The Enigma that is Massachusetts
Posted by Sal on November 25, 2006
I was reading an article on how some retail stores in The People’s Republic of Massachusetts (namely the Wrentham Village Outlets, for you locals) opened at 12:00 Midnight on the morning of Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year). The insanity of the fact that there were massive lines and traffic jams at 12:00 AM yesterday aside, one fact that the article just briefly glossed over struck me as funny. Massachusetts, apparently, has legal restrictions on retail stores being open on holidays.
So let me get this straight. The “progressive” state of Massachusetts, the only state in the union that allows homosexual marriage, has restrictions on retail stores opening on Holidays. Next thing you know they’ll be restricting the sale of wine at grocery stores. Oh wait, they already do.