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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:52 AM

Utah Smoothie bar owner "Taxes" liberals one dollar per drink

http://gawker.com/5976106/oil+loving-smoothie-bar-owner-taxes-liberals-one-dollar-extra-per-drink



The oil-obsessed owner of a juice and smoothie bar in the Eastern Utah town of Vernal says he's trying to make a point about fiscal responsibility by charging liberal patrons a dollar a dollar extra for their drink.


"We have a fiscal problem in this country. We've got to deal with it or we don't have a country," I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar owner George Burnett told KSL. "So to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge (liberals) just a little bit more."

Burnett says he makes it very clear to liberal customers that he's going to charge them an extra dollar, and that he's going to donate that dollar to conservative organizations like The Heritage Foundation.

His "liberal tax" has been criticized on Facebook as "pathetic" and "offensive," but at least one conservative customer is perfectly fine with putting a surcharge on certain political views.

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Reply Utah Smoothie bar owner "Taxes" liberals one dollar per drink (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Jan 2013 OP
NightWatcher Jan 2013 #1
Berlum Jan 2013 #10
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RomneyLies Jan 2013 #3
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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:54 AM

1. Conservatives drink smoothies?

I thought those were "froo froo liberal" drinks.

Wacky Utah bastard...

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:02 PM

10. They are into 'special' right wing Stanky Smoothies

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:06 PM

84. rofl my first thought.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:55 AM

2. Nice way to drive business away.

Any "liberal" that goes there ought to have his head examined.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:55 AM

3. Never a wise move to disrespect half of potential customers

 

Pretty damned stupid, actually.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:58 AM

6. I'd say he probably won't lose much in Utah.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

11. Well, in Utah it's probably less than half.

But I agree it's a dumb idea. He is basically telling liberals he doesn't want their business. And how would he know, anyway? Does he ask every customer about their political views when they order a smoothie?

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

41. Half?

 

This is Vernon, Utah. Half the population are not liberal by any means, it is the reddest of the red.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:56 AM

4. Yeah that's a place I wouldn't go to anyway

So a boycott would be useless.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:57 AM

5. I would walk out...

Not five bucks, nor six...for the owner. He'd get exactly zero from me. Oh and I would make sure he knows.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:05 PM

14. Exactly right.

And, how the hell would he know, anyway? Does this jackass actually believe that someone is going to come up and say, "Yeah, I'm a liberal. I give you an extra buck for your crappy smoothie!", let alone lose the business of every last liberal in town? The stupid. It burns.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:37 PM

25. I think that's probably what he wants you to do.

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:46 PM

28. Yep... and make my own damn smoothies.

I have a blender, a juicer, and a food processor. Fuck him.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:47 PM

56. "Oh yeah? I'll form my own juice bar with blackjack and hookers!"

"On second thought forget about the juice bar!!!" - Bender

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:15 PM

70. I'd order a drink first

Then.. not pay! What a dumb nutjob.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:00 PM

7. So ...

He's gonna donate the $1.00 sur-tax to conservative organizations like The Heritage Foundation? Yeah, right!

First, no "liberals" will go there to be charged; and secondly, he's clearly a {word that rhymes with DICK}, so he's gonna pocket the cash.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:08 PM

85. Yeah, like a "liberal"(card carrying) would buy a

fascist smoothie for donating to spreading fascism. lol

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:01 PM

8. How can he tell...ESP? nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:02 PM

9. how can he tell if some one is liberal

and why would liberal support his business?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

12. Does he put oil in his smoothies? I wouldn't want to even taste anything from there.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:05 PM

13. It's the same in the capitol of Vermont.

Except you actually get more for being liberal. Hell electing radical gets you even more.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:36 PM

78. They should charge the same price

no matter what the size. Maybe that'll teach conservos a lesson.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:06 PM

15. I'm self-employed, and I've turned down a customer ONCE

I am willing to translate all sorts of offensive things for information purposes. If someone is researching World War II and wants to have some Japanese government propaganda translated, I'll do it. If a business wants me to translate a magazine article outlining the views of a right-wing xenophobe who happens to represent the Japanese city where they want to build a plant, I'll do it.

However, the one time I told a customer to take their business elsewhere was when a group of Americans who for some reason had gotten all enamored of a really offensive pre-war Japanese intellectual decided that they wanted to promote his ideas. I had not heard of him and knew nothing of his ideas, so I innocently started translating. Then I realized that he was a misogynist, a warmonger, and a racist, so I sent back what I had translated (telling them "no charge for this") and told them that I had no interest in being involved in the project.

