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(American Thinker)   Is it too early for an American Thinker article? No? Okay... "Lemonade Freedom Day" and the war on lemonade stands. This very special episode has been brought to you by Orit Sklar   (americanthinker.com) divider line 109
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2012-08-18 09:08:58 AM  
No wonder their logo is a guy taking a shiat.

www.americanthinker.com
 
2012-08-18 09:10:25 AM  
Alright, who is going to post a lemonparty link?
 
2012-08-18 09:12:16 AM  
Done in 2. Lemon Tea Party anyone?
 
2012-08-18 09:12:33 AM  
I love how one of the comments rail on Prohibition. An Amendment overwhelmingly supported by CONSERVATIVES.
 
2012-08-18 09:20:17 AM  
The war on lemonade stands is sponsored by the Koch brothers.
 
2012-08-18 09:36:01 AM  
ftf comments:I'll be out and about today, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for a lemonade stand. It will go great with our Chick-Fil-A sandwiches.
 

move over kid rock, this is the new american badass.
 
2012-08-18 10:06:43 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I love how one of the comments rail on Prohibition. An Amendment overwhelmingly supported by CONSERVATIVES.


History books show that it was Demmycrats who were on the wrong side of that one, you liar!

Just like when Ronald Reagan freed the slaves.
 
2012-08-18 10:13:01 AM  

MacEnvy: PC LOAD LETTER: I love how one of the comments rail on Prohibition. An Amendment overwhelmingly supported by CONSERVATIVES.

History books show that it was Demmycrats who were on the wrong side of that one, you liar!

Just like when Ronald Reagan freed the slaves.


Ultimately progressives and conservatives supported Prohibition. Quite frankly, by the time it got rolling, the only people who opposed the Amendment's passage were dirty foreigner immigrants like the Irish.

It didn't take long for some progressives to begin realizing that social engineering was a mistake and to begin supporting repeal but everyone was to blame for the thing in the first place.
 
2012-08-18 10:57:16 AM  

wejash: MacEnvy: PC LOAD LETTER: I love how one of the comments rail on Prohibition. An Amendment overwhelmingly supported by CONSERVATIVES.

History books show that it was Demmycrats who were on the wrong side of that one, you liar!

Just like when Ronald Reagan freed the slaves.

Ultimately progressives and conservatives supported Prohibition. Quite frankly, by the time it got rolling, the only people who opposed the Amendment's passage were dirty foreigner immigrants like the Irish.

It didn't take long for some progressives to begin realizing that social engineering was a mistake and to begin supporting repeal but everyone was to blame for the thing in the first place.


I would adjust both of our arguments to be more specific: Nativists, Protestant religious leaders, Southerners, and Sufferagists supported the ban. Catholics, immigrants (mostly Irish and German), and a gaggle of others opposed it. Bonus points: the KKK supported it.
 
2012-08-18 10:59:43 AM  
Somehow this must be Obama's fault
 
2012-08-18 11:30:22 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somehow this must be Obama's fault


You know the old saying about blaming stupid unconnected shiat on your enemy...

A water main busts open in Lebanon and Israel is blamed
 
2012-08-18 11:45:06 AM  
Submitter, the best time to submit an American Thinker link is never.
 
2012-08-18 11:45:14 AM  
It's hard to believe the article isn't satire, but sadly, it isn't.
 
2012-08-18 11:47:19 AM  
dream-crushing regulations

Band name!!
 
2012-08-18 11:51:16 AM  
But this is America 2012, where kids are more likely to learn a lesson in big government and dream-crushing regulations.

If you're a parent and your childs lifelong dream is to grow up and sell lemonade by the side of the road, then you have failed as a parent.

And really - out of all the regulations you could center your biatching around, you're going to choose reliably clean food and drink? I thought this debate was settled over a century ago by Upton Sinclair.
 
2012-08-18 11:51:27 AM  
Red states, and red counties in blue states, generally crack down on lemonade stands because they don't have the appropriate permits.

But liberals hate lemonade stands.
 
2012-08-18 11:53:39 AM  
grist.files.wordpress.com
"Why does Obama prefer to drink malt beverages while ensuring that lemony wet goodness is taxed, regulated, and sold only on the black market established by poor children with rickety wooden stands?"
 
