7 Year Old Julie Murphy Receives “Get Out of Jail Free” Card and is Allowed to Sell 50 cent Lemonade After All


There has been a “REVERSAL OF FORTUNE” in the case of 7 year old Julie Murphy selling 50 cent lemonade.

Julie Murphy, the 7 year old Oregonian girl who had her 50 cent lemonade stand shut down by a fool-hearty, over reaching and idiotic government bureaucrat, received an apology and permission to sell lemonade after all without purchasing a $120 temporary restaurant license. Go figure, children will not have to purchase a $120 license to sell lemonade. What a concept. However, would this reversal have occured if not for the outrage of common sense people?

No need to jack up the price of a glass of lemonade. Turns out kids won’t have to shell out $120 for a health permit to run their lemonade stands after all.

Multnomah County’s top elected official apologized Thursday for health inspectors who forced a 7-year-old girl to shut down her stand last week because she didn’t have a food-safety permit.

Chairman Jeff Cogen also said he has directed county health department workers to use “professional discretion” in doing their jobs.

Professional discretion? Is that the same as frigging common sense? Like any body in government ever uses such things as common sense any more.

Cogen said the inspectors were “following the rule book,” but should consider that food-safety laws are aimed at adults engaged in a professional food business, not kids running lemonade stands.

“A lemonade stand is a classic, iconic American kid thing to do,” he said. “I don’t want to be in the business of shutting that down.”

Posted August 7, 2010 by
Child Welfare, Crime, Gaffe, Main, WTF | one comment

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    One Response to “7 Year Old Julie Murphy Receives “Get Out of Jail Free” Card and is Allowed to Sell 50 cent Lemonade After All”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 7th, 2010 7:51 pm

      Yes, you have it right. Common sense by government inspectors is something that is left in their hip pocket when following the rule book.
      Good job exposing these idiots.

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