In most cases, though, I have no idea what the political orientations of my customers are.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

61. In my business, IT IS A REQUIREMENT to list their political affiliation

 

when they fill out the forms for my services. Yes, I can get away with it because political affiliation is not a legal class.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:08 PM

16. Any liberal who sees that will walk out and not come back-

which is probably his intention. I hope his business fails.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:10 PM

19. Maybe a tourist just passing through

Not many liberals live there.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:08 PM

17. He is just doing it for show

Utah has land rights to all that shale oil, it will bring money into the state at the cost of the environment.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:08 PM

18. Someone should build a smoothie bar next to him and teach him a lesson

on marketing and capitalism.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:11 PM

20. So basically conservatives are freeloaders, and liberals are picking up the slack for them.

Is that the point he is trying to make?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:44 PM

27. most of the welfare states are red so it's something we're used to doing

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:55 PM

30. What do you mean by the "welfare" slur?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:43 PM

45. well i dont see it as a slur but i was refering to all the reds states that recv more dollars back

from the govermnt then they give to the governmnt

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:27 PM

50. You never give up trying to divide working people do you?

Red and Blue. You do know don't you that those dollars coming back are not going to residents, don't you. They are going to federally owned or controlled land or projects. What exactly is this welfare you talk about?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #50)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:25 PM

57. never give up? when did i start? but im talking about states that recv more money from the feds than

they give to the feds. parce it anyway you want but they are getting more than the give that makes them welfare states. that welfare

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

60. The states are not getting the money.

In my state (AZ) the federal government funds national parks (federal), national forests (federal), military bases (federal), Native American reservations (federal), social security payments (federal), federal pensions and disability payments (federal), border security (federal). Now what exactly is going to the state? And which of those do you call "welfare"?

BTW CA gets $79 billion a year from the federal government to support the state budget (40% of it). Are they a "welfare" state? http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Debt-deal-could-devastate-California-budget-2352680.php

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Response to former9thward (Reply #60)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:23 PM

87. keep up with current events

A welfare state is one that gets more back from the Federal goverment than it gives to the Federal government (via taxes). There have been countless reports over the past year about red states being mostly welfare states while blue states being the ones to get back less than what they give. And that includes California. Governor Christie has been pointing this out for weeks as he targeted Republican congressman from red states who were against Hurrican Sandy relief DESPITE the fact that the states those congressmen represent have been getting disaster relief for decades and despite the fact that New Jersey was a state that has given more to the country than it has recieved. Period.

If you don't like the term "welfare state" that's just too bad. Take it up with the media who has coined that term instead of getting angry at posters on this forum. Frankly I love the fact that virtually every red state in the South fit into the welfare category. This is a result of perfect karma considering during the 80s and 90s Republicans from those states were leading the charge of categorizing black people as nothing but welfare recipients.

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Response to ShadesOfBlue (Reply #87)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:58 AM

89. Sorry I don't take lectures from posters who have been here a month.

If you provide links to your false assertions I will be happy to show you don't know anything about the subject. Otherwise go play somewhere else.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #60)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:36 AM

88. Do the numbers and answer your own question

California costs 3,913,300,000,000 per year for the federal budget.
They pay in $4,294,500,000,000 in tax revenue to the federal government.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #88)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:04 PM

91. I have no idea where you are getting those numbers.

You are saying CA supplies $4.3 trillion in tax revenue? lol. The entire tax revenue of the U.S. is $2.7 trillion.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #91)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:12 AM

93. Somewhere I misread something. Try two

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_taxation_and_spending_by_state

California

Tax revenues of $313,999 million federal expendatures of $260,422 million

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Response to former9thward (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:45 PM

47. What specifically leads you to believe it's a slur?

What specifically leads you to believe it's a slur?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:24 PM

49. The use of "red states" and the word "welfare".

That is a slur and everyone knows it. If it wasn't he/she would not have thrown red states in with it. What is the "welfare"?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:17 PM

64. They started two wars and gave out tax breaks

like crazy. They had planned to pay for this by robbing our Social Security but since that's getting nowhere, I guess they're getting desperate.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:13 PM

21. Yes, a fiscal problem YOUR PARTY CAUSED, fuckstick.

It wasn't people like ME who gave money to giant banks so they could continue to lay workers off and bonus/perk their way to greater income inequality.

It wasn't people like ME who heisted 700 billion as a fat going-away present to the banksters.

