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(Politico)   After bear-hugging the president, pizza parlor owner sees an uptick in business following the exposure and... just kidding. The teahadis are boycotting his store   (politico.com) divider line 406
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2012-09-10 09:27:47 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I work 2 blocks from this guys pizza joint and we order pizza there quite often. It is good pizza for Florida. The owner Scott is a great guy and he does a shiat ton of charity work in the community. He won't lose much business over this. If today was any indication the parking lot was full and business looked to be booming. If a few idiots want to boycott him, it is a free country. He will be just fine.


are the idiots clamoring for a boycott even locals, or past customers?
 
2012-09-10 09:28:21 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Teahadis? Really? God, you came from the shallow end of the gene pool, didn't you subby?


I prefer "teabilly farkwits", but that's just me.
 
2012-09-10 09:28:33 PM  

unlikely: Pokey.Clyde: Teahadis? Really? God, you came from the shallow end of the gene pool, didn't you subby?

It's a fairly standard synonym for the American Taliban. I'm surprised you hadn't heard it.


I only heard Teahadi a couple of times.

The proper term for teabaggers is 'teatard'.
 
2012-09-10 09:28:36 PM  

Ape_Stone: What happened to being civil to one another. We are all Americans. I farking hate where we are as a country.




As do I.

Now that is something we should all agree on.
 
2012-09-10 09:31:07 PM  

Ape_Stone: What happened to respecting the office of the president? What happened to being civil to one another. We are all Americans. I farking hate where we are as a country.


politics has never really been civilized, as someone else pointed out to me on fark a few years ago. It's just that the dickishness between candidates can be delivered to your door and media companies encourage you to pile on the derp so the can make a massive windfall
 
2012-09-10 09:31:07 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Republicans are assholes.


This pizza person is a republican

People like you who make statements like that are the problem. You aren't helping
 
2012-09-10 09:31:37 PM  

gaspode: I am assuming every farker who lives in 30 miles of there is going to go buy a pizza in support?


I will if for no other reason than the owner is a good guy. I don't care about his politics. He got an impromptu visit at his store from the freaking president, which is very cool. Also the food is good and it is the closest pizza place to my office.
 
2012-09-10 09:32:07 PM  

loonatic112358: politics has never really been civilized, as someone else pointed out to me on fark a few years ago. It's just that the dickishness between candidates can be delivered to your door and media companies encourage you to pile on the derp so they can make a massive windfall


well cock
 
2012-09-10 09:32:16 PM  
Then get it line libs and support him.

It's a free country.

Of course, have the dignity to do it with money you earned and not your welfare checks.
 
2012-09-10 09:33:05 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: gaspode: I am assuming every farker who lives in 30 miles of there is going to go buy a pizza in support?

I will if for no other reason than the owner is a good guy. I don't care about his politics. He got an impromptu visit at his store from the freaking president, which is very cool. Also the food is good and it is the closest pizza place to my office.


that and he picked up the president without getting a beatdown from the secret service

he must have had em worried
 
2012-09-10 09:33:20 PM  
Wh don't we all order and pay for pizza and have it sent to the local police. Ask for a note that says "mitt Romney hates police unions".
 
2012-09-10 09:33:55 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I can't wait until someone compares this to the Chick-Fil-A boycotts.


Kind of waiting for the same thing. Wonder what Rushbo has to say? I think he was one of the people who went on and on about the "Constitutionality" of the Chick-Fil-A boycotts, among others. I seriously think the whole "violates the first amendment" argument against boycotts is the stupidest that I have yet heard.
 
2012-09-10 09:34:02 PM  
farking pebble-brained mouth-breathers don't even realize he was trying to squeeze the President into submission
 
2012-09-10 09:34:05 PM  

AirForceVet: FTA:
"People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant," Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. "There's no middle line anymore, and that's exactly what's wrong with our country right now."

How sad. How true.

Fark the teabaggers. Next time I'm in Florida, I'll swing over to Ft. Pierce and have one of his pizzas.


Mr. Van Duzer's statement above seems to imply that both he believes sides are bad, that both sides are equally to blame. Perhaps after a few more days of these fun and games he'll change his tune.
 
2012-09-10 09:34:30 PM  
Would they mail a frozen one? I'd order a couple.
 
2012-09-10 09:34:34 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: Republicans are assholes.

This pizza person is a republican

People like you who make statements like that are the problem. You aren't helping


Not anymore.
 
2012-09-10 09:35:05 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: GAT_00: And it seems I'm being taunted by a child again.

Says the guy that is so grown up that he would lock people away for exercising their freedom of speech because he doesn't like what they have to say.


Everyone recognized that was said in jest. Those straws you are clutching at must be dust by now.

Pokey.Clyde: Teahadis? Really? God, you came from the shallow end of the gene pool, didn't you subby?


Yeah, the people mocking the people enraged because a guy hugged the President are clearly the challenged ones.
 
2012-09-10 09:35:12 PM  
"One of the reasons that we wanted to stop by is that Scott has been doing unbelievable work out of this pizza shop in promoting the importance of donating blood," Obama told the Times."

