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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:16 PM

Utah Smoothie Shop Charges Liberals More; Donates Surcharge to Conservative Causes

A smoothie shop in Vernal, Utah is sparking outrage over an unorthodox pricing structure that charges liberals an extra dollar. The shop, tellingly named the I Love Drilling Juice and Smoothie Bar, is owned by George Burnett, a pro-oil and gas activist. He donates the extra money to conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation.

“I’m very open about it, very public about it, that I’m going to charge them a little bit more, and I have liberals come in and pay the extra dollar surcharge,” Burnett said, referring to his unique pricing structure. “And actually all three liberals have been happy to pay it. We had a husband and wife come in — he was conservative and she was liberal — and he paid conservative for himself and liberal for her.”


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/15/1448801/utah-smoothie-shop-charges-liberals-more-donates-surcharge-to-conservative-causes/?mobile=wt

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Reply Utah Smoothie Shop Charges Liberals More; Donates Surcharge to Conservative Causes (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
Tempest Jan 2013 #2
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #4
patrice Jan 2013 #8
Lifelong Protester Jan 2013 #3
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #6
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2013 #16
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #20
patrice Jan 2013 #5
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #7
KamaAina Jan 2013 #9
patrice Jan 2013 #10
nykym Jan 2013 #11
denverbill Jan 2013 #12
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #17
Rex Jan 2013 #13
ToxMarz Jan 2013 #14
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #15
obama2terms Jan 2013 #18
leftynyc Jan 2013 #19

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. What an uber-moran. As if any liberal would patronize his business at all, especially now.

Way to drive your own stupid ass out of business, you fool...

Obama drinks your milkshake....

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:22 PM

2. The idiot is bragging about having 3 liberal customers

How many dozens doesn't he have because of his stupidity?

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Response to Tempest (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:24 PM

4. That was the best part of the article.

And one of them was the wife of a conservative who paid for her.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:27 PM

8. even MORE evidence of what piss-poor business people CON -servatives are. nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:24 PM

3. How does he know?

Sorry, I'm at work and don't have time to read the article, so maybe it says, but how does he know? Ask who you voted for? Anyone who'd ask that is asking for me to go to another business. But I would not live in Utah.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:26 PM

6. If I was willing to give him my business I'd lie and claim to be a conservative.

That's pretty much a no-brainer.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:53 PM

16. Then send him an anonymous email stating you are donating the savings to Planned Parenthood.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

20. That's good.

Or the ACLU

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:25 PM

5. What do you want to bet they make smoothies with that stuff that is one molecule off of plastic.

You know, like the margarine we're supposed to avoid.

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:27 PM

7. Watch the video. They look gross.

Avocados in a smoothie? Yuck.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:28 PM

9. Oh, man, could Colbert go to town on this!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:36 PM

10. "fiscal problem in this country... so we charge (selected classes) more..." uh, that's SOCIALISM or

at least the same thing as Progressive Taxation.

The usual CON in "conservative": we reserve the privilege to make and enforce ALL rules as ABSOLUTES and then to apply them RELATIVELY, by breaking them selectively as we and ONLY we see fit.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:43 PM

11. He needs to be Aliced!

Walk in order the most expensive smoothie say your a liberal....wait for the price
And walk out. You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and
they just look at him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
they may think they're both faggots and they will probably throw them out.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
and ordering the most expensive smoothie and walking out without paying.
They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
fifty people a day walking in and ordering the most expensive smoothie and
walking out without paying. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.
To shut him down!

Many thanks to Arlo Guthrie

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:50 PM

12. I think this is an awesome idea and wish all conservative businessmen would let me know.

I hate giving my money to assholes like that, but if you don't know, you can't avoid it.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:14 PM

17. +1. nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

13. Wow, this story is making the rounds.

Another shop owner that is a GOPuke idiot.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

14. Sounds like the wife needs a little dose of self esteem.

Sure the husband thought it was hilarious to drag his dumb liberal wife down and belittle her by having to pay extra for her poor choices. Probably would have beat her with the butt of his assault rifle if she didn't comply.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

15. But most of our deficit is the Republicans.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:15 PM

18. 3 liberal customers

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:25 PM

19. A liberal should open a shop right next door

Undercut his prices and drive him out of business. Free enterprise is fabulous.

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