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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    you talk of discrimination...but then put a stick in the eye of Mormons
    Having the opinion that certain groups of people have shared characteristics is not the same as discrimination. I'll admit that a virgin birth, a triune God, bodily resurrection and dogged insistence on not practicing birth control sound kooky to your average guy...I won't blame anyone for thinking Catholics in general are strange.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    This sounds so stupid that it's hard for me to believe that it's real. Wondering whether or not it was satire, I went to the original site and it looks legit. Ultimately, this is just going to hurt the business owner and I'm laughing at him saying that "liberals actually like it." Uh, I highly doubt any liberal "likes" this. It doesn't piss me off, but it certainly means I wouldn't patronize it. What an idiot.

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Did you post in the wrong thread??
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    it's to start a conversation about what he sees as the over-regulation of the energy industry and the continued financial problems facing the United States.
    No, I just tend to read all of the OP before I make a reply. ****ing weird I know, but I have that habit.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    As a liberal, this does not upset me one bit. This is what the Konservatives do best, they marginalize. Exclusion is at their core. If you think about it, the conservatives are stuck in the 50s/60s with the "we will only serve" mantra.

    Kons, this is why you will continue to lose in politics. You got your ass handed to you in Nov because you keep marginalizing groups of people (gays, blacks, women, Hispanics, immigrants, etc). You just go ahead and keep this up while the democrats stay in power and take another election from you in 16.



    Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths | ksl.com

    VERNAL — When George Burnett first set up shop in Vernal, he knew he had to find a way to connect with his adopted community if his custom seat cover business was going to survive.

    Burnett took to the corner of 500 East and Main Street and began his one-man crusade to boost the spirit of a community that was getting its first glimpse of another oil and gas bust.
    Fast-forward nearly five years and Burnett — now a local celebrity for his tireless support of the Uintah Basin's energy industry — has launched a new business that's earning rave reviews just weeks after opening its doors.
    "I love this place. I will support this place with every fiber of my being," said Corey Peterson, a personal trainer who stopped by the I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar on Monday morning for a thick, green drink filled with avocado, spinach and fresh apple juice.





    "It's a good place to come for lunch," added customer Shauna Snow, "or for a good snack that's healthy, not processed and also can give you good nutrients."

    But there is one thing about Burnett's latest venture that's left some folks with a bitter taste in their mouths.

    "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.

    Yep, Burnett, the diehard supporter of domestic energy and longtime health food fan, charges those who identify themselves as liberals one dollar more for their drinks. The money, along with any tips received, is donated to conservative causes like The Heritage Foundation.

    "And actually all three liberals have been happy to pay it," Burnett said.

    "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," he added. But a few people have cried foul on Burnett's Facebook page.

    "This is pathetic," one person wrote. "One place in town I won't be going," another said. "Highly offensive and inappropriate" is how third person described the price differential.

    Burnett said his goal isn't to offend. First, it's to provide people with a healthy product. Second, it's to start a conversation about what he sees as the over-regulation of the energy industry and the continued financial problems facing the United States.

    "Really what I'm focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending," he said. "We have a fiscal problem in this country. We've got to deal with it or we don't have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge (liberals) just a little bit more."

    Conservative customers like Peterson support Burnett's message and his method.

    "For him to do this kind of puts a face out there on people who are, in my opinion, in the wrong. 'In the wrong' being liberals," Peterson said. "To see them being charged a little bit more, it makes me happy."
    One dude has a little shop and does some stunt for publicity . . . and suddenly everyone who's a conservative is like him?

    Or all Mormons are like him?

    Just how far are you willing to bend yourself out of shape for this. Who cares - the guys food sound horrid, btw . . . avocado, spinach and apple juice? What he ****ing hell is that?
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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    One dude has a little shop and does some stunt for publicity . . . and suddenly everyone who's a conservative is like him?

    Or all Mormons are like him?

    Just how far are you willing to bend yourself out of shape for this. Who cares - the guys food sound horrid, btw . . . avocado, spinach and apple juice? What he ****ing hell is that?
    There has been numerous conservative business owners in the news the past few years that pull stunts like this. Im sure you've seen them.

    and no one (me) is bent out of shape here

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    you talk of discrimination...but then put a stick in the eye of Mormons
    Mormonism is a cult. Jerry Falwell told me so.

    http://mormoncult.org/

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    There has been numerous conservative business owners in the news the past few years that pull stunts like this. Im sure you've seen them.
    There have been a few - what - liberal business owners never do **** to bring in attention and customers? Hell - Car Mart makes a killing off of giving pre-loans based on low-income status and last year's tax return amount.

    This guy's selling crap to people who are dumb enough to go into a store and tell some dude their political affiliation . . . what's to stop a penny thrifty liberal from claiming he's conservative just to save a buck?

    It's a non-issue . . . moving on: the egregiousness of turning memorial day into a sale bonanza weekend.
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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    avocado, spinach and apple juice? What he ****ing hell is that?
    Actually I make apple and spinach puree for my son and its quite good, apple for the sweetness, spinach for a bit of flavor complexity (not too much), and avocado has natural fat so would give the beverage a bit of creaminess and some thickness. Actually sounds quite good to me.
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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    There have been a few - what - liberal business owners never do **** to bring in attention and customers? Hell - Car Mart makes a killing off of giving pre-loans based on low-income status and last year's tax return amount.

    This guy's selling crap to people who are dumb enough to go into a store and tell some dude their political affiliation . . . what's to stop a penny thrifty liberal from claiming he's conservative just to save a buck?



    It's a non-issue . . . moving on: the egregiousness of turning memorial day into a sale bonanza weekend.



    I have never seen a liberal biz owner do anything like this. It always seems to be the Kons

    Plz point out how car mart asks it potential customers if they are liberal or conservative. Such a ridiculous counter.

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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    I have never seen a liberal biz owner do anything like this. It always seems to be the Kons

    Plz point out how car mart asks it potential customers if they are liberal or conservative. Such a ridiculous counter.
    Don't like his gimmick then don't go into his craptacular business
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