And your Blog of the Week goes to....Tim Brennan and his post Welcome to Charleston. Now go to bed. We couldn't help but name him the winner, as he charged headfirst into a hot topic that has everyone here in the Lowcountry up in arms. The mayor may want to close bars in the so called "entertainment district" but he'll have to go through a crowd of very unhappy people to do it. Here, Tim breaks down the new law, and some of the "reasons" the City of Charleston has given for making it. Don't worry, Tim tells all exactly how he feels about this law, and some of the controversy surrounding it.
We can't speak for everyone, but there's been a strong response against this ordinance, stating it will hurt commerce, the employees that work in these establishments, and that it's just plain dumb. Speaking of dumb laws, here's a list of other "interesting" laws our great state of South Carolina has.
When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.
Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.
A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.
Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.
A permit must be obtained to fire a missle.
Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.
Railroad companies may be held liable in some instances for scaring horses.
It is illegal to give or receive oral sex in South Carolina
It is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on Sunday, unless you own a private club.
These and more ridiculous laws can be found here.