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Cookie monster! (Dopey politician calls cops to stop teen kids from selling home-made cup cakes)
New York Post ^ | 11/16/2010 | Jennifer Bain and Leonard Greene

Posted on 11/16/2010 5:10:33 PM PST by WebFocus

This is the police. Step away from the cupcakes!

A half-baked town-board member called the cops on a pair of pint-size entrepreneurs for selling their cookies and cupcakes in a Westchester park without a permit.

"A lot of people go to eat lunch in the park," one of the bummed-out baker boys, Andrew DeMarchis (pictured), 13, of Chappaqua, told The Post yesterday.

"So everybody bought dessert from us. When the cop first pulled up, I didn't know he was there for us. Then he walked up to us. I didn't know we needed a permit. I was more shocked than scared."

Andrew said he called his mother, Suzanne, who had helped make the duo's delicious oatmeal and chocolate-chip cookies on a stick.

"The police officer was extremely pleasant. He said he was sorry to have to do this but that he was following up on a report filed over the phone by a town-board member," Mrs. DeMarchis told The Journal News.

Andrew's pal, Kevin Graff, 13, "was so upset he was crying all the whole way home," she said. "He was worried if he was going to get arrested or have a criminal record."

New Castle board member Michael Wolfensohn -- who had sicced the cops on the boys last month -- refused to comment to The Post yesterday when reached at his home.

A town official said Wolfensohn has received harassing e-mails and phone calls since residents learned of his cupcake stance.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bakesale; cookie; permit
The cup cakes, cookies and brownies are sold for $1 each. Andrew actually made $129 on his first day and $30 on the second before the Pol told the cops to shut the operation down.

Be sure you know what your local laws are. Your kids selling lemonade in the corner might be illegal.

Heck, Lucy peddling Psychiatric advise to Charlie Brown might be considered practicing without a license.

Rush Limbaugh-inspired Dan' Bake Sale might be considered illegal.

It has come to this in these United States of America.

1 posted on 11/16/2010 5:10:40 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus
PRACTICING WITHOUT A LICENSE. I WONDER HOW MUCH LUCY WILL BE FINED...


2 posted on 11/16/2010 5:12:03 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

this politician needs to go to any big city and report all the illegal carts selling food items with no business license. leave the kids alone.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 5:13:34 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: WebFocus
Is this legal in your community?



4 posted on 11/16/2010 5:14:39 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

If they’d have used rainbow colored icing, they’d be heroes.


5 posted on 11/16/2010 5:14:48 PM PST by digger48
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To: WebFocus

What? No mention of party affiliation?

The idiot pol is a RAT.


6 posted on 11/16/2010 5:14:55 PM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: WebFocus

If this happened to one of my kids, I’d go to that bureaucrat’s house and beat the hell out of him. I’d save his lard ass the trouble, and call the police on myself when finished.


7 posted on 11/16/2010 5:17:17 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: freespirited

Someone post his email address. I would like to send him a piece of my mind.


8 posted on 11/16/2010 5:17:45 PM PST by Ronin (Add sufficient applied thrust and pigs fly just fine. However, don't ask about the flying monkeys.)
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To: WebFocus

Great way to make kids into CONSERVATIVES!


9 posted on 11/16/2010 5:18:22 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: television is just wrong
From the article : Andrew DeMarchis (pictured), 13, of Chappaqua



Guess who lives in Chappaqua ? BILL and HILLARY CLINTON of course !!
10 posted on 11/16/2010 5:18:31 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Advice from Lucy to Charlie:

Kicking a football will help you feel better....I’ll hold!

By the way...those a some mean-looking cupcakes.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 5:20:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: WebFocus

Two things: 1) Michael Wolfensohn must be a Democrat. 2) His actions have just created two young conservative, small-government advocates.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 5:24:20 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: KoRn
If this happened to one of my kids, I’d go to that bureaucrat’s house and beat the hell out of him. I’d save his lard ass the trouble, and call the police on myself when finished.

I suggest the better way to do something about it is to find out which legislators passed this stupid law in the first place and hold them responsible for it ( i.e., demand the law be repealed ). If they refuse to listen, TARGET THEM FOR DEFEAT IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS USING THIS INCIDENT AS A WAR CRY.

Reagan used to say that the country ought to be very scared when Congress is in session. It seems that the principle applies even to local legislatures. These bums have nothing better to do but to make laws that intrude into the lives of ordinary citizens and waste our money (and in this case Police's time).
13 posted on 11/16/2010 5:26:05 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: digger48

RE: If they’d have used rainbow colored icing, they’d be heroes.


Look at the pictures of the cup cakes in post #10. The icing ARE rainbow colored. Didn’t do them any good.

I know what their problem is — Chappaqua is a WHITE community. They don’t have a White Al Sharpton to fight for them.


14 posted on 11/16/2010 5:29:01 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: freespirited; WebFocus
The idiot pol is a RAT.

Of course he is.

A vender’s permit would require a him to collect sales tax. Can’t be having people avoiding taxes can we.

Charlie Rangel excepted of course.

15 posted on 11/16/2010 5:30:30 PM PST by Pontiac
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Those are wonderful cupcakes. I’d pay a buck for one.


16 posted on 11/16/2010 5:31:00 PM PST by Politicalmom
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Shoot Id pay 3 bucks for one...

Another thing, heard something on the radio ( Mr. Church ) about the govmint coming after all of our local farmers markets... heads up...


17 posted on 11/16/2010 5:37:02 PM PST by waterhill (I have never met an E.T. that I could not shoot)
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To: WebFocus

some young conservatives in the making.


18 posted on 11/16/2010 5:39:10 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: WebFocus

some young conservatives in the making.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 5:39:26 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: WebFocus

Correct. Anything is illegal if a bureaucrat insists a permit must be issued. Yard sales are illegal. Craig’s list is illegal. E-BAY is illegal. Everything is illegal in a country that predicates its justice on government approval. We need to make any government regulation that attempts to control public activity illegal. The government is not society and has no authority to interfere in the business of society.


20 posted on 11/16/2010 5:42:02 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (The American Revolution is just as unpopular with statists today as it was at our founding.)
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To: La Lydia

“Two things: 1) Michael Wolfensohn must be a Democrat. 2) His actions have just created two young conservative, small-government advocates.”

Don’t be so sure about that. It appears all are Jewish. They seem to be addicted to the Democrat Party.


21 posted on 11/16/2010 5:49:27 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: freespirited

Indeed. Another example of dimocrats screwing small business owners


22 posted on 11/16/2010 5:51:23 PM PST by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: WebFocus

mbwolf@tow­n.new-cast­le.ny.us

Have at him.


23 posted on 11/16/2010 7:05:27 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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A town official said Wolfensohn has received harassing e-mails and phone calls since residents learned of his cupcake stance.

Serves him right.

24 posted on 11/16/2010 9:47:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: WebFocus

You do need to apply for a business license.

Its the law in most of the country.


25 posted on 11/16/2010 11:08:46 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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RE: Its the law in most of the country.


I know it’s the law, but it begs the question — why should it be a law?

I want to hold a charity bake sale and I have to pay to apply for a business license? Why ?


26 posted on 11/17/2010 6:26:59 AM PST by WebFocus
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To: Ronin

RE: Someone post his email address. I would like to send him a piece of my mind.


mbwolf@tow­n.new-cast­le.ny.us

Go get him.


27 posted on 11/17/2010 6:28:06 AM PST by WebFocus
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