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2022-06-22 8:05:33 PM  
Well he found out.
 
2022-06-22 9:05:34 PM  
I've been to Millinocket on many occasions and i can't say I'm surprised. I hear banjo music every time I get within 10 miles of the place.
 
2022-06-22 9:05:35 PM  
He probably blows the dog too.
 
2022-06-22 9:44:23 PM  

NewportBarGuy: He probably blows the dog too.


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2022-06-22 10:07:25 PM  
$100 says the owner whines about "cancel culture".
 
2022-06-22 10:08:27 PM  
I'm sure they'll get plenty of donations from RWNJs. They'll probably make millions from the sign.
 
2022-06-22 10:10:10 PM  
How an earth can a walk-in insurance storefront stay afloat in a former mill town in the middle of nowhere.  Millinockett is an hour drive from Bangor, which isn't really 'somewhere' either, but it at least has a little bit of a population.  How many customers could this place have had?
 
2022-06-22 10:11:01 PM  
Can one even grow collard greens in Maine?
 
2022-06-22 10:16:44 PM  
Which Way to Millinocket?
Youtube p6V2Ew1M0sE
 
2022-06-22 10:16:49 PM  
They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.
 
2022-06-22 10:17:23 PM  
I can always bring out this classic from ten years ago:

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2022-06-22 10:19:00 PM  

maxheck: Can one even grow collard greens in Maine?


Yes, they'll even grow in zone 3a (far northern tier of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana)

https://www.miraclegro.com/en-us/collard-greens-zone-planting-guide

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2022-06-22 10:19:12 PM  

Gratch: $100 says the owner whines about "cancel culture".


Offer to become a Fox News contributor arriving in 3...2...
 
2022-06-22 10:22:13 PM  

aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.


Yes, collards as prepared in the South are delicious, but then again most greens doused in bacon fat, onions, and vinegar with some pork meat taste fine =)
 
2022-06-22 10:22:26 PM  

New Rising Sun: How an earth can a walk-in insurance storefront stay afloat in a former mill town in the middle of nowhere.  Millinockett is an hour drive from Bangor, which isn't really 'somewhere' either, but it at least has a little bit of a population.  How many customers could this place have had?


Cause it might be one of only 2 or so in in the city.

And not a bit surprised bout this.  That is prime redneck Rep part of the state.  If you look at the state map during the last pres election trump carried all bout 2 or 3 of 16 counties.  But those 2 or 3 have close to 75% of the state pop and most are dem.  the other counties only have 25% and are mostly rep.  and the further north you get the less and less people you have and the more rep they are.  shoot only 5 counties in the state have over 100k people and only 2 of them have over 200k  all there rest are 66k and under.
 
2022-06-22 10:25:40 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: NewportBarGuy: He probably blows the dog too.

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His dog is named Whistle?
 
2022-06-22 10:26:44 PM  

New Rising Sun: How an earth can a walk-in insurance storefront stay afloat in a former mill town in the middle of nowhere.  Millinockett is an hour drive from Bangor, which isn't really 'somewhere' either, but it at least has a little bit of a population.  How many customers could this place have had?


They're propped up by a megacorp insurance company, Progressive. Seeing as how Flo dumped them it's the only explanation.
 
2022-06-22 10:26:59 PM  
Hillbillies gonna Hillbilly regardless of where they live.
 
2022-06-22 10:27:34 PM  
It's the "whatever" that gets me.

If the sign has just said "Juneteenth, we're closed.  Eat some soul food." It would have been fine.
 
2022-06-22 10:28:25 PM  
the owner must be thrilled about Paul LePage returning to Maine.
 
2022-06-22 10:29:42 PM  

aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.


They're extremely bitter, which is why they're made salty and with pork to distract you.
 
2022-06-22 10:30:12 PM  
Dana Carvey Show: Skinheads from Maine
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2022-06-22 10:30:38 PM  
Love me some Bert & !! Came here for this. At the same time, who the FARK doesn't love fried chicken? WTF people!
 
2022-06-22 10:30:51 PM  

New Rising Sun: How an earth can a walk-in insurance storefront stay afloat in a former mill town in the middle of nowhere.  Millinockett is an hour drive from Bangor, which isn't really 'somewhere' either, but it at least has a little bit of a population.  How many customers could this place have had?


Looks like five brick-and-mortar insurance agencies in town, three on the same block, which is really about par for a lower-income town of 4,000.  Is there some reason all the C-minus student drips haven't been replaced by a decent web form yet? I don't know, but I guess they can't all be realtors.
 
2022-06-22 10:30:54 PM  
Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed

You seem upset. You know you don't have to close, right?
 
2022-06-22 10:31:25 PM  

aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.


They are okay if you cook them in a pressure cooker.
 
2022-06-22 10:32:08 PM  

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Meant to quote! love me some Bert & I, with or without fried chicken.
 
2022-06-22 10:32:25 PM  
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2022-06-22 10:32:56 PM  
Why were they even closed? Does it double as the town post office?
 
2022-06-22 10:33:33 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.

They are okay if you cook them in a pressure cooker.


How does a pressure cooker diminish their bitterness.
 
2022-06-22 10:35:08 PM  
The 32nd Governor of Maine would kick his adze and maybe remind him why hundreds of Maine volunteers gave their lives.
 
2022-06-22 10:37:25 PM  
How racist are we talking?

*reads article*

An insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine, is facing online backlash after a photo circulated on Facebook of a sign taped to the business's door on Monday saying, "Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens."

