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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 09:57:36 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.


Teahadi logic: Respect the office of the President, unless the President is a niBONG!
 
2012-09-10 09:58:20 PM  
Why should I care that this man donates blood? All he's doing is enabling the *literal* leeches, people who can't be bothered to produce enough of their own blood. I work hard enough to produce my own blood, I'm not just going to give it out to the lazy hemo-socialists.
 
2012-09-10 09:58:34 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Hatred: The One True American Value.™


I am not sure how boycotting a business because the owner has different political views than you have is hatred.

Do liberals here give a lot of money to Koch's charities?
 
2012-09-10 09:59:29 PM  
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2012-09-10 10:01:05 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?


check the url. You are at fark.
that is how it tends to work here.

Liberals - awesomeness.
Conservatives - spawn of Satan (and for those that don't believe in God, spawn of some other evil thing).
 
2012-09-10 10:01:34 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?).


Well to be fair to Scott, he did only have an hour and a half of advance notice. Obama knew he was going to show up but Scott didn't. He was on the driving range when he got the call. Who would farkin turn down a visit from the President anyway? Its not like he lobbied Obama to come get some takeout pizza. If he had turned him down it would have made him look like an arse.
 
2012-09-10 10:01:57 PM  

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


So you're saying whoever gets elected in November is the American Hitler?
 
2012-09-10 10:01:58 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?


Chick-Fil-A: we think gays are scum.
Gays: Fark off and die.

Pizza guy: I like Obama.
Teatards: Fark off and die.

Do you see it, or no? It's kinda subtle.
 
2012-09-10 10:03:28 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


Yep.

We always had Birchers and racists, but without the Internet (and with the Fairness Doctrine) they didn't have FOX, AM radio and the Internet making them appear to be numerous and legitimate.
 
2012-09-10 10:03:37 PM  
Eh...the reason for the boycott is ridiculous, especially against a small business owner who does great charitable works and seems like a thoughtful and politically active person, but you do not have to eat in establishments you disagree with on significant issues. Granted, I think anyone who wants to boycott was not eating there anyway, but the stop gave him great publicity.
 
2012-09-10 10:05:18 PM  

beta_plus: 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.


Really? Do you have any shame left for typing something out this incredibly stupid? Or has it all been burned out of you?
 
2012-09-10 10:05:38 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.


I think a lot of this is the connectedness factor.
Similar to how people think that violent crime is a lot more than it was 40 years ago. It actually is a lot less IIRC, but since you hear about it more, you think it is a lot worse.

Check out the great stories of the political campaigns of 100-150 years ago - they were ugly too.
 
2012-09-10 10:06:57 PM  

Yamaneko2: 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.


I just donated as well. I'm glad to see that it's turned from something negative to something positive. Now if we could just turn the Tea Party trying to shutdown the government again into something positive.
 
2012-09-10 10:07:32 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.
 
2012-09-10 10:08:29 PM  

Vangor: Eh...the reason for the boycott is ridiculous, especially against a small business owner who does great charitable works and seems like a thoughtful and politically active person, but you do not have to eat in establishments you disagree with on significant issues. Granted, I think anyone who wants to boycott was not eating there anyway, but the stop gave him great publicity.


Significant issues like hugging the president?
 
2012-09-10 10:09:51 PM  
I'd buy some pizza from this guy. He's done a hell of a lot of good for people in need and should be supported so he can keep going.

OTOH, I can't blame anyone who's boycotting him for his political stance. We saw 1000 threads on Fark a month ago against CFA for a political stance by the owner, so it's fair game to reverse it. Unfortunately, this guy is a single shop and can be destroyed by this.

Maybe some Farklibs can put together a day of support for this guy and line up the supporters around the block like CFA got.
 
2012-09-10 10:10:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 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?


Neo-Con's and Authoritarians aren't welcome in this country. Time for you to leave.
 
2012-09-10 10:11:24 PM  

Lando Lincoln: 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?

Chick-Fil-A: we think gays are scum.
Gays: Fark off and die.

Pizza guy: I like Obama.
Teatards: Fark off and die.

Do you see it, or no? It's kinda subtle.


Speaking of retards, here's a prime example. Cathy said he supports traditional marriage, how do you turn that into gays are scum?
 
2012-09-10 10:11:40 PM  

A. Snatchfold: Significant issues like hugging the president?


i envision President Obama in the clutches of Lennie from "of Mice and Men" or in the clutches of Elmira from Tiny Toons
 
2012-09-10 10:11:40 PM  

Lando Lincoln: 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?

Chick-Fil-A: we think gays are scum.
Citation? I thought he said he was not supportive of gay marriage which is a stupid stance but did he say gays are "scum"
Gays: Fark off and die.

Pizza guy: I like Obama.
Teatards: Fark off and die.
Citation that the Tea Party said anything negative about him?

Do you see it, or no? It's kinda subtle.

I see your strawmen, but that is all.

 
2012-09-10 10:12:10 PM  

Chameleon: beta_plus: 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.

