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(Stabley Times)   Papa John's PR flacks are trying to get CEO John Schnatter's anti-Obamacare comments removed from the internet. Let me know how that works out   (stableytimes.com) divider line 211
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2013-01-27 08:51:10 PM

LibertyHiller: Knucklepopper: Sitrick is one the best crisi-management companies in the business. I find it hard to believe it'd be dumb enough to try to sway reporters to remove a story. They might've asked this guy (who the fark is stableytimes, anyway?) to publish the full quote, which is totally fair, but I don't believe they asked him to take down the story.
I think this little blog platform or whatever it is, finally had someone respond to one of their cut-and-paste stories and got so excited, they did a story about it and still somehow managed to fark it up.

My guess is that Drew's got hisself another partner, since that's the second link from that site in the last four hours, and I don't recall seeing it before today.


A metric shiat ton of StableyTimes links have been redlit in the past month.  I'm glad it's clearly tagged so I can ignore it easily.  Blogger sucks.
 
2013-01-27 08:53:24 PM

udhq: Don't get me wrong, the passage of Obamacare was and is a great victory for every person in this country who works for a living, but what it was not was the inevitable end of a struggle; It was a shot across the bow of corporate America, that if you don't want to bargain in the union hall, then we'll bargain in congress. And no Supreme Court ruling can ever make corporate money as loud or as powerful as labor's superior manpower.


Think of it from the point of view of Corporate Money: I'm the top 1%. All I have to do is pit the bottom two 49.5%s against each other and while they're fighting, I'll buy all sorts of crazy laws to funnel money into my pocket.

The union "controversy" is just that. Divide and conquer. Whip the non-union folks up into a FROTHING FRENZY over how privileged those union guys are and how incompetent they are and how they always get such special treatment and aren't unions bad and why can't we level the playing field for workers and those unions sure protect the bad guys don't they and pretty soon: I've got half the labor force battling the other half. CHA CHING!
 
2013-01-27 08:54:28 PM
Way back when, before Papa John's was the pizza juggernaut it is today; Yours truly was a delivery driver for the PJ store in Middletown, Louisville. This store's delivery area included Mr. Schnatter's home in Anchorage. I have on multiple occassions delivered pizzas to him and his wife, as have many of my friends.

Being as Mr.S is a litigious man, and we of limited means... We always found it prudent not to slander him directly. We developed a phrase to describe our feelings about Papa John. In a manner that is both factual as well as indicative of our feelings for him. That phrase is simply:

"John Schnatter is NOT my friend."
 
2013-01-27 08:59:08 PM
Until conservatism becomes a pizza topping, I'll appreciate it if you keep it out of the store. You're selling products, not campaigning for a political view.

Here's another idea: maybe the CEOs and other higher-ups can "suffer" to slash their own paychecks and bonuses down a bit. It's funny how the ones who whine the loudest about anything and everything "cutting into their profits" are also the ones who give themselves the lion's share of said profits.
 
2013-01-27 08:59:15 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: Maybe you could learn to not be such an intolerant idiot and to accept that there exist political viewpoints other than your own?

Thank you for that life lesson, EvilRacistNaziFascist.

My username is ironic, as I seem to have to explain to the clueless in almost every thread: it's aimed at those all- too- common ignoramuses on Fark who try to claim that everyone who disagrees with them is a "racist", "Nazi", "fascist", etc. In other words, it's a reproach to those people who believe that there is no legitimate viewpoint other than their own, such as those nasty conformist twats who place their pizza orders based solely on the political opinions of the pizza chain's CEO.


If you have to explain your username all the time, you are the clueless one.
 
2013-01-27 09:00:16 PM

DougTaupe: Way back when, before Papa John's was the pizza juggernaut it is today; Yours truly was a delivery driver for the PJ store in Middletown, Louisville. This store's delivery area included Mr. Schnatter's home in Anchorage. I have on multiple occassions delivered pizzas to him and his wife, as have many of my friends.

Being as Mr.S is a litigious man, and we of limited means... We always found it prudent not to slander him directly. We developed a phrase to describe our feelings about Papa John. In a manner that is both factual as well as indicative of our feelings for him. That phrase is simply:

"John Schnatter is NOT my friend."


LOL. Do you have to be a douchenozzle in order to be a successful business owner? Or does being a douchenozzle simply help you become a successful business owner? Or do successful business owners simply tend to be douchenozzles? One of the world's great questions...
 
