OMG! What is happening to the U.S.??

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    I'm ashamed to say it, but the cops here in GA have shut down a lemonade stand run by kids on private property. It happened in Midway, which is near Savannah. What a shame! … p=obinsite

    1. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Only one word fits "what is happening to the U.S."


    2. Ivorwen profile image68
      Ivorwenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Health Department -- because heaven forbid people think for themselves!

      1. Cagsil profile image75
        Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Ivorwen, did you know that if people think for themselves, then it negates the power and control of state and federal government? lol lol

        Of course, people are not allowed to think for themselves anymore, only because they not only become a danger to government, but also cause more damage to others(at least that's the distortion and misinformation perpetuated forth by politics and religion). lol

    3. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Well that is progress(iveism) at its best.  Lemonade stand control is vital after all tainted lemonade can kill people.  Time to register lemonade stands and prevent anyone from buying unregistered lemonade.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image60
        Jim Hunterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I blame deregulation of the lemonade stand industry.

        The rampant greed of 6 year olds is deplorable.

        How dare they learn commerce on the streets.

        Oh yeah, its Bush's fault.

    4. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Come down to South Florida, where the cops will race you at 100 miles per hour whenever they advertise a Dunkin Donuts 2 for 1 sale!

  2. kirstenblog profile image82
    kirstenblogposted 11 years ago

    habee, if you need a lift just check out the latest news out of the UK, its sure to make you feel a bit better about being in the US tongue big_smile

    Seriously, that is just dumb, I imagine the local community will be sure the police will feel just how dumb it was (hopefully). I have heard almost this same story on a local news report before and it sounded like one of those things that local communities get upset with their police for doing, rah! to local communities big_smile

  3. thooghun profile image94
    thooghunposted 11 years ago

    " police also didn't know how the lemonade was made, who made it or what was in it."

    I had a long, hearty laugh at that one. And then I cried.

  4. Spacekid profile image61
    Spacekidposted 11 years ago

    Sensitive laws i guess. Then again enforcement seems to have been slipping in some areas. You tag a bunch of lemonade selling kids when you should be tagging actual criminals? For friggin shame...
    Since when do kids need a business license? Selling lemonade is the most classic way for people to make money without getting in

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    The American public is no longer deemed capable of deciding for themselves what is safe to buy or use.  After all, you might stop and find yourself swarmed with 57 kids mugging you!  Or get lemonade laced with arsenic by an 8 year old terrorist.  Or they might have been using the lemonade stand as a laundering operation for millions of dollars of drug money.  Anything is possible to the mind set of the government determined to protect Americans too stupid to use common sense.

    It is a sad statement indeed, and as Thooghun says one to cry over.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    I saw an ice cream truck the other day with a sign on the side, this truck does not sell drugs. hmm

    1. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

    2. optimus grimlock profile image60
      optimus grimlockposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      thats because its easy to sell drugs that way just ask big worm

  7. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    this is happening in on a regular basis in other states as has something to do with the health dept and licensing dept.
    they don't have a health dept approved kitchen and
    they cant get money from kids..roll

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      the city council is debating that garbage now here in Nashville, what a joke we are becoming

  8. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 11 years ago

    Perhaps a vote, asking not to spend our tax dollars on busting lemonade stands...

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That would DEF get my vote!!

  9. secularist10 profile image62
    secularist10posted 11 years ago

    I don't know why so many are getting upset with the police. They're just doing their jobs, known as "enforcing the law."

    If people have a problem with the law, they can um... change it. That's called democracy.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The police are called to enforce laws  for crimes against society, crimes not social welfare mandates like health. The cities have ruling health boards and such organizations that serve notices and ask for cease and desist actions..

      They, the Police,  have no need to be called in to overstep bounds or userp exceptional authority and  confiscate, shut down or scare a child for running a Lemonade stand.

      all this is about is those kids did not contract with a commasary for lemons, steam cleaned jugs for the lemonade and ice and such.

      Or go through channels to get a Vendor Liscense and Health permit.  Yet any neghborthood bazar or church outing can serve hot dogs, or worse  "Hamburger" out in the hot sun with baked goods in abundance without any liscensing at all!