Really? Do you have any shame left for typing something out this incredibly stupid? Or has it all been burned out of you?


This is the guy who cheered for the shooter in the Rep Giffords shooting thread. Does that answer your question?
 
2012-09-10 10:13:23 PM  

pciszek: 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.


You are either stupid or lying. The f-tards on MSNBC started that.
 
2012-09-10 10:14:12 PM  

jaytkay: 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

Yep.

We always had Birchers and racists, but without the Internet (and with the Fairness Doctrine) they didn't have FOX, AM radio and the Internet making them appear to be numerous and legitimate.


One of my catchy slogans is that the internet has turned the Village Idiot into a Village of Idiots.
 
2012-09-10 10:14:54 PM  

shotglasss: pciszek: 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.

You are either stupid or lying. The f-tards on MSNBC started that.


Do you pieces of trash ever get tired of lying about every farking thing?
 
2012-09-10 10:14:59 PM  

shotglasss: pciszek: 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.

You are either stupid or lying. The f-tards on MSNBC started that.


And what would be your excuse for Neil Cavuto using it first?
 
2012-09-10 10:15:27 PM  

nyseattitude:

Neo-Con's and Authoritarians aren't welcome in this country. Time for you to leave.


hmmm. Authoritarians aren't welcomed and yet you make a statement that people who are should leave.
That sounds authoritarian to me.
That is funny.
 
2012-09-10 10:17:00 PM  

shotglasss: pciszek: 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.

You are either stupid or lying. The f-tards on MSNBC started that.


Wrong.

Or to quote National Review Online:

They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office. One of the exhortations was "Tea Bag the Fools in D.C." A protester was spotted with a sign saying, "Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You." So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology. But others ran with it and ran with it.

If conservatives had any balls, they'd take their licks and swallow the fact that they teabagged first.
 
2012-09-10 10:17:43 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 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.


Chik Fil'A
 
2012-09-10 10:17:57 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: ///TeaPubLibertarians.


Hmm. Maybe I should extend this one to TeaPubLibertarIndependents.
 
2012-09-10 10:18:24 PM  
Job creation!
 
2012-09-10 10:18:44 PM  
i forgot, this is the politics tab, don't stop here.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-10 10:19:09 PM  

A. Snatchfold: Significant issues like hugging the president?


Support for a President would be a significant issue. As said, boycotting this is ridiculous, but this isn't because he hugged the President; this is because he has explicitly said he would vote for President Obama.
 
2012-09-10 10:19:10 PM  

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

Not all of them are. The owner of this pizza parlor is Republican. He voted for President Obama in 2008 and plans to vote for him in 2012.


Then he's not really a Republican, is he? I'll bet this RINO has gay friends and thinks the Earth is more than 6,000 years old, too.
 
2012-09-10 10:19:23 PM  

deadcrickets: tenpoundsofcheese: 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.

Chik Fil'A


I was referring to the subby who claimed that it was the Tea Party who was boycotting the Pizza Guy.
 
2012-09-10 10:19:36 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: shotglasss: pciszek: 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 still prefer "teabaggers", since that's what they called themselves until someone told them what it meant.

You are either stupid or lying. The f-tards on MSNBC started that.

And what would be your excuse for Neil Cavuto using it first?


Overzealous staffer, of course.
 
2012-09-10 10:20:24 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: deadcrickets: tenpoundsofcheese: 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.

Chik Fil'A

I was referring to the subby who claimed that it was the Tea Party who was boycotting the Pizza Guy.


Tea Party is the GOP. GOP is the Tea Party.
 
2012-09-10 10:20:29 PM  

GAT_00: serial_crusher: I'm sure you never said anything bad about Chick-Fil-A on any social media sites.

I said plenty of bad things about their owner on here. I never questioned the quality of their food, or put any reviews up on places like Yelp. Those are two different things.


Hmm, yeah TFA doesn't mention anything about Yelp, so I wasn't sure if you were referring to something along those lines or not.
I agree though. Yelp is a place to measure product quality, not morals. Good thing they took them down, but unfortunately most of the reviews now appear to be partisan positive moreso than pizza positive. Can't have your pie and eat it too.

/ I honestly wonder if Chick-fil-a got floods of negative Yelp reviews for their antigayness. It seems probable.
 
2012-09-10 10:21:07 PM  

shotglasss: OTOH, I can't blame anyone who's boycotting him for his political stance.


What political stance, hugging the President?

shotglasss: We saw 1000 threads on Fark a month ago against CFA for a political stance by the owner, so it's fair game to reverse it.


So where does this guy donate millions to gay hate groups again?
 
2012-09-10 10:21:42 PM  

Orange-Pippin: The restaurant is right next to a college. Good luck with boycotting that "small business supporters."


The Tea Partiers have already boycotted college. This is just like a two-fer.
 
2012-09-10 10:22:14 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: nyseattitude:

Neo-Con's and Authoritarians aren't welcome in this country. Time for you to leave.

hmmm. Authoritarians aren't welcomed and yet you make a statement that people who are should leave.
That sounds authoritarian to me.
That is funny.


