@Mark from Montana"they don't want to carry it because it alludes
to polygamy, which might offend the many LDS citizens in the state. However,
most of those that they say might be offended don't drink in the first
place, so why would they be offended?"Just because LDS members
don't drink doesn't mean they can't be offended by the naming
conventions used for this vodka since. Same logic that says non-LDS members
should be able to be offended by LDS proxy baptisms.
My husband and I have been to Lava, and made the mistake of wandering into the
local dive. None of those guys, I guarantee, would be offended by a label making
fun of polygamy. In fact, I still don't see where the offense is at all,
unless you still practice polygamy, which most of the church stopped back in,
oh, the early 1900's???
Today at Cal Ranch they had on display, Chicken Poop lip Balm. Now! this is
funny. Perhaps the guy who named the Vodka just has a good sense of humor, or
perhaps he has been married 5 times and the thought of it makes him want to
drink vodka. It's all fun and games in crazy product names. Just read and
Utah's Own has done a commendable job scoring free marketing for and
building a mystique around what is essentialy an industrial chemical. 40%
ethanol in water makes a very good cleaning solvent and topical antiseptic. And
it also works good for getting you drunk.
Once this completely unconstitutional restriction on free speech is resolved -
and Five Wives Vodka gets a huge boost in sales as a result! - can someone
please challenge the completely stupid law in Utah County prohibiting the sale
of alcohol on Sundays?!Please, people! Keep your religious nonsense
OUT of the legislatures and courts! Stop trying to moralize those who do not
believe as you do!
OK, so I don't drink and am not going to start.I do not see the
reasons why Idaho made the boneheaded decision in the first place. Lets
review....they don't want to carry it because it alludes to polygamy, which
might offend the many LDS citizens in the state. However, most of those that
they say might be offended don't drink in the first place, so why would
they be offended?Anyone that is going to be offended can likely find
100 other things to take offense about, so what is one more thing?The whole thing is just silly and Idaho needs to not take life so seriously.
Plus, I don't really think many LDS people are going to be offended anyway.
This isn't about alcohol, but "offensive" speech protected by the
Constitution. Idaho knows that they will lose any law suit connected with this
ban, so they will fold instead of continuing.
Ok I live in Utah...I am a recovering alcoholic. It is a medical condition
where the body lacks certain chemicals to properly processes the substance.
Hitting yourself with a hammer is a volintary choice...Now that I am in recovery
mode so are alcoholic drinks.On to 5 WIVES...Who said they were married to
the same man...God save me from narrow mindsI thought that Mormons are to
abstain from alcohol... God save me from Hypero-crypts
If you are not a drinker at all, then your opinion really does not carry much
weight for this article! Alcohol is legal so it should be offered, especially if
it is a locally owned and operated facility. As for the name offending anyone,
that should be left up to the consumer to decide by purchasing or not
All my wives are thrilled by this decision, and raise a glass to the success of
I'm not a vodka drinker but might buy just to support a local business.
I have known far too many people with drinking problems and the very first thing
I learned is that 100% of them thought they were drinking responsibly, until it
was too late!
"Why not just hit yourself in the head everyday with a hammer, the effects
are about the same"Is it safe to assume that you have no
personal knowledge of the subject.The majority of drinkers do so
responsibly.That fact is difficult for many in Utah to accept.
Yep, I would be so proud of producing a product that harms people and destroys
lives! Even if I sold it with a lame attempt at humor! Why not just hit yourself
in the head everyday with a hammer, the effects are about the same and think of
the lives and money you would save!