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(Washington Post)   After racist tirade, DQ owner "apologizes" and promises sensitivity training for himself and his employees. Dairy Queen HQ decides not to wait for the boycott, closes his store and pulls his franchise license   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-01-10 04:19:01 AM  
Was it a Blizzard® of racial epithets?
 
2017-01-10 05:57:11 AM  
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2017-01-10 06:10:38 AM  
Ah, the double edge sword of being a racist in the state with the highest percentage of black people.
 
2017-01-10 06:36:23 AM  
I'm sure he'll have a fulfilling career at Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby.
 
2017-01-10 06:38:39 AM  
Once again, black people are costing businesses jobs...!

:0
 
2017-01-10 06:40:23 AM  
Sure.  But no one's complaining one bit about CRACKER Barrel.

/Double standards FTW
 
2017-01-10 06:44:30 AM  
I feel sorry for the employees that are now unemployed.
 
2017-01-10 06:47:28 AM  
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2017-01-10 06:48:00 AM  
FTA

"She ordered a $5 box, but part of the order was wrong, and another part was missing.
So she asked the owner to fix the order, and when he balked, she asked for a refund. That's when things spiraled.
The owner, James "Jim" Crichton, returned her $5, but gave her a mouthful."

Sounds like such a decent guy... FYI, having worked in fast food, giving refunds absolutely sucks (difficulty wise), the smart thing would of been to apologize, correct their order, and smooth everything over with a large French Fries and/or onion rings.
 
2017-01-10 06:48:35 AM  

Smoking GNU: I feel sorry for the employees that are now unemployed.


I don't.  They've been liberated.  Perhaps they'll file suit on the way out.
 
2017-01-10 06:49:18 AM  
She called 911?  I mean, sure, complain like hell to DQ and maybe give the police a call if you think it's necessary, but 911?  Someone being an asshole is hardly an emergency situation.

Otherwise, good on DQ for not waiting to be publicly shamed and firing his ass as quickly as they did.
 
2017-01-10 06:53:17 AM  
The Washington Post link didn't work. I googled for the article and opened a link from The Blaze.

/I read the comments, Ray.
 
2017-01-10 06:54:46 AM  

NeoCortex42: She called 911?  I mean, sure, complain like hell to DQ and maybe give the police a call if you think it's necessary, but 911?  Someone being an asshole is hardly an emergency situation.

Otherwise, good on DQ for not waiting to be publicly shamed and firing his ass as quickly as they did.


In my area if I call the police direct for non-emergency issues they'll tell me to call 911.
 
2017-01-10 06:55:11 AM  
I know they have Dairy Queens in other states, but really in Illinois? I would have expected this where DQ is King down in the Lone Star State.

/seriously go to Texas, they are everywhere, I would say second only to Whataburger.
 
2017-01-10 06:55:31 AM  
"He called me and my children n--; he said I can go back to where I came from," Ford told The Washington Post.

Rurals think this is wit.
 
2017-01-10 06:55:38 AM  

NeoCortex42: She called 911?  I mean, sure, complain like hell to DQ and maybe give the police a call if you think it's necessary, but 911?  Someone being an asshole is hardly an emergency situation.

Otherwise, good on DQ for not waiting to be publicly shamed and firing his ass as quickly as they did.


I would tend to agree, but I'm betting that WRITTEN incident report with the 'n-word' plastered all over it and...

""During the course of my conversation with Crichton, he used the word 'n--' freely to describe black people," the officer continued. " - TFA

This is the sort of thing that turned the incident in being a stand-alone, his word against mine, to a this-guy-needs-his-franchise-license-pulled type deal.
 
2017-01-10 06:55:45 AM  

jjwars1: NeoCortex42: She called 911?  I mean, sure, complain like hell to DQ and maybe give the police a call if you think it's necessary, but 911?  Someone being an asshole is hardly an emergency situation.

Otherwise, good on DQ for not waiting to be publicly shamed and firing his ass as quickly as they did.

In my area if I call the police direct for non-emergency issues they'll tell me to call 911.


Same here.  Want a cop at your location?  911.
 
2017-01-10 06:56:25 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I'm sure he'll have a fulfilling career at Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby.


What about a cabinet position?
 
2017-01-10 06:56:52 AM  
Is she a real person or an anime character?
img.washingtonpost.com
 
2017-01-10 06:57:24 AM  
Police Chief Steve Dumyahn told The Post that "while this alleged activity is deplorable, it is not criminal."


Deplorable, huh? That word will define the Trump era succinctly.

Yes, all racists will be tied to Trump from here on out, because racists love Trump, and Trump enabled them.
 
2017-01-10 06:57:50 AM  
The DQ owner is an absolutely stupid guy. However, as someone who has done a decade in the restaurant business, I truly doubt it went down that way with the customer being a total angel. In fact, I bet there was some despicable actions from her side as well.

