Standing up To Heroes…

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Who want to shut down kids’ lemonade stands:

This protest is excellently done. Peaceful – and making a broader point about the absurdity – the evil – of people in funny costumes forcibly interfering with free exchange, period.

If it’s ok for kids to sell lemonade without permission – without fees – and not ok to threaten them with violence – then the same ought to apply to adults, too.

If, of course, we lived in  a free country.

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  1. Sizing Up Former Heroes and Statesmen: George W. Bush Quotes

    I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn’t here

    You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test

    I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport

    Tribal sovereignty means that; it’s sovereign. I mean, you’re a – you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities

    I couldn’t imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah

    You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror

    The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th

    I’m the commander – see, I don’t need to explain – I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president

    This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating

    I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully

    They misunderestimated me

    For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it

    This is an impressive crowd – the haves and the have mores. Some people call you the elite – I call you my base

    Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream

    See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda

    People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in’s house and say I love you

    Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter. – his parting words to world leaders at his final G-8 Summit, as he punched the air and grinned widely as the other leaders present in Japan looked on in shock

    I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace

    I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office

    Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

    There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again

    Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OBGYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country

    One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people’s money to help prevent there to be a crisis

    I’m telling you there’s an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That’s the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best

    You know, I’m the President during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President

    I’ve been in the Bible every day since I’ve been the president

    I want to share with you an interesting program – for two reasons, one, it’s interesting, and two, my wife thought of it – or has actually been involved with it; she didn’t think of it. But she thought of it for this speech

    I didn’t grow up in the ocean – as a matter of fact – near the ocean – I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I’m fishing

    Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we

    America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman

    In my memoirs, I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written, at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened

    • Tor,

      Truth is often stranger than fiction. I am not sure if I should laugh, cry, or get mad at these quotes.

      From these statements It seems that the wrong people were blamed for the events of September 2001.

      • The first step is admitting we are powerless over our addiction to kleptocratic looting and thuggery, that our lives have become unmanageable.

        Joseph Biden Quotes:
        Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately

        I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you

        Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen’s mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul

        I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway

        You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed

        Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart

        Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs

        When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened (FDR wasn’t president when the market crashed in 1929, and there were no televisions yet)

        Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya. (Spoken to Missouri state Senator Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair)

        A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States – Barack America!

        I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man

        You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent, I’m not joking

        Buy a shotgun. Just fire the shotgun through the door. Use a shotgun on someone invading your home and you don’t kill your kids. Use an AR-15, it goes through your wall and it can kill your kid in the bedroom. “There is a whole new sort of group of individuals now that never hunt at all. They own guns for one of two reasons. Self-protection, or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the gun range, they like the way it feels, it’s like driving a Ferrari, you know

        Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?

        David Axelrod really wanted me to do this on a teleprompter – but I told him I’m much better when I wing it. I want to talk about the audacity of hope. President Obama sends his greetings, he can’t be here tonight though because he’s busy getting ready for Easter. He thinks it’s about him

        I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There’s no shame in being tested for AIDS. It’s an important thing

        Michelle Obama Quotes:

        You see, even though back then Barack was a Senator and a presidential candidate, to me, he was still the guy who’d picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door
        He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he’d found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small

        America is just downright mean

        Ain’t no black people in Iowa

        Our souls are broken. Government is coming to fix your soul

        As a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know

        My dad hardly ever missed a day of work, he and my mom were determined to give me and my brother the kind of education they could only dream of.
        And when my brother and I finally made it to college, nearly all of our tuition came from student loans and grants.
        But my dad still had to pay a tiny portion of that tuition himself.
        And every semester, he was determined to pay that tiny bill right on time, even when he had to take out loans because he fell short
        You see, for my dad, that’s what it meant to be a man.

        Obama Gangnam Style
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zPiQgUQt3E

        • Tor,

          LOL. These quotes are too much. I am definitely laughing. 🙂

          I never knew uncle Joe had so much presidential experience. I learned something else about OB. I guess uncle Joe is more than qualified to be the VEEP. 😉

          I missed the memo re: DD & 711.

          Use a shotgun on someone invading your home and you don’t kill your kids. — I will not argue against this idea. Makes sense to me.

