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    Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    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."
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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 bet. 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.
    Contrary to what you say, It sounds like you're very upset.

    Actually, I would pay a dollar more to only be around Conservatives.

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

    Nope, this is the SOP for conservatives. Ive grown accustomed to it, and that's fine. Discrimination is not a good principle that I'll teach my kids.

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

    pissing off half of your potential customers right out of the gate is fail when it comes to business.

    however, it's his show, and he can play it any way he wants to. i would actively avoid businesses run by extremists on either side. i just want my damned sandwich, hold the hyperpartisan nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    pissing off half of your potential customers right out of the gate is fail when it comes to business.

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    Keep in mind, this is UTAH. It's basically all mormons.
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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    How about the energy industry refuse their subsidies, and then get back to us about "over regulation"...you can't take with one hand and push away with the other.

    That "over regulation" is necessary because of the appalling human safety record the oil industry has...but for that over regulation we would still have the bad old days of regular rig floor dismemberments and death. Do we so quickly forget the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 human beings and caused the single worst oil spill in U.S. history because of BP's crass indifference to basic drilling safety protocols?
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    Re: Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Keep in mind, this is UTAH. It's basically all mormons.


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    you talk of discrimination...but then put a stick in the eye of Mormons

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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
    No, im pointing out that it's a mormon state. Mormons are usually conservatives. There's probably just a handful of liberals that live in utah.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    How about the energy industry refuse their subsidies, and then get back to us about "over regulation"...you can't take with one hand and push away with the other.

    That "over regulation" is necessary because of the appalling human safety record the oil industry has...but for that over regulation we would still have the bad old days of regular rig floor dismemberments and death. Do we so quickly forget the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 human beings and caused the single worst oil spill in U.S. history because of BP's crass indifference to basic drilling safety protocols?

    Did you post in the wrong thread??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    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).
    Why do partisan liberals keep saying this? More Republicans won elections than Democrats in the last election.
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