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(NewsBusters)   Obama Campaign Ad: Look at how small businesses are struggling, look at this one store. Store owner: I never gave permission for you to use my store and take it out of the Ad. Obama's Camapaign: NO   (newsbusters.org) divider line 291
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2012-08-10 12:05:06 AM
This is contrived horseshiat, like Joanne The Plumber.

100:1 says this lady is a GOP backer. She claims she isn't political, but goes on Fox to complain, lol.

Campaign donation records for her/her husband will bear this out.

Reviews say her place sucks anyways. Sounds like she's an absentee owner too, sounds GOP all the way.
 
2012-08-10 12:07:26 AM

Brick-House: Ad fails to mention that businesses are struggling because of Obummers policies.

Obamacare
Taxes
EPA

to name a few



Businesses are struggling because all the money in the country was looted by bankers or given to the Communist Chinese by Wal-Mart shoppers like yourself. You don't shiat where you eat.
 
2012-08-10 12:08:45 AM
Hi, I'm a shrill reactionary business owner and I don't want exposure for my business because Obama.

Why yes, I am a Republican. Why do you ask?
 
2012-08-10 12:08:48 AM
Mud's been thrown against Teflon for nearly four years now. That has to be extraordinarily frustrating.
 
2012-08-10 12:11:20 AM

RadioAaron: NickelP: Btw her deli is in the middle of a ghetto in a hippy market. Dont get me wrong, i shop there, but for the life of me i cant imagine a worse way she could of handled this. Would it of been that hard to quietly ask them to get rid of it? If business really is down over it, put a sign up saying while you are flattered for the national exposure your company is focused on providing quality meats and cheeses and does not endorse any candidate.

I think it was the local DERPers that came by and said WE AIN'T GUNN GIVES YOO NO BIDNEZZ CUZ YOO LUV 0FARTBUM. This is her reaction to that.


The lady next to her sells home made organic dog food. The other side has some guy selling home knitted blankets and hats. If she was real smart shed pay someone to go in there and make an anti obama scene. The line would be out the door with people showing support.
 
2012-08-10 12:19:36 AM
Romney starts talking US Embassy in Jerusalem and the Ashkenazi traitors come out of the woodwork. Go figure.
 
2012-08-10 12:20:36 AM
I was ready to give her the benefit of the doubt, assuming the ad was painting her business as "struggling" or "failing" -- who wants to be called a failure on TV?

Then I watched the ad, and had a lot of trouble even figuring out which of the short clips was of her store, whilst Obama said relatively constructive words about how Americans build their businesses.

No defamation, rights signed away, no branding visible, no permission required. Trellis in a tree cot, and all that.
 
2012-08-10 12:20:45 AM

The Name: Is it just me, or are Small Business Owners® some of the derpiest people around? I mean, I get that they're naturally going to identify more with the party that, often like them, sees nothing but the bottom line, but Jesus Christ do I really have to see this on my way to Belen every week?


I've been out of work for awhile which means that home improvement projects have been the saving grace of my sanity.

I'm stunned at the number of pickup trucks in the Home Depot parking lot emblazoned with derp-inducing logos, catch phrases and pictures. What's even more stunning is when you realize that they're self-made....someone went to a local print place and specifically doled out money to have it made specifically for their vehicle.

Now I'm a lifelong Democrat, so I may be skewed on this a bit. But if I hire a contractor and the vehicle he shows up in to give an estimate is at derp-overload, I'm going to have trouble trusting the person. It's just wildly unprofessional, and it goes for both sides of the coin. There's just something unprofessional about seeing a vehicle swathed in political slogans show up at your door to give you an estimate on dry-walling the downstairs.
 
2012-08-10 12:21:05 AM
FTA: A store manager knew about the filming, Krause-McDonnell said, but was told it was for a survey on riot door

Sounds like the owner of the deli wasn't even present during the filming to give consent or sign anything.
 
2012-08-10 12:27:01 AM

Mrtraveler01: RadioAaron: Boy, there is some radioactive derp in those comments.

Then again, it is YouTube, so that's pretty much status quo.

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imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-08-10 12:28:06 AM
What the fark am I reading?

Article Headline: "Small Business Owner Upset Her Deli Featured In Obama Ad"
Article Body: "A small business owner in a crucial swing state has found herself losing business from loyal customers due to her ad being featured in a Mitt Romney campaign ad."
 
