get one.
EmmaRae

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Nov 7, 2007
neecer wrote:
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We wouldn't need fewer police if there was no such thing as alcohol. They tried that in the 20's and look what happened then. Even without alcohol, we would still have accidents, domestic violence and shootings. Yes, the numbers would most likely go down without it, but they would still be there. The world would NOT suddenly change for the better without it. It would just open up the black market again and give the mob something else to control.
There are plenty of people who are responsible with their drinking. Mr. Neecer and I choose who gets to drink and who has to drive and we take turns with it. It's not that difficult to be responsible, but don't lump everyone that drinks into the 'drunk driver' catagory. That's simply not true.
This is not the first time it's come up for a vote in Hudsonville. I remember last time, there was a gentleman who wanted to open a resturant/banquet center there but knew it was going to be hard to stay open without the liquor license.
Don't you think this will also help Hudsonville a bit? No one will have to leave t.own to buy their alcohol. That will bring in a bit of revenue for them. Oh, and the revenue from applying and maintaining liquor licenses. Hudsonville still gets to decide who they are going to issue a liquor license to. It's not just an automatic thing to get one.
Way to go Neecer. I live in Hudsonville and think this is long over due. There is nothing wrong with having a cocktail at dinner and like you said a lot of people are responsible when they drink and the people that arn't already have the places they go to. I don't think that will be an issue in Hudsonville.
Kim

Detroit, MI

#16 Nov 7, 2007
EmmaRae wrote:
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Way to go Neecer. I live in Hudsonville and think this is long over due. There is nothing wrong with having a cocktail at dinner and like you said a lot of people are responsible when they drink and the people that arn't already have the places they go to. I don't think that will be an issue in Hudsonville.
I agree as well. Not everybody is a drunk and who is to day that people in Hudsonville don't buy alchohol or beer and have it at home anyhow? IT can help bring business there.
Jerrod

Grand Haven, MI

#17 Nov 7, 2007
Party time in Hudsonville now, baby!!
Zeeland Republican

La Crosse, WI

#18 Nov 7, 2007
Oh cut the cr ap. Just like the other idiots in Zeeland "Oh YEAH, We're gonna have an applebee's and nice family drinking establishments in Zeeland" Bull!!! Zeeland is Zeeland. The only person it'll help is Vitales so all the softball players can get SCHLITZED after their ball game. Then drive home. Hudsonville is no different. Oh, I need to have a coctail with my dinner. Is this some type of social step I missed in my childhood, or were these folks brought up in a drunk, alcohol serving community. My BIGGEST regret is that there are 7,000 residents in hudsonville and maybe 1500 voted. That is one of the biggest trajedy's

Since: Oct 07

Big Rapids, MI

#19 Nov 7, 2007
I wonder if you're going to see Creme De Mint ice cream now?
Chad

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Nov 7, 2007
It's about time people in hudsonville woke up and rejected the religious right zealots in their community

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#21 Nov 7, 2007
Zeeland Republican wrote:
Oh cut the cr ap. Just like the other idiots in Zeeland "Oh YEAH, We're gonna have an applebee's and nice family drinking establishments in Zeeland" Bull!!! Zeeland is Zeeland. The only person it'll help is Vitales so all the softball players can get SCHLITZED after their ball game. Then drive home. Hudsonville is no different. Oh, I need to have a coctail with my dinner. Is this some type of social step I missed in my childhood, or were these folks brought up in a drunk, alcohol serving community. My BIGGEST regret is that there are 7,000 residents in hudsonville and maybe 1500 voted. That is one of the biggest trajedy's
I don't NEED to have a cocktail with my dinner, sometimes I CHOOSE to have one. And not all the establishments we go to serve alcohol. And of the ones that do, I don't always have a cocktail.

And since Zeeland just passed their alcohol ordinance not that long ago, is it even in effect yet? Nevermind the fact that most establishments that serve alcohol will apply for a permit before they will build. If they don't have that permit, then they won't build.

And I'm sorry, but unless you have an indoor place like the Dome that use to be on 84th street, softball is NOT played year round. So, there goes that theory.

I guess personal responsibility doesn't mean anything anymore? We have to be controled because we can't make our own decisions and live with the consequences of that decision? Maybe you need to change your name. That's not republican thought.
Zeeland Republican

La Crosse, WI

#22 Nov 7, 2007
Whatever.... I'll just sit back and watch the headlines about how the moral thread of society is slipping further downward. I'll read the headlines of the anount of domestic and car related problems that will arise in the area. Yes, I know people drink in Hudsonville, but maybe if it's 5 miles away, it serves as a deterrent when after the six pack ya wanna go back out and get more.

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