2013-01-27 09:00:59 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: udhq: I agree, people whose purchasing decisions reflect their values are nasty twats.

As I said, if your "values" include assuming that anyone who disagrees with your opinions suffers from some kind of political cooties and that this means his products (regardless of their actual quality) can't be touched without fear of contagion, then I'm afraid you are indeed a twat.


The "regardless of actual quality" bit could end this discussion right out. But for the sake of discussion, let's assume that any of the right-wing pizza places (PJ's, Dominoes, Godfathers) sold anything other than a circle of hot salty garbage.

In my work life, I do business with lots of people I disagree with politically, and even with lots of people I consider to be terrible people (not necessarily the same, but it's venn diagram with significant overlap).

The difference is that I will only "do business" with these people if I can do it in a way that does not support any farked up, 19th century beliefs. I'll buy a good product from a guy who cheats on his wife, but not products that are made with slave labor. You see the difference? And in this case, there's no way for me to buy from PJ's without supporting Schnattter's notion that a more profitable restaurant is just better, even if it means the serfs who work there can afford their syphilis meds.
 
2013-01-27 09:01:40 PM

Silly Jesus: TheDirtyNacho: udhq: Silly Jesus: Hempmonkey: jaytkay: Papa Johns, Godfathers, Dominoes - what's the deal with conservative assholes and bad pizza?

I dunno, maybe providing over 279,000 jobs for lazy Liberals?

It's funny, when a corporation creates a job that allows a person to work full time and still live in poverty, without access to basic healthcare, that corporation is a "job creator" and is hailed as a boon to the economy.

But when that full-time worker is forced to turn to the government to meet their basic needs--food stamps, healthcare, general assistance, etc.--they are called a "taker" or a "parasite."

We, as a society, need to re-evaluate which party in this situation is really the drain on our economy and our society.


Or when a company schedules workers just under the 'full time' designation so as to avoid paying those benefits.

People love to hate on unions, but unions built the middle class in the 20th century, the supposed 'good old days'. On that note...unionizing Walmart would probably be one of the greatest achievements in early 21st century American labor.

Unions served their purpose. Now they just allow teachers to collect huge salaries while sitting in an empty school. They bankrupt municipalities. They allow shiat workers to stick around. All first hand experience that I've had with union workers has been pretty sad. They have no incentive to work hard because they know that their sorry asses are protected. Pieces of shiat from what I've seen.


Jesus, you're just silly!
 
2013-01-27 09:01:46 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Here's another idea: maybe the CEOs and other higher-ups can "suffer" to slash their own paychecks and bonuses down a bit. It's funny how the ones who whine the loudest about anything and everything "cutting into their profits" are also the ones who give themselves the lion's share of said profits.


It's easiest to whine about your taxes when relaxing on your own island or flying there in your private jet.
 
2013-01-27 09:03:15 PM

ciberido: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: shiatty pizza from a shiatty person.

I remember the first time I ever ate anything from Papa John's. I was on a ski trip with friends and in a town I had never been in before. When they said there were going to get pizza from Papa John's, I had no idea that it was a chain; I thought it was some local restaurant. I remember anticipating it would be good since local stuff general is. And then the disappointment when I took my first bite. I couldn't understand how a pizza joint making crap like that could stay in business when people could just get something from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

To this day it's a mystery to my why the chain has been successful. I suppose it's the same reason why Wonder Bread and Budweiser are popular in the USA. I guess most Americans like really, really bad food.


Americans generally like consistency. That's why places like papa John's, Olive Garden, Applebee's, and the like are so popular. No matter where you are, you know what you're getting - even if it sucks.

It's the fear of the unknown. This is why old conservatives keep these places in the black.
 
2013-01-27 09:04:00 PM
Ps: Word on the street is PJ's hires a media monitoring firm to build reports on threads like this one as well as News media mentions and facebook. I won't mention the name of this firm, but they're located in an office building on North Hurstborne lane in Louisville, Ky.

If you're reading this from that office, make a note for JS asking if he remembers the time I passed his Excursion while on delivery at 20-over; Car topper lit with a bumper sticker that read "f@#k work".

/Goods times, good times
 
2013-01-27 09:04:27 PM

stiletto_the_wise: I actually liked Dominos until I learned that the head guy was a Christian Nationalist nutter.

