Here’s what’s wrong with America

A supermarket is defending itself for refusing to a write out 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell’s name on his birthday cake.

Why would somebody have to defend that? Is somebody attacking them for it? Is there somebody really exercised over some cute lil kid getting disappointed?

Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman, said the store denied similar requests from the Campbells the last two years, including a request for a swastika.

So the Campbells went back there TWICE after being rejected? Anybody that stupid deserves to be poked in the eye. And…y’all know I have nothing much good to say about child protective agencies, and I’m not saying they have a legal mandate to do anything here. But naming a kid that is child abuse.

Quit apologizing, you San Francisco wuss.

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4 Responses to Here’s what’s wrong with America

  1. Tom Jackson says:

    Displaying my breathtaking talent for stating the obvious, I’ll simply point out that a private business should not be obligated to offer any good or service it doesn’t care to offer. If I open “Tom’s Pizza Parlor” tomorrow, I am not violating anybody’s rights if I decline to offer pasta or a vegan pizza.

  2. jeffreyquick says:

    Indeed, I should have stated the obvious (because if it were truly obvious, we wouldn’t have laws to the contrary, yes?) But when you’re preaching to the choir, you don’t have to cite every chapter and verse.

  3. kishnevi says:

    The lawyer in me arises to say it’s not so obvious. There’s a difference between Tom’s proposed pasta-less pizza parlor and this case. Tom will have a menu, and a list of items thereon, which he offers to the public for a price specified in the menu. If vegan pizza is not on the list, there’s no requirement for Tom to offer it, unless Mayor Bloomberg gets in the act or something. His only problem comes in he refuses to serve one of the items on the menu for the price listed on the menu.

    In this case, however, you have a cake decorating service which offers to decorate the cake with whatever the customer desires (subject to obvious culinary limitations). Unless the offer comes with a stated restriction (“decorator reserves the right, etc.”) then the decorating service is in fact obligated to put on the cake whatever the customer asks for. I would guess, however, that Walmart’s lawyers long ago took care of this point.

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