2012-08-18 11:57:06 AM  
Some subbies just want to watch the world derp.
 
2012-08-18 11:58:24 AM  
Yes, it is too early. Ask me again later, it'll still be too early.
 
2012-08-18 12:01:01 PM  

farkityfarker: It's hard to believe the article isn't satire, but sadly, it isn't.


I would say tongue-in-cheek rather than satire.

But, really, cracking down on kids selling lemonade on the street? Is this supposed to a good thing?
 
2012-08-18 12:03:58 PM  
Mom gave me the lemons, sugar and ice...

But I built this MYSELF
 
2012-08-18 12:07:03 PM  

Lord Jubjub: farkityfarker: It's hard to believe the article isn't satire, but sadly, it isn't.

I would say tongue-in-cheek rather than satire.

But, really, cracking down on kids selling lemonade on the street? Is this supposed to a good thing?


Because those kids are keeping the Job Creators (TM) from filling that job with cheap, out-sourced overseas labor.
 
2012-08-18 12:11:23 PM  
Under a Romney presidency, we'll ALL be running lemonade stands!
 
2012-08-18 12:11:36 PM  
I'm going to be sure I show my love for America and its freedoms by buying dozens and dozens of these 50-cent cups of slightly lemon-flavored water. On my way to protest the building of a mosque of course.

/freedoms are for Christians only
 
2012-08-18 12:12:32 PM  
We need a war on the hyperbolic use of "war" when describing, well, anything. And I mean war in a literal sense. We need to call in some airstrikes and seal teams on that type of moronic hyperbole.
 
2012-08-18 12:14:49 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I love how one of the comments rail on Prohibition. An Amendment overwhelmingly supported by CONSERVATIVES.


So I can now use the fact that liberals supported slavery, since we are going back 100 years?

All silliness aside, the day is really a commentary on the overburdensome state. When you have states requiring 100 hours of training for farking barbers, there may be a little bit of over regulation that is really just masking government revenue, because licenses are a money maker. It's gotten a bit out of hand.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Not everything should be required to be under government control.
 
2012-08-18 12:22:32 PM  
Overreachin' gubbmint interferin' with lemonade stands is a violation of my religious freedom. It's the single greatest threat to my religious freedom ever.

MY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
 
2012-08-18 12:24:04 PM  

MyRandomName: Not everything should be required to be under government control.


Who says it should be? Oh wait NO ONE. you are just making up strawman arguments that don't actually exist to make your ideas sound reasonable. This is what the right does all day. They can't debate the actual ideas people actually have so the make up positions for them and pretend that is their position.

and PSST those things are in general licensed by the STATE government. WHY DO YOU HATE "STATE'S RIGHTS"?
 
2012-08-18 12:25:42 PM  
Why does American Thinker hate "State's rights"?

How un'merican of them!!!
 
2012-08-18 12:28:04 PM  
Automatic down-vote for American Thinker.
 
2012-08-18 12:29:10 PM  
So, if the kids were out there raising money to donate to Obama's re-election fund, keeping a local art teacher that was going to be laid-off due to budget cuts or a community activity at a local Mulsim place of worship then AT would ridicule them for pushing a Socialist agenda which the obviously over-paid and over-staffed local schools were brain-washing them with.

Would you like fries with that?
 
2012-08-18 12:31:32 PM  

propasaurus: Under a Romney presidency, we'll ALL be running lemonade stands!


No, those will be outsourced to the Chinese as well.
 
2012-08-18 12:34:16 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

You go ahead and try to get near my kid's lemonade stand.
 
2012-08-18 12:34:46 PM  
I want to see these kids' tax returns. They're making billions in an unregulated industry, I see these things everywhere.


Whaaar transparency whaaar.
 
2012-08-18 12:35:02 PM  
I can think of really good reasons why most professions on that list need to be licensed, in addition to basic professional standards.

Body Peircers (Infection, damage from screwing it up), Pest Control (Do you really want cletus running around shooting rats with a 22 or using DDT?), Product and home repair (Safety - I know someone who managed to wire their drier to the ground, could have been fatal), Private Detectives (Because they need to have professional standards and back ground checks), Pro Wrestlers (So they don't kill themselves or the person they are working with), Locksmiths (Background checks, think about it), Tour Guides (Avoid spreading misinformation, also so they don't take people on 12 hour bus trips in Arizona with insufficient water or anything stupid like that).
 