Holy shiat! That's pretty racist. Why would an insurance agent feel the need to inject their opinions into something anyway?
 
2022-06-22 10:37:28 PM  

aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.


The Sugarhill Gang assured me that they usually are.
 
2022-06-22 10:38:02 PM  

aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.


I can only think when I hear things like this that the racists involved are jealous of Black cooking (I'd say 'soul food' but get real--this is 100% food springing from Black culture, cultural outreach, and cooking inventions, not some mystical food style that popped up for no reason), because that food is f*cking delicious and these idiots are stuck with Chik-Fil-A, which actually is blander than microwave chicken nuggets and less nutritious.

/my grandmother has dementia and can't tolerate real food, so I had the dubious honor of first-hand eating Chik-Fil-A food once. I think the best descriptor is plain poached chicken rolled in flavorless bread crumbs.
//now, fried chicken? homemade meatloaf? biscuits that melt in your mouth? 100% down for this.
 
2022-06-22 10:38:07 PM  
JFC

I mean, seriously, J.F.C.
 
2022-06-22 10:38:24 PM  
I'm not even mad. Jpg
 
2022-06-22 10:41:27 PM  
I wish this country wasn't full of pants pissing cry baby ass write people.
 
2022-06-22 10:43:43 PM  

Rucker10: I wish this country wasn't full of pants pissing cry baby ass write people.


You're hurting my feelings.

My father fought a war so I could be a pants pissing cry baby.

Well, he got SOMEONE to fight a war. That's not important right now.
 
2022-06-22 10:45:08 PM  

Spermbot: Dewey Fidalgo: aagrajag: They should have just left it at fried chicken, which is recognised almost-universally as delicious. Hot or cold, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food.

Now, collard greens? Are those any good? I seek to try any food at least twice, but haven't yet had the opportunity.

They are okay if you cook them in a pressure cooker.

How does a pressure cooker diminish their bitterness.


I think that the bitterness goes away the longer you  cook them...I don't recall them being bitter.   Cooking them by boiling takes a looonnnnggg time, (less with a pressure cooker of course) and that maybe why I don't recall bitterness.  I don't cook them anymore.  My family is suspicious of southern food after the family famous black-eyed incident.  (My son still mentions "Remember that time you tried to poison me with those black-eyed peas?"   I didn't, they just hated them.  Corn bread, too.  I really miss cornbread.

try some salt and/or lemon juice with the collard greens.   Bacon or ham hocks work, too.
 
2022-06-22 10:45:28 PM  

Mrtraveler01: How racist are we talking?

*reads article*

An insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine, is facing online backlash after a photo circulated on Facebook of a sign taped to the business's door on Monday saying, "Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens."

Holy shiat! That's pretty racist. Why would an insurance agent feel the need to inject their opinions into something anyway?


I'm white
I would have loved some fried chicken and collard greens on Juneteenth.
Being in Texas, it's a pretty normal meal or picnic fare.
 
2022-06-22 10:48:56 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Mrtraveler01: How racist are we talking?

*reads article*

An insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine, is facing online backlash after a photo circulated on Facebook of a sign taped to the business's door on Monday saying, "Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens."

Holy shiat! That's pretty racist. Why would an insurance agent feel the need to inject their opinions into something anyway?

I'm white
I would have loved some fried chicken and collard greens on Juneteenth.
Being in Texas, it's a pretty normal meal or picnic fare.


White people love "ethnic" foods. Just not enough to make our own food with flavour.

If there's any kind of resistance to that potato, or that beef, you need to boil it longer.
 
2022-06-22 10:50:22 PM  
The signed was taped on the outside. So no chance someone doesn't like Harry Reed? I mean lots of people hated Harry Reid so could understand.

And don't know either Harry or much about Maine. 🤷‍♂
 
2022-06-22 10:51:17 PM  
Progressive Cancels Private Business for Exercising Free Speech!
 
2022-06-22 10:51:23 PM  
I'd bet that Susan Collins is concerned.
 
2022-06-22 10:51:25 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: New Rising Sun: How an earth can a walk-in insurance storefront stay afloat in a former mill town in the middle of nowhere.  Millinockett is an hour drive from Bangor, which isn't really 'somewhere' either, but it at least has a little bit of a population.  How many customers could this place have had?

They're propped up by a megacorp insurance company, Progressive. Seeing as how Flo dumped them it's the only explanation.


That's not quite the way insurance agencies are run.  Most agents are really independent contractors that have access to a suite of products based on who they have selling agreements with. They get commissions, maybe some leads but that's about it

//over ten years in da biz
 
2022-06-22 10:53:19 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: JFC

I mean, seriously, J.F.C.


Don't forget the JCG
 
2022-06-22 10:55:23 PM  
The thing that bothers me about the racism is that it's just completely unapologetic. Like, they posted this on the door. Of their business. And they thought it was fine to do so. That's horrifying.
 
2022-06-22 10:56:58 PM  
Should have stuck with cabbage, mac & cheese, fried fish, and maybe a nice ham.

Wonder what he does for St. Patrick's Day?
 
2022-06-22 10:57:13 PM  
I don't understand why some business owners feel it's necessary to wear their politics, religion, etc on their sleeve.

Business is about making money. The first rule of making money is to be careful about passing off your customers.

Did he think he'd get more customers being ugly then shutting up?
 
2022-06-22 10:57:25 PM  
That's a typical northern racist joke about fried chicken and collard greens/watermelon.

Southern racists tend not to make that joke ironically enough: they probably ate that as well.
 
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