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Jul 28 2012

You Didn’t Build That Hot Dog Cart

Comrade Obama is correct that you cannot build a business without help from the government. For best results, that help will consist of being left alone:

Let this be a lesson to anyone else who might try to behave like an American instead of sucking the government teat like an Obamunist.

On a tip from Anthony D.

16 Responses to “You Didn’t Build That Hot Dog Cart”

  1. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    To quote mindless troll Joe Subject on these “matters of the State”

    “To what extent do you have any understanding of the issues involved here – how real people out there are trying to make a living, having to deal with limited resources?

    I’ll trust the people there to do a better job in finding the “optimal” solution than some mindless ranter…”

    What’s good for the rainwater collector
    should be good enough for the kid selling hotdogs
    Right Joe ?

  2. James McEnanly says:

    This young man has quite a future ahead of him, if he isn’t permanently blacklisted for his impertinence

  3. Anon-Y-Mouse says:

    One thing: street vending does need to be controlled. My old neighborhood was over-run with Mexican food vendors. They didn’t have any respect for neighborhoods, they cheapened the areas they were in, and customers had ZERO assurance of safe food handling. Once they staked out an area, it was THEIRS, and if that happened to be in front of your house, well tough shit, hombre.

    I’ve no idea where or how this kid was doing business, but a lemonade stand with 8 year olds running it is one thing, a guy with a big stand and lots of people fucking up your property value is another.

  4. Bastiat Fan says:

    This young man is my hero, and IT BLOWS that, once again, puffed up little tinhorn dictators have their boots on the throat of entrepreneurs in the making.

    Don’t sell your cart, kid! If your community will get behind you and stand up with you, you could win this. The city has already embarrassed itself.

  5. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Be sure to thank your old neighbors, for without whose patronage the vendors would have long since moved on
    I somehow get the feeling this exact scenario is the reasoning behind the first “government regulation”.
    Some peasant in Rome was concerned over his view of the aqueduct over the Coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew) vendor.
    And the second reg already required eighty six pages of documentation that the pen the ox was raised in be 10 by 10 (or larger)

  6. Jimbo says:

    There is so much wrong with this picture.
    This is no longer America.

    My God what I would give to crack one of the bureaucratic bastards who do this shit square in the forehead with a 2×4. As for those who support the bureaucratic bastards who do this shit: You are as worthless as cat shit in my grandson’s sandbox.

    Buy ammo. After that, buy more ammo. We WILL need it soon.

  7. Anon-Y-Mouse says:

    Well Ghost, I guess you could say the same for drug dealers. If people didn’t buy their stuff, they’d move on.

    I’m not a hard-line libertarian who thinks that ANY regulation is bad. I’d love to see your reaction to Jose and his taco cart parked on your front lawn, shit strewn everywhere, property value sinking faster than a salsa ladle in tomatillo sauce.

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  9. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    I feel your pain, man
    I don’t mind the next door neighbors makeshift weekend demolition derbies
    But at 3 AM can get a little annoying
    Out here in farm country, three things are plentiful;
    and manure, lots of it.
    Enter the yuppy, looking for his 10 acres of serenity in Paradise Valley.
    As the realtor shows him his future 9 and a half acres of cattails, with a slight hill on the very far corner in which to build, the farmer passes by with a tractor and spreader, sporting a nice big steaming load.
    The yuppy, totally infatuated with visions of his next abode, and equally oblivious to anything else gives him a big wave. And the farmer returns the favor apprehensively, uneasy about what he knows is to come
    Well, soon enough that last section of aggregate sidewalk is dry enough to protect Mrs country gal’s $599.00 dollar pair of Stiletto barn shoes and it’s home sweet home.
    Then, as they crack the window open to smell that fresh morning air, they are stunned as forty house flies rush right in and that virgin breeze is transformed into an ammonia like swill that takes the breath away.
    Soon enough he spots the guilty culprit, that same farmer on the next field, on his faded Allis, doin his thing
    After he regains consciousness, he follows the farmer home in his Mercedes to have a chat.
    He asks the farmer to abandon his field, his livelihood never to return.
    The disillusioned farmer then hauls out load two.
    Eventually load sixty eight is applied, and the new homeowner is frying mad.
    To make a long story short, the farmer is in time visited by bureaucrats from local, state, and Federal jurisdictions and from so many different departments he can only keep track by making them sign a guest book
    Eventually the farmer is harassed into selling his land, and leaves Paradise falls to the yuppies and a thousand others like him, who turn it right back into the congested, high taxed, urban planned toilet they left in the first place

