As though naming a smoothie shop, “I Love Drilling” didn’t make it unappealing enough, the owner of the small dessert spot in eastern Utah has decided to enforce a partisan tax on left-wingers who dare walk through his doors.
For any 16 oz. smoothie in his shop, Burnett charges conservatives $4.95, and self-identified “liberals” are asked to pay an additional dollar. “I’m very open about it,” he told KSL. “I’m 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.”
Of course, George Burnett lives in one of the most solidly red parts of the country, so his punishment is not likely to have any real effects. In fact, a total of three liberal customers have patronized the smoothie shop since his new taxation.
On a larger stage, I might endorse boycotting a restaurant with such absurd policies, but such a suggestion would also be ineffectual. Sometimes stories like this come along simply for our dumbfounded amusement.