Jan 9 2014
Of all the things South Carolina Government should be worried about, now you can sleep at night to know that a country store selling hotdogs on waxed paper has been shut down by dhec. In a recent raid, inspectors have issued a “cease and desist” order to the Red Top Quick Stop.
You ask what kind of high crimes are being committed in this Townville South Carolina country store? Well, there’s a laundry list, but their 7-up drink cooler is not mounted on casters. They have a 50 gallon per minute hot water heater instead of a 90 gallon tank (to wipe off the waxed paper I guess). The popcorn machine is not mounted on 4 inch legs! Gasp! There’s more if you want to see the report with cross referenced code section and regulations, click here. (We added the cross references.)
Why the hub bub? Well, here’s the rest of the story. The store is owned by morning political talk show host Rick Driver. As you may know, Rick’s show is a no-holds-barred bare knuckle free for all. The WAIM 1230 am host probably has more enemies than you can shake a stick at. I’ve personally been subject to the conversation of Rick and his audience, but have always had an opportunity to voice my side of the story. This is free speech as our fore-fathers envisioned. “All we do here is put forth information” is Rick’s mantra.
Rick told me he may sell as many as 25 hotdogs a day. This doesn’t sound like tremendous threat to the public, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a victim of some retribution stemming from who knows where.