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(AZCentral)   Unable to find any lemonade stands to shut down, city officials in Phoenix order a woman to stop giving away bottles of water to thirsty people   (azcentral.com) divider line 74
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2012-09-05 01:42:35 AM  

CygnusDarius: What if was water with LSD?.


Yeah, this is just like that time the MAN tried to stop me from giving out free LSD to everyone via the reservoir. Fark you, CIA and President Mitch Whossane Oromnabation! Yeah, man.
 
2012-09-05 01:43:32 AM  

teeny: /only fuggin' nazi bastards would arrest someone for giving away WATER. In phoenix, for crying out loud.


All you have to do is read this thread to see how it happens.

Some people are so poor they don't have water to drink, and other people are so poor they don't have a mirror to look in.
 
2012-09-05 01:44:36 AM  
thank goodness joe arpaio didnt show up on his white horse and throw the lady into tent city
 
2012-09-05 01:52:52 AM  
 
2012-09-05 01:56:43 AM  
I love morons that think they can do illegal shiat and get away with it because they're doing it for "religious beliefs."

"Yeah, I regularly shiat in the FedEx drop box, but its part of me religious convictions, so... we're cool, right?"
 
2012-09-05 02:03:19 AM  

siyuntz: How hard is it to obtain a permit? Does it cost a lot? Because I'd at least want her name and DL# written down somewhere just in case she was giving out Jonestown Kool-Aid instead of water. Though, I probably wouldn't ingest something given to me by a religious nutjob stranger, anyway, so there's that.

/Go away, poor persecuted Christian


0/10
 
2012-09-05 02:32:22 AM  

edmo: Phoenix didn't use to be this way, at least 25 years ago. Course half of California hadn't moved in yet either.


Oh please. Phoenix is where mid-western conservatives go when they want to live in So Cal but are scared to death of California. I meet FAR more people there from places like Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri than I EVER did from Cali.

It seems silly. But it likely came about from a complaint from the local vendors. They had applied and paid for the necessary permits to conduct their business there during that event. We need to consider their rights and what's fair to them as well. Perhaps if she was content to stop handing out water and hand out pamphlets instead there wouldn't have been an issue. Handing out goods, at the expense of those making their living doing it in the same area, might not be part of free speech.

As far as I can tell, nobody has told her that she couldn't continue to proselytize. They just had an issue with the handing out of goods.
 
2012-09-05 02:44:18 AM  
How is giving away water a freedom of speech issue?!
 
2012-09-05 02:53:40 AM  

burning_bridge: edmo: Phoenix didn't use to be this way, at least 25 years ago. Course half of California hadn't moved in yet either.

Oh please. Phoenix is where mid-western conservatives go when they want to live in So Cal but are scared to death of California. I meet FAR more people there from places like Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri than I EVER did from Cali.


I've met a pretty even distribution of transplants from all over the country (former Oregonian, Chicagoan, and DC ppl in my house all pretty liberal), so I dont see the need to generalize. Most AZ transplants are older which kind of automatically makes them a bit more conservative when you get right down to it.

/and I would venture most ppl who like SoCal but dont move there are only afraid of its cost of living
//nobody should turn down free water in the summer let alone turn the water person in to the police. Businesses whose survival rely on overpriced water deserve to get gouged.
 
2012-09-05 03:07:38 AM  
Step 1: Make it illegal to hand out water to thirsty people in a desert.

Step 2: Make it illegal to hand out welfare to poor people in a recession.

Step 3: Profit!
 
2012-09-05 03:56:00 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 800x572]


I LOLed.
 
2012-09-05 04:05:59 AM  
So we've got nanny state assholes making it illegal to give water to thirsty people (because you're depriving them of tax revenue and the water might be iocaine powder), and the water giver saying this violates her first amendment rights to proselytize.

Can I just hope everyone involved dies in a fire? Oh right - Phoenix, close enough.
 
2012-09-05 04:24:06 AM  
Oooh, they claim it's a first-amendment issue! On private property, I don't think so.

If the first amendment allows someone to step onto private property and compete with vendors who paid to be involved, then it should allow me to interrupt your church service Sunday morning to hand out my "There is no god" flyers, right? Nobody'd object to a nice atheist doing that on their private property, right? It's my freedom of speech!

//sorry, I forgot. She's a Christian, and so she's SPECIAL and the rules don't apply to her.
 
2012-09-05 06:12:41 AM  
Those Christians and other "social conservatives" keep bleating about how they want "small government"

But for keeping track of what goes on in your bedrooms, censorship of media etc, the "government" cannot be big enough for them.

Farkin' hypocrites.
 
2012-09-05 07:15:05 AM  
blogosphere

please die.
kthxby
 
2012-09-05 07:27:23 AM  
Bloggers and conservative political groups are outraged over the incident.

Aren't these the same folks who want to have people arrested for feeding the homeless?
 
2012-09-05 08:06:42 AM  
As farking dumb as this city is for wasting time and money to stop this woman from giving out water to thirsty people, it sounds even more dumb when people use the "mah first amendment rights r being violated" complaint all the time.

No. There is no right declaring anything about giving away free water. Granted, it is one of those things that is a farking given, but there is nothing in the First that says "and the right to protect and prevent thirst". Hell, even if there was, it would have probably specified beer over water.
 
2012-09-05 08:26:14 AM  

fritopendejo


Christian beliefs my arse. Jebus would've gave wine to people. That's in the Bible.


Republican Phoenix Jebus would give people water and expect them to be bootstrappy and turn it into wine themselves.
 
2012-09-05 08:53:19 AM  
She was given a warning and not actually penalized, was told that if she wanted to give away water she could do it from the sidewalk but not inside the event because permits were needed to do that in the event.

Pheonix AZ seems just fine on this. Nothing to see in this thread but the hatred and bigotry being spread by Libs and Derpacrats.
 
2012-09-05 09:07:17 AM  
but leaving water for illegal invaders is ok.
THIS IS WHY WE CANT HAVE NICE THINGS!!!
 
2012-09-05 09:09:22 AM  


alienated [TotalFark]


City ordinances, how do they work again ? i am not saying i agree with it, but hey- change the law then...

Arrest 'em all.
thenewsouth.files.wordpress.com

/ sarcasm
 
2012-09-05 12:50:18 PM  
Is she hot?
 
2012-09-05 01:44:52 PM  
I really wish religious preachers would stop this nonsense. They infringe on my freedom of religion when they try to cram their beliefs down my throat. But, only when they're doing it is it exercising their right. If I tried doing it to them, they'd be all up in arms.

Anyways, she stepped onto private property. Technically, they probably could've arrested her for trespassing. All they did was warn her. But no, the government is evil for not allowing her to be on private property.
 
2012-09-05 09:26:09 PM  
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2012-09-05 01:44:52 PM

I really wish religious preachers would stop this nonsense. They infringe on my freedom of religion when they try to cram their beliefs down my throat.

awwwww aren't you soooooo put upon. You had to *gasp* (the horror) read about a story where a woman handed out bottles of water and said "God Bless you". Will you need grief counseling to get over the trauma of having her religion "crammed down your throat"?

I've had religious folks try to sell me on their belief system. A simple "no thanks" and walking away/shutting the door works. Grow a farking backbone ya wuss.
 
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