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(Huffington Post)   You'll never guess what network interviewed a small small-business owner about how Obama's taking credit for her lemonade stand   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 175
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2012-07-24 04:17:14 PM

BunkoSquad: what_now: Some of those restaurants are actually PUSHED OUT of business by the government, you know. I opened a restaurant that sold Patriot Burgers and Freedom Fries and, every one of my combos was named after a Great Conservative Hero, and Obama's brownshirts came in and put me right out of business. They made up some bullshiat excuse about how my Reagan and Cheese didn't have their fancy "USDA" stamp on it, and how the flies kept getting in my Double Oliver North with Bacon, and how that wasn't "sanitary". *I* don't think we need more regulations like that, but what do I know? I'm just a Small Business Owner.

You know what I miss? The Charlton Heston "Just Try To Pry 'Em Out Of Our Cold Hands" Frappes (or "Milkshakes" for those in the uncivilized regions)


And the Small Government portions were perfect for kids.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-24 04:17:35 PM

RedT: pizen: SlothB77

Apparently, some near and dear to your heart thinks the Olympic Athletes didn't do it on their own, either (bonus, using Obama's logic).


You mean, someone thinks that they have sponsors and trainers, and that they actually need them?
 
2012-07-24 04:19:13 PM

cfffffgagffacfacfacfacfacccccfcaaffff: Her lemonade's probably tasteless and watery anyway.


I tried some.

Lemon. Wet. Good
 
2012-07-24 04:19:28 PM

AkaDad: You Libs are gonna look pretty silly when we find out those girls grew the lemons in their backyard and used rain water.


Which, thanks to the government, isn't acid-rain water and lemons with carcinogenic pesticides.
 
2012-07-24 04:19:43 PM

pizen: Take a successful business and remove the road to it. Will it all of a sudden become unsuccessful? Probably.


Examples - thousands of small businesses along the roads of the US Highway system that went bust when the Interstate system was built, allowing motorists to zoom from place to place without distractions like interacting with another human soul.

Thanks a lot, EISENHOWER.
 
2012-07-24 04:20:12 PM
Yes, because I know several seven year olds that know what the terms "investors" and "proprietary" mean...
 
2012-07-24 04:21:03 PM
It's about time someone NOT from the LSM finally got the facts out there.
 
2012-07-24 04:21:09 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Steve Doocy would have interviewed the the little girls, but a judge ordered him not to speak to children.


Does he have a son that also works for Fox news? The Daily Show had a clip with someone named Doocy, and it wasn't Steve. It was very strange.
 
2012-07-24 04:21:37 PM

MaxxLarge: I love how Focks has no trouble pulling a frankly retarded stunt like this, but Michelle Obama's anti child-obesity initiative is somehow "indoctrinating children with partisan rhetoric."

I seriously have no idea how these hypocritical assholes sleep at night.


Because millions of other hypocritical assholes tune in, every day, and essentially say, good job.
 
2012-07-24 04:21:59 PM

gimmegimme: kbronsito: Is the lemonade stand located in a public sidewalk?

Do any of their costumers use public roads to reach them?

Did they learn the math to calculate their costs and profits at a public school?

Did their "investors" (aka mom and dad) attend a public school or university in order to attain the educational level that was key to securing their current employment and thus raising the capital to invest in the lemonade stand?

Are lemons purchased at a supermarket (can we then assume those lemons reached the supermarket in a truck that drove on a public roads)? Did their parents drive on similar roads to reach the supermarket?

Were the lemons grown on an orchard owned by someone who receives farm subsidies? Was the sugar the result of corporate welfare?

[juanitajean.com image 548x397]


Your picture left stuff out like the agency in charge of making sure that street names and house/business numbers follow rules that make sense and the fact that police patrol the area to keep crime down, as well as fire department support in the event of an injury. This is the problem I have with the "no taxes" crowd, they don't think this shiat through, they just think that they can scream 'paid service contract' in response to all of those without bothering to wonder how that would work with even the most basic of services provided by our government.
 
2012-07-24 04:22:03 PM

vernonFL: Fox News knows their audience, people who think like 6 year olds.


I think you just insulted my 6 year old.

/6 year olds aren't capable of the hatred, fear and blind anger Fox News viewers have.
//unless they've been horribly abused.
 
2012-07-24 04:22:23 PM
I bet some Chinese kid can run that stand cheaper.
 
2012-07-24 04:22:49 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: AkaDad: You Libs are gonna look pretty silly when we find out those girls grew the lemons in their backyard and used rain water.