It wasn't people like ME who gave the surplus to the wealthy; who, in turn, rewarded MY unwilling generosity with the WORST 10 year job creation record since the Great Depression.

It wasn't people like ME who charged two long-standing occupations OF CHOICE on this nation's credit card for really no fucking reason at all.

It wasn't people like ME who signed off on corporate pork to assholes like Chuckles and Davy Koch.

It's not people like ME who allocate 51% of the nation's yearly discretionary budget to the military when we already have one that can blow up the world 256 times over.

It wasn't people like ME that put an unqualified dry drunk failure into the highest office of the land, nor was it people like me who put his rubberstamp Congress in for six years so he could proceed to cause much of your "fiscal problem", GEORGE.

You want to charge ME extra, George? FUCK YOU. Where's MY money? I didn't ring up this bill, YOU DID. YOU VOTED FOR THAT FUCKER FUHRER TWICE AND HE STOLE YOUR SHIT AND EVERYONE ELSES!!! WAY TO GO DUMBASS!! WHERE'S MY MONEY, YOU WING-DING ASSMASTER?? WHERE IS IT?????

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:49 PM

29. I like you

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:01 PM

33. Yep. someone should be charging him an extra two bucks a drink for his party stealing the

 

savings account and breaking the country.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:03 PM

34. YEA- what he said

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:25 PM

22. I'd gladly pay it

and then I was done, piss it out under the table before I left.

That'd be worth the extra buck.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:28 PM

23. There are liberals in Dumbfukville, Utah?

I doubt it.



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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:36 PM

24. I hope his tap water catches on fire

Would be justice.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:43 PM

54. K&R !!!

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:42 PM

26. This is all they have.

And it's pretty pathetic. When I lived in Utah, Vernal was pretty much a running joke. Not the brightest tools in the shed, there.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:58 PM

31. F that. Let's fight fear & bigotry in a capitalist way. Smoothies the official drink of gays!

Smoothies the official drink of pro-lifers (complete with billboards). Buy a smoothie if you support the Sierra Club. Put a sign as close to the biz as possible. Honk if you love smoothies and women't rights!
For every smoothie purchased at this location $5 will be donated to the progressive congressional re-election campaign. You don't have to ask, we're counting the # of people walking in the door, so a vote for smoothie is a vote for Progressives!

2 can play your game beeaattcchhh

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:00 PM

32. Like $5 -as opposed to $6- for a fucking Smoothie is supposed to be a great deal? In Utah?

Someone should give his customers the Ayn Rand self-sufficiency lecture, and explain to them that for the price of a cheap blender and some frozen berries, they can start making their own damn smoothies.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

35. This Mr.Smoothie reminds me of Jr.High classmate

He was the only kid in the eighth grade with a drivers license,due to his being held back a grade.....TWICE...He went on,after leaving High School,to work in his Dad's plumbing business,(no his name isn't Joe),which he promptly took over,after his fathers passing,and ran into the ground....

Along the way,there was something he wished to do with the physical property his business sat on,out of city limits...Whatever it was,escapes me now,being 40+ years ago,other than it would violate county code...His solution,reasonably enough,was to get himself seated on the County Board,and work to change that code.....The reason ended with that notion...

His entire campaign was spouting off,loudly,on an issue that the changing of would have benefited him and just a small handful of others....He was,as I recall,pretty much laughed out of the election....

My point,for whatever it's worth,is that I believe that most,if not all sizable school systems produce one of these "8th grade drivers".....I think Mr.Smoothie is Vernals.....

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

36. Jokes on him, he lives in eastern Utah n/t

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:08 PM

37. Does one present one's IQ results?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:47 PM

55. Doesn't matter, none of them could read it!

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:15 PM

38. All this is to ingratiate himself to his current customers

He doesn't have liberal customers so he doesn't risk losing them, but he does get his stupid conservative customers to think it is awesome and recommend the business to their buddies.

Basically he's pulling a fast one on his loyal customers, typical repub shit. Very typical.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

40. Yep, you can't have "conservative" without the "con", after all n/t

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

39. Right.....

so libs actually go to this bar?

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Response to EC (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:31 PM

44. Of course they don't. If he actually risked losing money, he wouldn't be doing this.

Greed is, above all, their primary motivation.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

42. So what.

I really don't care if some Repuke idiot has no bearing on recent history. I hope he goes out of business and has to live in a dumpster.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

43. We should all put a $1 Utah "Tax" on Internet porn

All those young LDS missionaries are overloading servers and hogging up bandwidth, while at the same time presenting themselves as morally superior.