2012-08-10 12:29:45 AM
Oh.

Dumbass = me.

Move along.
 
2012-08-10 12:33:16 AM

beta_plus: RadioAaron: beta_plus: jpo2269: AdolfOliverPanties

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2012-08-09 06:51:18 PM

She's boned and the Obama people don't have to do a damned thing. Nor would Romney's folks if they used it. Another non-issue stoked up by Fox and Newsbusters, partners in idiocy.

So a small business owner losing business because a politician is using her store in a commercial is no big deal? Good thing Ms. Krause didn't build that business herself.

[tempest.fluidartist.com image 300x400]

I smell an alt...

I'm flattered.

/though not as much as when people accuse me of being Phil Herrup
//He is sorely missed


He misses you too, cupcake.

Isn't that right, EnviroChoad?
 
2012-08-10 12:33:25 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Article Body: "A small business owner in a crucial swing state has found herself losing business from loyal customers due to her ad being featured in a Mitt Romney campaign ad."


That was the author's herpy derpy attempt at trying to say "IF IT WUR ROMNEY DA LIBRUL MEDIA WOOD BEE TEH OUTRAAAGED". Keep reading. Persecution complex and all that crap.
 
2012-08-10 12:34:35 AM

digitalrain: FTA: A store manager knew about the filming, Krause-McDonnell said, but was told it was for a survey on riot door

Sounds like the owner of the deli wasn't even present during the filming to give consent or sign anything.


This is even dumber. I think id rather have my business in a video about any candidate than a video about riot doors. How the hell could that ever be good for business?
 
2012-08-10 12:39:44 AM

mrshowrules: tenpoundsofcheese: Sock Ruh Tease: zarberg: Romney campaign ad:

"Look as Obama goofs off with kids while the USA burns"

[i15.photobucket.com image 799x532]

Typical Obama, running away from a baby. If he runs away from babies, how weak is his foreign policy?

did you also notice that his desk is totally empty?
what is he working on?


oh, and that statue of a guy whipping a horse? where is PETA?

[www.politifake.org image 640x553]


There are two things on that list he didn't do. Yes, I know he was stonewalled in Congress, but that still doesn't mean he gets credit for things he wanted to do but couldn't.
 
2012-08-10 12:44:28 AM

GoldSpider: mrshowrules: tenpoundsofcheese: Sock Ruh Tease: zarberg: Romney campaign ad:

"Look as Obama goofs off with kids while the USA burns"

[i15.photobucket.com image 799x532]

Typical Obama, running away from a baby. If he runs away from babies, how weak is his foreign policy?

did you also notice that his desk is totally empty?
what is he working on?


oh, and that statue of a guy whipping a horse? where is PETA?

[www.politifake.org image 640x553]

There are two things on that list he didn't do. Yes, I know he was stonewalled in Congress, but that still doesn't mean he gets credit for things he wanted to do but couldn't.


well? which ones?
 
2012-08-10 12:48:59 AM
I sorta think it would be funny if Obama's team decided not to use it, demanded the money back from the stock footage company and stock footage company sues small business lady out of business for breech of contract.
 
2012-08-10 12:49:36 AM

St_Francis_P: RadioAaron: She gave permission to someone to use her place for stock footage, right? I mean, don't you have to?

Sounds that way:

The scene was from stock footage bought from a Cincinnati video company, Faux said. He did not know the name of the company but said he was told by the Obama campaign that company officials said they did explain to Krause's manager that they were filming stock footage that could be purchased and used for any reason.

But since Fox is on the job, the truth will soon cease to matter.


According to the owner in an interview I saw, she was told the company was doing some sort of documentary or review of security doors and they wanted to film hers, which they did. The Obama campaign may be legally within its rights, but dragging her business against its will into a political fight and pissing off customers who think she's chosen sides just makes Obama look like a giant asshole. If he was smart and/or had any class he'd tell them to change the ad. The Republicans are going to use this against him until he does.

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-10 12:50:00 AM

In an alternate world, where things actually make sense, a headline reads

ROMNEY SUPPORTERS BOYCOTT BUSINESS OVER STOCK FOOTAGE IN OBAMA AD
 
2012-08-10 12:50:37 AM

sprawl15: CreamFilling: What does the voiceover say? If they say or imply anything about the deli as being representative of a small business ("Small businesses like this deli...") she probably has a very strong case. If it's just a backdrop she probably doesn't, but you'd think they'd at least honor her request.

