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(Detroit Free Press)   Nine-year-old Detroit boy's lemonade stand raises $3400 for city government, while he somehow manages not to be shot, stabbed, robbed, set on fire, shut down by the health department or shaken down by the city council   (freep.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-06 09:00:24 AM
Is anyone going to "clicks link......yup" this one?
 
2012-08-06 09:00:45 AM
That's a hell of a lemonade stand.
 
2012-08-06 09:01:08 AM
The fact that he was raising money for the city government may have contributed.
 
2012-08-06 09:03:02 AM
Sad that a 9 year old understands government needs funding to work and millions of Republicans don't.
 
2012-08-06 09:05:43 AM
Not surprising at all. Detroit doesn't shoot kids outright, they're just bullet magnets for the stray shots.

/burn the whole farking thing to the ground
//or give it back to the French let them deal with it
 
2012-08-06 09:06:00 AM
Raising money for Detroit city government? Why not a more worthy cause like throwing the pile of cash into a bonfire?
 
2012-08-06 09:10:56 AM

BMFPitt: Raising money for Detroit city government? Why not a more worthy cause like throwing the pile of cash into a bonfire?


this
 
2012-08-06 09:20:17 AM

GAT_00: Sad that a 9 year old understands government needs funding to work and millions of Republicans don't.


Yeah, if Detroit would just raise their taxes then everything would be fixed. After all there's nothing a tax raise can't fix. I wonder if the 9 year old understands that no matter how much tax money Detroit raises from its thirty seven remaining tax payers as long as they keep throwing it away on over the top entitlement programs for deadbeats and criminals to insure they keep getting reelected nothing is going to get better?
 
2012-08-06 09:20:50 AM
Fluid - The fact that he was raising money for the city government may have contributed.

Done in one. If it had been anything else, the city would have sent the SWAT team and contacted HSA about possible terrorists.

Greed... it can change reality. (Or at least pay to hide it.)
 
2012-08-06 09:22:04 AM
What the heck is it with kids and lemonade stands? It is a ridiculous business model. If I have enough money for an impulse purchase of crappy lemonade (possibly the LEAST satisfying beverage ever created) it would make more sense to leverage that money on something like a bus ticket or a bicycle so I wouldn't need to walk through their suburb and run the gauntlet of Britney and Trevor's Capitalistic Experiment Cavalcade of Futility.
 
2012-08-06 09:24:46 AM
What, no telethon?

/have to save the city from OCP somehow
 
2012-08-06 09:26:32 AM
Somebody dig up that column from that batshiat conservative that went crazy when he saw some kids giving away free lemonade and he concluded that free lemonade was why the economy was in a wreck. Farkin nut job.
 
2012-08-06 09:34:15 AM
Chances are the story ends different if he was selling kool-aid.
 
2012-08-06 09:34:49 AM

Bob16: Somebody dig up that column from that batshiat conservative that went crazy when he saw some kids giving away free lemonade and he concluded that free lemonade was why the economy was in a wreck. Farkin nut job.


I found it

http://killfile.newsvine.com/_news/2010/07/06/4621975-sweet-little-gi r ls-give-away-free-lemonade-conservative-columnist-decides-they-represe nt-everything-thats-wrong-with-america

I think it gives George Wills rant against blue jeans a run for it's money. You cons are bent.
 
2012-08-06 09:41:43 AM
He should have used the money for a more worthy cause... like getting the fark out of Detroit.

The mayor of Detroit should have taught this 9 year old a valuable life lesson about government by showing up and lighting the cash on fire.
 
2012-08-06 09:45:15 AM
In the grim future there are only lemonade stands and Etsy shops.
 
2012-08-06 09:49:34 AM
This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.
 
2012-08-06 09:52:13 AM
Oh, and in the meantime, the mayor reneged on his promise to work for a $1 / salary, so this kid just made the mayor's paycheck for that week. Great work, kid.

Link
 
2012-08-06 09:52:51 AM

Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


If black families want to stay together then they should commit crimes as a family instead of always sending the man out to do it. That's just sexist.
 
2012-08-06 10:00:04 AM

Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


Too much welfare is destroying the nuclear family by making the father financially unnecessary. Want to risk getting knocked up by a loser that you know won't stick around and help support the family? No problem when you know the government will be your sugar daddy.
 
2012-08-06 10:00:38 AM

Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


I am so confused by this. I was raised in a 'broken' family but have a normal job, no debt, love my parents and family, etc.

