Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kids Lemonade Stand At U.S. Open Fined $500 And Shut Down By Montgomery County

BETHESDA, Md (WUSA) You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don't even dream of setting up a lemonade stand.

A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd, right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.

"This gentleman from the county is now telling us because we don't have a vendors license, the kids won't be allowed to sell their lemonade," Carrie Marriott told us, her voice trembling.

The kids can't seem to understand it. "I don't agree, I think the county is wrong." "We're sending the money to charity."

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apeman2502 said...

The kids are lucky the sheriff didn't follow through by looking for 'Mr. Weapon'. This frustration is what usually leads to the $500.00 fine.

Anonymous said...

This kind of nonsense is why I left Montgomery county. I lived in Rockville and had a good job there but left because of this kind of B/S. These annoying little people minding your business for you infest the place, glad I left. Looks like nothing has changed

Annie Oakley said...

But then again it's perfectly OK for illegal aliens to sell produce or flowers on the street without a permit OR bums asking for money.

But little girls selling lemonade? Oh we gotta do something.

Makes me sick. American men have become cowards and pussies.

tucaro nick said...

that guy should be southern stlye wuuped...are u serious and how do the little girls and boys get to practicing self used to be that the lemonade stand was the first step to independence.....ah! yea "BIG BROTHER" has a new set of plans 4 us.... u see americans are not as free as we think, and now that we are demanding more quality from the people who for us...they are simple finding excuses for us to pay for there own blunder................THAT IS NOT AMERICA, we really have no power don't kid ur self...when b/s like that happens u are being showed just how powerless we are becoming...maybe its time to go conquer another space and let the dogs chew themselves up........

Anonymous said...

Some idiot on Rivero's site said,

"so the parents were fined. That was fair and not mean-spirited. The parents by their actions were teaching the kids that they did not have to obey laws they don't like. Apparently, the parents as adults must believe that, too. Must we be reminded that we have a President and a US Congress full of members who believe exactly the same thing. They don't believe they have to obey the US Constitution because they don't like it. And for some strange reason, a lot of emotional persons get upset about that. After all, they all used to be little kids,too"

I don't even know where to begin.

jd said...

Yeah the Sheriff is being stupid.
But really how does this fit in.

"Makes me sick. American men have become cowards and pussies."

Bet you are a peach to live with.

Mike said...

So what if a bum asks you for some spare change? You just might see hard times in the near future too, like most of the rest of us will.

Annie Oakley said...

JD - American men have become cowards and pussies to allow our elected leaders to run roughshod over our daughters. The dad of those 2 daughters should have raised hell.

A peach to live with? I'm one of the nicest people you'd ever meet. My husband and my friends think so.

Bitter troll.

Annie Oakley said...

Mike, I’m going to address your post as well.
Why do I have a problem with these men begging for money? In my neck of the woods they regularly harass women who are either stopped at a red light or a left turn intersection. So you have to sit there while they harass you for money or knock on your window. So unless you run them over OR run a red light (which most women won’t do) you’re stuck until the light turns green. The cops around here do nothing about it.
Hard times? Don’t even go there with me. I lost my job and my savings in 2007. I exhausted my unemployment benefits and my savings. In between collecting unemployment and looking for work I had several minimum wage jobs at one time. All of these jobs ended because the company went out of business or business was slow and we were laid off. I never lost my dignity and begged on the street corner.
I dumpster dove for food and other items. I’ve eaten in soup kitchens. None of these beggars I’ve seen would do that. I had to leave the state I lived in for 20 years because I could no longer afford to live there. I was homeless for many months. Out of the blue I met my husband who is an honorable decent man.
My husband has approached some of these men and asked them if they would do yard work at our house for a meal and money. Not one of them said yes. One flat out told my husband it’s easier to beg as its tax free easy money.
Yet authorities will bother these little girls over selling lemonade. Give me a break.

FeminizedWesternMale said...

"The new laws are rather perfect instances of what I have previously called "anarcho-tyranny" - a form of government that seems to be unknown in history until recently. Anarcho-tyranny is a combination of the worst features of anarchy and tyranny at the same time.
"Under anarchy, crime is permitted and criminals are not apprehended or punished. Under tyranny, innocent citizens are punished. Most societies
in the past have succumbed to to either one or the other, but never as far as I know to both at once."
"The result of anarcho-tyranny is that government swells in power, criminals are not controlled, and law-abiding citizens wind up being repressed by the state and attacked by thugs."
All quotes from the late, great Sam Francis. Oh, but he was an eeeeeeevil racist, a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

Anonymous said...

ALL READERS this is sad to see and hear, however this is the way of the future. The police in this matter have lost their minds, they are no longer community heros, to side with corporate rules and corp. sports pressure and make this news is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! We have heard this before with police citing a kids lemonade stand for not having a permit, or kicking out girl scouts from selling cookies on the street, i see a pattern here, and the qualities of good ol fashion american life are slowly being dismantled. Well this is one law enforcement commander that says NO WAY can we allow this to happen or continue. I request all readers to send a letter of disgust to the police/sheriffs department and county officals that were responsible for this and for not taking the correct action as to dissovle this little issue professtionally, and responsibly. These incidents are becoming more and more apparent, and its happening to our kids. What are the actions of this department and its officals saying to the public and families in this community? They should be drawn and quarterd, for this dasterdly act. This is SICK even for the news... its SICK! Family and friends DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS !


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