Judge it for yourself.


As usual the youtube comments for that video make the Fark politics tab look like a Mensa roundtable.
 
2012-08-10 12:52:54 AM

jjorsett: St_Francis_P: RadioAaron: She gave permission to someone to use her place for stock footage, right? I mean, don't you have to?

Sounds that way:

The scene was from stock footage bought from a Cincinnati video company, Faux said. He did not know the name of the company but said he was told by the Obama campaign that company officials said they did explain to Krause's manager that they were filming stock footage that could be purchased and used for any reason.

But since Fox is on the job, the truth will soon cease to matter.

According to the owner in an interview I saw, she was told the company was doing some sort of documentary or review of security doors and they wanted to film hers, which they did. The Obama campaign may be legally within its rights, but dragging her business against its will into a political fight and pissing off customers who think she's chosen sides just makes Obama look like a giant asshole. If he was smart and/or had any class he'd tell them to change the ad. The Republicans are going to use this against him until he does.

[i47.tinypic.com image 250x197]


You should listen, 0bama. jjorsett sounds very concerned.
 
2012-08-10 12:54:36 AM

jjorsett: St_Francis_P: RadioAaron: She gave permission to someone to use her place for stock footage, right? I mean, don't you have to?

Sounds that way:

The scene was from stock footage bought from a Cincinnati video company, Faux said. He did not know the name of the company but said he was told by the Obama campaign that company officials said they did explain to Krause's manager that they were filming stock footage that could be purchased and used for any reason.

But since Fox is on the job, the truth will soon cease to matter.

According to the owner in an interview I saw, she was told the company was doing some sort of documentary or review of security doors and they wanted to film hers, which they did. The Obama campaign may be legally within its rights, but dragging her business against its will into a political fight and pissing off customers who think she's chosen sides just makes Obama look like a giant asshole. If he was smart and/or had any class he'd tell them to change the ad. The Republicans are going to use this against him until he does.


They add is no longer being aired, it is done. The add was done before she went on fox news.
 
2012-08-10 12:56:36 AM

andrewagill: In an alternate world, where things actually make sense, a headline reads

ROMNEY SUPPORTERS BOYCOTT BUSINESS OVER STOCK FOOTAGE IN OBAMA AD


LOL :)
 
2012-08-10 01:01:25 AM
Is it at all possible that the GOP went to her clearly-identifiable business and said, "say, would you mind helping us make a big stinkin'-ass deal out of this so we can be outraged at Kenyan 0bumfart?"

/I'm just asking questions.
 
2012-08-10 01:01:47 AM

mrshowrules: well? which ones?


"Fix the economy" (better but by no means healthy) and "Pass universal healthcare" (corprorate welfare for the insurance lobby doesn't count IMHO).

Granted, Obama SHOULD win by a landslide regardless, but it's tough to bet against the collective stupidity of humanity.
 
2012-08-10 01:02:32 AM
So is the owner of the business going to give the money back to the company who paid to use her store as footage?
 
2012-08-10 01:03:31 AM

RadioAaron: Is it at all possible that the GOP went to her clearly-identifiable business and said, "say, would you mind helping us make a big stinkin'-ass deal out of this so we can be outraged at Kenyan 0bumfart?"

/I'm just asking questions.


A more realistic scenario, is that a business associate, manager or family member/employee gave permission and she found out later.
 
2012-08-10 01:09:43 AM

GoldSpider: mrshowrules: well? which ones?

"Fix the economy" (better but by no means healthy) and "Pass universal healthcare" (corprorate welfare for the insurance lobby doesn't count IMHO).

Granted, Obama SHOULD win by a landslide regardless, but it's tough to bet against the collective stupidity of humanity.


He patched the hole in the leaking boat. He repaired the economy. He didn't restore/recover it. Repair doesn't imply he brought it back to its former glory.

Universal healthcare means that everyone has access (insurance). Maybe you don't like the way he did it and maybe there are lots of problems with the way he did it but he dealt with the people who had no coverage before.
 
2012-08-10 01:15:13 AM
So, first conservatives hate boycotts and criticism of business by the public, and now they oppose binding contracts.

Exactly what parts of the free market do they support?
 
2012-08-10 01:15:40 AM

The Name: 'Is it just me, or are Small Business Owners® some of the derpiest people around?'


buster_v: 'All the "small business owners" can kiss my ass.'