    The point Anon, is that one of the requirements of freedom, is that we must learn to tolerate others freedom as well.
    It’s either that, or watch as the statist dismantles and replaces it with HIS “utopia”

  10. Erinyes says:

    I’d see if there’s an ordinance against selling guns from a cart. If not, I’d get an FFL and convert the cart to guns and ammo sales. Fucking douchebag government types.

  11. TonyD95B says:

    RE: Ghost of FA Hayek at July 29, 2012 at 12:10 am:

    Exactly…..and then the yupsters complain about how the area is losing it’s “rural charm”, and start passing “open space” legislation…..

  12. TonyD95B says:

    BTW, the kid has the permission of the (taxpaying) property owner to set up in his private parking lot. That’s a lot different from some food-truck vendor just parking on the street.

    The bureauweenies could easily justify an exception for this kid without setting a bad precedent. It’s another case of no common sense and no leadership.

  13. A. Levy says:

    Mark Steyn On Libertards

    The forces of “tolerance” and “diversity” are ever more intolerant of anything less than total ideological homogeneity. Earlier this year, the Susan G. Komen Foundation — the group that gave us those pink “awareness raising” ribbons for breast cancer — decided to end its funding of Planned Parenthood on the grounds that, whatever its other charms, Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with curing breast cancer. Within hours, the Komen Foundation’s Nancy Brinker had been jumped by her fellow liberals, and was strapped to a chair under a light bulb in the basement with her head clamped between two mammogram plates until she recanted. A few weeks back, Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor who “says he’s never voted for a Republican presidential candidate,” published a paper in the journal Social Science Research whose findings, alas, did not conform to the party line on gay parenting. Immediately, the party of science set about ending his career, demanding that he be investigated for “scientific misconduct” and calling on mainstream TV and radio networks to ban him from their airwaves.

    As an exercise in sheer political muscle, it’s impressive. But, if you’re a feminist or a gay or any of the other house pets in the Democrat menagerie, you might want to look at Rahm Emanuel’s pirouette, and Menino’s coziness with Islamic homophobia. These guys are about power, and right now your cause happens to coincide with their political advantage. But political winds shift. Once upon a time, Massachusetts burned witches. Now it grills chicken-sandwich homophobes. One day it’ll be something else. Already in Europe, in previously gay-friendly cities like Amsterdam, demographically surging Muslim populations have muted leftie politicians’ commitment to gay rights, feminism, and much else. It’s easy to cheer on the thugs when they’re thuggish in your name. What happens when Emanuel’s political needs change?

    Americans talk more about liberty than citizens of other Western nations, but, underneath the rhetorical swagger, liberty bleeds. When Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno openly threaten to deny business licenses because of ideological apostasy, they’re declaring their unfitness for public office. It’s not about marriage, it’s not about gays, it’s about a basic understanding that a free society requires a decent respect for a wide range of opinion without penalty by the state. In Menino’s Boston, the Freedom Trail is heavy on the Trail, way too light on the Freedom…

  14. chuck in st paul says:

    More cronie capitalism. They’re doing this to ‘protect’ the restaurants down the block… FROM AN EFFING HOTDOG STAND. The whole thing boils down to more money for the city by gouging the restaurants for high buck ammenities like heated sidewalks that this kid does not need or want.

    As long as he was on private property and had all the required permits and/or health certificates to operate a food cart THEN EFFING LET HIM. Screw those restaurants down the block.

  15. moonbat says:

    Repugs and Libtards have taken us to this point.

    Save your partisan BS!

    You both love big government. Don’t tell me different.

    Well, you’ve got the beast now, you wanted it!

    Americans deserve the government they get. Quit your bitchin.

    You deservive whats comming!

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