4.bp.blogspot.com
"BOOOOO! GIVING AWAY BLOOD IS SOCIALISM! IF THEY CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT FREE BLOOD THEN LET THEM DIE. LET THEM DIE!!!!"
 
2012-09-10 09:35:13 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I work 2 blocks from this guys pizza joint and we order pizza there quite often. It is good pizza for Florida. The owner Scott is a great guy and he does a shiat ton of charity work in the community. He won't lose much business over this. If today was any indication the parking lot was full and business looked to be booming. If a few idiots want to boycott him, it is a free country. He will be just fine.


Good. When our farking politics begins to resemble Wiemar Germany, I have an issue with some Hoveround Hero biatching about anything. This guy is awesome, and what he with the President just adds to it.

Yes. I went there. Look up the situation in Wiemar Germany and you'll know what I mean.
 
2012-09-10 09:36:44 PM  

loonatic112358: Igor Jakovsky: I work 2 blocks from this guys pizza joint and we order pizza there quite often. It is good pizza for Florida. The owner Scott is a great guy and he does a shiat ton of charity work in the community. He won't lose much business over this. If today was any indication the parking lot was full and business looked to be booming. If a few idiots want to boycott him, it is a free country. He will be just fine.

are the idiots clamoring for a boycott even locals, or past customers?


I know there were a few locals on the tcpalm.com (our local paper's website) saying they weren't going to eat there anymore but not really anything encouraging an organized effort to boycott him so I honestly don't know.
 
2012-09-10 09:38:16 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: People like you who make statements like that are the problem. You aren't helping


Speaking of people who aren't helping...
 
2012-09-10 09:38:26 PM  
The stupid people are getting out of hand. We need to lock them up for their own safety.
 
2012-09-10 09:39:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I can't wait until someone compares this to the Chick-Fil-A boycotts.


Or Joe the Plumber,who became an overnight sensation for the teabaggers,and then promptly cashed in.
 
2012-09-10 09:39:09 PM  

Demetrius: Way to support small business.

Stay classy, GOP.


Having a politician in your place of business for a photo op is really damn stupid.

Unless your employees and patrons are really damn stupid, then by all means, show the world how stupid you are by getting photographed with a politician.

Anyone that thinks that makes them look better needs their head checked (I wonder, is that covered by the PPACA?).
 
2012-09-10 09:39:28 PM  

Igor Jakovsky:

I know there were a few locals on the tcpalm.com (our local paper's website) saying they weren't going to eat there anymore but not really anything encouraging an organized effort to boycott him so I honestly don't know.


just imagine it like some of the other boycotts of the past where the uptight brigades find out something they don't like, and threaten to boycott a business that they'd have never been in anyway
 
2012-09-10 09:40:27 PM  

GAT_00: Dinki: FirstNationalBastard: I can't wait until someone compares this to the Chick-Fil-A boycotts.

The Politico comments section has that all over the place.

And just boycotting the place would be the same. Intentionally tanking social media rankings for a hug is something completely different.


This guy raises money for firefighters and raises awareness for blood drives.
Most people boycotting Chick-Fil-A didn't give a shiat about the homophobia on its own. It was about the donations to hate groups. So no, just boycotting them would not be the same.
 
2012-09-10 09:41:04 PM  

chuckufarlie: The stupid people are getting out of hand. We need to lock them up for their own safety.


yea, that's totally feasible

bout like me going on a world tour to personally hit the regular posters in the politics tab with a cricket bat in the head
 
2012-09-10 09:43:30 PM  
Hatred: The One True American Value.™
 
2012-09-10 09:44:02 PM  
Maybe it has always been this diversive and vitriol filled, but I don't remember it being like this. Maybe since we are in a more connected world with a lot more access to each other I just see it more than I did a while back, but it definitely seems likes it worse than it has ever been.
 
2012-09-10 09:44:50 PM  

Lernaeus: Demetrius: Way to support small business.

Stay classy, GOP.

Having a politician in your place of business for a photo op is really damn stupid.

Unless your employees and patrons are really damn stupid, then by all means, show the world how stupid you are by getting photographed with a politician.

Anyone that thinks that makes them look better needs their head checked (I wonder, is that covered by the PPACA?).


Yeah, he was pretty stupid for not putting out that no blacks Presidents allowed sign.
 
2012-09-10 09:45:04 PM  
checks article to see if any mention that it was Tea Party members who boycotted him. No mention. Check.
checks article to see if any mention that it was GOP members who boycotted him. No mention. Check.

The guy made an unwanted physical advance on the President of the United States. Not good.
 
2012-09-10 09:46:18 PM  

Ape_Stone: Maybe it has always been this diversive and vitriol filled, but I don't remember it being like this. Maybe since we are in a more connected world with a lot more access to each other I just see it more than I did a while back, but it definitely seems likes it worse than it has ever been.


vitriol brings the audience, fear and loathing of the other keeps them, but the trick in controlling a mob is staying in control of the mob and not having it run roughshod over you
 
2012-09-10 09:46:37 PM  

trotsky: Igor Jakovsky: I work 2 blocks from this guys pizza joint and we order pizza there quite often. It is good pizza for Florida. The owner Scott is a great guy and he does a shiat ton of charity work in the community. He won't lose much business over this. If today was any indication the parking lot was full and business looked to be booming. If a few idiots want to boycott him, it is a free country. He will be just fine.