Stay classy.
 
2012-08-10 01:21:09 AM

Tickle Mittens: A Mod's Troll Alt: If the people running Obama's campaign are idiots, what does it say about Romney, who's getting his arse handed to him by them?

I think Romney would have gotten his ass handed to him by Palin.


He already did once. It says a lot that McCain picked her over him.
 
2012-08-10 01:21:59 AM

spmkk: Stay classy.


Just sayin', the loudest derp I hear irl seems to be from people who own small businesses around town --which is exactly what the pic I posted was supposed to illustrate. You can't say I'm just making shiat up.
 
2012-08-10 01:31:20 AM

Jim_Callahan: Lsherm: The Obama campaign is in the right legally, but it doesn't really matter in this case. If she wants them to stop using the footage (or at least the part that identifies her business) - it's dickish to keep using it.

If you're reduced to selling your company's image for stock footage, your company is struggling, though, so I'm going with Obama campaign wins here, legally and factually correct > slightly impolite.

\

So they should go out of business!

You're completely correct, if you have to sell stock footage to help your business, you should welcome less business once your bad decision manifests itself in ways you couldn't have imagined. After all, you have to support Obama, right?

I'll just go ahead and guess you've never run a struggling business, or any small business at all.

The Obama campaign doesn't gain anything by giving this woman grief she doesn't want, even if they are "technically" correct in using the footage. She wants to remain apolitical, but they've made her a flashpoint.
 
2012-08-10 01:31:35 AM

Skarekrough: It's just wildly unprofessional, and it goes for both sides of the coin.


A couple of months ago I was in the back of an ambulance and the way to the hospital. The paramedic was asking me questions to gage if I was all mentally there or not. One of the questions was "Who's the president?" After I answered Obama, he added "Hopefully not for much longer, right?" Seriously, campaigning to someone on a stretcher on the way to the hospital? I realize it was the suburbs and in Georgia but still it's crazy to assume that everyone has your political views and its appropriate to bring them up. It's one thing when it's the cable guy going on about his GED in law but I would expect better out of a paramedic especially one who claimed to have been on the job for over twenty years.
 
2012-08-10 01:33:20 AM

The Name: spmkk: Stay classy.

Just sayin', the loudest derp I hear irl seems to be from people who own small businesses around town --which is exactly what the pic I posted was supposed to illustrate. You can't say I'm just making shiat up.


To be fair, not all small business owners are this stupid.
 
2012-08-10 01:36:23 AM

Lsherm: but they've made her a flashpoint.


Weeks ago. The ad isn't even running anymore, is it? Seriously, big farking deal.

Nothing gets the right's dander up like phony outrage.
 
2012-08-10 01:36:43 AM

Lsherm: The Obama campaign doesn't gain anything by giving this woman grief she doesn't want, even if they are "technically" correct in using the footage. She wants to remain apolitical, but they've made her a flashpoint.


Oh give me a farking break. She allowed it to be filmed for stock footage. Which means that it could be used for things she doesn't support.

That's how stock footage works farktard, anyone can use it, even people you don't like!

So excuse me if I don't give a flying fark that this woman feels so persecuted for being used for stock footage and being used in political campaigns she doesn't like.
 
2012-08-10 01:40:08 AM

Lsherm: She wants to remain apolitical, but they've made her a flashpoint.


Yeah and Joe was a plumber. Are you simple? The woman is a giant attention whore, or she would just have told the, maybe one maybe none, customer/s who complained that it was just stock footage and they would have gone away.
 
2012-08-10 01:40:22 AM

RadioAaron: Lsherm: but they've made her a flashpoint.

Weeks ago. The ad isn't even running anymore, is it? Seriously, big farking deal.

Nothing gets the right's dander up like phony outrage.


They're going to boycott her retroactively.
 
2012-08-10 01:43:33 AM
Also, business owner claims to get "death threats" from Fartbongo supporters in 5... 4... 3...
 
2012-08-10 01:44:09 AM

Fart_Machine: They're going to boycott her retroactively.


*snort*
 
2012-08-10 01:44:14 AM

ongbok: starsrift: Yeah, the Obama campaign has the right to keep using it... but they just end up looking like dicks.

I'm sure they could find another business to use footage of.