I then liked Papa Johns until I learned that the head guy was a militant randroid.

Pizza Hut tastes like ass.

What pizza chain do I have left to eat at with a good conscience?


Little Caesar's?
 
2013-01-27 09:04:35 PM
I'm tired of FARK being used as to spread disinformation.

CNN DID NOT claim Papa Johns would not have to pass Obama tax on it's customers.
Papa Johns DID NOT retract their statements.
There is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to back up claims from this website that Papa John's is trying to remove statements.

Since when is any unheard of bullshiat blog considered newsworthy?
 
2013-01-27 09:07:43 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: What pizza chain do I have left to eat at with a good conscience?

Maybe you could learn to not be such an intolerant idiot and to accept that there exist political viewpoints other than your own?


I don't go to pizza places to be lectured about why health care for everyone is evil and horrible. I go there for pizza. Keep your politics out of your products and maybe things like this won't happen.
 
2013-01-27 09:07:47 PM

Dwindle: I'm tired of FARK being used as to spread disinformation.

CNN DID NOT claim Papa Johns would not have to pass Obama tax on it's customers.
Papa Johns DID NOT retract their statements.
There is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to back up claims from this website that Papa John's is trying to remove statements.

Since when is any unheard of bullshiat blog considered newsworthy?


welcometofark.jpg

If it feeds into the Fark echo chamber, it's as good as the word of Messiah Obama.
 
2013-01-27 09:11:56 PM
Papa John's dissembles!
 
2013-01-27 09:13:38 PM

Silly Jesus: If the person standing in the doorway of WalMart farting and waving all day wasn't working there, where would they be working? Or would they be 100% reliant on the government to support them?

Obtain more skills and attract an industry to your town that actually contributes something. If there wasn't a shiatty labor force available who has no other skills beyond having a pulse, WalMart couldn't pay what they do.


No, WalMart pays what they do because it is part of their overall cost strategy to use government assistance to defray labor costs. This is well-documented fact.

On top of that, when they invade a community, the first thing they do is run a program of about 60 days worth of extremely aggressive promotions in order to kill off as much local competition as possible. During these periods, new stores lose a staggering amount of money, but then, as a $300billion company, they can afford it.

Because of this promotions strategy, new WalMart store typically take more than 2 years to break even. This is about 3 times longer than a Target store (a Target store is also about 6 times more profitable than a WalMart store, with only 3% average higher prices on comparable items, FWIW.)
 
2013-01-27 09:14:39 PM
Dwindle:

I'm tired of FARK being used as to spread disinformation.

CNN DID NOT claim Papa Johns would not have to pass Obama tax on it's customers.
Papa Johns DID NOT retract their statements.
There is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to back up claims from this website that Papa John's is trying to remove statements.


please... tell us more about this attention whore.

Dwindle, why is this disturbing your sleep at night?
 
2013-01-27 09:18:03 PM

El Dudereno: ciberido: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: shiatty pizza from a shiatty person.

I remember the first time I ever ate anything from Papa John's. I was on a ski trip with friends and in a town I had never been in before. When they said there were going to get pizza from Papa John's, I had no idea that it was a chain; I thought it was some local restaurant. I remember anticipating it would be good since local stuff general is. And then the disappointment when I took my first bite. I couldn't understand how a pizza joint making crap like that could stay in business when people could just get something from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

To this day it's a mystery to my why the chain has been successful. I suppose it's the same reason why Wonder Bread and Budweiser are popular in the USA. I guess most Americans like really, really bad food.

Americans generally like consistency. That's why places like papa John's, Olive Garden, Applebee's, and the like are so popular. No matter where you are, you know what you're getting - even if it sucks.

It's the fear of the unknown. This is why old conservatives keep these places in the black.


Hey, what's wrong with Applebee's? My roommates and I went there all the time when we were in college down in San Diego, their mozzarella sticks, fries, chicken plans, and shakes are heavenly.
 
2013-01-27 09:18:34 PM

serpent_sky: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's pizza, for fark's sake. If you don't have a decent, locally-owned place near your house then can you bring me back a penguin from Ice Station Zebra?

These assholes just opened up in Stamford, across the street from a family-run place that has been there for like 30 years. And Stamford is a bit of a pizza town, too. It astonishes me that people actually go there. Every time I pass there, I just wish for them to close. Their presence pisses me off.


