- Thune: Downed fighter jets show more evidence of separatist capabilities
- Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: ‘I’m not overly partisan’
- Chambliss: Downed jet ultimately goes back to Putin
- Perdue strategy: Run against Reid, Obama, Pelosi
- White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming
- ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’
- Netanyahu’s spokesman: Safe to fly to Israel
- Oregon vandals smear cars with doughnuts, pastries, chocolate bars
- Obama’s ‘Katrina moment’ leaves his favorability factor at 42 percent
- Feds tout nearly 200 arrests, $625K in seized cash in Texas border crackdown
Juice bar owner slaps extra tax on liberal customers
Question of the Day
A juice and smoothie bar owner in Vernal, Utah, has come up with a novel way of expressing his political opinion: He’s charging liberals a buck more for drinks.
“I’m very open about it, very public about it, that I’m going to charge them a little bit more, and I have liberals come in and pay the extra dollar surcharge,” said George Burnett, owner of I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar, in a KSL.com report.
The extra money, he said, goes to support the conservative Washngton-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation.
Response, so far, has been mixed, with conservatives voicing support and others taking to Burnett’s Facebook page to voice their disapproval.
“Highly offensive and inappropriate,” commented one.
“This is pathetic,” wrote another.
Regardless, Burnett is standing fast. His overall goal, according to KSL, is to draw attention to the country’s fiscal debt and to the burdensome regulatory climate that’s driving up energy costs.
Burnett’s method is not altogether strange.
In November of 2010, FOX News Channel host John Stossel used food sales to draw attention to a political issue. Stossel sold cupcakes at prices that varied with the customer’s race in order to highlight the underlying unfairness of affirmative action.
TWT Video Picks
Retailer pays a price for getting too close to Obama
- CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business
- Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- HURT: The cost of 'free' water in Detroit
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- DEACE: How to go from civil rights icon to bigot in one quote
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq