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Everyone thinks they are the police: Citizen call shuts down brewery produce sales

Erick Erickson reported on Twitter the following: A restaurant in Macon, GA has been selling its produce to customers who can’t find what they need at the grocery store. Someone has called the law and shut them down because the scale they use in house for cooking isn’t a shop scale for merchandise sales.

From the Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen Instagram post:

“Your daily Mercantile Update is a sad one. As of today the program is suspended.

You see, apparently someone here in town called the Department of Health to tell them that we were breaking rules because we were not using a “for legal trade” scale for the items that we were selling by the pound. That part is true, our scales are not for legal trade because we don’t need scales that are legal trade for our regular business model.

Well, rules are rules and we always do our best to comply. We looked into buying a “for legal trade” scale but the long and cumbersome process to get it certified didn’t make sense given the temporary nature of our Mercantile program.

The bottom line is that some unhappy person has taken advantage of the system, forcing us to shut down the Mercantile program.

This is a real shame because the program was promoting social distancing by helping people avoid the grocery stores. But most importantly, the PBK Mercantile program was providing 1-2 extra jobs for our employees during this tough time. So, congrats unhappy person…….you shut down a great program that was doing nothing but good!

Just think how much worse things can get when people are locked up for ANOTHER FOUR WEEKS and have nothing better to do than “report” on their fellow citizens.

DCG

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Suburban Moms During the Coronavirus Outbreak

This would be funny if it wasn’t so true…

I’ve been seeing lots of tweets about people publicly shaming others for “not following the rules” as they determine one should be doing during this pandemic.

My small town – which basically has been shut down since March 17 – is going into “Shelter in Place” mode tomorrow at noon while simultaneously opening up more businesses they deem “essential.”

They are also ordering a curfew from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. From their directive: “Citizens out during this time for work will be required to carry and provide, if necessary, a letter documenting the essential service they provide on the official letterhead of their organization. (Letters should include: The employer on official letterhead or with official logo if applicable, the name of the employee who is deemed an essential worker, the time of day or night in which the worker is expected to travel for job duties, the type of essential service the employee provides, contact information for employer/company to verify given information, a signature from a superior. Employees with badges for given essential jobs, still need letters.)”

We have 565 positive cases of the Wuhan virus in Oklahoma. Our total population is 3.5 million.

One of the reasons the city mayor implemented “Shelter in Place” and a curfew? “The number of complaints and concerns received this weekend concerning crowding at certain locations.”

Trust me: I saw comments on the city’s Facebook page about people complaining about kids not “social distancing” at the hoops and front yards. How do you know if the kids that aren’t social distancing don’t all live in one house together?

How did we get here? I give you the following funny…

Welcome to America!

DCG

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