I think they only exist because most of the country has no idea what real pizza is.
 
2013-01-27 09:19:12 PM
CSB, the G/F ordered a Papa John's pizza the other night. They farked up the order.

I told her.. But did she listen?!?!
 
2013-01-27 09:20:03 PM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: shiatty pizza from a shiatty person.


well that didnt take long...
 
2013-01-27 09:25:37 PM

ladyfortuna: Sygonus: Never understood why corporate execs are stupid enough to make their companies the target of public flogging by making comments on hotbed political topics. Same thing with Chic-fil-A earlier this year.

Keep your mouth shut and lobby behind the scenes, but dragging your company into highly contentious political topics with public statements is the sign of an idiot.

Exactly. The only political stance my business will take is not associating with organizations (or other businesses) that support political positions I don't agree with, but I'm certainly not going to drag that out in public. Besides that, sometimes you just can't avoid it (like how I'm stuck with Walmart for local emergency office supplies). No need to make a big deal out of it.

Obviously it helps that I'm still just running a one woman operation, but if I were ever to hire employees I'd make that part of the conditions of working for me.


You sound hot.

/just sayin'
 
2013-01-27 09:27:39 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: El Dudereno: ciberido: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: shiatty pizza from a shiatty person.

I remember the first time I ever ate anything from Papa John's. I was on a ski trip with friends and in a town I had never been in before. When they said there were going to get pizza from Papa John's, I had no idea that it was a chain; I thought it was some local restaurant. I remember anticipating it would be good since local stuff general is. And then the disappointment when I took my first bite. I couldn't understand how a pizza joint making crap like that could stay in business when people could just get something from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

To this day it's a mystery to my why the chain has been successful. I suppose it's the same reason why Wonder Bread and Budweiser are popular in the USA. I guess most Americans like really, really bad food.

Americans generally like consistency. That's why places like papa John's, Olive Garden, Applebee's, and the like are so popular. No matter where you are, you know what you're getting - even if it sucks.

It's the fear of the unknown. This is why old conservatives keep these places in the black.

Hey, what's wrong with Applebee's? My roommates and I went there all the time when we were in college down in San Diego, their mozzarella sticks, fries, chicken plans, and shakes are heavenly.


To each his own, I guess.

But the point stands. These places thrive because they're the same everywhere.
 
2013-01-27 09:29:49 PM

stiletto_the_wise: What pizza chain do I have left to eat at with a good conscience?


There are webpages and other resources where lists of the "good" and "bad" companies (from whichever point of view concerns you) can be found. For example the American Family Association "promotes conservative fundamentalist Christian values" (as Wikipedia puts it) and I know they maintain a list of "pro-Christian" and "anti-Christian" companies. That would be a good place to start, if you're looking for an easy guide.

If you're politically liberal, try the Southern Poverty Law center's website, or just take the AFA's guidelines and reverse them.
 
2013-01-27 09:31:32 PM

stiletto_the_wise: If the actual owner or president of the Chinese restaurant personally went on record advocating anti-gay policies, publicly donated money to anti-gay causes, and formed organizations to fight gay rights groups, well, yea, I'd refuse to eat at that idiot's restaurant. Will I boycott a burger joint because the owner happens to be Christian but keeps his yap shut? Of course not.


So even though there's a 95% plus chance that the Buddhist or Muslim owner of a restaurant opposes gay marriage, you're going to give them your business anyway because you haven't actually heard them voicing their opinion in person? All you're doing then with your patronage is helping the restauranteur both support his family (who will grow up absorbing and disseminating his traditionalist views) and hire more immigrant workers to help in his kitchen from the same countries which share the traditionalist, anti- gay- marriage outlook. In other words, you're directly subsidizing anti- gay sentiment and claiming ignorance as an excuse... shame on you!
 
2013-01-27 09:31:57 PM
Came here for the "Obamacare rulez, down with the rich!", leaving satisfied

Raising the price of good because of a government mandate that isn't even a tax is always a good thing for society. Speaking out against it is worse though. ...sigh.....
 
2013-01-27 09:37:13 PM

udhq: Silly Jesus: If the person standing in the doorway of WalMart farting and waving all day wasn't working there, where would they be working? Or would they be 100% reliant on the government to support them?