What does the stereotypical nuclear family really have to do with this?
 
2012-08-06 10:04:57 AM
Hero tag? The kid got duped. That money is going to be swindled like the rest of it.
 
2012-08-06 10:10:56 AM

Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


Maybe American women in general, regardless of race, could start picking men who don't go to jail and/or stick around when the kid is born as fathers for their children. It would have the same effect without having criminals out on the street. As a bonus, the child would be raised by a responsible and loving father too!

/not personally worthy of being a father
//but I know a lot of guys who are who get completely ignored no matter how fat she is
 
2012-08-06 10:11:48 AM

Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


Guys; seriously; this is starting to be pathalogical. Detroit is a democratic stronghold; it's the bluest part of the state and has been for some time.

/ show me on this doll where the mean ol' republican touched you

// just sayin
 
2012-08-06 10:12:07 AM

GAT_00: Sad that a 9 year old understands government needs funding to work and millions of Republicans don't.


You do realize Detroit was broken by Democrats.
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-06 10:20:53 AM
I'm more amazed that there was that amount of cash still in Detroit. Since its gone now, what's next, the bubble gum machines.
 
2012-08-06 10:21:07 AM

puppetmaster745: Oh, and in the meantime, the mayor reneged on his promise to work for a $1 / salary, so this kid just made the mayor's paycheck for that week. Great work, kid.

Link


I wonder how next summer's "Screw This Shiat - Get Me And My Folks The Fark Out Of Detroit" lemonade stand will do.
 
2012-08-06 10:22:43 AM
Rather noble of the kid but the money will just go into the citys hooker and blow fund
 
2012-08-06 10:23:39 AM
Democrats destroyed that once thriving metropolis.
 
2012-08-06 10:26:19 AM

groppet: Rather noble of the kid but the money will just go into the citys hooker and blow fund


i133.photobucket.com
You know that's right!

/I partied at the Manoogian Mansion
//Not really but I saw that on a t-shirt
 
2012-08-06 10:32:28 AM
Obviously, the health department and city council and cops didn't have the funding to shut the kid down.
 
2012-08-06 10:51:18 AM

Bob16: Bob16: Somebody dig up that column from that batshiat conservative that went crazy when he saw some kids giving away free lemonade and he concluded that free lemonade was why the economy was in a wreck. Farkin nut job.

I found it

http://killfile.newsvine.com/_news/2010/07/06/4621975-sweet-little-gi r ls-give-away-free-lemonade-conservative-columnist-decides-they-represe nt-everything-thats-wrong-with-america



No, you didn't find it. You found a link to it, and the source says 404.
 
2012-08-06 11:06:02 AM
Kevin72 2012-08-06 09:49:34 AM

This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.


You went full retard...you never go full retard
 
2012-08-06 11:26:43 AM

iheartscotch: Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.

Guys; seriously; this is starting to be pathalogical. Detroit is a democratic stronghold; it's the bluest part of the state and has been for some time.

/ show me on this doll where the mean ol' republican touched you

// just sayin


Yes it's not all Republicans' faults. BUT REPUBLICANS AREN'T HELPING. Any educational program that might help women get birth control for example to not have an unwanted pregnancy, NO NO NO and in fact you're a slut, see Rush Limbaugh obsessively ranting against Sandra Fluke for a week until wife #4 told him to knock it off. That's just one issue. ANYTHING that might help poorer families stay together, or not be single mothers in the first place, including the right to a legal abortion, the REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT.
 
2012-08-06 11:34:18 AM

Gdalescrboz: Kevin72 2012-08-06 09:49:34 AM

This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.

You went full retard...you never go full retard


Namecalling. Amazing you didn't call me a "libtard". Not amazing that there is no refutation about what was "retarded".
 
2012-08-06 11:35:15 AM
Kid doing the work the (racial profile) Democrats of Detroit won't do.
 
2012-08-06 11:37:15 AM

GAT_00: Sad that a 9 year old understands government needs funding to work and millions of Republicans don't.


Yes, he understands that he didn't build that lemonade stand.
 
2012-08-06 11:46:13 AM
He should get a banana stand. There's always money in that.
 
2012-08-06 11:46:21 AM
Listen kid, if you don't hand over half of your profits, we'll bring the hammer down on...wait...you're give us ALL the money? Proceed.
 
2012-08-06 11:48:39 AM
Kevin72
Gdalescrboz: Kevin72 2012-08-06 09:49:34 AM

This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.

