Thursday, August 13, 2015

Famous PLCB sayings in History

While the Legislature is taking their vacation, just walking away and leaving the most important business they have undone, we thought we'd have a little fun too. We took a few famous quotes from history, and adjusted them to suit the PLCB situation. After all, the Governor spent 35 minutes on the last meeting I thought I could spend 35 minutes working on this too.  Just having some fun...mostly.

Give me the PLCB or give me death. It doesn't matter that they are both the same. - Anonymous UFCW state store clerk

I cannot tell a lie, I really hate the PLCB. - George Washington Smith (the first customer from Pennsylvania at Total Wine in Delaware)

Ask not what the PLCB can do for you, Ask what you can do for the PLCB. Chairman's statement at first Board Meeting. 4/1/33

Let every citizen know, whether they wish us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success -- okay, just the survival -- of  the PLCB - Governor Wolf on the current budget talks 

Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the PLCB when it's wrong. - Ron Paul when looking for a good bottle of Scotch in Philadelphia 2015 

Never in the field of human conflict were so many held hostage by so few. - Winston "Churchill" Rabinowitz when asked about state stores in 1946 

You can always count on the PLCB to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.-
Testimony of Auditor General about Wine Kiosks  3/14/11 

Nobody will ever deprive the Pennsylvania citizens of the right to price, selection and service except the Pennsylvania citizens themselves, and the only way they could do this is by continuing to vote for those who support the PLCB. - "Franky D" Roosevelt 1968 

Since when have we Pennsylvanians been expected to bow submissively to the PLCB and speak with awe and reverence to those who serve us? - William "Judge" Douglas buying drinks for a family reunion 8/9/54 

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified PLCB interpretations which paralyze needed efforts to convert retreat into advance"Franky D" Roosevelt  forty years later in 2008 

The PLCB way of "control"
The objection to Puritans, like the PLCB, is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think. - H.L. Mencken,  The Bard of Baltimore

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against the PLCB and every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas "TJ" Jefferson after waiting 4 weeks for his SLO order only to find out it still isn't in. 2009 

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. If you are from Pennsylvania, you have to go out of state and catch it yourself -.Benny Franklin, buying liquor for his daughter's wedding at Moore Brothers in NJ, 1982. 

The cost of liquor is always high, but Pennsylvanians have always paid it. But one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or PLCB modernization. - John F. Kennedy, Centre county resident speaking to his Democrat Representative Scott Conklin about privatization 2013

What do you need to run a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone; know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. The PLCB fails all three. David "Burger" Thomas owner of Dave's Liquors Pennsauken, NJ. 1983

No booze is good booze - Governor Pinchot speaking at the founding of the PLCB 1933

I'll leave you with this unadulterated quote:

Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett

And the PLCB's time is DONE!


Anonymous said...

No offense but I actually think George Washington would have supported the PLCB. He was a slaveowner all his life after all.

Albert Brooks said...

He was also the largest distiller in the US for a number of years too.

Anonymous said...

George Washington also led troops against your ancestors during the Whiskey Rebellion.

Albert Brooks said...

Sure did,only not my ancestors as they weren't here yet. It was the largest Army he ever had on the field too. Maybe they should go back to seizing houses and property instead of accepting 5 cents on the dollar for non-payment of taxes.

Anonymous said...

Washington's home state, Virginia, today has ABC stores, as does North Carolina. Amazingly Total Wine & More operates in those states even though they are barred from selling spirits, AND have a huge amount of competition for both beer and wine.

Anonymous said...

"Statewide, the PLCB locates many more of its stores in the whitest communities, proportionally, than in areas where people of color predominate. And, in the state's metropolitan areas, PLCB stores in lower income areas and communities of color are more likely to violate local health codes than stores in affluent or mostly white areas."

This is a quote from a paper by a Republican politician who wishes to remain anonymous. It also is my biggest complaint about the PLCB. Since they have no competition ANYWHERE in the state, why would they be "trying harder" in white areas than in minority areas?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous quoting anonymous on blog post from an anonymous author? Oh well that's me too! This blog is just full of credibility!

Lew Bryson said...

Cute, but I'd note that "Albert Brooks" isn't anonymous; he's using a consistent pen name, just like the authors of the Federalist Papers did. In a state where union members are legally free to stalk and harass people whose opinions they disagree with, he's well within his rights to do so. Reasonable people understand his decision.

As for credibility, people generally judge a blog by the posts, not the comments.

And I'd remind you of long-standing blog policy: no repeated posts making the same point. Blogger's free: write your own blog about it. "Why Albert Brooks Should Be Abolished" sounds snappy.

Albert Brooks said...

Yes the blog is full of credibility - unfortunately you're not. As I have said many times before you are welcome to disprove anything that I post and so far your batting average seems to be zero.

Anonymous said...

You use your real name.

Lew Bryson said...

Call me by my dream name.

(Regan MacNeill, The Exorcist II)

Albert Brooks said...

And what do you think that will change?

Anonymous said...

Many people choose not to use their name because they are employed by the PLCB, industry or licensee. It is common knowledge that if you speak ill of the PLCB and they know who you are then they retaliate. There are too many cases where this has occurred. Many of those that comment are concerned about their job or the jobs of their family and friends. We know that Faith and others from the PLCB read this blog so why would anyone identify themselves?

Albert Brooks said...

What you say is true in many cases but not mine. The only thing I have to do with liquor is laugh at the failure of the BLCE from keeping me from buying out of state.

Anonymous said...

Sure. Easy for you to say because you live in New Jersey.

Albert Brooks said...

Wrong tense. I've LIVED in New Jersey but I'll be in PA for 20 years straight (this time) come November.