Obtain more skills and attract an industry to your town that actually contributes something. If there wasn't a shiatty labor force available who has no other skills beyond having a pulse, WalMart couldn't pay what they do.

No, WalMart pays what they do because it is part of their overall cost strategy to use government assistance to defray labor costs. This is well-documented fact.

On top of that, when they invade a community, the first thing they do is run a program of about 60 days worth of extremely aggressive promotions in order to kill off as much local competition as possible. During these periods, new stores lose a staggering amount of money, but then, as a $300billion company, they can afford it.

Because of this promotions strategy, new WalMart store typically take more than 2 years to break even. This is about 3 times longer than a Target store (a Target store is also about 6 times more profitable than a WalMart store, with only 3% average higher prices on comparable items, FWIW.)


Silly free market.
 
2013-01-27 09:38:48 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: So even though there's a 95% plus chance that the Buddhist or Muslim owner of a restaurant opposes gay marriage, you're going to give them your business anyway because you haven't actually heard them voicing their opinion in person? All you're doing then with your patronage is helping the restauranteur both support his family (who will grow up absorbing and disseminating his traditionalist views) and hire more immigrant workers to help in his kitchen from the same countries which share the traditionalist, anti- gay- marriage outlook. In other words, you're directly subsidizing anti- gay sentiment and claiming ignorance as an excuse... shame on you!


I don't assume people are idiots until they open their mouths and demonstrate it.
 
2013-01-27 09:42:07 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: If the actual owner or president of the Chinese restaurant personally went on record advocating anti-gay policies, publicly donated money to anti-gay causes, and formed organizations to fight gay rights groups, well, yea, I'd refuse to eat at that idiot's restaurant. Will I boycott a burger joint because the owner happens to be Christian but keeps his yap shut? Of course not.

So even though there's a 95% plus chance that the Buddhist or Muslim owner of a restaurant opposes gay marriage, you're going to give them your business anyway because you haven't actually heard them voicing their opinion in person? All you're doing then with your patronage is helping the restauranteur both support his family (who will grow up absorbing and disseminating his traditionalist views) and hire more immigrant workers to help in his kitchen from the same countries which share the traditionalist, anti- gay- marriage outlook. In other words, you're directly subsidizing anti- gay sentiment and claiming ignorance as an excuse... shame on you!


Long as they stay quiet about their views and don't give the customers' money to groups that actively try to prevent homosexuals from being treated as humans and American citizens (hello, Chik-fil-A), I'll eat there. The minute you start mouthing off or the first time you give to hate groups, I'm gone. You can run a business perfectly fine without sticking your political or religious dick into it.
 
2013-01-27 09:46:16 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: If the actual owner or president of the Chinese restaurant personally went on record advocating anti-gay policies, publicly donated money to anti-gay causes, and formed organizations to fight gay rights groups, well, yea, I'd refuse to eat at that idiot's restaurant. Will I boycott a burger joint because the owner happens to be Christian but keeps his yap shut? Of course not.

So even though there's a 95% plus chance that the Buddhist or Muslim owner of a restaurant opposes gay marriage, you're going to give them your business anyway because you haven't actually heard them voicing their opinion in person? All you're doing then with your patronage is helping the restauranteur both support his family (who will grow up absorbing and disseminating his traditionalist views) and hire more immigrant workers to help in his kitchen from the same countries which share the traditionalist, anti- gay- marriage outlook. In other words, you're directly subsidizing anti- gay sentiment and claiming ignorance as an excuse... shame on you!

Long as they stay quiet about their views and don't give the customers' money to groups that actively try to prevent homosexuals from being treated as humans and American citizens (hello, Chik-fil-A), I'll eat there. The minute you start mouthing off or the first time you give to hate groups, I'm gone. You can run a business perfectly fine without sticking your political or religious dick into it.


So as long as you are blissfully ignorant of their beliefs, you're cool with siphoning money through them to causes with which you vehemently disagree. At least you're principled.
 
2013-01-27 09:47:39 PM
Papa John's PR flacks are trying to get paid by telling CEO John Schnatter's anti-Obamacare it is possible to get comments removed from the internet.

FTFY.
 
2013-01-27 09:56:53 PM

Silly Jesus: So as long as you are blissfully ignorant of their beliefs, you're cool with siphoning money through them to causes with which you vehemently disagree. At least you're principled.


