Small victory in the Lemonade Stand War

Posted by: Phineas on August 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Seeing a chance to strike a blow for freedom, capitalism, and oppressed child-lemonade vendors everywhere (as well as earn some good press), the people who run the Jekyll Island resort invited the girls who had their stand shut down by Marietta authorities to reopen their business on the island:

The Jekyll Island Authority invited the girls from Midway — 14-year-old Kasity Dixon, 12-year-old Tiffany Cassin and 10-year-old Skylar Roberts — to sell their lemonade at Summer Waves Water Park at the island state park. Island officials said the girls planned to be there Sunday.

The offer came after Midway police forced the girls to shut down their lemonade stand earlier this month. Police said the girls needed a business license, a peddler’s permit and a food permit to sell drinks, even in their own yard.

Jekyll Island staff not only invited the girls, but built them a new lemonade stand.

Bravo, JIA!

LINKS: Earlier posts in the Great Lemonade Stand War.

PS: In case you wonder why I harp on this issue, stupidity needs all the laughing, pointing, and mockery it can get. And these stompings of young kids’ fun are so mind-numbingly dumb that I can’t not mock them.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Small victory in the Lemonade Stand War”


  1. Great White Rat says:

    stupidity needs all the laughing, pointing, and mockery it can get.

    Correct. Alinsky taught the leftists that ridicule is devastatingly effective. It’s time we used their tactics against them, and not just on the lemonade stand wars.

  2. Sefton says:

    Sent an email to Jekyll Island P.R. thanking them for being gracious hosts for these kids.

  3. Phineas says:

    Sefton, that’s a great idea. I think I shall, too. *-:)

  4. Carlos says:

    OK, so did the girls still have to get a business license, a peddlers permit and a food permit to sell the drinks? If so, did the girls get them or did Jekyll Island Authority?

    The reason I’m asking is not to make sure the girls are “legal” but to see if the original idiot clowns who started this whole thing backed off or are still stuck on stupid?

  5. captaingrumpy says:

    Please post a photo of the police chief who closed the stand. We all have a right to know who Grinch is.