10 Aug

This morning on LFN we spoke with John Hatch of Texas Petition Strategies (podcast) regarding a possible new delay in issueing permits for businesses to sell alcohol in Lubbock. Apparently LABA (Lubbock Area Baptist Association) and a man named Don Workman are working to prevent everything from moving forward. 2 protests have been filed with the TABC challenging the election, and we should know today whether the TABC will hear the protest or not.

It’s time for Workman and LABA to get out of the way and recognize the will of the people. The people in Lubbock County and the City of Lubbock spoke on this issue and the vote wasn’t even close. This is the work of desperate men (and women for you P.C. people) who are trying to cling to a power they once had in Lubbock. Now, they can use the legal system all they want. I don’t want their rights taken away. However, they must look at the future. By continuing this fight all they are doing is bringing a bad name to themselves and to LABA. Even if there was a re-vote in Lubbock, it would be a crushing defeat for LABA. Why not focus on other issues facing Lubbock?

Workman and LABA are no better than the liberals trying to force Healthcare down our throats. Just like the Democrats, they aren’t listening to you, the people. They are trying to force their ideals on the whole city.

The people have spoken. You may not agree with the results, you may not like the results, but it’s time to move on. The longer this goes on, the worse LABA, Workman, and others will look.

To hear this morning’s interview with John Hatch click HERE.


7 Responses to “LABA ISN’T DONE YET”

  1. Bill Curnow August 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Last time I checked, it was God’s Will that alcohol sales were approved in Lubbock County by a 2 to 1 majority. Why does Don Workman and the Lubbock Area Baptist Association presume to know better that He?

  2. Casey Brown-Myers August 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    I’m not sure they can look any worse than they do now-But they are sure trying!

  3. Eric August 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    “Workman and LABA are no better than the liberals trying to force Healthcare down our throats. Just like the Democrats, they aren’t listening to you, the people. They are trying to force their ideals on the whole city.”

    That remark sounds more like ‘liberal tactic’ as it strips out the meaning of what they are protesting and compare it to something that obviously isn’t realistic or true to draw a negative reaction.

    Another tactic is to leave out things that make your platform less than appealing. Just like the way things were not reported in the media about the status of Plainview; leave out what makes your agenda less appealing (despite Plainview’s significant increase in underage drinking and public intoxication).

    In the media, most of those against the wet issue were treated as if they were trying to abolish alcohol sales at the strip when that wasn’t the case at all.

    Again, make an incorrect statement comparing it to something that will bring up negative feelings and you can bank on most people just getting angry and not digging for the truth of the matter. Instead, some just rant on and on no matter how incorrect they or their assumptions are.

  4. chadhasty August 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    And what is the truth? This was a fair election. If LABA and out of towner Don Workman wanted to, they could have worked this angle before hand. You and I both know the real reason they are protesting and it has nothing to do with the law.

    • Eric August 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

      So what is the real reason?

      • Mountainboomer August 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

        Religious tyranny, Eric. Just like in Afghanistan.
        Trying to force the religious views of 25% of the people on all the rest.

  5. shar August 11, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    What’s to stop anyone from suing LABA? This is harrassment, businesses are losing out on income and the city is losing tax revenue. LABA’s actions are also blatantly political, is this a violation of their tax-exempt status? Can’t their own tactics be used on them?

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