Who has time to do an hour-long interview of the owner of every business they visit? As long as they're not on CNN telling us all "Thanks for buying my Pizza, I'm using the money to stamp out gays", I'm not going to be bothered.
 
2013-01-27 09:57:43 PM

DogBoyTheCat: So.... how's this? Please give me your opinions on this and why it would or wouldn't work:
Every U.S. Citizen over 18 gets 20 grand a year.... minors get 5 grand a year, payable to the parents or guardians... After that, EVERYBODY PAYS 10% tax on their income... the only allowable deductions are medical, charity, education and housing.
Can somebody give me a good, logical reason this won't work?


You're more than doubling (and that's assuming Social Security is being replaced by your $20k) the budget and you're reducing revenue by about 70%.
 
2013-01-27 10:14:03 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: It's worth noting that, regardless of what you or I might happen to believe, the vast majority of the world's religions (and consequently, the vast majority of the world's people) disapprove of homosexual behaviour, let alone homosexual marriage; so do you refuse to eat in Chinese restaurants because of the traditionalist viewpoints of the Dalai Lama, or in Persian restaurants because of the anti- gay sentiments of mainstream Islam? Or do you reserve your disapproval for Christian businesses alone?


That's a rather dumb strawman argument, but just to play along:

Inasmuch as I would boycott any restaurant because the owner was homophobic, I would (A) not just ASSUME that they were homophobic but only boycott those that went ON RECORD as such, and (B) worry a lot less about what the owner SAYS and a lot more about organizations the owner GAVE MONEY TO,

The Chik-Fil-A brouhaha, for example, was about donating profits to anti-gay groups, not about anything Cathy said.  Though some apologists enthusiastically try to misrepresent that little fact.
 
2013-01-27 10:59:42 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: Maybe you could learn to not be such an intolerant idiot and to accept that there exist political viewpoints other than your own?

Thank you for that life lesson, EvilRacistNaziFascist.

My username is ironic, as I seem to have to explain to the clueless in almost every thread: it's aimed at those all- too- common ignoramuses on Fark who try to claim that everyone who disagrees with them is a "racist", "Nazi", "fascist", etc. In other words, it's a reproach to those people who believe that there is no legitimate viewpoint other than their own, such as those nasty conformist twats who place their pizza orders based solely on the political opinions of the pizza chain's CEO.


So you're username is basically you acting like a whiny hipster and you're shocked when people called you a whiner?

I have no idea why that would be.
 
2013-01-27 11:01:36 PM

Silly Jesus: I see places like WalMart and Papa Johns as subsidizing welfare, not the other way around.


Which makes sense because most of their workers still have to depend on welfare even though they have a job.
 
2013-01-27 11:05:27 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: If the actual owner or president of the Chinese restaurant personally went on record advocating anti-gay policies, publicly donated money to anti-gay causes, and formed organizations to fight gay rights groups, well, yea, I'd refuse to eat at that idiot's restaurant. Will I boycott a burger joint because the owner happens to be Christian but keeps his yap shut? Of course not.

So even though there's a 95% plus chance that the Buddhist or Muslim owner of a restaurant opposes gay marriage, you're going to give them your business anyway because you haven't actually heard them voicing their opinion in person? All you're doing then with your patronage is helping the restauranteur both support his family (who will grow up absorbing and disseminating his traditionalist views) and hire more immigrant workers to help in his kitchen from the same countries which share the traditionalist, anti- gay- marriage outlook. In other words, you're directly subsidizing anti- gay sentiment and claiming ignorance as an excuse... shame on you!


Wait, not 10 minutes ago you were calling people who patronized businesses based on values "nasty twats".

Oh, I get it, you're not one of those people who actually believes in things, you just like to listen to yourself complain in public.

Got it.
 
2013-01-27 11:34:21 PM

KrispyKritter: Will never buy a pizza from a bobble head dooshbag millionaire. Thank God i live in beautiful New Jersey, where we are heavily blessed with fine hard working Italian people who make delicious food in restaurants and pizzerias.


I'm jealous. We have exactly one family owned pizza place close by and it is awesome. Unfortunately I love pizza and I can't keep eating the same stuff every night. It would be great to get some variety locally without the big three.

My favorite pizza is in Austin at Home Slice...3-4 hours away. We make the trip twice/year and I eat most of my meals there. My wife must love me. I even book a room within walking distance.
 