Good. When our farking politics begins to resemble Wiemar Germany, I have an issue with some Hoveround Hero biatching about anything. This guy is awesome, and what he with the President just adds to it.

Yes. I went there. Look up the situation in Wiemar Germany and you'll know what I mean.


They had locally-owned pizza stores of medium quality too?
 
2012-09-10 09:47:16 PM  
So much for the Tea Party stating they believe in a Free Market and Free Speech.
 
2012-09-10 09:47:23 PM  

2wolves: Drop a few dollars on the non-profit he started just to piss off the morans.

I did.


I'm not in the business of "pissing people off" but the actions of these folk are simply repulsive and 100% against what America stands for AND what they claim to cherish. I knowingly and willingly support locals regardless of their political stance.

I just can't stand these type of "people" anymore. They aren't average citizens anymore, they are extreme bigots and a threat to society. Hate crimes are illegal for a good reason, bigotry and racism should be too.

/$50 to Pizza man cause
//$50 to Obama
///2 shirts from Obamas store that my kids asked for
 
2012-09-10 09:47:59 PM  
the obvious solution is to support freedom-loving capitalist businesses, because guess what Obama...

i259.photobucket.com

I DID BUILD THIS!
 
2012-09-10 09:49:01 PM  
Newsbusters is very concerned that Wolf Blitzer only asked Van Duzer softball questions

Link

also, the comments provide some evidence of a boycott effort.
 
2012-09-10 09:49:51 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: I don't care for either side of the aisle.


You can lie to us, but you can't lie to yourself.
 
2012-09-10 09:50:05 PM  
Let's Chik-Fil-A this, Let's call for a national day of coming together to support this pizza place. Does he ship out-of-state? I'd order a pizza from him. Maybe he could set aside a day where he'll honor Papa John's, just for the luz.
 
2012-09-10 09:50:17 PM  
Word spread to the Great Orange Satan (Daily Kos) about this. By 5 pm Eastern, the following was posted



The young lady I spoke to said they are asking folks to make a donation to his organization. The must be overwhelmed.

I just made a $50 donation.

http://thevanduzerfoundation.org/

by mwb525 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:55:11 PM PDT


Link

It started with people ordering pizzas to be delivered to homeless shelters and a GOP office (the latter outside the delivery zone). Then the owner was getting asked for people to whom pizzas could be delivered. Eventually the buy-cott turned into a donation drive for the Van Duzer Foundation, which seeks to increase blood donations among other good works.
 
2012-09-10 09:50:49 PM  

deadcrickets: So much for the Tea Party stating they believe in a Free Market and Free Speech.


So much for people accusing the Tea Party of something that there is no evidence of them doing.
 
2012-09-10 09:51:43 PM  

bulldg4life: Why do people that don't care for either side of the aisle spend 10 years on a website defending GOP policies and attacking democrats?


i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-10 09:52:28 PM  
B-b-but Lie-brals were EVIL for boycotting Chick-Fil-A! Durrrr!
 
2012-09-10 09:52:54 PM  
Aren't the Emocrats still boycotting the bakery in Virginia that told Biden to take a hike?

/pot, kettle
 
2012-09-10 09:53:12 PM  

GAT_00: Krymson Tyde: [i110.photobucket.com image 200x150]
Republicans are assholes.

They're utterly terrible people who are doing everything they can to drive this country into ruin. I almost wish we really did have FEMA camps, so these people could stop ruining us.


Wow.
fark.
Damn.
shiat.

And by chance you wouldn't happen to be one of those people, but a left version of a right wing nut job? Of course you are, by this really farked up statement.
 
2012-09-10 09:53:12 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: Republicans are assholes.

This pizza person is a republican

People like you who make statements like that are the problem. You aren't helping


But you didn't claim to NOT be an asshole.
 
2012-09-10 09:54:50 PM  

asmodeus224: Big difference between a guy happy to have POTUS in his store and some guy who uses his profits to support hate, but you know, false equivelance and all that.


There'd be no Fark Independents without false equivalence. Please... count your blessings.*


*was the jokingest joke in the history of joking
 
2012-09-10 09:55:03 PM  
How is it that some people can organize a boycott because a chicken sandwich guy doesn't like gay marriage and that's awesome. However, when people who are minding their own business decide independently that they don't like something someone does, it's considered horrible?
 
2012-09-10 09:56:03 PM  

jmr61: tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: Republicans are assholes.

This pizza person is a republican

People like you who make statements like that are the problem. You aren't helping

But you didn't claim to NOT be an asshole.


I am not a Republican, so what is your point again?
 
2012-09-10 09:57:34 PM  

the_ut_tick: How is it that some people can organize a boycott because a chicken sandwich guy doesn't like gay marriage and that's awesome. However, when people who are minding their own business decide independently that they don't like something someone does, it's considered horrible?


Because one guy wants to curtail rights and directly prevent many of our friends, family, and selves from finding happiness. The other hugged a guy. Which is a pettier reason?
 
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