Which, thanks to the government, isn't acid-rain water and lemons with carcinogenic pesticides.


* shakes tiny fist *
 
2012-07-24 04:24:32 PM

Dinki: What's sadder- that a national news network would do something like this, or that the news network would think it is somehow a legitimate story?

... or that it's viewers would eat it up as a legitimate news story?
 
2012-07-24 04:25:10 PM

Nadie_AZ: Thank you. This was my first thought. Even here in Arizona, where a lot of people have lemon trees- the water is brought in via a network of dams and canals. The roads they'd sell on are paved. The police that protect them from evil limeade terrorists are around. On and on it goes.


Yes, the canals are a HUGE government project. SRP was a big deal back in the day. The problem with these moronic cock-knockers is that they are fine with something like this as long as their parents and grandparents paid for it. They would also have no problem with all of these services is YOU paid for them, they just don't want to take responsibility themselves.
 
2012-07-24 04:25:28 PM
i211.photobucket.com

Never more appropriate than in this thread.
 
2012-07-24 04:25:30 PM

MaxxLarge: I love how Focks has no trouble pulling a frankly retarded stunt like this, but Michelle Obama's anti child-obesity initiative is somehow "indoctrinating children with partisan rhetoric."

I seriously have no idea how these hypocritical assholes sleep at night.


They log into their bank's website, check the balance in their checking account, log off and then sleep deeper than newborn babies.
 
2012-07-24 04:25:39 PM

kbronsito: Is the lemonade stand located in a public sidewalk?

Do any of their costumers use public roads to reach them?

Did they learn the math to calculate their costs and profits at a public school?

Did their "investors" (aka mom and dad) attend a public school or university in order to attain the educational level that was key to securing their current employment and thus raising the capital to invest in the lemonade stand?

Are lemons purchased at a supermarket (can we then assume those lemons reached the supermarket in a truck that drove on a public roads)? Did their parents drive on similar roads to reach the supermarket?


I'll play along as well:
Who makes sure that the lemons and sugar you use won't kill your customers?
Who makes sure the water you use is drinkable?
 
2012-07-24 04:26:00 PM
I built my house with the advise of my six year old. She has a Bob the Builder set.
 
2012-07-24 04:27:02 PM

what_now: SlothB77: The fact is, five people open five restaurants on a road. Two go out of business. Three become successful because they provide great food with great service in a pleasant atmosphere at a reasonable price. Let's demonize them. Their success can only be attributed to the help they got, the collective and the road. And because of that, they should pay more taxes, which will be redistributed by the government to the two restaurants on the same road that failed.

Some of those restaurants are actually PUSHED OUT of business by the government, you know. I opened a restaurant that sold Patriot Burgers and Freedom Fries and, every one of my combos was named after a Great Conservative Hero, and Obama's brownshirts came in and put me right out of business. They made up some bullshiat excuse about how my Reagan and Cheese didn't have their fancy "USDA" stamp on it, and how the flies kept getting in my Double Oliver North with Bacon, and how that wasn't "sanitary". *I* don't think we need more regulations like that, but what do I know? I'm just a Small Business Owner.


I loved that place!

The food loved liberty so much, it couldn't stand having its hard-earned nutrients taxed away by my alimentary tract.

So every time I ate there, my meal would Go Galt and seek freedom via the closest orifice, as soon as possible.

Anyway, that's how I saw it.

LIVE FREE OR DIARRHEA!
 
2012-07-24 04:27:25 PM
Let's see,

Lemons- FDA
Lemonade mix- FDA and OSHA
Sugar- FDA
Transporting lemons, lemonade mix, and sugar- Interstates
Water- Public utility

Yep, no help at all, little girl. Or should I say "SOSHICOMMIE GUBMINT LEECH!"
 
2012-07-24 04:27:55 PM

what_now: SlothB77: The fact is, five people open five restaurants on a road. Two go out of business. Three become successful because they provide great food with great service in a pleasant atmosphere at a reasonable price. Let's demonize them. Their success can only be attributed to the help they got, the collective and the road. And because of that, they should pay more taxes, which will be redistributed by the government to the two restaurants on the same road that failed.

Some of those restaurants are actually PUSHED OUT of business by the government, you know. I opened a restaurant that sold Patriot Burgers and Freedom Fries and, every one of my combos was named after a Great Conservative Hero, and Obama's brownshirts came in and put me right out of business. They made up some bullshiat excuse about how my Reagan and Cheese didn't have their fancy "USDA" stamp on it, and how the flies kept getting in my Double Oliver North with Bacon, and how that wasn't "sanitary". *I* don't think we need more regulations like that, but what do I know? I'm just a Small Business Owner.

