MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's lemonade

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Lemonade-gate: Joking or not, Parrish (right) wants Weber (left) booted from the fairgrounds.
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A young woman named Caiti Weber got herself in some hot water with a possibly-in-jest tweet she offered up late Saturday morning.

In yet another example of be-careful-what-you-say-on-social-media, Weber said she spit in a man's lemonade because he was wearing a Vote Yes (on the same-sex marriage ban) button. She later said she was joking and deleted the tweets, but not before Andy Parrish of Minnesota for Marriage vowed to report her to State Fair officials.

Here's Weber's now-deleted tweet:
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Weber, who describes herself as a pro-gay marriage Catholic, later tweeted that she was stationed at the lemonade stand outside the food building near the Skyride.

As criticism began to trickle in, she was initially defiant: But yesterday, her initial tweet was brought to Parrish's attention, and this morning he announced that Minnesota for Marriage plans to ask officials for Weber's removal:In addition to her initial tweet, Weber claims she deleted another that said: "Kidding. But I thought about it."

"For the record, I didn't even do it. It was a joke," she said in an exchange with a same-sex marriage supporter. "But stop picking fights with people you don't even know. If you knew me you'd know that I wouldn't do that."

We'll let you know what action, if any, fair officials take against Weber.


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24 comments
keny1
keny1

What a classy way to get your political point across.  Just proves that Liberals/Progressives haven't advanced since their days in junior high school.

Julia Tholke
Julia Tholke

Gross and unprofessional. Clearly lacking sense also, most businesses would not want someone who does this as an employee regardless of their creed.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

"limited-marriage supporters"?

 

Fixed.

Jessi Noren
Jessi Noren

Joking aside, everyone has a right to their opinions and, as a person representing a business, that was the wrong way to get her stance across.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

Anybody that would vote yes on this amendment probably won't taste the lemonade, what with all that shit pouring out of their mouth.

Jack
Jack

Really, can we stop with the "-gate" suffix? Jesus.

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

It never seems to occur to the right that they're in the same boat as cops now. If they're wearing their gang colors, they really can't eat anywhere where they cannot see the food/beverage preparation process from start to finish, and any food served to them needs to be inspected to make sure one of "them" hasn't shared some bodily fluids.

 

Slaves used to piss in master's soup all the time, but these would-be masters never seem to figure out the real rules of the game.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

And yeah, pro tip: if you work in food service, maybe keep those jokes about bodily fluids in food behind the counter.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

They must be pretty confident about winning if they have enough time to waste on this. Spitting in lemonade is gross, but if I were running MN for Marriage (which: lol) I'm not sure I'd handle this via public hissy fit.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

They must be pretty confident about winning if they have enough time to waste on this. Spitting in lemonade is gross, but if I were running MN for Marriage (which: lol) I'm not sure I'd handle this via public hissy fit.

Jean Claude Cau
Jean Claude Cau

I always avoid the fair on "Mental Illness Mondays".

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

Yes, cause her saying she was kidding really means she didn't do it, or maybe she's just trying to protect her vending license so she can make more money. What's more likely?

Hilary Foxhill
Hilary Foxhill

If you read the article you'll see she didn't really spit in it. She was joking.

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

Agree with Brad. Don't like that government is mixing itself up with a religious ceremony, but you still cannot do that as a vendor.

Jill Walek
Jill Walek

Ok, I disagree on the "vote yes" thing, but spitting in someone's lemonade... What are we 5?

Brad Bergerson
Brad Bergerson

Gross. Even if another persons beliefs are not the same as yours, you don't spit in their food/drink. They should be gone.

Greedav
Greedav

@keny1 Of course, and judging an entire group by the actions of one individual is REALLY intelligent!

keny1
keny1

 @keny1 Case in point: Look at the dumbfuck below me.  

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

 @keny1 I present for your consideration, America's model for grown-upedness: This guy.

 

We all hope you die, fool.

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