2012-08-18 12:36:45 PM  
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2012-08-18 12:40:00 PM  

Fugitive Unknown: Pest Control (Do you really want cletus running around shooting rats with a 22 or using DDT?)


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

/disagrees
 
2012-08-18 12:43:21 PM  
It's all fun and games until that same 2nd grader gives you hepatitis because they don't wash their hands after wiping their ass, picking their nose, and likely urinate on or near the preparation area. You're damn right I want them regulated to protect the public. Just because you're a 'small business' doesn't give you the right to ignore all kinds of health and safety issues.

Elzar: Done in 2. Lemon Tea Party anyone?


And for our party's first presidential nominee, I nominate Arnold Palmer.
 
2012-08-18 12:47:00 PM  
Lemon. Wet. Overregulated.
 
2012-08-18 12:47:44 PM  

MyRandomName: So I can now use the fact that liberals supported slavery, since we are going back 100 years?


Liberals NEVER supported slavery.

Definitionally, conservatives were the ones supporting slavery.

/please don't tell me you've made the mistake of confusing Democrats with liberals. If you're that dumb, I'm wasting my time responding to you.
 
2012-08-18 12:47:46 PM  
Rat Silk Or...?
 
2012-08-18 12:50:59 PM  

MyRandomName:

Not everything should be required to be under government control.



Yes, let's NOT license 'pyrotechnic operators' and see what kind of hilarity ensues...
 
2012-08-18 12:55:08 PM  
Link is for a video that starts playing right away.

So, to summarize: These girls had to leave the bright red state of Georgia to sell their lemonade in that bluest of states, New York. And, the blue-staters also award the girls scholarships on account of their boot-strappiness.
 
2012-08-18 01:00:30 PM  

sirrerun: MyRandomName:

Not everything should be required to be under government control.


Yes, let's NOT license 'pyrotechnic operators' and see what kind of hilarity ensues...


WHITESNAKE!
 
2012-08-18 01:02:00 PM  

DeaH: Link is for a video that starts playing right away.

So, to summarize: These girls had to leave the bright red state of Georgia to sell their lemonade in that bluest of states, New York. And, the blue-staters also award the girls scholarships on account of their boot-strappiness.


They're not going to make much money charging only half a cent for each serving.
 
2012-08-18 01:06:46 PM  
So, isolated incident involving kids lemonade stand=get rid of the EPA, FDA, ECT...

Yeah, makes sense to me

Dipshiat.

Oh, and also, no kids use "Lemons; sugar, and water" for lemonade stands, and haven't since instant lemonade was invented.

Watered down Countrytime is more like it...

at least that's the way MY kids run em, max profit!
 
2012-08-18 01:08:56 PM  

Lord Jubjub: But, really, cracking down on kids selling lemonade on the street? Is this supposed to a good thing?


Every year - some idiot bureaucrat clamps down on some kids selling something, the public gets all outraged, "small government" types dust off their "big government" blog entries and bureaucrat eventually apologizes. Meanwhile tens of thousands of kids sell lemonade everyday without getting molested.

/false outrage is false
 
2012-08-18 01:09:10 PM  

pootsie: Yes, let's NOT license 'pyrotechnic operators' and see what kind of hilarity ensues...

WHITESNAKE!



It was Great White dummy head.
 
2012-08-18 01:09:26 PM  
central.washingtonexaminer.com

Orit Sklar. Stork Liar. I wonder what her three Fark handles are.
 
2012-08-18 01:10:00 PM  

Fugitive Unknown: I can think of really good reasons why most professions on that list need to be licensed, in addition to basic professional standards.

Body Peircers (Infection, damage from screwing it up), Pest Control (Do you really want cletus running around shooting rats with a 22 or using DDT?), Product and home repair (Safety - I know someone who managed to wire their drier to the ground, could have been fatal), Private Detectives (Because they need to have professional standards and back ground checks), Pro Wrestlers (So they don't kill themselves or the person they are working with), Locksmiths (Background checks, think about it), Tour Guides (Avoid spreading misinformation, also so they don't take people on 12 hour bus trips in Arizona with insufficient water or anything stupid like that).


Stupid lieberal (D)ummy Huffpoo!
 
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