      Its a ploy to get tax money for a vendor business, and  they are oversteping the given  authority implied by city ordance.  Its all about over-reaching goverment Crap!

      Some social engineer, city employee type, oversteping people with his or her great eclectic engineering ideals, to make the world safe!!!!!!

      When the Police have neighborhood cook outs to feed the street, during their get to know us functions? do they obtain permits?  I think not! Not in nashville they do not!  I'd bet not in other places also.

      1. secularist10 profile image62
        secularist10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        The police enforce whatever laws they are told to enforce. If the government, elected by the people, passes a law banning handholding between men and women, then the police will have to enforce that.

        The problem here is with the government that the people have allowed to overstep its boundaries and create a sea of red tape and ridiculous business regulations. That is the legal environment that created this mess. The problem is not with the police, but with the government. That is why I remind everyone they have the right to vote their legislators and representatives out of office. If they want.

    2. platinumOwl4 profile image74
      platinumOwl4posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Changing the law in a democratic society sound great. However, we don't live in a democratic society, we live in a plutocracy. When I first read the article, my first thought is the Gestapo is on the move, it starts off innocently, then they clamp down viciously.

      1. secularist10 profile image62
        secularist10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That's because the people have let it get to that point.

        Here's an analogy: for decades representatives and senators voted lower taxes and higher public spending (wars, entitlements, etc). Did the people ever get outraged? No. Year after year, decade after decade, the people supported lower taxes and higher spending. And they kicked out anyone who didn't conform to that model. Well, now look where we are. The people have only themselves to blame if they elect people who make decisions that ultimately harm them.

        As Tony Danza would say, "who's the boss?" smile

      2. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        A plutocracy?  Seriously, that is the logical leap you made?  Did you skip the Nanny/Mommy State?

  10. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 11 years ago

    Don't you all know that according to the politicians we, the citizens, are incapable of doing anything ourselves.  We have to have health insurance mandated, we have to have seat belts mandated, what we ingest must be controlled and god forbid we should want less government interference in our lives. We just can't be thinking straight!

  11. Evan G Rogers profile image61
    Evan G Rogersposted 11 years ago

    This is relevant.

    To become a teacher, you need to become a teacher, you need to have money. That's REALLY the only qualification. My graduate program was ... less than stellar ... But it cost $20k (not to mention the money I could have made by working at that time).

    There's a reason why there are no black teachers: government.

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      no black teachers? You obviously don't teach in Miami Dade County. We're all very colorful down here. big_smile

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you.  I would bet the composition of the teaching community is a rough analogy to the population at large.

  12. DannyMaio profile image61
    DannyMaioposted 11 years ago

    This is all the democrat machine, From Michelle Obama telling parents what to feed their kids to getting into every aspect of your life! When will people wake up to this BS?

    No more dodgeball in school, McDonalds has to give apples now. slowly but surely they are taking over your lives. Less Government means better America. Enough with the programs to keep everyone down. Wake up! If they would have scared my child I would have blown a fuse.

    1. Moderndayslave profile image59
      Moderndayslaveposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's both parties because they both suck. Then throw in greed because that ruins everything..

  13. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    Wow. So much for free enterprise.
    What's next, requiring a license to babysit?
    Professional liability insurance for mowing the neighbor's yard or shoveling their driveway?
    So pathetic.

    On the plus side, this police action more than likely saved the kid's parents aggravation and a boatload of money. Because of the astute police officers no one got to SUE them for choking on a lemon pit or for having real sugar in the lemonade. roll

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The glories of the Nanny state.  You know the one where tort reform is continually resisted by Democrats?

      1. Mighty Mom profile image80
        Mighty Momposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I see the connection now.
        I was making a joke re: the lawsuit. You know that, UCV, right? smile

  14. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    Not sure what the connection between the Nanny State and tort reform is, but I know I can't be the only Democrat who is all for tort reform. Frivolous lawsuits -- forgetaboutit.
    Trial lawyers are (with a few notable exceptions I've known)scum.


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