NASCAR this weekend:
- tonight, Xfinity, junior varsity: 6:30 p.m., Bristol, NBCS
- tomorrow, Cup Series, varsity: 6:30 p.m., Bristol, NBCS
NFL: the Dallas Cowboys can make it 0 -2 for the season when they go against the LA Chargers on Sunday; the second time slot on Sunday.
Booze: this is a great example of how not to do things: declare a shortage announcing it to the world. LOL. The word would have eventually gotten out, but a simple sign suggesting the customers should limit themselves to two bottles would have been a better way to wade into this.
Pennsylvania: state-run liquor system will begin rationing sales of a few dozen products on Friday (today, September 17, 2021) in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control:
- "a few dozen products" -- exactly how many line items?
- two-bottle limit at state stores, bars, restaurants, other license holders
- will remain in place indefinitely
- products: champagne, bourbon, tequila, cognac, whiskey
- this is a huge boondoggle for the state-run system
- whenever I visit a liquor store, I pick up non-alcohol products also
- if I need four bottles of something, I will stop at two different stores, same day, or same store, two successive days, and I will pick up supplies of non-alcoholic beverages
- social media comments: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/pennsylvania-liquor-stores-2-bottle-limit-alcohol
- not a problem in Texas but then again the stores are not run by the government
- links everywhere; here's one; according to US News it's 43 line items;
- writers say this is a small array of items that the state liquor system sells; LOL -- I guess they're thinking of the 2,300 different brands of beer
- a shortage of semiconductor chips was one thing, but booze; how in the world did this happen, and is it only happening in states where the liquor stores are state-owned?
- Alabama, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia
- North Caroline apparently has similar problem
- memo to self: stop by Total Wines and More when I get back home;
- it was not clear whether it was a 43 x 3 (or 86-bottle limit per visit) or a two-bottle limit of any combination;
- will bourbon, Scotch, whiskey be differentiated?
- since most Scotch comes from Scotland, Japan, and other countries outside of the US, this suggests a global shortage; I have not seen that (yet); something sounds fishy;
If I could that loop that back flip ...