2013-01-27 11:34:58 PM

RabidJade: Came here for the "Obamacare rulez, down with the rich!", leaving satisfied

Raising the price of good because of a government mandate that isn't even a tax is always a good thing for society. Speaking out against it is worse though. ...sigh.....


Well, since you just make up what you fantasize people who don't agree with you say, rather than listen to what other people actually say, I suppose you're satisfied a lot.
 
2013-01-28 12:37:35 AM
Here's the bottom line. The majority of Republicans claim to be into Jesus.

Jesus was the worst/best kind of Socialist. He shared everything. He owned nothing. He told people to take care of the poor and the sick over and over and over. He denounced wealth a gazillion times. Then he went back to telling people to take care of the poor, the sick, the elderly, and the defenseless.

As far as I can tell, the GOP is not into one single thing Jesus ever said. They aren't the meek. They won't inherit the earth. They are happy to point the finger, but they are not without sin. They hate poor people, they love money and it would just about kill them to go back and meet Jesus in the Way Back Machine and hear what he actually said about rich, powerful types.

Please enlighten me. Why pretend to care when there is such a huge gap between what Jesus said and how they act? They've just about given Jesus the finger. If he were alive he'd have to sue them for wrongful use of his name.

Make the break. To thy own self be true. If you don't give a shiat about the poor, you can't use Jesus for a mascot. It just doesn't work.
 
2013-01-28 12:58:43 AM
I've always hated "Papa's John".
 
2013-01-28 01:05:27 AM

RabidJade: Came here for the "Obamacare rulez, down with the rich!", leaving satisfied

Raising the price of good because of a government mandate that isn't even a tax is always a good thing for society. Speaking out against it is worse though. ...sigh.....


Care to actually quote anyone who said that, or did you just come in to take a shiat and run away?
 
2013-01-28 03:11:13 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's pizza, for fark's sake. If you don't have a decent, locally-owned place near your house then can you bring me back a penguin from Ice Station Zebra?


My town doesn't have a non-giant-franchise pizza place. We also don't have a hobby shop (Hobby Lobby isn't a hobby shop), a lumber yard (Home Depot isn't a lumber yard), or an electronic parts/repair place (Radio Shack... etc.). I have to drive ~30 miles to one of the neighboring towns to buy specialty saws, maple, and transistors... or just order them online. Our population is over 100,000 and most of the neighboring towns are smaller. It's such a shiathole that South Park bothered to make fun of us.

/I live 60' from a Papa Johns
//One of the delivery guys used to drive a Porsche 928
////CSB
 
2013-01-28 04:02:50 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
A7
2013-01-28 04:26:59 AM
How about we just kick "obama Care" to the curb?
It's the 'right thing to do....'
 
2013-01-28 05:37:09 AM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: stiletto_the_wise: Maybe you could learn to not be such an intolerant idiot and to accept that there exist political viewpoints other than your own?

Thank you for that life lesson, EvilRacistNaziFascist.

My username is ironic, as I seem to have to explain to the clueless in almost every thread: it's aimed at those all- too- common ignoramuses on Fark who try to claim that everyone who disagrees with them is a "racist", "Nazi", "fascist", etc. In other words, it's a reproach to those people who believe that there is no legitimate viewpoint other than their own, such as those nasty conformist twats who place their pizza orders based solely on the political opinions of the pizza chain's CEO.


If you waited to explain your username to everyone until someone actually asked you, you'd probably have a lot more free time.
 
2013-01-28 08:15:53 AM

LookForTheArrow: [i.imgur.com image 300x225]

reposted for THISiness it deserves.


Isn't that the guy who signed the executive order to clip the wings of Americans of Japanese descent by imprisoning them without cause during WWII?
 
2013-01-28 08:39:22 AM
I don't know about papa john's, nor do I know about the business prodigies here in this thread. I supported the ACA (and still do, I guess), and in return, because I purchase my insurance individually, I have been rewarded by my premiums going up 45% next year. Yay.
 
2013-01-28 09:08:53 AM
So Papa John's says that they estimate implementing the requirements of Obamacare will result in a COST to them of 11 cents per pizza. Sensationalist news organizations misquote the CNN article and claim an increase in the PRICE of pizza. Papa John's PR ask them to remove their erroneous articles.

I need a little help targeting my outrage. What should I write on my Papa John's protest signs again?
 
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