You went full retard...you never go full retard

Namecalling. Amazing you didn't call me a "libtard". Not amazing that there is no refutation about what was "retarded".


Well, how about we start by pointing out the fact that in a thread about a lemonade stand, you managed to go on a paragraph long rant about why republicans hate black people, abortion, gays, and voter rights. I didn't call you a libtard because that is not an accurate description of you. You are a full blown retard, that's why I called you a retarded.
 
2012-08-06 12:05:37 PM

puppetmaster745: Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.

Too much welfare is destroying the nuclear family by making the father financially unnecessary. Want to risk getting knocked up by a loser that you know won't stick around and help support the family? No problem when you know the government will be your sugar daddy.


It's worse. The mother typically only qualifies because the father isn't in the picture. Same often goes for the subsidized housing. Housing authorities will send out spies to see which women have the father sneaking in at night because he secretly lives there.
 
2012-08-06 12:45:57 PM
Can anyone show me where the article says that the money went to the city government?

All I see is that the kid started up a lemonade stand. Other than that, it seems that the chief way he's supporting Detroit is by trying to open a business. Other than the possibility of a Detroit city worker coming by and telling the kid that he "didn't build that", I'm not sure how this involves tax collection and government.
 
2012-08-06 12:47:42 PM

Kevin72: iheartscotch: Kevin72: This is what happens when a child gets raised with a mother AND A FATHER.

REPUBLICANS: if you care so much about "family values" please stop the claptrap about gay hatred and repealing abortion, and taking away voting rights, and be concerned about keeping families together like this one. Oh, this family is black? Yes they are. Please support "family values" for black families too. If you're so concerned about fiscal responsibility, it takes $50,000 to incarcerate a black man. Or a white man. But that would be too much to spend on education or welfare or job retraining or extending unemployment. Better to spend the $50,000 on prison and break up families.

Guys; seriously; this is starting to be pathalogical. Detroit is a democratic stronghold; it's the bluest part of the state and has been for some time.

/ show me on this doll where the mean ol' republican touched you

// just sayin

Yes it's not all Republicans' faults. BUT REPUBLICANS AREN'T HELPING. Any educational program that might help women get birth control for example to not have an unwanted pregnancy, NO NO NO and in fact you're a slut, see Rush Limbaugh obsessively ranting against Sandra Fluke for a week until wife #4 told him to knock it off. That's just one issue. ANYTHING that might help poorer families stay together, or not be single mothers in the first place, including the right to a legal abortion, the REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT.


I may be the most conserve conservative that ever conservated; I don't care what women do with their bodies. The problem for most conservatives isn't abortion; but that life is considered disposable. I know, I know; a child is technically a parasite till it takes it's first breath.

I feel that abortion should be available; but only used when the life of the mother is threatened, the infant won't have any quality of life or in cases of rape/incest. I feel that all women should be required to take birth control till they get married; but that will never happen.

I realize that birth control isn't 100% effective; there are many couples who can't have children and want them. Any child that isn't wanted should be adopted out immediately to one of these families.

/ I know, I know; a woman shouldn't be forced to carry a child she doesn't want. If she's older than 18; she has been deemed responsible for her own actions. I'm just saying that actions have consequences; as long as no one made her do what she did, then she bears some responsibility.

// just sayin'
 
2012-08-06 02:51:36 PM

GAT_00: Sad that a 9 year old understands government needs funding to work and millions of Republicans don't.


Yeah, it's too bad that all those Republicans running Detroit have done such a terrible job funding the city.
 
2012-08-06 03:01:19 PM
$3400 should pay today's "hookers and blow" tab for maybe one of the city council members.
 
2012-08-06 05:17:32 PM

meanmutton: Yeah, it's too bad that all those Republicans running Detroit have done such a terrible job funding the city.


You 're indirectly on to something.

The Democrats didn't build that, SOMEONE ELSE did! In this case, that someone else is those damn dirty Republicans who might have gone to schools, or driven on roads or whatever.

"If you farked up your city, that is, your drove it into the ground, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to take your city into near third world status. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a farked up, debt ridden city, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet and people could find houses and jobs outside of your city.

"The point is, when we fark up, we fark up because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like spending money we don't have, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own budget and limits. That would be a hard way to organize spending money we don't really have."
 
2012-08-06 06:29:52 PM
More than likely the kid was doing a little money laundering for a local drug dealer.
 
2012-08-06 07:26:39 PM
So,

Clean

Every

Level,

For

City

Gov't.

;)
 
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