Do not feed the trolls.
/You know better.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-24 04:28:30 PM

poot_rootbeer: pizen: Take a successful business and remove the road to it. Will it all of a sudden become unsuccessful? Probably.

Examples - thousands of small businesses along the roads of the US Highway system that went bust when the Interstate system was built, allowing motorists to zoom from place to place without distractions like interacting with another human soul.

Thanks a lot, EISENHOWER.


And deliveries of raw materials that businesses need to make products? And the ability to ship products to stores and bring customers to stores.
 
2012-07-24 04:28:48 PM
Romney bought the lemonade stand and made them build a stage so he could announce they are closing operations and moving the business across the street.
 
2012-07-24 04:28:49 PM

PanicMan: Sock Ruh Tease: Steve Doocy would have interviewed the the little girls, but a judge ordered him not to speak to children.

Does he have a son that also works for Fox news? The Daily Show had a clip with someone named Doocy, and it wasn't Steve. It was very strange.


Apparently, yes.

Peter Doocy
 
2012-07-24 04:29:46 PM
Rann Xerox


They log into their bank's website, check the balance in their checking account, log off and then sleep deeper than newborn babies.

i wish they slept like newborn babies...at least then they would wake up crying and screaming with a huge load of wet sh*t in their pants.
 
2012-07-24 04:30:03 PM

jigger: What the hell ever happened to that show? One of the best shows on TV ever.


Like every other show PFFR worked on, they got tired of doing "Wonder Showzen" halfway through the second season and killed the show in a violent suicide of self-reference.

/yes, I'm aware three whole seasons of "Delocated" were aired.
 
2012-07-24 04:30:43 PM
While this dickhole is interviewing these kids about their lemonade stand and trying to have a back & forth while maintaining a narrative, do you suppose for even a split second he is wondering to himself if he is worthless to society.
 
2012-07-24 04:31:05 PM
Producer in the background: Not small, business-owners, you dolts! small-business, owners!!



/there's a joke in there somewhere.
 
2012-07-24 04:31:31 PM

SlothB77: Nadie_AZ: Who says that is all you need? Who is simplifying this argument to suggest this?

The fact is, five people open five restaurants on a road. Two go out of business. Three become successful because they provide great food with great service in a pleasant atmosphere at a reasonable price. Let's demonize them. Their success can only be attributed to the help they got, the collective and the road. And because of that, they should pay more taxes, which will be redistributed by the government to the two restaurants on the same road that failed.


Said nobody.
 
2012-07-24 04:31:55 PM
In breaking news, Bain Capital invested in the lemonade stand this afternoon. In order to save the stand from imminent bankruptcy they had the stand take out a 1.2 million dollar loan. Both of the customer service representatives were fired and replaced by a phone bank in India. The lemonade will now be manufactured in China. Bain will receive 1.19 million dollars in consulting fees for the brilliant efforts to save this struggling company. When asked to comment ion this Development CEO Mitt Romney stated "I take full credit for saving this upstanding American firm. I will be retroactively retiring in 3 years , so I also have no involvement in any way."
 
2012-07-24 04:31:57 PM

AkaDad: You Libs are gonna look pretty silly when we find out those girls grew the lemons in their backyard and used rain water.


Because of water compacts, treaties, and other legal arrangements, interfering with rainfall runoff in the Colorado River watershed may mean you are unlawfully taking water from downstream users.

//Cadillac Desert, we're all screwed in so many ways....
 
2012-07-24 04:33:24 PM

Gotfire: While this dickhole is interviewing these kids about their lemonade stand and trying to have a back & forth while maintaining a narrative, do you suppose for even a split second he is wondering to himself if he is worthless to society.


Fark no! he gets paid well & we learn form Conservative American Capitalism that that trumps morality.
 
2012-07-24 04:34:26 PM
#1 If they don't have a business license they are breaking the law.
#2 They have attended public school.
#3 Their customers are using public roads and possibly welfare money to pay for products.
#4 This is the best counter argument that the GOP has got...really?
 
2012-07-24 04:34:37 PM
dear wing nuts:

The government built the base for today's internet. Just keep that in mind the next time you post some rant, on the internet, about how the government didn't help you post your rant - on the internet.
 