However, once you go full racial and not only start dropping N bombs but continue to do so when the police arrive, you lose. If you want to argue back or be insulting, just keep race out of it if the other person is black or Latino. Basic knowledge.
 
2017-01-10 06:58:58 AM  

bamnuke: The Washington Post link didn't work. I googled for the article and opened a link from The Blaze.

/I read the comments, Ray.


No way I'd go there, did you're eyes burn out of your socket?
 
2017-01-10 06:59:03 AM  

bearded clamorer: Was it a Blizzard® of racial epithets?


img.fark.net
"It's like the n-word and the c-word had a baby, and that baby was raised by all the bad words for Jews."
 
2017-01-10 07:01:14 AM  
Now former DQ franchisee is free to become rap/hip hop star...where he can drop n bombs all day
 
2017-01-10 07:01:34 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: I know they have Dairy Queens in other states, but really in Illinois? I would have expected this where DQ is King down in the Lone Star State.

/seriously go to Texas, they are everywhere, I would say second only to Whataburger.


They seem to be the default 'small town restaurant' here in southern MN. I have to admit, I was shocked as a youngling to travel out of state and discover that in most places, DQ's are open all year long. The ones in our area always close for the winter.
 
2017-01-10 07:03:01 AM  
Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.


Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.
 
2017-01-10 07:03:27 AM  

hobbes0022: FTA

"She ordered a $5 box, but part of the order was wrong, and another part was missing.
So she asked the owner to fix the order, and when he balked, she asked for a refund. That's when things spiraled.
The owner, James "Jim" Crichton, returned her $5, but gave her a mouthful."

Sounds like such a decent guy... FYI, having worked in fast food, giving refunds absolutely sucks (difficulty wise), the smart thing would of been to apologize, correct their order, and smooth everything over with a large French Fries and/or onion rings.


Go for the refund every time.  By the time it gets to demanding that your order be corrected, the next step in Fast Food escalation is the juicy spit condiment.
 
2017-01-10 07:04:18 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.


Never underestimate the greed of a hagfish that smells money in the water.
 
2017-01-10 07:05:33 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.


Did you think they would go after some broke-ass racist when they could sue Warren Buffet?

Does he still own a controlling interest?
 
2017-01-10 07:05:39 AM  
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2017-01-10 07:06:16 AM  

born_yesterday: jjwars1: NeoCortex42: She called 911?  I mean, sure, complain like hell to DQ and maybe give the police a call if you think it's necessary, but 911?  Someone being an asshole is hardly an emergency situation.

Otherwise, good on DQ for not waiting to be publicly shamed and firing his ass as quickly as they did.

In my area if I call the police direct for non-emergency issues they'll tell me to call 911.

Same here.  Want a cop at your location?  911.


Because 911 calls are recorded, non-emergency lines are not. They want a record of why the cop was dispatched to your location, even if it is to pick up your weekly "donation" to the PBA.
 
2017-01-10 07:07:27 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.


Lawyer probably is trying to get a payday out of this, but that's a separate issue.

gifrific.com

This is the world's smallest violin playing just for the racist sh*tbag owner. He deserves everything he's got coming to him, especially since the article states this wasn't the first time he's acted like this.
 
2017-01-10 07:07:35 AM  

Runefell: jimmyjackfunk: I know they have Dairy Queens in other states, but really in Illinois? I would have expected this where DQ is King down in the Lone Star State.

/seriously go to Texas, they are everywhere, I would say second only to Whataburger.

They seem to be the default 'small town restaurant' here in southern MN. I have to admit, I was shocked as a youngling to travel out of state and discover that in most places, DQ's are open all year long. The ones in our area always close for the winter.


Because hot Blizzards really suck!
 
2017-01-10 07:07:37 AM  
The owner, James "Jim" Crichton
img.fark.net
"Hypocorism does not work that way!"

You only get to do that with nicknames/callsigns/handles:
James "Mad Dog" Mattis
LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri
Donald "Tiny Hands" Trump
Prank Call "Massive Weiner" of Cthulhu
 
2017-01-10 07:08:33 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Smoking GNU: I feel sorry for the employees that are now unemployed.

I don't.  They've been liberated.  Perhaps they'll file suit on the way out.


Against who and for what?   And what do they do until the windfall judgement (sarcasm).  Hopefully DQ offers them jobs within the area
 
2017-01-10 07:09:27 AM  
I wonder what she did other than just being black to illicit such awful behavior in another.
 
2017-01-10 07:09:41 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.


So...this is really just another Trayvon/Michael Brown/Philando Castile/Charlotte/Walter Scott/etc... Phony Racism story...without blood? And the WGLs have another "racism" meme to whine on?
 
2017-01-10 07:11:34 AM  

born_yesterday: Sure.  But no one's complaining one bit about CRACKER BarrelHonkey Bucket.


