Lemonade Stands, Forsooth!

June 12th, 2015 11 Comments

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The following headline from the Huffington Post Crime Page caught my eye:

“Texas Police Officers Shut Down Girls’ Lemonade Stand Because They Didn’t Have A Permit.”

Well, thank goodness! It’s about time law enforcement and government agencies all across this nation start cracking down on these cunning and devious little criminals who throw up their clandestine lemonade stands in clear violation of dozens of federal, state and local laws. The girls in Texas “claim” they just wanted to make enough money to take their dad to a water park for Father’s Day, but God only knows how much money they could have raked in, tax free.

Do you think those sneaky little girls had the slightest intention of paying federal income tax or Texas income tax? Of course not!

In Texas, it’s common knowledge you have to have a “Peddler’s Permit,” but had those little girls bothered to get one? Don’t make me laugh.

What about the license from the County Health Department as required by law? The girls “claimed” they didn’t even know about that.

What about federal health laws, or OSHA regulations? Do you imagine for one minute those girls had conformed with those federal laws? Please, give me a break.

And now the CDC will probably have to track down all the people who actually purchased and consumed dangerous lemonade from that stand and monitor those people for any health risks.

By God, prison time isn’t any too good for those criminals and I hope the IRS, the state of Texas, and the county of Rusk will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. Maybe there is a local town ordinance that can be brought into play here as well. If not, let’s pass some more laws and get those little criminals locked up.

Do they still have the death penalty in Texas?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The real crime is The Huffington Post calling themselves a news source. It’s got to be one of the worst out there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And for that matter…all the pan handlers at freeway off ramps and stop lights should have to get permits and pay taxes as well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I saw that one too. I couldn’t believe it at first. Then I thought yeah, that sounds about right. What next are they going to harass girl scouts selling their cookies in grocery stores? How about a little common sense? I guess that is no longer available.

    P.S. I think Texas is one of the few states that still has the death penalty. I will have to look that up though.

  4. Anonymous says:


    Here is another your government at work story.

  5. Anonymous says:

    When I saw this I thought of the the Ronald Regan quote “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ronaldreag128358.html#ASwimLyuXLKTyeWg.99

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hello JP,

    lucky Texas police officers having no other criminals to chase.
    I bet they confiscated the lemonade….
    But, oh boy, if they let the evidence vanish they’ll end up in jail themselves. That’s poetic justice 😉


  7. Anonymous says:

    In Canada, the 5-year-old girl Naama selling drinks and sweets for her sick brother.The money goes into research for the rare Angelman syndrome.She gets a lot of support.It should be so!
    Here is a link about the story but sorry unfortunately only in German: http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.kanada-limonadenstand-fuer-den-kranken-bruder.41b736f2-180d-4808-ab29-07de58bf27f7.html

    It’s great when children start thinking how they can help others or to surprise someone or want to make someone a nice day.

    I can only shake my head about the story of what happened there in Texas.Children are the adults of tomorrow. We should be grateful if they support and help others.


  8. Anonymous says:

    I too heard this story on a “regular” new source. Did you hear their next move? They are continuing with the lemonade stand but they are giving lemonade away and if people wish to make a donation they may.

    I hope there are not regulations about that in Texas!


  9. Anonymous says:

    You might have been being funny asking but yes there is still a death penalty here in texas only problem is sometimes ones that deserve it don’t get it.
    Case in point in 1997 my nephew was murdered by a gang member and the murderer was given 10 years probation because the murderer had not turned 18 yet while my nephew had turned 18 3 weeks before. my nephew’s crime was that he tried to break up a fight when this gang member started in on a friend of my nephew’s for that my nephew was shot 6 times.

    oh and happy anniversary to you and Darleen I hope you have a good day.

    Nancy Darlene

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bein’ a Southerner, and a former resident of isolated Appalachia(were that I was still!….. Sigh), I rather relate to the illicit tax free beverage recipes, so I’d definitely be rootin’ fer these young-uns. But heck, so long as they are ALREADY operating outside the law, they might as well boost sales and git ‘um a still goin’ nearby, and add some corn squeezins to the recipe! If’n they do, they’ll be able to buy the entire water park in short order, I predict!….L.B.

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