Brickbat: Cherry on Top


Juliett Pries wanted to open an ice cream store in San Francisco's Cole Valley neighborhood. She eventually succeeded. But Pries said it took her two years and tens of thousands of dollars just to get all of the permits and complete the paperwork required by the various bureaucracies she had to deal with.

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  1. You can’t just have people running around giving unpermitted ice cream to folks. That’s the way you get people eating poisoned cones.


    1. I’m sure a good portion of San Francisco’s population regularly puts things in their mouths that are far more dangerous than unregulated ice cream. Things that aren’t regulated.

      1. I’m pretty sure fish tacos are regulated.

        1. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about fish tacos. I think the implication was tube steak.

          1. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about fish tacos. I think the implication was tube steak

            The implication was, in fact, tube steak. Having said that, I’m sure that vast quantities of fish tacos are eaten on a daily basis in San Francisco. In both cases, it’s a question of who’s doing the eating.

  2. Sounds like it might be time to take it to the mat lol. Lets roll with it.

  3. Well I’m sure all the money spent was worth it… for the government that is.

  4. It’s really too bad that liberalism has ruined California.

  5. Went back to San Francisco on vacation a few years ago and was just amazed at how many small businesses there are there. I’m still a little baffled as it does run against all my theories about heavily regulatory government disproportionately damaging small business competition. I guess having a median home price of greater than $800,000 and one of the best tourist industries in the nation still overcomes the government burden in the eyes of entrepreneurs.

    1. How many of those small “businesses” are really some rich man’s wife’s hobby?
      By hobby I mean something that does not turn a profit.

      1. We used to live by Cole Valley, and you may be right — but I always figured those seemingly unprofitable storefronts were money-laundering operations.

  6. This is why Manson should be released.

    1. Release the Manson!

  7. That’s a nice ice-cream store you have there, ma’am. I’d hate to see anything bad happen to it.

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