2012-07-24 04:37:46 PM

Dinjiin: SlothB77: what he will continue to do is delegitimize the success and hard work and risk incurred by business owners

Except that what he said was true.

If a person has a great idea, eventually they are going to need to rely upon others to get that idea to frustration. They will probably need employees to help execute the idea. They will also need the government, may it be transportation, utilities, law enforcement, fire protection, trademarks, patents, and schools (for a new generation of employees).

If I came up with the idea for Facebook in 1995, how good do you think it would have done me if I lived in Somalia?

Sure, in the end you need the person with the great idea. But many of these people have gotten big heads. Their idea doesn't mean shiat without a stable place for commerce with a good pool of local talent to draw upon.


Funny thing is that I've seen right wingers making essentially the same argument to prove that America and Western civilization is the best thing ever. You never see amazing success stories like that in the third world because American Exceptionalism1!
 
2012-07-24 04:38:03 PM
She bought the materials for her stand, the ingredients for the lemonade and the pitcher/cups it went into.

Oh, wait - her parents helped her. So, no, she didn't do it all by herself.

But of course the Fox News audience will lap that shiat up while they wait for their disability checks.
 
2012-07-24 04:39:47 PM
Who helped you start this business?" Kilmeade wanted to know. Later, he asked, "Clara, how do you feel about the President saying that you needed help to start this business? And just speak from, speak from within."

When Eliza yawned, he turned to Clara. "I would say that's rude because we worked very hard to build this business," she replied. "But we did have help."

"And your help came from?"

"Our help came from our investors, our dad and stepmom, along with other friends and family.


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2012-07-24 04:39:54 PM

havocmike: vernonFL: Fox News knows their audience, people who think like 6 year olds.

I think you just insulted my 6 year old.

/6 year olds aren't capable of the hatred, fear and blind anger Fox News viewers have.
//unless they've been horribly abused.


I'm sure this has been brought up a few thousand times before I arrived here at Fark, but.....

Isn't it ridiculous how slowly the crawler at the bottom of Fox News streams by? I mean, it's PAINFUL to try and listen to the anchors and read that thing. I'd be really surprised if a six year old couldn't keep up with it. ESPN's goes by about twice as fast. Seem's Fox isn't even embarrassed about dumbing it down for their viewers.
 
2012-07-24 04:40:32 PM
"Our help came from our investors, our dad and stepmom, along with other friends and family."

Wow. That has to be the most coached and prepared response I ever heard from a 7-year old.

The irony is that in the context of "The Family", mom and dad are not "Investors" since they probably won't expect "gains/dividends" in return but more like "The Government" who subsidized what they needed for their lemonade stand and provide all their home "infrastructure".
 
2012-07-24 04:41:11 PM

HotWingConspiracy: I bet some Chinese kid can run that stand cheaper.


The little Indian kid across the street is selling tea for half the price of these girls lemonade.
 
2012-07-24 04:41:44 PM
Go set up your lemonade stand in a forest somewhere. Tell me how much money you make. And don't forget to dig a well for your water and grow the lemons all by yourself.
 
2012-07-24 04:43:10 PM

technicolor-misfit: Go set up your lemonade stand in a forest somewhere. Tell me how much money you make. And don't forget to dig a well for your water and grow the lemons all by yourself.


A forest that is conveniently not full of invading armies!
 
2012-07-24 04:43:10 PM
everyone knows those girls grew the lemons themselves, or bought them with their own money, and NO ONE HELPED THEM.
 
2012-07-24 04:44:12 PM
The real question is this: What is their stance on gay marriage?
 
2012-07-24 04:44:49 PM
They've convinced me.

I'm joining the Lemon Party.
 
2012-07-24 04:44:52 PM

gimmegimme: Were the lemons grown on an orchard owned by someone who receives farm subsidies?


That photo always makes me larf. "Cut taxes not defense"? How the fark is our giant defense industry paid for besides taxes? I wonder if that woman realizes the DoD *doesn't* have bake sales to finance bomber purchases.
 
2012-07-24 04:45:18 PM

vernonFL: HotWingConspiracy: I bet some Chinese kid can run that stand cheaper.

The little Indian kid across the street is selling tea for half the price of these girls lemonade.


Get Bain Capital on the horn, I want in on this.
 
2012-07-24 04:45:55 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: They've convinced me.

I'm joining the Lemon Party.


They suck.
 
2012-07-24 04:46:51 PM
What do R-Money and W have in common with this little girl?

All three got a headstart from their families, an option that is not available to everyone.
 
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