You know who looks like an even bigger dick or complete moron if you stop and think about it for a few seconds instead of having a knee jerk reaction? The business owner who was paid money to have footage taken of their business and signed an agreement saying it can be used anyway the person who paid them for it wants, but now wants to cry and complain about somebody they don't approve of using it.


I get that, but at the same time, in a current environment of hyper-partisanship, when somebody says that they just don't want to be a part of that, I kind of respect a desire to just try and stay out of politics.
 
2012-08-10 01:44:56 AM

RadioAaron: ArcadianRefugee: Article Body: "A small business owner in a crucial swing state has found herself losing business from loyal customers due to her ad being featured in a Mitt Romney campaign ad."

That was the author's herpy derpy attempt at trying to say "IF IT WUR ROMNEY DA LIBRUL MEDIA WOOD BEE TEH OUTRAAAGED". Keep reading. Persecution complex and all that crap.


Yeah ... I got there (eventually).
 
2012-08-10 01:46:40 AM

jjorsett: According to the owner in an interview I saw, she was told the company was doing some sort of documentary or review of security doors and they wanted to film hers, which they did. The Obama campaign may be legally within its rights, but dragging her business against its will into a political fight and pissing off customers who think she's chosen sides just makes Obama look like a giant asshole. If he was smart and/or had any class he'd tell them to change the ad. The Republicans are going to use this against him until he does.



Not only is the ad not airing anymore, but CRY MOAR
 
2012-08-10 01:53:41 AM

starsrift: ongbok: starsrift: Yeah, the Obama campaign has the right to keep using it... but they just end up looking like dicks.

I'm sure they could find another business to use footage of.

You know who looks like an even bigger dick or complete moron if you stop and think about it for a few seconds instead of having a knee jerk reaction? The business owner who was paid money to have footage taken of their business and signed an agreement saying it can be used anyway the person who paid them for it wants, but now wants to cry and complain about somebody they don't approve of using it.

I get that, but at the same time, in a current environment of hyper-partisanship, when somebody says that they just don't want to be a part of that, I kind of respect a desire to just try and stay out of politics.


So the business owner offered the money back to the stock footage company to buy the picture back?
Yea she's gonna get sued by the stock footage company.
 
2012-08-10 02:03:59 AM

HeartBurnKid: At this point, we're at Obama 1, Romney over 9,000.


I see what you did there.


I can sympathize with the owner a little. If I sold stock footage, it wouldn't have immediately occured to me that it would be used in anything controversial like a campaign ad. With all the Chick-Fil-A attention whoring going on right now, I can respect a business that prefers to remain neutral. While it was 100% legal to use the footage, it would make them look extra awesome if they removed it anyway.

That being said, the first paragraph or two of the article is dripping with such concentrated douche juice that I can barely stand it. Fark you and your whiny persecution complex.
 
2012-08-10 02:14:08 AM

Lsherm: St_Francis_P: RadioAaron: She gave permission to someone to use her place for stock footage, right? I mean, don't you have to?

Sounds that way:

The scene was from stock footage bought from a Cincinnati video company, Faux said. He did not know the name of the company but said he was told by the Obama campaign that company officials said they did explain to Krause's manager that they were filming stock footage that could be purchased and used for any reason.

But since Fox is on the job, the truth will soon cease to matter.

The Obama campaign is in the right legally, but it doesn't really matter in this case. If she wants them to stop using the footage (or at least the part that identifies her business) - it's dickish to keep using it.


She wants to breach her contract, and that makes the Obama campaign dicks?

Obama really can't do anything right, can he?
 
2012-08-10 02:21:12 AM

beta_plus: /though not as much as when people accuse me of being Phil Herrup
//He is sorely missed


http://www.justno.com/
 
2012-08-10 02:28:47 AM

Mrtraveler01: Lsherm: The Obama campaign doesn't gain anything by giving this woman grief she doesn't want, even if they are "technically" correct in using the footage. She wants to remain apolitical, but they've made her a flashpoint.

Oh give me a farking break. She allowed it to be filmed for stock footage. Which means that it could be used for things she doesn't support.

That's how stock footage works farktard, anyone can use it, even people you don't like!

So excuse me if I don't give a flying fark that this woman feels so persecuted for being used for stock footage and being used in political campaigns she doesn't like.


Well, a literate Mrtraveler01 might have noticed my earlier post. But not YOU - YOU are so important you can't read, and you call people who can retarded. How do you feel about yourself?
 
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