A ‘Fight For The Right to Swill’ Update

As a result of consumer pressure for change and the Supreme Court ruling, other states are also thoughtfully considering the model direct shipping bill, including New York and Rhode Island, to name two.
But not Michigan.
Michigan state legislators are considering two bills (House Bill 4959 and Senate Bill 600) strongly supported by the Michigan wine wholesalers that, if passed, will remove intra-state direct shipping for Michigan consumers and wineries, which is vital to the economic livelihood of the state’s 40 family-owned and operated wineries. Nida Samona, Chairwoman of the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission, recommended to Michigan legislators that the state ban ALL shipments, a huge step backward in the 20 year trend toward augmenting the current system with legal, regulated direct shipments.

9 Responses to “A ‘Fight For The Right to Swill’ Update”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    I find the phrase “Comment (0)” offensive.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    Ah! Much better.

  3. The Real JeffS says:

    That should be “Comments (0)”, Mr. Summers. If you are going fuss about zero comments, let’s make sure you spell correctly.
    No, no, don’t thank me. I’m sure that whatever Tree Hugging Sister might have said would have been far more painful.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Maybe it’s irish, Ken?

  5. Ken Summers says:

    I find them both offensive, Jeff. They get my Irish up. Either way, I’m an excellent speller. It’s the typing and proofreading I have problems with.

  6. (Sniff. Who appointed him the Czar of Zero anyway?)

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I getcha on the typing, Ken — people with fat fingers have that problem, I’ve come to realize. The proofreading is something that I’ll leave to THS, who seems miffed that you’re royalty.

  8. Dave J says:

    “That double row of teeth back there, that’s the proof we’re the real heirs to the Russian throne.”
    –Cliff Clavin

  9. Ken Summers says:

    You can never go wrong quoting Cliffie.

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