Did you hurt you're arms reaching so much?
 
2012-09-10 10:22:20 PM  

Vangor: A. Snatchfold: Significant issues like hugging the president?

Support for a President would be a significant issue. As said, boycotting this is ridiculous, but this isn't because he hugged the President; this is because he has explicitly said he would vote for President Obama.


Really? Just... voting is enough now? It's your right to boycott that just as it's your right to boycott anything, but unlike boycotting a chain of restaurants where the head vocally advocated a policy that limits the rights of my friends and loved ones, boycotting a restaurant because... the owner said he would vote the other way just seems petty.
 
2012-09-10 10:23:23 PM  
I'm not sure I remember elections being this awful. Punish a small business owner and altruist because of who he's gonna vote for? How did we get here?

Meh, this is Florida. Hopefully the teahadis don't hurt too hard.
 
2012-09-10 10:25:51 PM  

doyner: Somacandra: Boycotting a guy who raises money and awareness for homeless firefighters and blood donation?

I grew my own blood cells. I don't need no handout.


24.media.tumblr.com

I'm keeping my blood in my freezer with...my money!
 
2012-09-10 10:26:02 PM  

deadcrickets: tenpoundsofcheese: deadcrickets: tenpoundsofcheese: 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.

Chik Fil'A

I was referring to the subby who claimed that it was the Tea Party who was boycotting the Pizza Guy.

Tea Party is the GOP. GOP is the Tea Party.


Okay, if that is your view, well that explains a lot then.

Where in the article does it say the GOP is boycotting him?

Was it the GOP that protested 0bama at the Convention? Is the GOP now Code Pink and OWS?
 
2012-09-10 10:28:00 PM  

nyseattitude: tenpoundsofcheese: nyseattitude:

Neo-Con's and Authoritarians aren't welcome in this country. Time for you to leave.

hmmm. Authoritarians aren't welcomed and yet you make a statement that people who are should leave.
That sounds authoritarian to me.
That is funny.

Did you hurt you're arms reaching so much?


Nope. That wasn't even a slight reach. But if you knew that you wouldn't have written what you did.
Along the lines of "I can't stand intolerant people"
 
2012-09-10 10:30:07 PM  

starsrift: I'm not sure I remember elections being this awful. Punish a small business owner and altruist because of who he's gonna vote for? How did we get here?

.


Meh. If you run a pizza parlor in NYC and you talk about how much you like the Red Sox, don't be surprised if your business drops off a bit.
 
2012-09-10 10:32:03 PM  

Fart_Machine: shotglasss: OTOH, I can't blame anyone who's boycotting him for his political stance.

What political stance, hugging the President?

shotglasss: We saw 1000 threads on Fark a month ago against CFA for a political stance by the owner, so it's fair game to reverse it.

So where does this guy donate millions to gay hate groups again?


His political stance is being an Obama supporter and voter. Sorry, but that's the blood sport politics has become these days. Thank a Democrat for that.

Which gay hate groups are you talking about?
 
2012-09-10 10:32:37 PM  

Bloody William: Really? Just... voting is enough now? It's your right to boycott that just as it's your right to boycott anything, but unlike boycotting a chain of restaurants where the head vocally advocated a policy that limits the rights of my friends and loved ones, boycotting a restaurant because... the owner said he would vote the other way just seems petty.


No no, we should have all businesses register their political affiliation. All employees would have to vote the way of their employer to get paid and you could only shop there if you belonged to the same political party.
 
2012-09-10 10:33:42 PM  

GAT_00: alienated: GAT_00: Don't bother, he isn't worth the time

I have know Dancin for about decade. He does seemed to have moved further to the right than he used to be. Pity. Age sometimes gives folks wisdom. Not in this case it seems.

I do recall once upon a time when he was a decent person to talk to and we had reasonable conversations. Now he's so predictable I can almost write his responses for him.


He admitted that many people have a different image of him on Fark versus when they meet him in real life, cementing the idea that what he posts on Fark is nothing but a lying fake character (thus a waste of time). The master of semantics, who will shill for republicans but smugly call out to anyone describing him as one 'When did I ever say I supported republicans?' All his arguments boiling down to how he never technicallly claimed to be something so he can get away with cheerleading for one side and leaves him a route to escape the conversation before he actually has to admit to taking a stand on anything.

However, it appears that his recent return he has dropped the dancing around the topics and semantics and gone full asshole.
 
2012-09-10 10:35:30 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: starsrift: I'm not sure I remember elections being this awful. Punish a small business owner and altruist because of who he's gonna vote for? How did we get here?

Meh. If you run a pizza parlor in NYC and you talk about how much you like the Red Sox, don't be surprised if your business drops off a bit.


Perhaps the comparison of the crazy zealotry of sports fans who don't stop to form a logical or congenial thought to far right-wing political partisans is not an inaccurate one.
 
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