          Next you will tell me uncle Joe could not spell C-A-T if you spotted him the C & T.

    • One of my favorites was ” Afferker (Africa) is a country with a lot of diseases”.

      I don’t miss him or his malapropisms, though. Good riddance to the retard.

  2. Voluntary exchange is not a crime.

    Saturday, August 10th, 2013. It was a perfect day for a lemonade stand. The lemons were freshly squeezed the night before. The sun was shining. We arrived at 1pm to Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA. It was a beautiful day.

    We immediately set up the table and the supplies for the lemonade. We hung the Lemonade Freedom sign in front of the table. The kids were ready to go. Before we could even finish getting ready, we already had people lining up to buy an ice cold glass of lemonade.

    The turnout was amazing. People came from all over the country for this year’s Lemonade Freedom Day. There were independent journalists, activists, supporters, and kids.

    While the kids were selling the lemonade, the adults were sparking up some absolutely amazing conversations with the customers and the other people passing by. I had some of the best and most inspirational conversations with complete strangers there. It was amazing!

    I couldn’t believe the amount of people who were completely fed up, not only with the shutting down of kids’ lemonade stands, but also with the “police state” that we are living in. (And these were their words not mine!) The same can be said for the amount of people who walked away with the desire to become involved. The support and enthusiasm in the crowd was amazing!

    As the day went by, we were all starting to get a little bit tired. We weren’t sure how much longer we were going to stay. We even considered packing it in. That was until a Philadelphia Police Officer paid us a visit.

    As soon as the officer arrived on the scene, he was surrounded by yellow Lemonade Freedom shirts and a myriad of video cameras. He instructed us that we would have to shut down, because we do not have a permit. After a few minutes of attempted dialogue with this officer, despite his threats, we ultimately refused to shut the stand down, and the officer walked around the corner and made a few phone calls.

    At this point, we weren’t sure what the outcome would be. So we made some preparations at the stand. Would we be ticketed, and fined? Would we be arrested? None of us knew. But the stand continued to thrive. It almost seems as though the police encounter actually boosted sales a bit.

    An hour or so later, we received a visit from another Philadelphia Police Officer. This time it was a Sergeant. He informed us that they would not bother us. There would be no citations, no arrests. That was it. The day was a full success.

    Despite being threatened with arrest, we were able to successfully run an “illegal” lemonade stand, without a permit in Philadelphia. We did far better than break even on our sales, and the two girls who were operating the stand ended up walking away with some good earnings for their hard work.

    We had some great outreach with some amazing individuals throughout the day.

    And this is why it was so inspirational. As activists, sometimes we fight hard and long, and get little or no respect. But not today. The comments, the encouragement, the support of the people was in full force. As activists, we know that we made a difference today. We know that we’ve lit sparks in the minds and hearts of countless others. We have inspired and encouraged others to stand up against injustice.

    And on the flip side, the people. WOW… the people. They were amazing! I can personally say that so many of the great people who showed up to support us, or to buy some lemonade have inspired me to continue what I am doing. And I am sure that many of the other activists involved are just as inspired as I am.

    I would like to send a personal message to everyone who attended. Whether you there as an activist, a supporter, or just buying some lemonade. Thank you! You are all amazing human beings! You should all be very proud of yourselves. I love you all! Thank you!

    Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 was a COMPLETE success!

    Darren Wolfe supports Adam Kokesh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6KrEYLA-2M

    How & why Adam Kokesh was framed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDkE4lgd08

    Faux News interviews Adam Kokesh in jail
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD5FMZb-AL0

  3. Eric,

    Thanks for the video.

    Protest well done. LEO on bicycle did well in not escalating the situation.

    This protest reminds me of Ghandi’s protests against the British in India. The protest forces people to examine the laws they have and look@ the absurdity of the law. Hopefully it will cause people to reconsider the laws they have and enforce.

    If those in charge have a conscience, they will eventually remove they unjust law. (in theory)

    • I believe it is a mistake to think they have a conscience.
      They have been dumbed down as well, and don’t know YOU – we’re just peons to meet their wants and needs. We “little people” don’t matter to them – and they sleep JUST FINE at night, thank you.
      They are unaware we exist, except as an abstraction: the Demos, the Mob, the Great Unwashed.

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