I'm tired of slow porn, served with a side of guilt, damnit! Tax The Morality Wankers!

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:43 PM

46. Calling a 'price increase' a 'tax 'is rather disingenuous.

Calling a 'price increase' a 'tax 'is rather disingenuous of him. But I understand that many people need to redefine words to make the real world simpler and easier to pretend to understand.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:45 PM

48. What if you announce you're a liberal AFTER you pay?

What's he going to do, call the police and demand you pay him the extra $1

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:35 PM

52. That sounds awesome ... but don't tell him the first time ... tell him after a year of daily visits.

Assuming you like smoothies ... and his crap-hole is the closest place to get one.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:34 PM

51. I don't like their smoothies anyway

Or at least if I am ever in the town, you can count on it that I will never find out.

What a dumb ass business decision.

Of course it will the the Democrats fault when the business fails.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:41 PM

53. Like who wants to drink outta his toilet hole place anyway! n/t

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

58. I wouldn't spend any money at his shop

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

59. Reason #347 of why I'm glad that I'm not living in Utah nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:56 PM

62. I would tell him I was a "CONservative" get the drink for a dollar less than laugh in his face and

tell him I was donating it to Move On or some group like that. Two can play that game, duh.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:11 PM

63. Let me guess ...

... nobody's actually paid that extra dollar because local liberals avoid the place, and liberal out-of-towners take one look at the sign and leave the place.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

65. Who knows contract law? Isn't this illegal?

If a business advertises their product to the public, it has offer the same product at the same price at the same time to everybody. It would be the same if he tried to charge Catholics or African Americans more.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #65)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:23 PM

74. I thought the same and wish someone would challenge his little publicity stunt.

As someone up-thread stated the town probably doesn't have a D within the city limits. Living in the South I see all kinds of signs in bars and restaurants stating liberals, hippies, tree huggers etc will not be served. When I inquire about such signs I'm told it is just a joke. I have canceled my order many times and left. The joke is on them because my liberal dollars are not in their pocket.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:21 PM

66. I betcha he loves Frothy Santorums!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #66)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

68. now that is funny--was going to post something else but damn that if funny

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:23 PM

67. if I lived there, I know one place I would NOT patronize

 

what a jerk move.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:02 PM

69. The only thing harder than being a liberal in Utah is being the fruit smoothie guy in Utah.... :)

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:41 PM

71. I'd send liberal friends in all day long

and one after another have them buy the drink and dump it on the floor.

Every. Single. Time.

"Yup, that's worth a buck."

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:53 PM

72. Ed Shultz just had a little segment on him

The guy looks like a young Orin Hatch or Harry Reid and he is soft spoken as well.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:59 PM

73. Some people just love pissing off others, eh?

 

I'll be sure to NOT step a foot inside that bigot's smoothie bar. Besides, I can make a good smoothie by himself at home. I give it about 3 months before that dude's place goes out of business, due to alienating a large number of potential customers.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:26 PM

75. Like most wingnuts they are easily fooled

One could just walk in and say they are a conservative. This petty juvenile mindset perfectly defines these wackos.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:31 PM

76. Those must be some awesome smoothies to be worth five bucks

On edit: isn't this a bit like the barbecue joint owner in South Carolina who, after desegregation was the law of the land, posted a sign informing any African-Americans stupid enough to eat in his store that the owner planned to donate the money he made from them to the KKK?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:57 PM

79. Okay, it's Utah, but there have to be some liberals there

And they can vote with their feet and buy smoothies elsewhere. This is kind of a no-brainer.

It sure would be interesting to know how liberals tip vs conservatives.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:07 PM

80. Stupid POS. That "fiscal" Problem was caused by their

boys bush and cheney. What a dumbfuck. And, anyone who goes to a stupid brainwashed smoothie bar.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:13 PM

81. Anyone that pays that surcharge is a damned fool. nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:27 PM

82. I hope a flash mob shows up in white hoods and sheets

He'll likely hand out drinks for free.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:55 PM

83. Report them to the state and local authorities

They can not legally charge and collect more than the legal sales tax in the area where the store is.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:10 PM

86. Sounds like someone with standing could make a case for discrimination, but I'm no lawyer.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

90. What is he doing with the extra "liberal" money? n/t

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:07 PM

92. More people need to do this, it makes it much easier to decide where not to spend my money

 

I will not knowningly spend money in a conservative owned business.

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #92)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:14 AM

94. Completely agree n/t

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