FTFY
 
2017-01-10 07:12:20 AM  

pueblonative: backhand.slap.of.reason: Smoking GNU: I feel sorry for the employees that are now unemployed.

I don't.  They've been liberated.  Perhaps they'll file suit on the way out.

Against who and for what?   And what do they do until the windfall judgement (sarcasm).  Hopefully DQ offers them jobs within the area


It seems like DQ handled the situation well, but I wonder what would happen with the employees. Are they just out of a job? I mean it's not like it's an amazing gig, but still.
 
2017-01-10 07:14:27 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.


If you hire a lawyer who doesn't try and exhaust every possible avenue to defend you, you're wasting your money on a sh*tty lawyer.
 
2017-01-10 07:15:33 AM  
There's a photo of people boycotting right at the top of the article, false-headline-submitter.
 
2017-01-10 07:16:04 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The owner, James "Jim" Crichton
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"Hypocorism does not work that way!"

You only get to do that with nicknames/callsigns/handles:
James "Mad Dog" Mattis
LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri
Donald "Tiny Hands" Trump
Prank Call "Massive Weiner" of Cthulhu


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2017-01-10 07:17:03 AM  
So, how old is the other child?
 
2017-01-10 07:17:43 AM  

born_yesterday: Sure.  But no one's complaining one bit about CRACKER Barrel.

/Double standards FTW


I know you're being facetious/trolling...

However, Cracker is a perfectly cromulent word.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_cracker
 
2017-01-10 07:18:05 AM  
Bi-racial?
Is that like a zebra?
/Props to George Jefferson.
Checking the right boxes on a citizenship form must give siezures.
 
2017-01-10 07:19:16 AM  

Begoggle: There's a photo of people boycotting right at the top of the article, false-headline-submitter.


The photo with all the people standing under the sign that says "Closed"?  The photo that notes it was taken on a Saturday in an article explaining the franchise license was yanked the day before?

That photo?

/not subby
 
2017-01-10 07:19:55 AM  

kwame: Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.

If you hire a lawyer who doesn't try and exhaust every possible avenue to defend you, you're wasting your money on a sh*tty lawyer.


okay you cannot blame a lawyer for trying to get the client (and themselves) paid.
also the lawyer is probably doing this on contingency, on the chance that just filing a few papers will get them a settlement deal w/o having to go to court.
 
2017-01-10 07:20:04 AM  

Pinko_Commie: Owner may be a racist dickwad, but the ladies lawyer appears to be a full on money grabbing scumbag:

Ford's attorney, Renea Amen, told The Post that revoking the franchise license was a good first step.
"I didn't want my clients to walk away with just a letter of apology," she said.

Sounds like someone (the lawyer) is trying to get paid out of this.


Somebody wants to get paid for their work. Imagine that.

Guy is a racist dickwad and now he has lost his livelyhood, what you gonna do? Sue him for the money he no longer has because he's just lost his franchise and probably 100's of thousands of dollars because of it.

I'd agree for the most part (presuming the knuckledragger was at least smart enough to incorporate), but she could also be referring to any past actions by this asshole DQ may have been made aware of.
 
2017-01-10 07:20:57 AM  

Turbo Cojones: hobbes0022: FTA

"She ordered a $5 box, but part of the order was wrong, and another part was missing.
So she asked the owner to fix the order, and when he balked, she asked for a refund. That's when things spiraled.
The owner, James "Jim" Crichton, returned her $5, but gave her a mouthful."

Sounds like such a decent guy... FYI, having worked in fast food, giving refunds absolutely sucks (difficulty wise), the smart thing would of been to apologize, correct their order, and smooth everything over with a large French Fries and/or onion rings.

Go for the refund every time.  By the time it gets to demanding that your order be corrected, the next step in Fast Food escalation is the juicy spit condiment.


Then people are assholes, the food cost pennies.
 
2017-01-10 07:21:08 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Weaver95: so which trumper is going to be first to defend the racist DQ owner, I wonder....?

I'm gonna go with the Corporation. Plus the franchisee was clearly in violation of the "moral terpitude" clause that I'm sure is in his contract.

In fact, most employment contracts have a clause that if you make the company look bad or you do something egregious like this...BYE BYE!


Also, beyond the moral and PR case, he exposed DQ to very real liability under the Civil Rights Act. If you operate a business, you have to serve black people on an equal basis with white ones. If you don't, the people you refuse to serve have the right to file a civil action. Now, actual damages in this case wouldn't be much, but I'm sure a jury would be quite delighted to hit this scumbag with a gigantic punitive award, and if the plaintiffs file suit against both the owner and DQ itself, DQ would wind up on the hook for a good chunk of that money. DQ would lose a suit, DQ knows they would lose a suit, so they're cutting this guy loose and almost certainly are already making overtures for a preemptive settlement.
 
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